There are numerous golf courses in Las Vegas, but only at a select few can you get a PGA Tour experience, such as the one offered at Tournament Players Club (TPC) Las Vegas. Formerly known as TPC at the Canyons, this course has a new name and a more enjoyable game as a result of greens that are more mature and softer than they were when the course first started out. With 18 holes beautifully sculpted out of the desert amid views of the Red Rock Canyon, TPC Las Vegas is a primed to become a Las Vegas golfer’s favorite – if it isn’t one already.
The par-71 TPC Las Vegas features holes created with the most impressive elements of the Nevada landscape, such as deep canyons, ever-present wildlife (the course is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary), and natural desert washes and arroyos. Though the course spans over several hundred acres, much of the original land was preserved in the course’s creation, leading to a setting that comes off much more natural and striking than other desert golf courses.
After getting past the breathtaking spectacles offered by some holes, players will find challenges aplenty requiring long drives, sharp accuracy, and thoughtful playing. One particularly dramatic hole is the 196-yard No. 2, a par-3 that swoops straight across a deep canyon to an island green. However, TPC Las Vegas isn’t all show – players will be genuinely tested by well-designed traditional elements. For example, designers Bobby Weed and Raymond Floyd crafted certain holes to challenge right-handed swingers, which is needless to say, a welcome contrast for left-handed players who must continuously grapple with the fact that most courses are designed for right-handers.
The real challenge on many of the holes, though, is the elevated greens whose sides are usually protected by sandy bunkers and rolling grass swales. Greens at TPC are mildly undulating, medium-speed, and covered with Pennlinks Bentgrass. Just as you would expect at a PGA-Tour course, TPC Las Vegas is maintained in excellent condition.
And amenities at TPC are as high-quality as the holes; the clubhouse offers banquet facilities, a golf shop, and a fine dining, country club-style restaurant named The Grille. A pro shop and snack bar are also available on the 10th hole.
With its impressive views, excellent service, and prestigious reputation, TPC Las Vegas appeals most to visitors. If you’re a local or frequently make trips to Vegas, however, you’ll want to figure it into your regular rotation – TPC Las Vegas is a course that gets better every time you play it.
9851 Canyon Run Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89144
Tee time reservations are accepted up to one year prior to arrival. Concord will accept reservations a year in advance for groups. Golf cart and range balls are included.
collared shirt required
Best known for:
the natural terrain