Mountain Falls Golf Course

4.6659823529 4.7 stars from 5 (150)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7082 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7082 yards 73.8 132
Blue 72 6608 yards 71.4 121
White 72 6101 yards 69.1 116
Red (W) 72 5389 yards 71.1 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 150 Reviews
5 stars:
109
4 stars:
36
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

148 out of 150 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views 19th hole specials  

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"Windy Rainy Day"


rcpinder's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and it would have been a better day if it didn't rain on us


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


"I Never Get Bored With This Course"


mikevegas40's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I love Mountain Falls Golf Course. It's always in excellent condition, the layout is challenging, the people are extremely helpful and friendly, and the price is right. What else is there?

I like that the front and back were designed by two different companies - Jack Nicklaus' company designed the front, and Cal Olson designed the back. They play differently, and I like that since I play at Mountain Falls all the time.

The front is more wide open, but with fairway traps that are definitely in play. Avoid them and you have a much better chance at a good score, but the other great obstacle are the greens. I find it much harder to read putts on the front nine. There are also numerous tiered greens that make a two putt frequently difficult.

The back is just as difficult, but for completely different reasons. I have always thought it is easier to string pars on the front, but it's easier to make a birdie or two on the back. The back is much tighter and requires more accuracy off of the tee. If you stay in the fairway, however, you are rewarded with easier greens, overall. But the back also has, in my opinion, the two hardest holes, 12 and 14.

12, a par 4, is narrow off of the tee but you still want to hit a long drive because the approach is downhill to a shallow green. If you have to hit a long iron or more into the green it won't hold. To make things harder, the front right is protected by a difficult trap, and the left is spongy and your ball won't roll onto the green unless you are very lucky. Then the green itself is probably the most difficult on the back.

14 is a par 3 that has an elevated green, a deep bail out area to the right that requires incredible skill and/or luck to pitch out of (honestly, I usually putt it myself). Short there is a stream and rocks. Left is no bargain, the green doesn't hold well and it you have any hook on your shot you will see yourself hit the green, and then your ball ends up in the water. The only "safe" spot is long, the trap in the back is shallow and easy. Then to top it off, the green is difficult and different from the rest of the course.

Two pars on 12 and 14 is an achievement. Both are very capable of generating "others" on your scorecard.

That said, the thing to keep in mind on the back is the rest of the holes are all "gettable", but still challenging and interesting.


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


"Worth the drive to Pahrump, Nevada"


dhoutz880's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a somewhat hidden gem; well worth the hour or so drive from the Las Vegas Strip. Overall, the course was in great shape with a nice variety of holes and exceptional greens. Fairly flat overall, but you still need to pay attention to club selection with the subtle elevation changes, especially on windy days. It was especially windy this day, but the course was still very playable. Staff was friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice high desert course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall course was in great shape. Greens are 99% recovered from punching. They're a little spotty in appearance, but rolled true and with good consistent speed.

One of the best driving range and practice areas I've seen on a public course.

I almost deducted a star for the bunkers - they're basically hardpan and not sand traps. You should be able to ground your club and play them as bare dirt. My solution was to avoid them - only went in 2.

Only other potential deduct is overselling as a "mountain" course. It's just another high desert course in southern Nevada, with views of mountains. It is out of the city though.

Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"played here twice"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is one of the best values for your money anywhere Nevada much less in United States from what I played beautiful course always a good deal on GolfNow beautiful setting friendly staff about an hour from Vegas worth the drive


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



3dodger3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Twice now in 2 weeks you have sent me to courses that had greens that were punched! That is information that should have been on your website! Don't know if I will be using your site again!! Terrible!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Mountain Falls Golf Course on 04/28/2017:

Hi Mark, thank you for the review. We apologize for the inconvenience in regards to the conditions of the course not being properly communicated on GolfNow. This is not the standard we are trying to set for our golfers and will pass this note along to help make improvements. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon!

"Good course"


u000005121336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good condition and fun to play, but very slow. 5 hours to play and course Marshall does not help speed things up.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"It’s a Great course with beautiful mountain views."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a very windy day, but we still had fun. The course is challenging and the views spectacular. Didn't have to worry about scoring well because the wind ripped our score card right out of our cart as we putted the second hole. Had a challenging day, but with a few good shots and I remember we both birdied the last hole. Life is good. I'll be back on a calm day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"This course has great fairways, lots of sand traps, and challenging greens !"


Hoylander2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and well maintained! Would definitely recommend !


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



Jerry9283743's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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


"Best value anywhere."


denlee's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We Love this course. Always in great shape, greens are well maintained, course is well marshaled on busy days and layout is great.

Staff receives you with cart and instructions. The dining and bar are well priced and super good food. We always choose Mountain Falls as our first choice for value and conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

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



jhooker600's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was one of the best courses I ever played well worth the drive from vegas


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



u000005689547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layour in quieter desert area. Course had nice layout with the back nine having more bite as if is has more mature trees and water. Greens were in good shape but just a little slower than the norm. Ovreally a fun time on a very warm spring day.


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


"Ruined By Pace"


u853929230's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was one of the slowest rounds ever played, which really ruined what could be a great course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Mountain Falls Golf Course on 03/09/2017:

Hey Kevin, thank you for the feedback and four star rating. We regret to hear the pace of play during your round was unusually slow. We will be keeping an eye on this issue and make improvements where necessary moving forward. We hope to have you back again soon and appreciate your time with us!


tldore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in pretty good shape. The greens had been top dressed a few days ago and were a bit slow.

The fairways were in great shape for the time of year.

The views were stunning.

one negative as that the driving range was being mowed so we couldn't warm up. Our tee time was 12.20. We couldn't figure out why it was being mowed at that time of the day!

It was about an hours drive from Las Vegas

I would go back and play it again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Mountain Falls Golf Course on 03/09/2017:

Good afternoon Kevin, thank you for the feedback and four star rating. We regret hear the range was closed during your visit. We will be looking into our mowing schedule moving forward. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the course views and enjoyed your round with us. Thank you for stopping by Mountain Falls Golf Course and have a great day!


u000003938861's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Mountain Falls Golf Course on 03/09/2017:

Hey Richard, thank you for the five star rating! We are pleased to have you stop by our course and we look forward to having you back again soon!

"Course Location"


fortfumble's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a destination trip. We drive to Pahrump just to play Mountain Falls


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great golf experience - Always!"


denlee's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for all skill sets. 4 tee boxes provide for casual to low handicapper. Dining is 5 star with great sports tvs in the open bar. All staff are friendly, professional and happy to meet everyone. We stay in Vegas and make this easy 1 hour drive is very much worth our time for great golf and relaxation. We Recommend Mountain Falls to every golfer we know and meet. Thanks for providing a quality experience .


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


"Love it"


u000005980191's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Winnnnnnndy!!! Even so, had a great round. Will play this course in the wind, rain, or snow.


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


"Very enjoyable course and great value! A hidden gem!"


P093185's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and is a good challenging layout for both low handicap and novice golfers. The weather was perfect, which made it even more fun. Great view of Mt. Charleston and its snowcapped peak in October. All the pro-shop staff, cart-girl and starter were very friendly and welcoming. This course was well worth the hour drive from Vegas! Will definitely want to play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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