Sun City Summerlin is a senior residential community located in Las Vegas, Nevada, complete with 3 golf courses. The courses are: The Palm Valley Golf Course, The Highland Falls Golf Course and The Eagle Crest Golf Course.
The Palm Valley Golf Course is a Semi-Private 18 hole golf course. Palm Valley Golf Course opened in 1989 as the first of the three courses. The course was designed by Greg Nash and Billy Casper.
Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 6,849 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5,502 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 11, a par-5 that plays to 541 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 3, a par-3 that plays to 177 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 8, a 508 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 12, a 191 yard par-3.
This par-72, 6,849 yards course is the Sun City Summerlin's longest and also it's most challenging. The mature layout is neatly manicured with undulating fairways and rolling greens.
Palm Valley's four par 5's are short to medium in length; the longest two open and close the round. The 1st hole measures 537 yards; the 18th plays 534 yards. The finishing hole is a slight dogleg right with water to the right from tee to green and out-of-bounds left, so a premium is placed on accuracy. Fairway bunkers left also come into play, and the green is further guarded by bunkers left and back.
The 177-yard 3rd hole is the shortest of the four par 3s. The 16th hole plays a demanding 229 yards to an elevated green guarded by three bunkers left and a sharp drop off to the right. Palm Valley's ten par 4s give players a good chance to try out all their shot-making skills. The par 4s measure nicely across the spectrum from the shortest, the 343-yard 14th hole, to the longest, the 454-yard 5th hole that is rated the toughest on the course. Water extends from the tee about 50 yards out, while the fairway doglegs right and five bunkers right guard the turn. The green is well-protected by three bunkers tight and in back.
Blue tees: par-72, 6,849 yards, 71.6 / 123
White tees: par-72, 6,341 yards, 69.1 / 119
Gold tees: par-72, 5,757 yards, 66.6 / 112(M), 72.8 / 120(W)
Red tees: par-72, 5,502 yards, 71.0 / 116
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