Rhodes Ranch Golf Club is born out of he Southern Nevada desert at the base of the Spring Mountains and located just minutes from the famous Las Vegas strip, this fabulous facility has quickly become a leader in golf in the Vegas area.
The abundance and variety of water features characterize the golf course. Ponds and lakes come into play frequently. There are also mature palms lining the gently rolling fairways and generous greens. The club is known for the immaculate maintenance of the verdant tropical landscape. The course is player-friendly while at the same time offering Las Vegas golfers some unexpected challenges.
The layout boasts a set of four impressive par 3s including the scenic third hole, which requires a tee shot over a pond. The designer, Ted Robinson, touted the holes as the best he’s ever designed. Rolling mounds and strategic bunkering as well as the occasional multi-tiered green make the golf course more difficult, but there are wide fairways and ample landing areas to provide a balance. The playability of the course combined with the reasonable rates, especially for Las Vegas golf, has earned the club a popular following.
The opening hole at Rhodes Ranch Golf is an appreciated opener – one that affords golfers a chance to get off to a good start. Number two plays into the prevailing wind and will require two good shots to reach in regulation, but is also score-able. The par three third is a beautiful hole requiring a tee shot over a pond, with some bail out room left. This is the fifth handicapped hole – pretty tough for a three par! Rolling mounds and bunkers provide the challenge on the dogleg right par four 4th, which also features a double tiered green. Number five bends in the opposite direction and provides ample room – land on the fairway and this is a very score-able par five.
The sixth is rated as the number one handicap, while playing from the Black tees at 435 yards. An easy par three (17th handicap) precedes a short but tricky par four. A lay up past and left of the 150 yard stake is the recommended play off the tee on eight. Anything hit to the right will have to negotiate the water hazard that fronts the putting complex on that side. The pond on the right comes into play quickly on the finishing hole of the front, which at 571 yards is the longest hole of the layout. Play to the left center of the fairway on this score-able par five, that bends gently to the right.