Framed by the amber peaks of distant mountains, Wildhorse Golf Club's 18-hole course winds through rugged desert wilderness for 6,525 yards of challenging tee-to-green terrain. Eight ponds loom at the edges of seven holes, including the majestic ninth, where water hazards occupy both sides of the fairway as it draws nearer to the green, luring wayward approaches and contributing to the hole's rating as the course's most difficult. Sands, rocks, and tumbleweeds with dreams of becoming golf balls await misguided orbs in the unsown desert that flanks each pristine fairway, offsetting the course's lack of imposing tree lines.
Imbued with more history than Gene Sarazen's divot-tool time portal, the course counts Howard Hughes among its past owners and was once a regular stop on the PGA Tour, where players enjoyed its beautiful scenery and the compassionate waterfowl that helped earn the course honors as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-70 course
Length of 6,525 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 71.4 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 136 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
After every session on the range, refreshments await guests in Green Valley's Cease Fire lounge, a cozy space equipped with a popcorn machine and large-screen television. In fact, that's one several at Green Valley's clubhouse, which sports three more large-screens, plus a 70-inch television for movie nights or sporting events. Elsewhere, visitors can gather in the game room for rounds of billiards, shuffleboard, and pinball. Besides its recreational offerings, Green Valley's monthly classes and events include more gun-focused sessions, such as "target bowling," during which participants fire at rows of bowling pins.
Mix N’ Mac celebrates comfort food by cooking and perfecting one staple: mac ‘n’ cheese. Visitors are encouraged to customize their own bowls with a variety of meats, veggies, and housemade cheese sauces. Alternatively, they can explore pretested specialty mac flavors. Diverse influences collide in the specialty options, which include a chili mac and an italian mac with basil and marinara sauce. The cheese gurus also savor the opportunity to singe a few taste buds with a spicy mac that drapes pepper jack over jalapeños and a Cajun creation featuring crushed red pepper and crawfish. The colors of Mix N’ Mac’s dining room match their signature creation, with deep-orange walls, chairs, and pieces of art reminiscent of cheese and cheese’s original birthplace, the sun.
Step into a Viva photo booth, and you can instantly be in the White House or on the Las Vegas Strip. The booth's green screen allows subject to pose in front of a number of backdrops. Props and photo filters help shots stand out as well. After capturing photos, party guests can print out photo strips, view themselves on the booth's built-in slideshow, or upload images directly to Facebook.
Approximately $200 million dollars have been pumped into the Tropicana Las Vegas? recent transformation, converting The Strip resort into a South Beach?inspired hot spot. Guests can try their luck in the 50,000-square-foot casino, outfitted with all the usual suspects?craps, blackjack, roulette, slots, and more?plus a high-limit area where big spenders place their bets amid custom Latin artwork and high-definition TVs. Beyond the casino, three distinct restaurants match every taste and budget, from the old-world Italian fare at Bacio to fresh seafood and top-cut steaks at Biscayne. At night, guests can rest their heads in luxurious, penthouse-style Sky Villa suites and single-bedroom Pool Villa bungalows.
While nightlife and gambling are the draw of Vegas, Tropicana hosts plenty of daytime carousing as well. Named the best Las Vegas pool by KLAS-TV in July 2010, the two-acre Tropicana swimming pool sparkles in the sunlight with crisp South Beach-esque furnishings, waterfalls, and private cabanas. Should it get too hot to doggie paddle, guests can trade in their swimsuit for a terry-cloth robe and head to the 10,000 square-foot Glow, a Mandara Spa, for a bamboo massage, lime and ginger salt glow, or a luck-restoring oxygen facial. Starting in May 2014, patrons can also grab seats for one of seven-weekly shows of the hit musical Mamma Mia!.
For an additional fee, special add-ons are also offered to allow for an elegant experience. Lodging includes The Paradise Suite, which allows customers to choose their perfect sleep setting, and The Club Spa Suite, a high-class couples suite. In addition to wedding floral arrangements, wedding photos can be taken by the pool, courtyard or chapel.
With a stay at The Palazzo Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (The Strip), you'll be minutes from The Shoppes at the Palazzo and Fashion Show Mall. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Sands Expo Convention Center and The Auto Collections.
Make yourself at home in one of the 3066 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 42-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads and televisions. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. After enjoying recreational amenities such as a casino and a nightclub, a lucky night at the casino is the perfect end to the day. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 17 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of small meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.