Tuscany Golf Club: A Golf Experience Unlike Any Other

There is something about a new golf course that has an inexplicable pull. An almost magical hold draws us to its untouched greens, freshly mown fairways and the promise of encountering any number of aviary species – the birdie, eagle or even the elus ve albatross. Today’s golfer demands a unique golf “experience” and at Tuscany Golf Club, that is just what that discerning golfer can expect.


The Tuscan region of Italy is well known for its outstanding wine and warm fellowship to all who travel there. Tuscany Golf Club offers that same sense of warmth and fellowship by providing a distinctive daily access golf venue. The course delivers enthusiasts a refreshing and flavorful blend of the finest greens complemented by a subtle, yet challenging design – all bottled into an enjoyable par 72.

Quality, character and good taste are all ways to identify a truly great wine. So it is with a truly great golf course. Designed by legendary course architect Ted Robinson, Tuscany combines lush landscaping, generous contoured fairways, a strategic layout and sweeping scenic views of the Las Vegas Valley. Nestled at the foot of Henderson’s Calico Hills, just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Tuscany Golf Club offers a dramatic golfing experience in a setting that is truly breathtaking. For when it comes to a golf course that is fun, fair, challenging for all levels of players and is worth many return trips, Tuscany Golf Club fits the bill.


Paying attention to detail and providing excellent customer service is the focal point for the entire staff at Tuscany Golf Club. Each and every golfer is made to feel welcome from the time they drop off their golf bags to the moment the last putt falls and they receive an “arrivederci amico”, or friendly goodbye.


Playing the course is where the real fun begins at Tuscany Golf Club. Its fairways allow for generous landing areas off the tee; however, some greens are tightly guarded by arroyos and bunkers so that precise iron play will be essential to good scoring.

Just like a fully stocked wine cellar, Tuscany also offers a wonderful variety. Only at Tuscany, the variety comes in the form of golf holes that will appeal to even the most discerning golfer’s palate. Some of the relatively shorter par-4s offer a risk/reward opportunity off the tee. Take out the big dog and give it a rip. A well-placed drive will be rewarded with a second shot into contoured greens much more receptive to short irons. This same risk/reward scenario comes into play on all the par-5s, only this time on the second shot. If you’re fortunate enough to pipe one off the tee, the player has the option of trying to get home in two. But be careful; bunkers, arroyos and other hazards await the errant shot.


The round begins on a relatively benign but picturesque uphill par-4. A good tee shot will leave a mid-iron to a well guarded, elevated putting surface. Followed by the long par-5 second, it doesn’t take long for the golfer to get a feel for the course. The tee box on No. 2 is the highest point on the course and provides breathtaking early morning vistas of the entire valley.


The final hole on each nine leaves a lasting impression. The ninth, a dogleg-left par-4, has water on the left side and two bunkers on the right – and that’s just off the drive. The green is guarded by water in the front, the left and behind the green, as well as bunkers on the right.


The grand finale, the 18th, is one of the most demanding holes around the Vegas Valley. A good tee shot on this 440-yard hole plays into a prevailing breeze, leaving a mid-to-long iron shot into an island green. A waterfall to the left offers a calming view, but the green itself is intimidating. Many players are still forced to lay up with their second shot. A four here is a great way to end the round.


Two other holes at Tuscany also highlight the round. The 6th is a reachable par-5. However, bunkers left and right protect a fairway that is just six yards wide between them. A drive of 270 yards is required to carry the bunkers. A good three-shot hole, this one tests the will and courage of golfers. The 16th is a drivable par-4, but beware! Deep bunkers flank both sides of the green and another bunker is behind and left of the green.


A solid round of golf will ultimately be decided on how well golfers play Tuscany’s par-3s. A forced carry over numerous hazards is required on three of the four par-3s. The only relief comes on No. 3, where you have a clear shot to a green surrounded by deep bunkers. Some relief!?!


The highlight of the par-3s is number 15. Measuring 200 yards from all the way back, a golfer must play over what appears to be ruins of an old vineyard to a green also surrounded by sand.


The real key to enjoying the course and getting the most out of the experience is to choose the best set of tees that match your game. Continuing with the Tuscan theme, you can tip it out from the Verde tees which extend the course to almost 7,000 yards. Players move up from there to the Lilla tees, on to the Rossa and lastly can move all the way up to the Giallo markers. This will be the hardest decision a golfer will have to make while at Tuscany.

The Tuscany experience is portrayed in the romantic elegance of its Tuscan wine theme. Uniquely displayed rammed-earth walls and signature wine barrel signage are prominent throughout the golf course. Upon completion, the Olde World Tuscan Village clubhouse will feature a golf shop and pub as well as banquet and meeting facilities. The outdoor patio will offer unfettered views of the golf course, mountains and the Las Vegas Strip. Tuscany Golf Club is the perfect setting for a corporate outing or banquet.


Another unique aspect of Tuscany is its marriage of old-world charm and new age technology. The Tuscany Golf Club’s web site (www.tuscanygolfclub.com) offers a real time, online tee time reservation system for booking year-round up to 60 days in advance. You can also get a printable scorecard, driving directions, daily and weekly specials as well as a downloadable “Tournament Guide” to assist in the organization and running of a golf tournament.


Owned and operated by Rhodes Golf, Tuscany is part of a new cardholder program allowing members to play Rhodes Ranch Golf Club and Tuscany Golf Club at reduced rates throughout the year. Tuscany and Rhodes Ranch have set a new standard of premium golf at less than premium prices.


To book a tee time or for more information about Tuscany Golf Club, please call (866) TUSCANY or (702) 951-1500.

 

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