Las Vegas National Golf Course

4.0076470588 4.0 stars from 5 (523)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6815 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
championship 71 6815 yards 72.1 130
middle 71 6418 yards 70.2 121
other 71 5741 yards 72.9 127
forward 71 5741 yards 69.5 103

A traditional golf course in the land of faux waterfalls, shooting fountains and mountains, Las Vegas National Golf Club is actually part site of Tiger Woods' first win on the PGA Tour.

Las Vegas National was part of the rotation of the Las Vegas Invitational when Woods broke onto the Tour in 1996. Tiger actually won the Las Vegas Invitational (then a 90-hole, multi-course event) with a final round 64 on the private TPC at Summerlin track, erasing David Love III's four-stroke lead.

Average hackers will find a course with plenty of trees in the desert and five inventive par 3s that give National much of its character. This isn't desert golf. It's old school golf with palm trees and sand.

It is also very close to the Strip, just a few turns and about a 10-minute drive away. The area's built up around it with fast-food shops, but the Rat Pack era style remains alive within Las Vegas National's grounds.

"As you pull into the lot at Las Vegas National, the sense of the sixties is evident in the rectangular pastel colored stucco clubhouse that might have seemed modernistic back then, but now is a charming reminder of an architecturally dated style," TravelGolf.com writer Doug Saunders said.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 523 Reviews
5 stars:
136
4 stars:
259
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

448 out of 521 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole specials brunch  

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u000006683086's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/21/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon

"Great historic course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time playing this course will definitely be back. Great old school course wit cool history like house from the movie casino and u can play vs tigers score when he won tourney here in 90s. Its very forgiving yet challenging at the same time. Snack bar and food options not very good tho


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Beware non residents"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked on Golf Now and found out at the course that they would not honor our Golf Now rate because we were not Nevada residents. First time ever this has happened to us. After some negotiating we paid a higher price and were able to play. The course is surrounded with nostalgia and history and we are glad we were able to play. The starter was outstanding briefing us on some of the history of the area and the golf course as we waited to play. We thoroughly enjoyed the course. Very fair course and the greens will give you fits.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for playing Las Vegas National. We would like to apologize for the confusion you faced while you were with us. Glad to hear you were able enjoy the course and the history associated with it. Please come back and visit us again.

"Tough but fair entrainment golf"


mcfly623599's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee box informational plaques were great. Course was in great condition when I played. The greens are tough to read they seemed to break uphill and were slower than expected. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Good experience I will play here again.


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


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Glad to hear you enjoyed the course conditions. Next round be sure to try out our golf boards!


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/14/2018:

Thank you for the review of Las Vegas National. We are sorry to hear that greens were not up to your standards. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Great day"


smithjay1978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time at LV National. Great from bag drop to packing them back in the car. Tees off early enough that I Did a replay for 30$ which is a great deal. Only negative I had was snack bar wasn’t open and was an ordeal to order a sandwich with the cart girl. Greens a little slower than I would have thought but overall great course and great 36 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/10/2018:

Thank you so much for playing Las Vegas National and rating us 5-stars. Sorry the snack bar was not open. We are glad you were still able to enjoy your round. 36-holes! What a feat.


gc1987599001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/02/2018:

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the conditions here at Las Vegas National.

"Great hot deal"


det's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fun course, great staff, really good hot deal on golfnow! Warning.... Tough layout for lefties who can't hit a draw. Great course for righties who can fade the ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/01/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review glad to hear you enjoyed yourself while you were here. Please come back and visit us soon.


bmc2ooo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a nice day of golf on a course with a bit of history. Golf now hot deal for 51.00, not bad. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Greens rolled nice and had no bad lies while in the fairways. Surrounding neighborhoods a bit run down as you read on other reviews but I was there for the golf which was fine. Close to the strip


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/01/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Glad to hear you enjoyed your round while you were here! Come back soon!

"Goat Path"


bhitch01's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Wow, what a disappointment! The reviews I read were good. Not sure what they we’re thinking. Course was 135 bucks for nonresidents and I would not pay 30 to play it again. Course conditions were poor and surrounding area was very very sketchy! I would NEVER recommend this course!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/25/2018:

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your round here at Las Vegas National.

"Close to the Strip..."


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

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

Reviewed on

Nice track.

15 minutes from Tropicana

Tons of History - Come early and tour their Museum/HoF

Movie "Casino" shot at some of the houses on the course.

Grass range, putting green and chipping area

Great Staff

Pace was horrible, but locals (in our 4-some) said it was an anomaly.

Short par 4's were tricky

Lots of hidden water - consult the tee box marker

Greens were "hairy" but true - had hard time finding my ball marks...

Give it a try.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/18/2018:

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your history here at Las Vegas National. Thank you for the 4-star review and we hope to see you back again soon.

"Fun course with history..."


u628047173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course many times when in Vegas and it never disappoints ...


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


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Vegas National."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a pretty nice day. The staff here is great and accommodating. But that can’t make up for the course conditions. The greens were very hard and didn’t take a shot very well. And the greens have different kinds of grasses in them. I wouldn’t recommend this course unless they upgraded the overall playability.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/18/2018:

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the course. We are on the other hand pleased the staff was great! Please come back and give us another shot.

"Course in very good shape"


Laraine5060595's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great time . Would play again

Pretty funny when a puppy snuck out and stole a ball from the fairway


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Did you get a video of the puppy? That's funny.

"Disappointed considering the Reviews I had read!"


GREGCGOLFER's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
British Columbia Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Was excited to book the course with it's esteemed history.

I wouldn't recommend it when comparing to so many other great courses in the area.

Some interesting homes on the course but also many derelict homes that leave you feeling uncomfortable.

Course needs water, dry and hard conditions so ridiculous bounces.

Play for the history okay but don't play if you're playing for the golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 05/10/2018:

We are very sorry that you did not have a great experience while you were here at Las Vegas National.

"Nice and comfortable"


Robert9216790's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is just a good place to play for the regular and little bit better golfer. Everything was in good condition and a little challenging which makes it fun if you keep it in play. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon.

"excellent as always"


u000004258232's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course always maintains excellent playing conditions, and it's no wonder why it used to be a PGA tour stop. The course isn't crazy hard or terribly long, but good putting is essential for a decent score.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon!

"Great course"


u157399239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautifully maintained. It was cool to read about the history the holes on the posted signs at the tees.


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


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon.

"Vegas Nat’l"


golfsmiley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has a lot of history and nostalgia! Course is older and mature. A good course to play away from the Las Vegas strip. The greens are fast and true despite the practice green nearest the 1st tee. The course is fun and a must play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Las Vegas National on 04/10/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review of Las Vegas National. Please come back and visit us soon.


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