Sun Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort: View from #1
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4.8
475 Reviews (475)
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357
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3 Stars
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5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
97.1%
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4.9
27 Reviews (27)
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23
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Conditions
5.0
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
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4.9
54 Reviews (54)
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Conditions
4.9
Value
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Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
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4.8
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54 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert/Links
Par 72
Length 7112 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.4

At the Sun Mountain course at the Las Vegas Paiute Resort, Pete Dye uses the rolling terrain in an almost links-style design.

Straying from fairways can put you in the fescue grass, but this isn't the ball-gobbling fescue you'd expect from Dye. If anything Sun Mountain plays easier than Snow Mountain. The 140 slope rating from the back tees might even seem a little inflated when you're out on the course.

Which isn't to say it's a complete pushover. It's still a Dye after all. It still has bunkers you'll remember. Or lose sleep over.

Take the green-guarding bunker on the 219-yard par-3 14th. It is so steep in front that you almost have to hit the ball straight up in the air to get it out successfully. Some hackers become so unnerved by this bunker that they hit out backward, going back toward the fairway to escape. Yes, even at his kindler, gentler best, Pete Dye can make golfers retreat on a course.

Sun does not hit you with much water, but it makes good use of the vast Paiute landscape. There are huge desert areas between the holes, giving each hole a sense of isolation. You're not going to be observing someone's shank on a parallel fairway.

Also known as Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Tav-Ai-Kaiv Course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 40 tees
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.8
475 Reviews (475)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
19th Hole Scenic Views 37
Patio Dining 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Water Hazards 46
Undulating Greens 30
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 54
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 45
Advanced Golfers 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 63
Convenient to the City 20
In the 'Burbs 6

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5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
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Conditions Excellent
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5.0
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Great Course

Challenging, fast greens, no houses, no cars, in the middle of the desert. You won’t be disappointed. Love playing here (any of the 3 courses).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent.

Beautiful course, nice layout. Gorgeous fairways and greens! Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

2 thumbs up for desert golf at its best!

Course conditions were immaculate. Several groundskeepers were hand watering around the greens during the mid afternoon August heat, and there was not a bare spot to be found in any of the fairways, tees, or greens. Rough was lush, thick, and penal. I played the tips, and the holes into the wind were extremely challenging. My wife played the reds and had a great, low stress, round. Greens were fast, firm, and smoother than pool table felt. The views of the mountains and surrounding desert are spectacular from every hole. The facilities are top notch, drinks are strong and reasonably priced, huge pro shop with all the latest gear, and great practice facilities. Every staff member was tip top and extremely friendly. I can’t wait to come back and play one of the other courses! This is one you want to come back to play again and again. Kudos to all the Paiute staff; thank you guys for a really fun desert golf experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Best Course in Vegas

Consistently the best golf experience. Course is always in great shape, and the amenities are great. Practice facilities are amazing too, compared to other locations. I recommend calling ahead to make sure you don’t book a tee time behind any “tournaments” and pick one of the other courses, if so.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Velociraptors at Sun Mountain

Besides enjoying a spectacular desert setting on a beautiful and challenging Pete Dye venue, I enjoyed being accompanied on many holes with several roadrunners who reminded me of mini velociraptors from Jurassic Park. I visit Las Vegas every four or five years, and I would rather play the three courses at the Paiute Golf Resort on my trips than any other courses in the Las Vegas area. Of course, if invited, I would certainly play Shadow Creek, too.
There are four tees to choose from including the black/tournament tees at 7112 yards to the red tees at 5465 yards at the other extreme. The yellow tees are 6631 and the whites come in at 6074 yards..Two of my favorite holes are the par 3 4th and the par 4 18th hole where water can easily come into play. The fairways are magnificent, and in all the years I have been playing the Paiute courses, I have never had a bad lie in a fairway. Once you have tried the Paiute Resort courses, it is hard to play anywhere else.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Love the resort style atmosphere, courses are awesome it was 98-106 degree but finally the breeze was just enough to make it enjoyable usually it's 20-40mph winds when we have played before. Only thing I was disappointed in was that I wanted to play more at 3pm but was refused due to lack of openings on course just dumped $400 and they didn't want more.

Still a favorite and will return

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

Played Sun Mountain as a part of an annual golf outing. Guys at the bag drop were friendly and efficient. The course conditions and layout were excellent. It was windy, which I hear is pretty standard. We had a post round lunch in the dining room which was pretty nice.

Overall, the course and amenities were great. It is close enough to the strip to be well worth the drive. Recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play

This course should be on your list of courses to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pristine.

Everything about this place is top notch. We will definitely be playing at one of the three Pauite courses every time we come to Vegas’s.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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