From The Strip to the Fairways: A Guide to the Most Exclusive Las Vegas Golf Communities

When it comes to golf communities, Las Vegas undoubtedly has some of the best that the Southwest has to offer. Here’s an overview of Las Vegas’ finest golf communities.

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Getting to know golf communities in Las Vegas

Known as the world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas also happens to be a top golfing destination in the United States. It is home to world-class championship golf courses like the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear’s Best as well as high-profile events like the Vegas Golf Series and the Las Vegas Open. 

With mild climate year-round, the majority of golf courses are almost always open, with spring being one of the busiest times of the year for golfers. Surrounded by mountains and desert landscape, Vegas is a picturesque and exciting location for golf courses. 

It’s no surprise then that it has more than its fair share of golf communities. With prime real estate, scenic views, and upscale amenities, nothing comes close to Vegas’ golf lifestyle. Here are some of the leading golf communities in the area:

Top luxury golf communities in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Red Rock Country Club

One of the best designed country clubs in Vegas, Red Rock is synonymous with lush fairways, swaying palms, and cascading falls across rolling desert terrain. But its crowning jewel are two Arnold Palmer-designed courses – the Arroyo and Mountain courses – the latter of which is private. With 36 holes of golf set amidst cityscapes and mountain views, Red Rock Country Club offers one of the most memorable golfing experiences in Vegas.

Club members also enjoy access to Siena Golf Club, which features rolling fairways, masterful bunkering, and sweeping views of the Spring Mountains and the Las Vegas skyline. The Siena Golf Course is renowned for its natural beauty, having been designed by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley. 

The community offers an excellent selection of single-family homes with Mediterranean-style architecture. These properties typically have expansive driveways, desert landscaping, oversized windows, and upscale finishes. 

The Ridges

Located in Summerlin, The Ridges is a master planned community with custom built homes and high-end amenities for golf enthusiasts to enjoy. Perched atop the hills near Red Rock Canyon, this community offers views of stunning rock formations. Forbes ranked the community among the most exclusive enclaves in the U.S. as it offers luxury properties in the multimillion-dollar range.

Residents have access to the aforementioned Bear’s Best, an 18-hole golf course. The 7,194 yard, par 72 golf course is among the most acclaimed courses in the U.S. and makes for exciting gameplay. The Ridges homeowners can also enjoy sumptuous food and drinks at Jack’s Place Grille & Lounge in the elegantly appointed clubhouse.

TPC Summerlin

Like many golf communities in Las Vegas, TPC Summerlin features an award-winning golf course. Designed by Bobby Weed, the 18-hole golf course is characterized by undulating greens, artful bunkers, and gorgeous water features. TPC Summerlin hosts private golf outings, the Shriners Children’s Open, and Las Vegas’ annual PGA Tour event. 

Other highlights include the 36,000-square foot clubhouse, which features five tennis courts, locker rooms, banquet space, private meeting space, poolside cafe, and Junior Olympic pool and splash pad. 

TPC Summerlin is the golf centerpiece of Summerlin, a 22,500-acre master planned community on the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. Located about 10 miles from the Strip, the community is situated next to the scenic Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and was founded by the Howard Hughes Corporation. 

The housing market offers an array of single-family homes with Spanish Revival, Mediterranean, Adobe, and Contemporary-style architecture. The community boasts some of the highest property values in Las Vegas real estate with some homes easily commanding over a million dollars. 

Aside from TPC Summerlin, the community has more than a hundred parks and green spaces in addition to the Summerlin Trail System, which offers more than 150 miles of recreational paths for walking, jogging, and cycling. 

Downtown Summerlin has an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. At 106 acres, the vibrant downtown offers the ultimate live-work-play environment for professionals, families, and entrepreneurs. Lastly, Summerlin is served by almost two dozen private and public schools that provide quality education to a diverse student population. 

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Anthem Country Club 

Located in the foothills of majestic Black Mountain, just south of the Strip, Anthem Country Club brings resort-style living to new heights with a slew of amenities, including a Keith Foster and Hale Irwin-designed championship golf course. This private club is the perfect place to entertain friends and family with high-end amenities and gathering spaces.

The par 72, 7,373-yard golf course h offers sweeping views of the Las Vegas Valley. The layout sprawls across stunning desert terrain with bent grass greens and five sets of tees on each hole to accommodate players of skill levels. The club also features extensive practice facilities with practice putting greens, game areas, and a double-sided range for those who want to perfect their golf swing. 

Aside from golf facilities, the club also provides access to three pickleball courts and six lighted tennis courts. Adult and junior members can work with professional instructors who offer clinics and programs for various skill levels. Anthem Country Club hosts USTA League Teams and socials throughout the year, creating plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

On-site dining options include Anthem Mixed Grille, which serves lunch and dinner in a fun but elegant atmosphere. The menu has been conceptualized by Executive Chef Eric Castillo. The full-service restaurant and bar commands stunning views of the 18th hole. Guests can dine at the spacious patio area and lounge with gorgeous outdoor furniture, heat lamps, and a fireplace for cool evenings. 

Desert Sky is another on-site restaurant with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley and the Strip. The restaurant has a romantic ambiance and serves dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Other highlights include a state-of-the-art, 13,700-square foot fitness center with a pool. The fitness center features an array of modern equipment and professional trainers to help members stay fit and active. It is home to Tot Stop, an on-site professional childcare center for parents who want to squeeze in a quick workout on a busy day. Lastly, the fitness center offers many fitness classes, including yoga, pilates, stretching, zumba, cross training, and more.

