Chimera Golf Club

4.1649470588 4.2 stars from 5 (496)
  • 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

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

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 496 Reviews
5 stars:
232
4 stars:
185
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

441 out of 494 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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"Chimera"


u8548771's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in transition so the fairways are rough . The greens are good and the layout is great ,,, a good value due to conditions in transition..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Chimera"


VegasGolfer91's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times and am always left feeling good about my decision. That being said, the course was definitely not up to its usual standard today with several areas of dead grass and immature sod around the greens. The greens themselves were in solid condition and rolled true. As soon as the fairways return to form Chimera will again be a top course in the Las Vegas area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007354190's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were kind of burnt out because there are switching over to Bermuda which is required in this kind of heat normally the courses excellent the greens were fine a little slow . The staff was great the value was also great


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Gordon63's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course currently in very poor condition"


u448918889's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course with a friend on Aug 3, 2017 which was my second visit to the club. I first played the course in April 2017 when the course was in superb condition. This time around the fairways were bare of grass in places, full of weeds and generally appearing to be bereft of new seeding. The tee boxes were in shocking condition and looked a real state. Thankfully the greens were rolling true if a little slow.

A huge disappointment to see such a good course have deteriorated in just four months. It would appear the golf club is under new management. If they do not start spending money on the upkeep of the course very soon there will be few visitors wishing to play the course irrespective of the cost. A huge shame to see such a well designed and challenging course in such a sorry state.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Conditions"


ericdunnett's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times when it was under different ownership and called Tuscany. I was in town visiting and decided to give it a try. Complete waste of time because it seemed that the course had not been maintained in weeks. Dirt all over the tee boxes, fairways, and greens. Looks like they're going to close down and gave up on maintaining the course and just decided to keep it open until it's completely unplayable, which is not far away. Really disappointing considering how nice this course used to be. Complete waste of money and time. I highly suggest playing one of the many other great courses that Vegas has to offer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Course really has potential!"


kmccullar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was priced well to play, it looked as if they lost some of the grass, greens were a bit slow, but the course lay out is excellent, if they can recover from the damage the course has endured, you could not find a better course to play for the buck!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is in terrible shape"


u000003402709's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst shape of any fairways I have ever played. Greens were actually in pretty good shape. Played winter rules when ever we could find enough grass to drop our ball onto.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



Nick2212162's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"From an oasis to a cow pasture..."


u074909461's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I played Chimera in March -- it was beautiful and well maintained. Lush and green, stunning scenery. Now the place looks like a cow pasture -- 50%+ of the fairways were dead or brown. Most of the lakes are half full. Tee boxes appeared to be abandoned and overgrown with weeds. The greens are well maintained and in good condition as of today.

I have never seen a golf course go from pristine conditions to looking like it is on the verge of being abandoned in such a short amount of time. I suspect the course may be closing in the near future...

Play at your own risk... You have been warned.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



dannyfarrell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In twenty years golfing I have never seen a course in such bad shape.The tee boxes were awful and the fairways were brutal.I don't know what happened here with the course but it should close for a couple of months and re-seed it ,to see if it can come back to life.What a total waste of money.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Don't waste your money!!"


u600228855's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played this course in 6 months and it was great back then but they have let the course go to ruin!! I have played municipal courses that only cost $20 a round that are in far better shape than this course. It was so bad I had to go into the pro shop and demand my money back!! The fairways and tee boxes are dead and barely hold and turf. Most of the greens are green but they have several yards of latex sod around them that is dead and not taking and they are long and incredibly slow. It is a shame because Thai is a really nice lay out.

I was told that they are trying to let Bermuda take over the course but it appears that the owner is broke and is just letting it go!! Only one worker on the course at 7am?! Water features turned down to just a trickle?! Trash,debris, overgrown shrubs and weeds all over the perimeter of the course!! Doesn't add up to just changing turf, it is much more than that!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Stay clear"


rogjor's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course is in extremely bad condition. I might pay $20 to play here not $59. There is no way. Staff was friendly but the fairways are more dead than green grass. Landscape not kept up either


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible fairways"


Horosho13's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had played this course 6 tines previously and brought a scratch golfer client. I was embarrassed to even call this a golf course. Fairways are all dead. Greens were barely acceptable. No starter and only one cart person. The electronic hole monitors were defective and directed us to only drive on the cart paths.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Conditions"


LVK1955's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At first site course looks in rough shape once you get over that it's a great layout and the greens where fine! I can only afford the old Tuscany GC when I book on GolfNow so it's good to be a VIP!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Dodgerbob's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017

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


"Please water your fairways"


golfing1836's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Pros: Nice starter who let me tee off a little early. Nice restaurant/bar area. Nice cart with gps and cooler with water, ice and bottle water.

Cons: Fairways are in bad shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Play elsewhere"


Brad7496255's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I'm a local and play 3mtimes a week. This Course is in poor shape, from tee boxes or greens. I'm glad I only had to pay 20.00 for the cart. There are many many many better courses here in Vegas.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000007514116's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
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


"Greenery in the desert"


keving65's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing this course. I found the staff very friendly and the practice facility is well well kept including free balls at the range.

We started off on the back nine and the variety of whole layout and hazards was interesting the course was quite green, that putting surfaces were fast and even.

My one complaint was that sand traps work very hard, almost like dirt.

I highly recommend this course to anybody in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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