Desperado/Outlaw at Badlands Golf Club

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2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6605
Slope 151
Rating 71.4
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6605 yards 71.4 151
Back 72 6161 yards 69.5 142
Middle 72 5676 yards 70.5 135
Forward 72 4865 yards 70.3 123
Scorecard for Desperado/Outlaw
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 71.5/147 346 523 354 532 218 419 374 196 387 3349 396 153 341 405 305 535 405 222 515 3277 6626
Back M: 69.5/142 322 504 337 504 167 385 353 169 373 3114 363 128 325 383 286 514 381 207 494 3081 6195
Middle M: 68.5/123 W: 72.0/126 311 480 325 464 151 358 295 146 308 2838 312 110 300 378 263 482 357 172 471 2845 5683
Forward W: 68.4/116 299 433 309 430 127 298 242 82 265 2485 284 89 247 350 248 460 269 132 430 2509 4994
Handicap 17 7 13 1 15 3 11 9 5 14 18 16 10 12 4 8 6 2
Par 4 5 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Johnny Miller

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Bob May Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.4
519

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 49
19th Hole Scenic Views 23
19th Hole Specials 19
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 122
Elevation Changes 104
Bunkers 87
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 100
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 83
Locals 64
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 104
Worth the Drive 67
In the 'Burbs 56

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Odd Course

I received a pretty good deal to play this course. Initially, I was impressed with the bagboy driving out to load our bags onto the court. He also provided us with free range balls to hit. Then, we drive over to the putting greens and the driving range. I was intrigued by the driving range as it is hilly and I was expecting to have some hill side shots (none on the course). The putting greens were horrible. The course could definitely use a lot of water as the fairways were a yellowish green. I was surprised to see a course in this condition as all courses are looking immaculate after over seeding. I do not think this course over seeds. The greens were bumpy, sponge like, and almost unplayable.

The first 9 holes of the course were okay and most of the shots were straight. The back 9 was a different story. There are a lot of blind shots! You have no idea or even an estimate of where you may want to hit the ball to. The golf cart comes with a somewhat GPS that just tells you to play the shot to the “left center.” The GPS machine is antiquated and very confusing to use. There are no diagrams of what the holes look like. You have to be careful because you are out there playing target golf on narrow fairways surrounded by big canyons. I would never play here again. The course is in deplorable condition. I read another review that he course was shutting down. Inside the pro shop, I was told that they have 2 courses and the Outlaw was closed and they will be keeping Desperado and Diablo open. He assured me that the course will not be shutting down. Based on the course conditions that I observed, I would not be surprised if the course did shut down.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Badlands

Not too bad of shape but bunkers are terrible, like hitting off a concrete cart path.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 11/28/2016:
Thanks for your review! We appreciate your feedback about the bunkers and will make sure to address this point. Thanks again and we hope to have you back soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course closing

Staff informed me that the course will be closing in 2 weeks, looks like course maintenance had already been discontinued. I have played this course a number of times and was always in excellent condition, too bad that we are going to loose this one.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 11/22/2016:
Thank you for your review! As it turns out, Elite Golf will be staying on at Badlands Golf Club! We look forward to continue working with them for many years to come! We are open for all of 2017!
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Marcush28
Commented On 12/01/2016

I was told the same thing and it does look like any sort of maintenance is being dedicated to this course. It was in poor condition.

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Badlands is a fun course

Tough course with a lot of blind hits. Club selection a must as you can't just drive a ball off all the tees. Off the fairways turf too long. Roughs and greens ok. Nice views of mountains, ravines and pricey homes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 11/03/2016:
Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed the challenge our course presented. We can't wait to have you back for your next round at Badlands!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

this has good and challenging features.

Very nice course. It has some very challenging holes.

