Rolling hills of lush green grass, towering pines, swaying palms, languidly flowing streams and serene waterfalls – Nevada is your premier golf destination. With more than 100 courses to choose from, your clubs may need replacing before you run out of options. Don’t just take our word for it. Throw your golf clubs in the trunk, hop on a plane, run if you have to, and come experience Nevada’s golf courses for yourself.
If there’s one course in the area where golfers are absolutely guaranteed to play their lowest rounds, it’s Furnace Creek Golf Course. Set in a lush resort oasis surrounded by the vast Death Valley National Park, the 18-hole course sits 214 feet below sea level, making it the lowest elevation course in the world. That presents playing challenges absolutely unique to the impressive golf course. In addition to the regular demands and considerations of a round of golf, players must also factor in slightly stronger gravity and barometric pressure forces.
The picturesque Fallon Golf Course winds along the banks of the scenic Carson River and is generously dotted with clumps of towering cottonwood and willow trees. Ranked the number one nine-hole course in northern Nevada by Straightball Magazine, Fallon Golf Course has all the elements for a fantastic round of golf–excellent layout, beautiful setting and friendly atmosphere. Measuring a playable 3,100 yards, the par-36 course thoughtfully incorporates the Carson River and other water features into several exciting holes.
It may rank among the top most scenic courses in the world, but the incomparable experience at Edgewood Tahoe goes far beyond the magnificent layout.
One of northern Nevada’s newest golf courses, the Links at Kiley Ranch has gained serious attention. Situated in the master-planned community of Kiley Ranch in Sparks, the nine-hole, executive link-style course was co-designed by the impressive duo Mark Miller and LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan in 2006. Shortly after its debut, the Links at Kiley Ranch played host to the annual Sparks Mayor’s Junio Cup and the PGA of America’s First Tee Program.
Considered one of the leading golf courses in Pahrump, the Lakeview Executive Course has been recognized as the best “Executive or Midsize Course in Nevada.” The 18-hole course was designed by William Bell in the late 1970s to incorporate fast, sloped greens, expansive and well-bunkered fairways and a variety of deceptively lovely water features that come into play on seven holes. The Lakeview Executive Course, which is open year-round, measures more than 3,500 yards and is dotted with stands of mature shade trees, so walking is a pleasure.