Chimera Golf Club

4.2685000000 4.3 stars from 5 (473)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6906 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

  • 901 Olivia Pkwy, Henderson, Nevada 89011, Clark County
  • (702) 951-1500
  • (702) 932-5312
  • www.chimeragolfclub.com
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Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Ted Robinson, Sr. (2003)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional/Desert
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 25 tees
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Men: Collared shirt with sleeves and non-denim, mid length shorts or pants Women: Collared shirt, sleeveless blouse of conservative design, and non-denim, mid-length shorts or pants.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB and American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Pegasus 72 6906 yards 72.4 132
Serpent 72 6530 yards 70.4 127
Goat 72 6135 yards 67.7 123
Goat (W) 72 6135 yards 73.9 128
Lion (W) 72 5616 yards 69.9 115

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 473 Reviews
5 stars:
229
4 stars:
177
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

429 out of 471 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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Doug6980108's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


u1468119217's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is in good shape. The price is a little expensive. Most of the traps don't have enough sand in them, too much dirt with Little rocks mixed in . The practice range uses mats too often. The chiping green also needs sand added.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Try another course"


Lhepworth's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Terrible customer service. Get off your phone when people walk in the clubhouse. You also might want to tell them that people are teeing off on #10. 2 groups in front of us were a twosome and were terrible golfers no etiquette what so ever Round was beyond slow and that is too bad because the course was in real good condition. There are too many golf courses in Vegas no need to waste your time here. Very dissatisfied as I heard it was a great place to play. If I was the owner I would not stand for this. Also you might want to put a couple marshalls out on the course


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Solid course"


u593089431's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Fun course with a nice layout. I played it for 35 dollars so I have no complaints.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not best experience"


bashreve's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Previous reviews had raved about the great staff on site. We found from bag drop,no one there,to check in,no info given as to carts, driving range, direction to tee box or that we were starting on the 10th tee to having to find a five gallon bucket to scoop range balls from to warm up.Tee time was 35 minutes late and to top it off, the starter was cursing at other customers, "f...ing a..holes". The round it self took 5.5 hours to play. Our playing partners had played there many times and had never experienced anything like this. Maybe just a bad day for the staff, but we will not be going back


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


u121409285's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Chimera is a nice course that is well taken care of. Nice clubhouse amenities i.e. the 19th hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow"


yyzreider's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
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Nice course but it was overbooked, very slow play I left after 15 holes at the 4.5 hour mark


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"nicely groomed excellent greens"


u2664368's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

overall very nicely maintained course played it many years ago when it was called Tuscany. New owners have made numerous improvements. Nice course! It was very windy so play was slow and with little wind protection a challenge day!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Friendly, playable course"


sorenj's avatar
Idaho Advisor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The first thing I noticed about Chimera was the eye popping green, of their greens. The word “pristine” came quickly to mind; and, really, the entire course was fantastically groomed and maintained. This is no small accomplishment in Southern Nevada but using reclaimed water certainly helps.

I, personally, benefited from the desert environment as all of the waste areas between fairways were playable and you really need to work to lose a ball at Chimera. Not having my best game going (being a little stiff and a lot tired played into this as much as anything I think) this saved me from a “blow up” hole more than once.

The course, however, is not without its challenges. There are carries over water, including an approach to the 18th green with water up to a green that is protected by a hill in the back steep enough to require a set of stairs. Playing from the black (Serpent) tees the course plays 6530 and some of the fairways are a little driver averse (narrow) if you are a little unwieldy with the club. However, I played the whole way with a 3 wood (averaging around 220) and other than a few mishits had no problem finding the fairways and leaving myself decent approaches.

I used a golfboard for the first time (I normally walk, but I figured I was in “Vegas” so why not try something a little different and theoretically fun). After taking a little time to get used to them, I found them fun and can see how they could really speed up play; allowing people to move with the independence of walking while at the speed of having a cart. They are certainly a more active part of the round than a cart typically is, so if you use one be prepared for part of your experience being the actual driving of your “cart.”

One of the busier courses I’ve played, I thought the staff did a good and efficient job of managing the players while still being friendly and helpful. The starter in particular was an enjoyable fellow.

I enjoyed my morning at Chimera and at 3.5 hours, the rounds pace was good and didn’t compromise the rest of my days plans.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Lovely course only 25 mins from Las Vegas strip"


MarkGuest's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Reviewed on

A lovely course, especially the 9th and 18th holes, staff very friendly and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


u342658340's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Reviewed on

In town for a few days on business. Too many courses to choose from! Decided on Chimera, couldn't have been a better choice. Course in excellent condition, consistent greens, challenging for all skill levels. Only problem I saw, patrons not repairing their ball marks on the greens, which is no fault of the management. Maybe they should hand out green forks at the pro shop. Would absolutely play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must play course Las Vegas area"


u448918889's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on 21st and 23rd April 2017. Course design and conditions were both superb. Not a bad hole on the course. Challenging but fun. Greens were tricky with many slopes. Views around the course were stunning. Pro shop staff and sports bar staff were all very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely play again when in Las Vegas.


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



ccheiden's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


snyderjt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was challenging, but fair. All parts of the course were in great shape. The greens rolled very nicely.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
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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


"An excellent option in Las Vegas"


virtualdrummer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course, a little bit outside Vegas. It's a somewhat forgiving layout, making for a really fun round. The course is usually in excellent condition - I've only had a couple of times when this wasn't the case.

The overall service isn't particularly great. For the price that's not a dealbreaker, but it mostly just comes down to friendliness and attention to detail. I think improving the service would turn this course into a must play in Vegas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"decent track"


blucky64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a decent golf course conditions weren't real good staff wasn't overly friendly I would have given it three-and-a-half star if they give you that option but with all the other great golf courses in this town when I'm out here I would not play it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"No Poanna"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens are in great shape. Good pace of play until 17th hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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