Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.7
394 Reviews (394)
5 Stars
291
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
96.8%
Recommend this course
383 out of 394 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.5
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
92.9%
Recommend this course
13 out of 14 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.6
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Paiute Golf Resort - Sun
Powered by GolfNow.com
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7112 yards 73.4 140
Yellow 72 6631 yards 71.2 128
White 72 6074 yards 68.7 121
White (W) 72 6074 yards 74.6 128
Red (W) 72 5465 yards 71.3 122
Scorecard for Sun Mountain
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.4/140 454 379 558 206 389 436 530 204 449 3605 358 545 465 426 219 365 527 198 404 3507 7112
Gold M: 71.2/128 418 356 537 184 366 409 501 170 416 3357 332 530 431 410 189 338 500 157 387 3274 6631
White M: 68.7/121 W: 74.6/128 399 310 504 138 358 370 466 140 385 3070 308 479 401 381 168 309 459 137 362 3004 6074
Red W: 71.3/122 382 289 458 123 315 348 392 118 346 2771 277 442 369 345 144 274 400 110 333 2694 5465
Handicap 5 15 7 11 13 1 9 17 3 14 8 4 2 16 12 10 18 6
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 36 72

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

Best of Lists

Reviews

4.7
394 Reviews (394)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 38
19th Hole Scenic Views 36
Patio Dining 17
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 57
Water Hazards 45
Undulating Greens 29
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 52
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 44
Advanced Golfers 42
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 62
Convenient to the City 20
In the 'Burbs 6

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great tract

I’m a visitor from Maui, got paired with three local players on the Sun course. It was great to play with someone who had local course knowledge.

They explained that the Paiute facility is one of their favorite places to play and that because it has its own private water supply, it is one of the few courses in Las Vegas that is green (not yellow) this time of the year.

We played the Gold tees, about 6600 yds. The Sun course is challenging, but not gimmicky. The bunker sand was amazingly consistent and much fluffier than the resorts on Maui. Recommended!

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

Excellent Course!

Played with a group of 3 and had an excellent day. A recommendation of you are getting a ride from the strip use Uber not a Taxi.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

AWESOME Course in Fantastic Condition

This was my first time playing the Sun Mountain course. I played the Wolf course last year. I love both courses. Las Vegas Piute is my favorite place to play golf in Las Vegas (including Cascata, TPC, Bears Best, etc.)

The entire place is a fantastic facility. The two courses I have played are incredible. The practice facilities are in immaculate condition and have everything you could ask for as far as practice facilities.

The greens all roll very consistent to one another but are not overly challenging. The greens are super well maintained and have hardly any non-repaired ball marks. Fairways are great, and lush. The rough is very challenging and penalizing (thick and lush) but not impossible and the surrounding scenery all around you never gets old. You have spectacular views of the mountains and the surrounding desert.

You even get a quasi air show during your round with lots of air force jets (B-1's, F-16, F-18s) landing and taking off from Nellis Air Force base. We even saw a coyote walking in the desert area right off the fairway.

Staff is courteous, friendly and helpful.

I HIGHLY recommend Las Vegas Piute.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Request A Vacation Quote From Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Please provide your information below and a staff member at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort will be in contact to help you start planning your travel.
Nearby Courses
Las Vegas, Nevada
3.7449764706
295
North Las Vegas, Nevada
3.9517705882
394
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.3017235294
383
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.2093294118
101
Las Vegas, Nevada
3.7058823529
4
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.2851176471
161
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.4369058824
446

Stay & Play Offers

From $84
Valid dates: Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020
Stay and Play Golf in Scottsdale, Arizona from $84 per golfer/night (including golf & lodging!)
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE