It’s touted as “The Pinehurst” of Las Vegas, thanks to the nearly 4,000 mature pine trees, imported white sand and dazzling water features that make Desert Pines Golf Course feel like a course straight out of the Carolinas. The spectacular Pete Dye designed course, recognized by Golf Digest as one of the country’s best new upscale courses, is conveniently located just fifteen minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. With its numerous white sand bunkers, expansive rolling greens and water features on no less than nine of the course’s 18 holes, Desert Pines is as vibrantly beautiful as it is challenging. Shady coverage from thousands of mature trees keeps the 6,810-yard, par-71 course noticeably cool in the scorching summer months. The upscale atmosphere at Desert Pines continues with the practice facility, which truly stands out in the area. The two-tiered, 58-bay facility is climate-controlled and features an automated ball delivery system, eliminating the need for golfers to bend down to tee up every new ball. The impressive 20,000 square foot practice center also has five target greens emulating some of the most famous par-3, 17th holes in the country. It’s lighted for evening play and includes an innovative instruction area staffed with PGA professionals from The Walters Golf Academy. All in all, a round at Desert Pines Golf Course is truly a rewarding experience.