TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 18
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 18
TPC Las Vegas culminates with a long par 4 guarded by water in front of the green. Courtesy of TPC Las Vegas
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 10
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 10
TPC Las Vegas' 10th hole is an uphill par 4. Courtesy of TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas golf course - 18th hole
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - 18th hole
TPC Las Vegas is the home club for many PGA Tour pros including Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore. Courtesy of TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas - JW Marriott
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TPC Las Vegas - JW Marriott
TPC Las Vegas runs beside the JW Marriott Resort and guests can book stay-and-play packages. Courtesy of TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 1
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 1
The opening hole at TPC Las Vegas is a relatively player-friendly par 4. Courtesy of TPC Las Vegas
TPC Las Vegas golf course - 18th
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - 18th
TPC Las Vegas' par-4 18th hole is guarded by water. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC Las Vegas - Practice area
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TPC Las Vegas - Practice area
The practice facility at TPC Las Vegas is among the best in Nevada. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 14
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 14
A deep chasm runs along the edge of the 14th green at TPC Las Vegas. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 7
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 7
TPC Las Vegas' par-3 sevent hole is guarded by desert in front and left of the green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC Las Vegas golf course - 10th tee
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - 10th tee
TPC Las Vegas' 10th hole has a big fairway but plenty of water, too. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 2
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TPC Las Vegas golf course - No. 2
The second hole at TPC Las Vegas is a devilish par 3 that plays to a green surrounded by desert. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Off-the-Strip splurge: Get the PGA Tour treatment at TPC Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas now takes place at TPC Summerlin , a private course just north of the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas PGA Tour Stop has had many sponsors and dates on the schedule since its founding in 1983.

Summerlin's now exclusive hosting of the event is a good thing for public golfers. It allows nearby TPC Las Vegas , a former host of the event as well as a Champions Tour event, to serve up a wide open tee sheet to resident and visiting golfers looking to enjoy the peak fall months of the destination's golf season. Now several weeks into fall overseed season, carts are off the paths and rye grass conditions are prime for the fall-thru-spring seasons.

Designed by Bobby Weed with player consultant Raymond Floyd, TPC Las Vegas was originally known as TPC Canyons, and the reason for that is some of the rock formations on the course that come into play, like the par-3 second hole and also the short, par-4 14th hole that features a green that teeters on the edge of a sliver of deep chasm. Red Rock Canyon National Park is also within view and lights up in the morning when on the course.

TPC Las Vegas has a small membership that serves the Summerlin-area community, but caters largely to public golf. The experience affords visitors and residents the opportunity to sample a PGA Tour-worthy facility, allowing for a much more complete golf product compared to the high-end courses on the strip like Wynn and Bali Hai Golf Club that have tighter footprints. In fact, resident pros like Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman are regulars here when they're not on tour, using one of many practice greens located at the facility.

Another big part of the TPC Las Vegas experience is the off-course amenities. They provide four different brands of rental clubs, plus shoes and everything you need to tee it up on vacation, as part of their "No Hassle" package . On-course GPS, plus a large restaurant and locker rooms with full facilities provide all the comforts of your home club. Located about 15-20 minutes north of the Las Vegas Strip, it's also located around the corner from the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, which is more of a leisure getaway compared to the strip hotels to the south. The JW Marriott provides shuttle service to the club for its guests. Summerlin's Suncoast Hotel & Casino, recently renovated, also offers stay-and-play packages.

For those interested in both watching and playing golf in Las Vegas during the Shriners, TPC will credit $35 off your green fee towards the purchase of a ticket.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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