The lay out is great and scenic. You just have to watch for water hazards, creeks, sand traps and some blind shots. Overall...It is a great Golf Course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 11/03/2016:
Thank you for your 5 star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at our course. We look forward to having you back soon! Let us know about your experience on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/Badlands-Golf-Club-144199503796/?fref=ts
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great layout

have played for a few years now when in town but not as good condition this time

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 10/28/2016:
Thanks for your review! We're glad you continue to visit our course when you are in the area. We're sorry that you did not enjoy our course conditions this time. We hope to see you back when you are in the area again!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable but challenging course

I've played this course several times and love coming back. It is a difficult course but not unfair at all. The design of the course is wonderful and has a variety of holes and elevations that make it a lot of fun and a great challenge to play.

Overall the course is not as good a shape as I've seen it before - part of that is probably due to the change in seasons and winter grass starting to growi in. The greens were very soft, which is great for playing but also cause huge ball marks that can be difficult to repair. There were tons of ball marks on some of the greens that can make putting difficult at times.

The starter was very friendly and helpful and got us out ahead of a larger group which was much appreciated.

I come to Vegas 3 or 4 times a year and will continue to always try and play this course when I visit.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 10/26/2016:
Thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your feedback on the ball marks and will make sure to address this issue, We can't wait to have you back the next time you are in the area!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just the 3 of us

3 buddies golfing the Badlands, tough course, beautiful layout.

It would help w some diagram ( on GPS) for you to place you shot

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Badlands Golf Club on 10/13/2016:
Thanks for your review! We are thrilled that you and your buddies enjoyed your experience at Badlands. We look forward to having you back for your next round with us!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outlaw / Desperado

A tale of two nines. Outlaw was not difficult and pretty straight forward. The Desperado was a different story. Target golf lots of trouble and elevation changes that make club choice critical

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 10/05/2016

Thanks for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Badlands. We look forward to having you back for your next round with us!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition

Tough layout From back tees, but

Greens rolled true. Fairways in great shape also.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/28/2016

Thanks for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your round at Badlands. We are pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions and we hope to see you back soon for your next round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

monday 9/19

Nice course more like a links very hard for first time fun layout needs water coolers on course 1more cart girl 1girl for 27 holes is way to much in las vegas heat still had fun dont pay over $80.00 have fun

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/21/2016

Thanks for your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your round at Badlands. We appreciate your feedback about the water coolers and will make sure to address this point. We hope to see you back soon for you next round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Weekend fun, concert, and laughter

Went out to LV for Enrique Iglesias concert with wife, a round of golf, golf course was in good shape, staff was awesome, the course was hard and challenging. Shot a 88 round. That night my wife and I went out to the Laughter Factory and had a blast.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/21/2016

Thanks for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Badlands. We look forward to having you back soon for your next round with us!

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Target layout

Lots of interesting holes, but you better bring your iron A game.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/21/2016

Thanks for your review! We're pleased that you enjoyed your round with us. We hope to see you back soon for your next round at Badlands!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Badlands -- Desperado/Outlaw

The course was in excellent condition. In particular, the greens were outstanding. They rolled flat and true. It was a pleasure to play this course. I will play it again when I'm next in Las Vegas.

There is a challenge for whatever your skill level happens to be. You will surely enjoy playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/21/2016

Thanks for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your round at Badlands. We look forward to having you back the next time you are in Las Vegas!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Time playing golf

Had a wonderful time..... Tom Go in Vegas

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/16/2016

Glad you had a great time! Thanks Tom! See you again soon we hope.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Badlands

Fun course good pace of play great staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/08/2016

Awesome! So glad you loved your experience come back and see us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough target golf

Very nice golf course in great shape. Bag drop and pro shop help not to friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/08/2016

Thanks for enjoying the course! We appreciate your feedback we will address it.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

decent variety between golf holes

overall reasonably good value - not too long of a course with plenty of target golf - interesting layout

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/08/2016

Glad you loved the layout and say great value in playing here!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

It is great to play here. The staff is fridently. The condition is great special in green.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/08/2016

Thank you for playing at Badlands we're happy to hear you enjoyed the conditions!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value

Play it if you are a 9 or better. Bring your A game. Johnny Miller's revenge on bad golfers

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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badlandsgolf
Commented On 09/08/2016

Awesome thanks for the tips to our new golfers!

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