Travel Spotlight: The City of Sin's Premier 1-2 Punch

Las Vegas' Siena Golf ClubWhile promising young actor Bradley Cooper and his band of miscreants won big this year with their indecent morning after remembrance “The Hangover,” set in and around Las Vegas, much of the city is still recovering from the effects of a steep recession. However, positive signs are beginning to emerge. In early January, Nevada tourism officials announced that the state’s gaming numbers had improved for the first time in two years.

Golf courses are also expecting business to be better in 2010. Yet, great rates and fantastic golf packages are still available. With Super Bowl XLIV fast approaching, and March Madness following right behind, is there a better time to be in Las Vegas?

If you’re planning a Las Vegas golf vacation, you won’t find a better value or product than the staggering 1-2 punch of Arroyo Golf Club at Red Rock Country Club and Summerlin’s Siena Golf Club, winner of the Nevada Golf Course Owners Association’s 2009 Nevada Golf Course of the Year award.

Las Vegas, with its lascivious sights and sounds, is an American original. The city’s bold and breathtaking golf courses are also some of the most distinct and awe-inspiring you’ll ever experience.

Siena Golf Club

Located far enough from the Strip to induce a feeling of seclusion and serenity, Summerlin’s Siena Golf Club is a visually stunning layout surrounded by the towering Spring Mountains. Water is prevalent throughout the course and adds to the layout’s divergent design. Siena is highlighted by the sparkling Lake Siena, a quarter-mile long lake with cascading waterfalls.

Siena Golf Club

Engineered by the Schmidt-Curley team, Siena also features 97 artful and strategically-placed white sand bunkers, gently rolling fairways, undulating Bent grass greens and dazzling views of the Las Vegas Valley. While a number of holes incorporate water into tee and approach shots, none is more beautiful than the signature 18th hole, which plays along Lake Siena.

The 6,816-yard, par-72 course also offers a well-stocked pro shop, locker rooms and a practice facility. The Siena Bistro overlooks the 18th green and is a good place to drink and dine following your round.

Arroyo Golf Club

Arnold Palmer ushered in the televised era of golf with a larger than life personality and an engaging charisma. As a Palmer Signature golf course, Arroyo Golf Club at Red Rock Country Club also exudes a personality and charm all its own.

Flowing fastidiously through a rugged landscape marked by spectacular Red Rock Canyons, the brilliant green Arroyo Golf Club is an exciting and visually remarkable contrast to its desert surroundings. The golf club offers stellar service and immaculate conditioning, giving daily-fee players a chance to experience a day in a private club atmosphere.

Arroyo Golf Club

A number of holes have tremendous views and will stand out in the mind of golfers long after they leave Las Vegas. The 420-yard par-4 second features a shimmering lake situated left of the tee box that doesn’t really come into play, but sets a fantastic scene. The sixth hole is a 413-yard uphill par 4 dotted with bunkers with an imposing backdrop of red rock; it’s among the most visually thrilling elements you’ll find on the course. And, finally No. 7 provides panoramic views of the Las Vegas cityscape. And that’s just on the front side.

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