The Las Vegas Paiute native tribe owns the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, the first multi-course facility built on Native American property. Pete Dye designed all three layouts and Snow Mountain led the way in 1995, with fairways routed around seven water hazards.
Snow was the first course at Pauite. I think it is the weakest. The first hole is a welcoming dogleg left. An expansive fairway but favor the left side off the tee. Fairway bunkers left and right and one greenside right. The 2nd is another dogleg left with a split fairway. There is a fairway bunker on the inside elbow. The left fairway shortens the hole considerably but the risk is a wee bit higher. The first par five is reachable for big hitters but I do not think the risk warrants it. Fairway bunker right and two left and a water carry of you are going to go for it. Smarter play lay up left and hit an attack wedge into this well protected green. The 4th is a Florida par 3, mid-length and just about all carryover water to a redan green. The 5th is a long uphill dogleg left and the toughest hole on the course. Bunkers on the inside elbow, you want to cut as much as you can. Tough hole. The 6th is a par five that doglegs right. There is a generous landing area, however, the hole tightens significantly as you approach the green. The right greenside bunker is not a greenside bunker. The 7th is a fun hole, especially if you drive the green. Dogleg right with a gaggle of bunkers between the tee and the green. If you play safe, leave your driver in the bag. The 8th is a mid-length par 3 with a plethora of bunkers greenside right. The 9th is a dogleg right with a water hazard all the way down the right side. There is ample room left off the tee.
The back starts off with the opposite hand of the 9th, dogleg left with water all the way down the left side. The 11th is a long dogleg left par 5. Don’t even think of it. The drive is the easy shot to a large landing area. After that the hole tightens up and you will need to hit two good shots to have a chance at birdie. The 12th is a dogleg right par four with a bunker on the inside elbow. This is one of the more undulating greens and is protected with greenside bunkers right. The 13th is opposite hand the 7th. Short dogleg left, potentially driveable without as many sandtraps to carry. The 14th is a forgettable par 3 with bunkers right. The 15th leans right. Off the tee aim at the right hand side of the left fairway bunker. The par 3 16th is opposite hand the 4th just about all carry. The 17th is a long uphill left leaning par 5. As with most of his par fives, a broad landing area that tightens up the closer you get to the hole. On your second shot the line of flight is just inside the left fairway bunker. This will give you a great angle with an attack iron. The 18th is a good finishing hole. Long with water all the way down the left side with the green perched in the water hazard.
A good course but predictable, seemed like Dye was following a formula