Golf is one of our more refined sports, on par with yachting demolition derbies and competitive wine tasting. Join the ranks of our most suave athletes with today’s Groupon to Golf Summerlin. Choose between the following options:
- For $68 you get a golf outing for two at either Highland Falls or Palm Valley (up to a $196 value). The outing includes:
- An 18-hole round of golf for two with a cart rental (up to a $95 value each)
- One large bucket of range balls (a $6 value)
- For $125, you get a golf outing for four at either Highland Falls or Palm Valley (up to a $392 value). The outing includes:
- An 18-hole round of golf for four with a cart rental (up to a $95 value each)
- Two large buckets of range balls (a $6 value each)<p>
Golf Summerlin operates a trinity of aesthetically ascendant golf courses that serve as home to the Southern Nevada Golf Association, and today’s deal lets groups glide across a choice of two of its tee-dotted terrains. A rented golf cart ensures quick passage through Highland Falls’ naturally scenic swingscape, which, unlike the windmill-filled mini-golf courses that naturally arose when Pangaea disbanded, was designed by hall-of-fame golfers Billy Casper and Greg Nash. Casper and Nash also architected the lush, tree-lined, and slightly more challenging Palm Valley course, ideal for more veteran club wielders. Check the course websites for sartorial tips, such as the subtle difference between golf-cart bags and fanny packs.
Golf Summerlin’s rates vary throughout the day and week.
Golf Summerlin operates a triumvirate of courses that roam the desert tundra just east of Red Rock Canyon and showcase the fairway-carving vision of renowned course architects Billy Casper and Greg Nash. All three courses—Palm Valley, Highland Falls, and Eagle Crest—present their own brand of tee-to-green challenges as golfers aim for fairways framed by sandstone-hued peaks.
Palm Valley Golf Course spans 6,849 yards of undulating fairways and bent grass greens. Relatively generous fairways entice aggressive tee shots throughout the course, but particularly ill-struck drives are likely to find the shadows of encroaching pine trees or the grizzly sands of 68 bunkers peppered throughout the course. Nine ponds also populate the course, occasionally forcing golfers into tricky course-management decisions and granting golf balls a chance to pursue their lifelong dream of becoming dinner for fat fish.
Highland Falls Golf Course measures a modest 6,512 yards, yet manages to present a gauntlet of treacherous greenery. Throughout the course, golfers may notice that their drives carry a few extra yards, a product of the dry, thin air—the course perches at an elevation of 3,000 feet—and golf balls galvanized by the electric lure of the Las Vegas Strip, visible from certain vantages across the layout. Careful club selection and a keen eye for distance are critical throughout the round, as dramatic elevation changes complicate basic readings of yardage and legions of sand traps await to ensnare misplayed shots.
The shortest of the three courses, Eagle Crest Golf Course cozies up to the amber mountainside with an 18-hole, 4,067-yard executive layout. The par 60 layout features 12 par-threes—where golfers can zero in with pin-high iron shots—and six par-fours, where players can unleash aggression with flush drives. Rounds conclude at the straightaway, 370-yard, par 4 18th hole, where the fairway plummets 40 feet into a large, bunker-fortified green that lets you punch it if it flinches in anticipation of a craterous ball mark.