Sun Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

4.7366823529 4.7 stars from 5 (361)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7112 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 40 tees
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 361 Reviews
5 stars:
264
4 stars:
87
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

351 out of 357 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for playing multiple courses wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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4bgaither's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great round, super course in really good conditions. I was a little disappointed that my GolfNow rewards would not go through but that did not with Paiute


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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


"Favorite Course in Las Vegas"


golfjdm2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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The courses at Pauite are my favorite in Las Vegas. They are in the desert with Mountain views. The course was in great shape, required a variety of shots but was extremely fair while challenging. Staff was great, from check-in, directions to range and first tee, and letting me go play as a single starting on 10th tee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Paiute Sun"


u000001111607's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Challenging with ample fairway width, great greens that were true rolling and quick. Wonderful condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"My favorite trio of courses"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As always the course was in incredible shape, fairways and greens well groomed, rough was long and treacherous and sand was fluffy and light. I always play at least one round at Paiute when i visit Las Vegas and this this time it was just as great as always.


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


"Incredible"


IBJPJM's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely first class all the way around. Incredible scenery , top shelf conditions . Just breathtaking. Staff was first class also


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


"5 starts"


u000004722128's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Perfect condition -personnel awesome

Thanks to everyone!


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


"Great Paiute"


u000007144000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Very nice course not far from downtown Vegas. Good price and fast play. Recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



PP1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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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


"Played in under 4 hours"


chrisosborne's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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I had a flight to catch and I needed to finish in 4 1/2 hours or less. The starter told me people were finishing in 4 hours. We did it in 3 1/2 which made my drive back to the airport less stressful. Thanks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Outstanding facility."


joejessal's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Reviewed on

This was a very nice course. Everything from the greens to the staff were top notch. I hit it on a mild sunny 89 degree day. Shot a 76 which helped my attitude. Go play this. The clubhouse is stocked with the latest and greatest styles of clothing. Had a great time.


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


"Great track"


drmsfm11671's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was scenic and in nice shape

Would play again if I was in Las Vegas area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout and conditions"


Ceriost's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the sun course and it was in great shape. However, it was about 50 degrees with 20+ mph winds a howling. My son and I enjoyed the course but the weather conditions put a damper on the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive out of town"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Staff and course are both great highly recommend to anyone of any ability.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"Great Course"


u000001036274's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All good. Not too crowded. A bit of a drive from the Strip. Not the end of the world (next exit?). Lots of targets on the practice range (Wolf). Very enjoyable. Difficulty about a 5-6 for a Pete Dye designed course. Will play again on next trip to 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


"Great day of golf!"


u000007007462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect weather! Greens were in good shape. Sand traps needed a little work, small rocks in some of them. The main problem I had was that the course had some gravel waste areas on some of the holes. Very unattractive to look at and pretty much ruined those holes for me. Otherwise the course was good overall. I wish they offered a shuttle service to the strip. Do not use a taxi service to get there from the strip! It’s 2 to 3 times the price as other car services.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic desert golf destination."


u000002379178's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you like desert golf DO NOT miss out on the Paiute resort!! Great courses coupled with top shelf customer service ensures you will return to this destination course. I have played most courses in Vegas, all the courses in Mesquite and the wolf and sun layouts at Paiute are in my top six in the area. The only negative was the cart gals obvious lack of interest in service. Everything else is spot on. Well done Paiute!!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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