Nevada

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The Silver State of Nevada is located in the Western Region of the United States and as much of its territory is classed as semi-arid or desert in nature, it’s no surprise to learn that Nevada’s the driest state in the country. Las Vegas is the largest city in the state and its world-famous gambling operation accounts for a sizeable proportion of Nevada’s economic activity with millions flocking to the dazzling lights of “The Strip” every year.

There are two main golf associations in Nevada, divided on geographic lines. The Southern Nevada Golf Association was first to form in 1967 and it currently looks after 10,000 members in 65 clubs whilst the Northern Nevada Golf Association was established five years later with a current membership of 45 clubs. Three women’s associations complete the amateur golfing scene in Nevada.

Resort golf leads the way in Nevada and access for many of the top courses is often only available to golfers residing at designated accommodations. The three main golfing regions in the state are Las Vegas/Henderson, Mesquite and Lake Tahoe and many of the courses built within these locations have been constructed at enormous cost to their developers.

One of these mega-budget layouts is Shadow Creek, Tom Fazio’s extravagant creation which has been wowing Las Vegas golfers for more than two decades. Another spectacular track, Wolf Creek, occupies a rocky landscape above Mesquite Airport and it’s been impressing visitors ever since it debuted in 2000. A newcomer to the best in state listings is yet another “Creek” course, Clear Creek, which Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw laid out in 2009 on the eastern foothills of the Sierras, close to Lake Tahoe.

Our Nevada Best In State Rankings were last updated in April 2018. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Nevada

Shadow Creek

1st Nevada - Best in Area

Once the preserve of the limited few, Shadow Creek can now be shared. Sculptured by Tom Fazio from the rugged Nevada desert, it’s set in the most breathtaking location.

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Clear Creek

2nd Nevada - Best in Area

Built by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2009, the sandy-soiled fairways of the Clear Creek Tahoe course weave through towering pine trees, veering past a number of prominent rocky outcrops along the way.

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Southern Highlands

3rd Nevada - Best in Area

Located a short drive to the south of the Las Vegas Strip, Southern Highlands Golf Club is one of the few co-designed courses ever laid out by the Trent Jones father and son architectural team...

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SouthShore

4th Nevada - Best in Area

The course of the Golf Club at SouthShore was the first private Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Nevada when it opened at Lake Las Vegas in 1996 and its fairways ride the ridges and career down canyons...

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Edgewood Tahoe

5th Nevada - Best in Area

Situated on the south eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, the course at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club is a challenging layout that hosted the 1985 US Senior Open, an event won for the third time that year by Miller Barber.

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Cascata

6th Nevada - Best in Area

Cascata is an Italian word for waterfall so it will come as no surprise that the predominant feature of the Cascata course is a high cascading waterfall.

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Wolf Creek Golf Club

7th Nevada - Best in Area

Spectacular, visually stunning, jaw dropping views, awe inspiring... Wolf Creek Golf Club is a course you will never forget.

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Montreux Golf & Country Club

8th Nevada - Best in Area

Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a high desert and forest pine setting (at an altitude of 5,500 feet above sea level) the Nicklaus Signature course at Montrêux Golf & Country Club is routed around a private residential development...

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Coyote Springs

9th Nevada - Best in Area

Situated an hour’s drive north of Las Vegas, the course at Coyote Springs Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus layout with fairways routed around eleven man-made lakes in a harsh, rugged landscape, with native desert areas to be carried from many of the tees.

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DragonRidge

10th Nevada - Best in Area

A modern 18-hole layout that nestles in the desert foothills to the south of Henderson, the course at DragonRidge Country Club is a Jay Morrish design that debuted in the Silver State at the start of the new millennium.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Reviewed
1 M. James Ward Courses Reviewed 10
2 Ross Crick Courses Reviewed 3
3 Scott Kolb Courses Reviewed 3
4 Mac Plumart Courses Reviewed 3
5 Zachary Courses Reviewed 3
6 Fergal O'Leary Courses Reviewed 2
7 Scarlett Courses Reviewed 2
8 Sam Mendoza Courses Reviewed 2
9 Ben Swanton Courses Reviewed 2
10 Andy Courses Reviewed 2