Despite the surrounding tan and dry environment of the Las Vegas desert, there are several locations where one can go for a bit of relief from the arid environment. Spread throughout the Valley and its surrounding areas are some of the nations top golf clubs. While they range from full on resorts to just simple courses offering a high-end game, deciding on which course to play on may be a bit difficult. If you're looking for the best game for your buck, than Reflection Bay of Lake Las Vegas should be your number one choice.
If you've ever driven on the east side of Henderson, NV along Lake Mead Boulevard, chances are you've passed what looks like a large resort. From afar, a scattered array of houses surrounded several centralized buildings and a lake. Up close, the resort-styled Lake Las Vegas takes on a more Charles Dickens-esque setting, offering a few hotels that overlook the small lake-side village. A drive through Lake Las Vegas will give the air of a large – yet tight knit – community. To not be out down by any surrounding communities, Lake Las Vegas houses the one thing every communal neighborhood must have – the Reflection Bay Golf Course. Designed by PGA pro Jack Nicklaus, Reflection Bay opened its doors in 1998 to give residence of Lake Las Vegas a place to escape to.
Taking on the title of the first ever public golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus in Nevada, Reflection Bay stands as being one of the best of the best. Nicklaus worked his course around the contours of the land, shaping the 18-hole course to offer a vast array of challenges along with a perfect view of the nearby community of Lake Las Vegas. To allow guests to escape from the dullness of the desert, Reflection Bay's course offers five holes that border the Lake Las Vegas shoreline. Due to the centralized location to the village of Lake Las Vegas, the lack of a clubhouse should do little to sway anybody from being a guest at Reflections Bay. Nearby amenities include the Casino MonteLago and the various shops and eateries that make their home within the Lake Las Vegas village.
While Reflection Bay is void of any clubhouse, it still works to offer the same amenities as most other golf courses. Practice facilities act as a means for amateur and professional golfers to learn new techniques and improve upon their long and short games. A Golf Institute Training Program allows for training sessions with the club's on-site golf professional. If you're traveling and would rather not lug your golf clubs with you, you can make use of Reflection Bay's club rentals. The daily green fee also comes with a cart for all guests.
Each year, the Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge, which benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, kicks off at Reflection Bay. Golf fanatics can glimpse some of the biggest celebrities of the PGA such as PGA Tour pro Craig Barlow and LPGA pro Natalie Gulbis. Both celebrities utilize Reflection Bay as their home course and will occasionally frequent the area.
Surrounded by the village of Lake Las Vegas is one of Reflection Bay's biggest perks. The nearby village offers easy access to coffee shops and restaurants, as well as tourist trap shops to spend any money won on bets on the course.To reserve your tee time at Reflection Bay Golf Club, Call 1800-920-8847