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Golfing in November

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by redzone, Sep 26, 2013.

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  1. redzone

    redzone Low-Roller

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    I have never golfed in my life however my brother in law and his wife are coming with us November 9th - November 14th and they are both avid golfers.

    I am looking for a place for them to play golf for around $100 each. Is this possible and does anyone have an idea of the weather conditions for this time of year. Thanks for any ideas or tips.
     
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    Go here and enter location and dates. You can at least see the weather history for when you are traveling. No guarantee it will hit the averages, but at least it gives you a ballpark idea.

    http://www.wunderground.com/travelplanner/index.asp

    I'll let others recommend courses.
     
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  3. jackincols

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    Redzone, I am not a golfer either, so I can't help with "where or how much." However here's a look at last years' Nov. temps to help them decide. Early part of the month looks doeable, but if I remember right, they had an unseasonably warm month for Nov.?

    Obviously they would/should play in the afternoon and a jacket would be needed.

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/las-vegas-nv/89101/november-weather/329506
     
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    later in November Shifter and I got "snowed' out just as we were about to leave for Shadow Creek in the morning. we called out to the course and they said it was miserable out.

    Also, it will be cooler as well as some wind, so pack accordingly.
     
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    I played golf in Vegas, Mesquite and St. Geo about that time last year and had tip-top weather, just perfect. The year before at that time two mornings we arrived at the courses with temps in the high teens/low 20s, heading to the 40s, and frozen-solid pyramid piles of range balls and frozen ball washers. And did I mention the wind? Even worse than the temps.

    As for the golf, if they don't mind driving, the four points of the compass suggest Boulder Creek, Primm, LV Paiute (Snow Mountain is just now coming back from pretty extensive flooding damage) and the Chase at Coyote Springs. Closer him have them check out Angel Park or Aliante.
     
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    My upcoming LV bucket list for golf is Coyote Springs and Wolf Creek.
     
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    This is directed to Ken, or anyone that has played at both the Paiute layouts and Coyote Springs:

    Looking at photos, Coyote Springs looks very similar to the Paiute courses. I know that Ken thinks Coyote Springs is top notch, but I am wondering is it THAT much better than Paiute? I want to play it of course, but is it worth the drive?

    I know that the Wolf course at Paiute is touted as "better" and they charge more for playing it than the other two. But I have been telling people that to me it was pretty much the same as the other two. All three were very nice, it was in great shape, and each one had a few risk and reward holes.

    And to the original poster, we went in early December last year and had great weather. Almost shirt sleeve weather as I recall.
     
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    If you've read my book or some of my articles you know I am not of the persuasion that Wolf trumps Snow and Sun. It's different from the other two in look, with the most elevation change (such as it is). I think Wolf has a lot of Nicklausian touches to it, moreso than the others or Dye's work at some of the TPCs and elsewhere. It's like he was going back 35 years to when he was showing Jack the ropes and he borrowed some stuff from the then pupil's later works.

    Tip, Coyote Springs most closely approximates Wolf, but it is still unique. I don't like the rough grading for what was to have been by now a sea of houses, but there are no houses yet, which is cool. The holes are standouts. Jack has movement every direction, some of the best green complexes I've seen on any of his courses I know and the vertical play visually captures the long range backdrop, which is cool. Worth it? Hell yes. And it's really not that much farther than LVP and you can haul ass out there!! You now I love Paiute but CS is the real deal.

    Beej, Wolf Creek is worth experiencing ... once, twice. The design is THAT unusual and unique, the service and 'tudes match in the opposite direction, hence it is one of life's must plays that doesn't need a lot of replay.

    For those who make a lot of trips to Vegas, carve out some time a few days during one of your trips to try some new things, be it Coyote and Conestoga, and Sand Hollow and Coral Canyon in St. Geo.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments regarding weather and golf courses. You guys/gals are the best. I will have them check out these courses and comments.

    I will assume they are in the $100 range with cart?
     
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    $100-ish, most more at rack, but have them look for deals or discounts on the courses' websites, check golfnow.com. If they gravitate toward afternoon rates remember the sun drops pretty early and quickly in Vegas.
     
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    redzone: On Friday morning November 15th, I'm booked at LV Paiute Snow as the Wolf track is closed. The cost per golfer is $149 with cart and rental clubs are about $50. The cost is cheaper (about $89) for afternoon tee times.

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    don't know anything about what course to play, but I have played golf in Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, etc and never had a problem with the weather.
     
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    Last year we played Coyote Springs the end of November the wx was great, mid forties no wind. Well worth the 45 minutes extra time to go up north from Vegas. The next day we had tee times to Conestoga in Mesquite, the wind was blowing like crazy which made the windchill temp in the 20 degree range so we bagged that and decided to go gamble at the Eureka casino. Made enough on the 3CP table to pay the green fees for the four of us. We were on a package so they gave us a rain check ( no refunds) but that was worthless for two in our group cuz they hadn't planned to be back to Vegas in a few years so that worked out ok. Guess what I'm trying to say is the weather in Nov/Dec is a crapshoot (no pun intended) and unpredictable. Good luck!
     
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    Uhh, excpet the time we were snowed out, lol. Freezing drizzle and snow flurries at the course
     
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    hmmm, I still don't remember that. I guess I blank such awful memories from my mind!
     
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