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Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by pruner, Jan 20, 2017.

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  1. pruner

    pruner Tourist

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    Golfers need advice on courses. Golf date are march 30,31 and April 1,2. The only for sure course is Cascata on April 2. Opinions on Rio secco, Bears best, Red Rock Arroyo etc. Thanks
     
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    We played Arroyo last week it was in great shape and it was fun to play. We also went on the sierra website and bought a coupon for $69 plus $10 more to play it. A great value for the money. I do not know how long the coupon is offered.
     
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    Bear's Best and Rio Secco aren't without some routing quirks, but both are far and away better plays than Arroyo. I see an etc. That's an opening. Also consider Coyote Springs, any of the courses at Paiute (Snow is my fave but all are equals) or Reflection Bay. TPC Las Vegas is a great experience, too.

    Have fun.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Ken what does "some routing quirks" mean ?
    Also we have been considering Coyote Springs, what is the estimated driving time ?
    What are the reviews on the Revere course ?
     
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    I've played both Revere courses. Both have severe elevation changes, but aren't too weird. Lexington is the better of the two, IMO. Can be windy so check the forecast. Used GolfNow for tee times - about $50 (but later in the morning).

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    It can mean any number of things. In the case of Bear's Best, the holes are all pretty awesome but how they are placed within a high-end housing development and how they link is visually jarring. Rio Secco's problem -- as I've written about repeatedly over the years -- is that to make use of the truly great topography and hole locations of most of the holes, some of the connector holes are mailed in. But both remain strong plays, overall, however. Pebble Beach ain't exactly 18 awesome holes.

    Coyote really depends on where you are starting and your tolerance for speeding. It is doable in under an hour without too much risk. And it is well worth the time. As is Paiute. If golf is the primary purpose of this trip, maximize the golf, is my belief; there still will be plenty of time for casino or what not.

    I've long been high on Lexington. Concord is the weaker sibling. If you are looking at the website don't be taken in by those eons-dated photos. Pretty much every ridge is caked in houses. Doesn't impact the playing, but it's just shitty advertising and always has been.
     
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    We also played the wolf at pauite in high winds of 40-50 mph at times. It was in great shape. We played tpc las vegas in the drizzle and it was fun driving the cart though the rushing water between certain holes. I would play them both again.
     
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    Guys, talking about wind as it relates to Vegas golf is almost like talking about Vegas and gambling. The wind might not be ever-present, but certainly often is a factor.
     
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    We were staying at Monte Carlo a few years back. We were loading up and considering whether to play or not because the wind was just howling around the porte cochere. As in, hold on to your hat, howling. The doorman asks where we were playing today. We told him Paiute. He said, "Oh. It will REALLY be windy out there."
     
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