The Tournament Players Club (TPC) at Summerlin has been host to some of golf’s greatest – Tiger Woods had his first professional victory there, and the 7,243-yard championship course plays host to the PGA’s Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open every year. However, you don’t have to be a golf pro in order to enjoy this beautiful and challenging course, which features 18 holes in the master-planned community of Summerlin. You do, however, have to be a privileged member; TPC at Summerlin is a private golf club.
However, frequent visitors to Vegas or residents may want to consider membership at TPC Summerlin, which has been named “One of America’s Best Golf Courses” by Golf Digest. Carved from rugged desert terrain, the course features arroyos and canyons offset by lush bentgrass greens and an abundance of honey mesquite and pine trees. Its innovative design, created by renowned course architect Bobby Weed, also features striking flora and numerous water features contrasting dramatically with desert washes. The result is a visually stunning course that stays true to Nevada’s natural landscape.
But players won’t want to focus too much on the view – TPC at Summerlin offers plenty of challenges that require strategy in addition to skill. The four closing holes, in particular, prove both exciting and difficult. On the course’s signature par-4 15th hole, players encounter an elevated green surrounded by five bunkers; the 16th and 17th holes feature greens surrounded by water on one side and sand on the other; and on the lengthy 18th hole, players will find the green guarded by a lake on the left.
However, players of all skill levels will enjoy TPC at Summerlin, which features multiple tees for variation of play. Clubs are available for rental, and players can even seek guidance from one of the on-site professionals to improve their game or consult before a particularly difficult shot.
After the game, players can enjoy various personal services and amenities. For casual or sophisticated dining, snacks, or beverages, TPC Summerlin offers five different venues serving Southwestern inspired Continental cuisine. Players can relax in the Members’ Lounge or spa, or browse for new equipment at the award-winning golf shop. A practice facility is also available with an all-grass tee area, five target greens with bunkers, and chipping and putting greens.
Offering scenic splendor and enjoyable holes with exhilarating challenges, TPC at Summerlin is a truly exceptional championship course – and you’ll feel like a champion when you play it.