I know it is only February but the golf courses are already filled with dufers wacking the ball. Some straight others, well, let's continue. For those of you who are unaware SunCity Summerlin has three beautiful golf courses. Each one with a different feel and different challenge.
Eagle Crest Golf Club is a 4,067-yard, par-60 executive course built along some of the highest points in Summerlin. Besides featuring panoramic views of the city, the course offers plenty of challenge for players who appreciate a timely-usually about 3 ½ hours-18-hole round. Built into the side of a mountain, the layout is undulant throughout, very picturesque and cozy in its surroundings of Summerlin home
Highland Falls is one of the sportiest layouts in the Valley. The par-72, 6,512-yard course lies at an elevation of 3,053 feet, which means it offers stunning panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley. The front nine features rolling hills, which get steeper on the back nine. The four par 5s all play more than 520 yards. Two of the par 4s, the 4th and 6th holes, play 432 and 421 yards respectively, while the other eight all play less than 390 yards, but with the elevation changes, strategic fairway bunkering and well-bunkered greens, they all present fair challenges. Three of the four par 3s play less than 170 yards, while the 14th hole plays 206 yards. From the tee, one of the highest golfing points in the Valley, players can look down to the southeast and see the entire city.
Palm Valley Golf Club opened in 1989 as the first of the three courses. This par-72, 6,580 yards course is the Golf-Summerlin's longest, and its rating/slope of 72/127 also ranks it as the toughest. The mature layout is neatly manicured with undulating fairways and rolling greens.
Palm Valley's four par 5's are short to medium in length; the longest two open and close the round. The 1st hole measures 537 yards; the 18th plays 534 yards. The finishing hole is a slight dogleg right with water to the right from tee to green and out-of-bounds left, so a premium is placed on accuracy. Fairway bunkers left also come into play, and the green is further guarded by bunkers left and back.
Hope to see you out on the links real soon. FORE!!!