Wolf Creek Golf Club - hole 2
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Wolf Creek Golf Club - hole 2
The drive off the elevated second tee is one of the most intimidating at Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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TPC Las Vegas - hole 2
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TPC Las Vegas - hole 2
The par-3 second hole at TPC Las Vegas plays like an island green. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Rio Secco Golf Club - hole 11
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Rio Secco Golf Club - hole 11
Commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip dominate the 11th hole at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Cascata golf course - 14th hole
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Cascata golf course - 14th hole
A stream trickles down the right side of the 14th fairway at Cascata. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Royal Links Golf Club - No. 16
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Royal Links Golf Club - No. 16
Bunkers heavily guard the green at the 454-yard, par-4 16th hole at Royal Links Golf Club. Courtesy of Royal Links G.C.
Shadow Creek golf course - 17th
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Shadow Creek golf course - 17th
Even in the fading light, the par-3 17th hole at Shadow Creek looks fabulous. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Bali Hai Golf Club - No. 18
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Bali Hai Golf Club - No. 18
The 18th hole at the Bali Hai Golf Club is called "Kuda Bay. Courtesy of Bali Hai G.C.
Bear's Best Las Vegas golf course - No. 18
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Bear's Best Las Vegas golf course - No. 18
Bear's Best Las Vegas' long, par-4 closing hole wraps around water, a replica of the Tournament Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas - hole 18
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Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas - hole 18
The finishing hole at Wynn Golf Club is surrounded by water, including a 37-foot waterfall. Courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas
Southern Highlands Golf Club - 18th
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Southern Highlands Golf Club - 18th
Trouble is everywhere on the par-5 18th hole of Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Wolf Course - 14th
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Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort - Wolf Course - 14th
The sharp dogleg left on the 14th hole of the Wolf Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort creates a long, tough challenge. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor

Top 10 hardest hitting golf holes in Las Vegas

Golf Advisor present the 10 "hardest-hitting" holes in Las Vegas golf -- selected from public-access courses -- pack a mean punch.

A bonus hole from a private club was included simply because it must be recognized. It's a beast. Bogey isn't all bad when faced with tackling these difficult holes.

Las Vegas golf's toughest holes

1. Hole 14, 492 yards, par 4: The Wolf Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Las Vegas
2. Hole 2, 445 yards, par 4: Wolf Creek Golf Club, Mesquite
3. Hole 2, 196 yards, par 3: TPC Las Vegas Golf Club, Summerlin
4. Hole 11, 478 yards, par 4: Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson
5. Hole 14, 434 yards, par 4: Cascata, Boulder City
6. Hole 16, 454 yards, par 4: Royal Links Golf Club, Las Vegas
7. Hole 17, 154 yards, par 3: Shadow Creek Golf Club, North Las Vegas
8. Hole 18, 486 yards, par 4: Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas
9. Hole 18, 463 yards, par 4: Bear's Best Las Vegas, Las Vegas
10. Hole 18, 448 yards, par 4: The Wynn Golf Club, Las Vegas

A bonus round from a private Las Vegas club

Hole 18, 603 yards, par 5: Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 700 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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