Las Vegas National Golf Course

3.8571000000 3.9 stars from 5 (399)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6815 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 1911 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
  • (702)734-1796
  • (702) 796-0015
  • www.lasvegasnational.com
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Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Bert Stamps
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 71 6815 yards 72.1 130
middle 71 6418 yards 70.2 121
other 71 5741 yards 72.9 127
forward 71 5741 yards 69.5 103

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 399 Reviews
5 stars:
99
4 stars:
198
3 stars:
65
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

340 out of 397 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials brunch  

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u9665625's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u735250791's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/26/2017:

Thanks for this excellent rating! Come back soon!

"Green Greens"


HamachiDon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were green and rolling nice.

Ok pace for late afternoon round.

It's too bad area isn't so nice for a course with so much rich history.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/23/2017:

Excellent! We're so glad you loved the greens and the pace was ideal!


u6638262's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/22/2017:

Thanks for this awesome rating!


u000008103575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/22/2017:

Glad you loved the course and pace of play!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/22/2017:

Can't wait to see you back here! Glad you loved your round with us.


u190597886's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/18/2017:

We love our fans! Thank you!


Jiuish's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/08/2017:

Thanks for this great rating!

"Old"


u000003552863's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a hit buy for $91. Payed way too much for this course . Not the best of shape . Hate to criticize but I wouldn't do it again . Play Spanish Trail


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/08/2017:

Sorry to hear you the course didn't meet your expectations. We are working diligently to make the best possible conditions for your next round. We do hope you return and give us another shot this spring!

"Very nice course. Will play again soon!"


JohnCaruso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
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Reviewed on

Sand Traps are hard pan but all the courses I have played in Vegas are that way? Other than that, I really enjoy this course & would recommend it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/08/2017:

So glad you loved the course and we are working hard to ensure the sand traps are the right consistency. We thank you for the recommendation!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Old classic course that is clearly not funded properly and deteriating


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/08/2017:

We regret to hear the course conditions are not up to par for your round. We are working diligently towards the best conditions possible. We do hope to see you back again perhaps later this season.

"Decent course, wait for the traps to be repaired"


James3689243's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played here (even though some reviews were quite negative), primarily due to location (only 4 miles from the Bellagio). Cab fare about $25 each way, so consider that. Rented clubs for about $60; way too much for the quality of clubs: they were beaten up, looked like they should have been retired years ago. Green fees seemed to be a little pricey, but hey, it's Vegas, everything is pricey.

As for the course, somewhat challenging, especially in the wind (constant 18 - 20 mph with higher gusts). Greens are indeed challenging: fast, with virtually no level areas whatsoever, so just be advised.

The traps were devoid of sand, only the granular base remained. This was due, I found out after the round, to 70 mph winds they had a few weeks earlier that literally blew all the sand out of the traps. They hadn't yet been repaired. Thus my title admonition.

The course personnel were very nice and unobtrusive. I was a single and was placed with a twosome that had, as of our tee time of 11AM, already played 18 holes at another course. Needless to say, these guys played fast. Even so, we never really waited on the group in front of us; the round took 3:20. The only downside was I did not feel comfortable taking the time necessary for my usual putting routine, as a result I'm sure there were more 3 putts than there should have been, even given the greens.

The pro shop staff were ok, nothing to write home about but acceptable. I had forgotten my ball mark repair tool so I bought one: $16 (OUCH!) - not that I used it - not once! - the greens were so hard.

The course is historic due to the Sands Tournaments played there in the '60's, the homes around it, etc. That's kinda nice if you're into that kind of thing. While I'm generally not, there was a sense of deja vu which I understood afterwards while talking to one of the groundskeeping staff: he mentioned the Sands Tournaments having been played there and then I realized that the feeling I had on a couple of holes that I had seen them before made sense: as a boy, I remember seeing my dad watch one of the tournaments on TV. Funny how things buried that deep in memory can be brought up.

Anyway, bottom line is this: decent, challenging course, be prepared for the wind, bring your own clubs if you can (and your ball mark repair tool!) and definitely wait until they get the traps sanded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/18/2017:

We are working diligently to ensure the sand traps are the best possible conditions but it may take some time, we thank you for enjoying all the other aspects of the golf course - we're happy to hear it brought you some great memories! Come back and see us again soon.


u000007413205's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 05/08/2017:

Thanks for this great rating! So glad you loved your golf day!

"Review of the "old Sahara""


u325639291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course 30 years. I liked it then, I like it even better as The Las Vegas National Golf Club. The course was in great shape Tee to Green. The greens were fantastic. My brother and I enjoyed the break from the casinos. I would play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 04/27/2017:

Excellent! We're so glad you and your brother loved the course and will be heading back soon to enjoy more of the greens and the experience.


u000007494798's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 04/25/2017:

Thanks for your feedback, let us know while you're here next time how we can make your round the best possible experience for you. We're looking forward to seeing you back again!


wildewoman's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 04/25/2017:

Excellent! We're so glad you loved the course and enjoyed your experience!

"Great Hot Deal!"


gdrobillard's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For the price we got on this Hot Deal from Golf Now, you couldn't bet it! Good course with lots of local history in the surrounding homes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 04/25/2017:

Great! We're so glad you loved the course, the history of the course, and found an awesome deal online. We can't wait to see you again soon!

"Great Value"


VinnyBiscuits's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visited Vegas for my 50th. This round was a late add on through golfnow. Course was in good shape and staff was great. Enjoyed this round almost as much as the one my wife booked at 3x the price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 04/25/2017:

Happy belated birthday! We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday here with us, we are honored to be part of your celebration.

"Good historic course"


TURBOMAN612's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This is good enjoyable historic course in great condition. No GPS. Friendly staff. Fairly forgiving and wide fairways. Tees, fairways and greens in perfect condition. Free range balls. Fairways are fairly wide and forgiving. Houses line some fairways but are not right next to the fairways. Some houses are historic and marked. Some holes are very challenging. Water and/or bunkers come into play on many holes. Traps are hard packed and hard to play. Tees are fairly long so you can pick which tee matches your abilities. A good and challenging finishing hole. Unfortunately, an eyesore stream runs through the course that is filled with trash. If you hit into the stream don't bother looking for the ball - the stream looks like a health hazard but does not smell.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas Natl on 04/25/2017:

Thanks so much for noticing our great historic course and excellent conditions. Some great tips here for our newer golfers. We are working towards the cleanest conditions all around. We can't wait to see you back again!


shanker3434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National Golf Club on 04/20/2017:

Hey Alain, thank you for the feedback and four star rating! We appreciate your business and are excited to hear you enjoyed the pace of play, staff friendliness, and course conditions! Thank you for stopping by and we cannot wait to have you back again here at Las Vegas National Golf Club!


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