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4.6
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
93.5%
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391 out of 404 reviews
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4.2
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
75.0%
Recommend this course
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4.6
29 Reviews (29)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
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4.8
89.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert/Links
Par 72
Length 7112 yards
Slope 140
Rating 73.4

At the Sun Mountain course at the Las Vegas Paiute Resort, Pete Dye uses the rolling terrain in an almost links-style design.

Straying from fairways can put you in the fescue grass, but this isn't the ball-gobbling fescue you'd expect from Dye. If anything Sun Mountain plays easier than Snow Mountain. The 140 slope rating from the back tees might even seem a little inflated when you're out on the course.

Which isn't to say it's a complete pushover. It's still a Dye after all. It still has bunkers you'll remember. Or lose sleep over.

Take the green-guarding bunker on the 219-yard par-3 14th. It is so steep in front that you almost have to hit the ball straight up in the air to get it out successfully. Some hackers become so unnerved by this bunker that they hit out backward, going back toward the fairway to escape. Yes, even at his kindler, gentler best, Pete Dye can make golfers retreat on a course.

Sun does not hit you with much water, but it makes good use of the vast Paiute landscape. There are huge desert areas between the holes, giving each hole a sense of isolation. You're not going to be observing someone's shank on a parallel fairway.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 40 tees
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.6
404 Reviews (404)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
19th Hole Scenic Views 37
Patio Dining 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 58
Water Hazards 46
Undulating Greens 30
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 54
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 45
Advanced Golfers 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 63
Convenient to the City 20
In the 'Burbs 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hot deal ? WAAAAY over booked.

Two hours and 20 minutes for 8 holes ???? While weather was initially fine, by the time we reached 14th hole, sun was low and wind was high. So we left. Certainly did not amortize the hefty cost playing only 14 holes. Zero course management to press slow groups, one of which had 5 players. Though local, we, had to travel a long way to get there. Will rethink future bookings there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

excelllent golf course

first time play at this course the pace very slow take over 5 hours to finish the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Nevada Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

No Shortage of Wind

The layout plays fair from the tee and with today’s two club wind finding the fairway was possible and keeping it out of the desert was not impossible. Growing grass is not a problem here. Most lies in the rough sat up making it easy to find your ball and to advance it toward the green. The greens were firm, fast and rolled fairly smooth. Didn’t notice much on shorter putts, but longer putts did bounce some. The bunkers I found were maintained and had plenty of sand.

Pace of play was right at 4h25m. I rarely waited and never saw the group behind me. The beverage cart made plenty of laps and everyone on the staff I encountered was friendly, cordial and appreciative. The practice facilities are top notch and accurately represent on course conditions. Overall a very solid value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Second time at Paiute.

We played Sun this time.Fabulous conditions on the entire course. Greens are perfect. We played Wolf last time and both courses are top 10 if you've been to any of the very nice courses around the country. If you haven't been to Paiute, you need to go!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great experience with Beginners

I have played Sun Mountain several times and love it. I invited my brother-in-law who is a raw beginner to play with me. The course layout and fairways are wide enough to keep most of even a beginner's shots in play and easily to find, making for a pleasant experience and hooked him on golf. Challenges exist around the greens and with numerous bunkers but layout is friendly enough to make hitting a ball in the desert or unplayable happen only on a big mishit. Staff was helpful with free water in the heat 100 degrees and we stayed comfortable. Great time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

They will give your golf bag and clubs to anyone!

Playing in a golf tournament with about 19 other guys
Beautiful course and a great time.
So after we finished we couldn’t drive our bags to our cars
So the bag boys cleaned our clubs have us a valet ticket which corresponded with you golf bag like leaving your car with a valet. So great no problem they took my clout top to the bag guy responsible for collecting the valet ticket and giving you your bag.
After the tournament we sat in the clubhouse dividing skins and and gifts . So after 2 hours sitting in the clubhouse I go to the valet guy give him my ticket and he tells me he didn’t have my bag! He tells me a group of golfers came out and they said all these bags are ours and he didn’t even check the valet ticket and presided to give them my custom made NXO putter and NXO custom. Bag with my mizuno blades and wedges New M4 driver
GoPro Pebble Beach souvenirs I purchased when I played there last year cash and prescription sunglasses and much more!
Very unprofessional and just bad management when it come to customers equipment!
So for the last 2 days of our tournament I had to use sorry loaner clubs at each course.
Beware

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in Vegas

My wife and I frequently come to Vegas and have golfed all of them. There is nothing nicer for the money than Paiute. We have played all three of the courses within the last six months and they are all spectacular. We played the Sun course today and it was in fantastic shape. Just keep the ball in the fairway because the ruff is so plush it’s very hard to hit it solid. Staff is always great. If your coming to Vegas put this course on your list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent test

Enjoyed our round on Sun Mountain.
Nice challenging golf course where the swirling wind
played havoc all day.
The greens were a little bumpier than I expected, but otherwise course was in pristine shape.
Very enjoyable round. played on 410 on a Sunday afternoon at 1pm

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great Course

Really good course for the money. Kept in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

Tee boxes were nice. Greens were very consistent. Fairways were good. But the greens were hard and dry so with the windy conditions it was hard to get approach shots to stick.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course

Great course, very good condition, scenic.
Will definitely play again when in L.V.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

1st Class Resort

Enjoyed my round at Sun Mountain this afternoon. This was my 2nd time at the resort and the 1st time playing the Sun Mountain course. I’m playing the Wolf course in the morning to complete the trifecta. The greens were putting true and fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

We were very pleased with the quality of this course. We got a hot deal on GolfNow which was a good price. Course was very fair and well maintained. Would play this again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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