Mount Charleston is located bout 35 miles northwest of the Las Vegas Strip. Take US 95 north from the Strip and then head west on Nevada Highway 157. The name "Charleston" was given to the peak by John C. Fremont while he was exploring this portion of Southern Nevada. The name refers to Charleston, South Carolina, which was Fremont's wife's hometown. Mt. Charleston reaches a staggering height of 11,913 feet, and it is the third-highest peak in Nevada. It is located in the Spring Mountains, which run along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. This 316,000-acre region is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Mount Charleston Alpine Resort Golf Club first opened for play in 1997. The course was designed by Jeff Brucker.
Mount Charleston Alpine Resort Golf Club is situated high (7000 ft) in the Mt. Charleston area. This course offers spectacular scenic views of the surrounding mountains and Cathedral Rock, and the weather is outstanding. The greens are average-sized, fast and very undulating, while the fairways are average width and hilly. Water hazards come into play on one hole, and dogleg fairways on two others. The signature hole is #5, a 470-yard, par 4, requiring a well-struck tee shot down a long fairway, then a well-placed approach shot over two lakes with waterfalls.A thinking golfers layout. Severe elevation changes, pot bunkers and chance to lose many balls over the canyon precipice.
Mount Charleston Alpine Resort Golf Club plays to a 9-hole par of 35 and a maximum 9-hole distance of 3,200 yards. The course rating is 36.0 with a 145 slope rating.
The cooler temperatures draw golfers here during the summer months. Due to snow, the course is closed during December and January for sure; always call ahead during winter months. The high tee elevations and water hazards make the course a fun place to test your skills. Although it is a 9-hole course, you will pay for 18-holes and go around twice.
Championship tees: par-35, 3,200 yards, 36/145
Middle tees: par-35, 2900
Forward tees: par-35, 2750
Mount Charleston Alpine Resort Golf Club closed in 2001.