It’s little wonder why the area known as Nevada Silver Trails, Nevada’s largest and most geographically diverse region, calls itself The Solitudes. That’s exactly what it offers adventurous golfers looking for something out of the ordinary. Out here, you’re in for far more than just the average round of golf.
Nevada Silver Trails is home to eight varied courses. You’ll find everything from historic nine-holes to layouts designed by some of the biggest names in the game. And while some of the courses in this sprawling region, including those in Hawthorne, Pioche, Round Mountain and Yerington, may be located a bit further out, they’re more than worth the drive. One of these little gems can be found at the Hawthorne Army Depot. Base employees built the nine-hole treasure a few holes at a time, resulting in the lovely little paradise that awaits golfers today.
At the southern end of Nevada Silver Trails is a course where golfers are guaranteed the lowest round of their career. The Furnace Creek Golf Course, set in a fertile oasis surrounded by Death Valley National Park, sits 214 feet below sea level. That gives it the distinction of being the lowest elevation course in the world, which means a round you’ll never forget. Don’t forget to factor in slightly stronger gravity and barometric pressure forces!
Nearby Pahrump is home to the largest concentration of courses in Nevada Silver Trails. Desert Greens, Lakeview Executive Course,Mountain Falls and Willow Creek are all on par with anything offered in the state’s larger golf destinations. The championship Mountain Falls course is known for its combination of stunningly affordable green fees and famed golf architects, including both the Nicklaus Design team and Cal Olson, while Willow Creek has earned a reputation for some of the most spectacular views in southern Nevada.