Sun Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

4.7239066439 4.7 stars from 5 (340)
  • 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 340 Reviews
5 stars:
247
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

330 out of 336 reviews


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"Nice course out of Las Vegas"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Great layout, course in great shape. Like playing here because it is about 30 minutes off the Strip and in the middle of the desert. Nothing but golf course and views of the desert and mountains.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing"


u937856825's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Beautiful, open and can’t wait to do the other courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great time with golfers I met for the first time"


u225938536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

If it is windy in Las Vegas it will be the windiest at this course because of where it is located. The conditions were so nice short of the 20 MPH wind. Had to 3 club up when directly in the wind to give you an idea. The golfers I was paired with were fantastic. We were paired with one lady and they gave her, her own cart which was brilliant for pace of place. You will enjoy.


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


"Fast round"


matt8755's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had an 8:42 tee time with two other golphers and we finished in 3 hours and 20 minutes.


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


"awesome"


Jerome61's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time and immediatly catched by the view and layout of this golf the greens are in good condition and could be slightly better excellent fairway a golf course absolutly to play !


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



Howardzz0z's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in Las Vegas"


Kjartan8742373's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If you are a golfer, this facility, with it’s 3 - three, quality courses, each 18 holes, are worth playing, and it does not really matter which one you play.

Sun, which I played this time, like it’s sibling Snow, get’s less attention then Wolf.

There’s not an overwhelming good reason not to play Sun or Snow rather then the always busy Wolf.

Conditions are excellent, and with the somewhat warmer winter weather we have so far had in December 2017, versus December 2016, the playing conditions are superb.

Wind & Weather can change, so be prepared for the fact that this is an outdoors activity, at a higher elevation than the downtown Las Vegas Strip, and you will enjoy.

Handy suggestion: Download the app “Tap to Tee” beforehand, as the beverage cart uses this for ordering, and it will speed up beverage (and food) deliveries quite a bit.

Cigar smokers: Stop at the Chevron gas station just off the I-15 freeway, before the clubhouse, and get your cigars there, they are cheaper there, as you are on tribal land, and the Native American tribe has a Smoke Shop inside this Chevron gas station.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to play."


lPATTERSON1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Staff friendly. Beautiful course. Enjoyed tremendously.


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


"Loved the course"


virkie56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was a wonderful experience for us, staff were friendly and helpful,we rented clubs and that worked out well.

The course in the desert is fascinating, gorgeous fairways and scenic throughout, lots of wildlife and course was in great shape. Loved our first desert golf experience.


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


"Oasis in the desert"


kscopes's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A friend recommended this course if I was ever in Vegas. It was an all-around great place to tee it up. The day I played it wasn't windy at all, but it's in the desert and very unprotected, so, I bet I just got lucky. Excellent facilities with all you- can- hit range. Staff couldn't have been nicer. The 3 courses are 35 min from the strip. I recommend playing here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



aaron4229138's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best Conditions I've ever seen here"


dgolfman62281's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Including Wolf and Snow Mountain, I have played at Paiute approximately 12 times. Today was the best shape I even seen this course in, and it is usually kept in great shape. If there is a flaws to this place, it's that many of the holes look too similar to each other, and you don't feel like you're getting the full variety of shot styles.

Paiute has yet to disappoint me, and I always recommend it to Vegas golfing visitors.


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


"Great coarse"


u2803362's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice coarse little challenging with the wind out there but very fun place will be back for sure !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A day at the Sun"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Got a hot deal tee time so the price was right. Greens were lightly sanded, but playable, no mention of this when booking.Only issue we had was that upon returning home and reviewing our receipts we discovered that we were charged for 4 bottled waters and 4 Bloody Marys although we had only ordered and recieved 4 waters and 2 Bloody Marys... Would definitely return, but check my receipts immediately upon receiving them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Minnesota finest"


Dennisa54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice nice and nicer 18 handicapper and I shot a 89 but I played with a local and his son the dad beat me by 25 strokes and his sophomore son beat me by 20 but they were the nices guys u could ask to play with and a wealth of knowledge and the shape and layout were tremendous for being dessert layouts would play in the future and hopefully of playing with those partners great time and played in 3.5 hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round of golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Conditions were very good with quick greens. Fairly wide fairways but on a windy day this place will test your. Pace of play was 4 hours. No housing around and we did get an Apache helicopter "show". Good value if you can get a hot deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Kenneth3675901's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect day."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Though a bit pricey, it is an amazing facility = 3 fabulous courses, with no development. It is kept in prime condition and is the best in the Vegas area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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