The country club is the crowning jewel of Anthem, a 4,755-acre master planned community in Henderson. The community was developed by the Del Webb Corporation and offers a fantastic selection of single-family homes and townhomes that were designed to blend seamlessly into the high desert. Buyers can choose from a wide range of luxury properties with glistening pools, wide driveways, and desert landscaping. 

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Green Valley Country Club Estates

Green Valley Country Club Estates is known for luxury properties that offer up to 4,000 square feet of living space and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Prevalent architectural styles include Mediterranean and Contemporary. Those who live here have quick access to the North Green Valley Parkway, the Strip, and the McCarran International Airport.

Many of the homes in this exclusive community back onto the Country Club at Wildhorse in Henderson. The golf course was built in 1958 and was among the first golf courses to be constructed in Southern Nevada. The layout was updated and redesigned by Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt in 2004 and makes for exhilarating gameplay for golfers of all skill levels. 

The country club offers a host of amenities, including the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate over 200 guests and offers unobstructed views of the golf course. The clubhouse serves breakfast, lunch, happy hour drinks, and weekly specials in a casually elegant atmosphere. 

Henderson is located approximately 16 miles southeast of Downtown Las Vegas. As the second largest city in Nevada, it offers access to an array of shops, restaurants, parks, and schools. 

Southern Highlands Golf Club

As one of the most desirable places to live in Las Vegas, the exclusive community of Southern Highlands features peaceful tree-lined streets and gorgeous parks and trails. It works with Nevada’s leading builders offering as many as 26 models for buyers to choose from.

Southern Highlands offers a selection of luxury lots on which buyers can build and personalize their homes. These lots range in size from half an acre to multiple acres across 10 neighborhoods. Aside from the option of having their dream home custom built, buyers can have their pick of existing homes with modern floor plans. 

The community also harbors a fine collection of luxury apartments. These rentals are available in studio layouts as well as one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans. Tenants have access to a host of shared amenities. 

Nestled in the foothills of Las Vegas, Southern Highlands is located west of I-15 and within driving distance of the Strip and the McCarran International and Henderson Executive airports. 

Members have access to the esteemed Southern Highlands Golf Club, which features a rare co-designed course by the father and son architectural team of Trent Jones and Jones, Jr. This private 18-hole golf course features elaborate bunkers, gorgeous water features, elevation changes, and a breathtaking view of the Strip.

Aside from the country club, the community also has dog parks, open spaces, and shaded play areas for outdoor recreation. The Paseo hiking and cycling trail meanders through the Southern Highlands. Other amenities include tennis and basketball courts. 

Parks and green spaces in Southern Highlands include:

Residents have numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Southern Highlands Marketplace and Fire Station Plaza.

Las Vegas Country Club

Founded in 1967, Las Vegas Country Club has a long tradition of excellence. This members-only club caters to the Las Vegas elite with upscale facilities and unwavering service. The centerpiece of Vegas’ longest standing country club is the Ed Ault-designed golf course, which has earned praise from Gene Sarazen and which has hosted many PGA and LPGA Tour champions, including Greg Norman, Lorena Ochoa, and Jim Furyk. 

The sprawling clubhouse with a patio and lap pool overlooks manicured greens and hosts private events for members and their guests. Highlights include a state-of-the-art fitness facility with free weights, suspension trainers, and cardio and weight machines, and a two-court indoor tennis pavilion with LED lighting. 

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The benefits of living in a golf community

Recreation. When looking for a home in any of the golf communities, Las Vegas buyers always envision a leisurely lifestyle in a luxurious environment. One of the main advantages of living in a golf community is having exclusive access to recreational facilities that make it possible to live a full and active life. Residents can play golf, tennis, or basketball in their own time. They will also have many opportunities to meet other homeowners who share their passion for sports and fitness. 

Privacy. Golf communities offer plenty of privacy to those who like the idea of being part of a members-only club. Residents and members typically enjoy exclusive access to the community’s facilities and shared spaces, allowing them to relax without fear of scrutiny. 

Security. Most golf communities are gated communities with guarded entrances and security personnel. This gives residents peace of mind knowing that the access points are restricted and that only bonafide residents can enter the community. 

Community. Country clubs often host socials, tournaments, golf outings, fitness classes, and seasonal celebrations to bring members together. It’s a wonderful way of meeting new people and being part of a community with shared interests.

Resale potential. There is tremendous resale potential for properties located within golf communities in Las Vegas due to their exclusivity and overall desirability. Many investors purchase a home with the intention of reselling for a tidy profit later on as property values increase.

Tips for buying a home in a golf communities 

Location, location, location. There are many golf communities located near the Strip and the airports, making them an excellent choice for buyers who want to live close to Las Vegas’ main attractions. It’s important to choose a community that is easily accessible from the Strip, or at least provides access to shops, restaurants, and schools for added convenience. 

Learn about the rules and regulations. If the golf community is governed by a homeowners’ association (HOA), look into enforceable rules and regulations that can potentially affect your use of the property. 

Calculate the long-term costs and fees. Golf communities have varying fees and costs – while a home purchase comes with free country club membership in certain communities, others might require you to pay for membership fees on top of the sales price and HOA costs. 

The benefits of working with a Realtor

An experienced Realtor will help you find the perfect golf community in Las Vegas. They will go over HOA rules, membership fees, maintenance costs, and other details to ensure a smooth and stress-free transaction. A local expert will also provide information on the best neighborhoods and country clubs in the Las Vegas area. 

Find the right golf community today

If you need help exploring golf communities, Las Vegas Realtors are your best bet. Contact me, Rebecca McKenna, at 702.501.2322. You can also message me here. As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Designation (CLHMS), I have over 20 years of experience in real estate. Friendly and approachable, I mostly work by referral with almost 1,000 homes sold. I can’t wait to hear from you. 

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