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Royal Links Golf Club
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Owner description: Royal Links was built to honor the rich legacy and tradition of the game of golf. Designed by Dye International, this links-style course features holes inspired by 11 different Open Championship rotation courses, including the “RoadHole” and “Hell Bunker” from the Old Course at St. Andrews andthe “Postage Stamp” from Royal Troon. Other courses in the loopinclude Carnoustie, Turnberry, Royal Liverpool, Prestwick, Royal Lytham,Muirfield and Royal Birkdale. Royal Links Golf Club opens the 2017 season new discounts for local residents. Under new ownership and management, RoyalLinks now has local, military and non-peak rates along with annual memberships.The facility features an all-grassdriving range and the Royal Pro Shop has an extensive selection of traditionaland non-traditional golf attire. Royal Links Golf Club has been locallyrecognized as the “Best Course in Las Vegas” in the ReviewJournal’s “Best Of Vegas” poll, and was recognized as oneof “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by GolfWeek. Royal Links Golf Clubs is owned by ShelbyFutch and the Scottsdale Golf Group. Futch is a founder of the John Jacobs GolfSchools and was inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. Under the guidance of Futch, Scottsdale Golf Group has grown from the undisputed leaderin golf instruction to also become a master of club operations, managementservices and consumer marketing services. The General Manager of Royal Links is Jody Niemann, former LPGA pro and the first woman to operate a Las Vegas golf coursefacility. Royal Links, located at 5995 Vegas ValleyDrive in Las Vegas, hosts traditional and non-traditional events, group outings and non-golf events, offering clients exclusive event planning and execution. To book an event, teetime or for more information, call 702.765.0484 or make reservations oronline at www.royallinksgolfclub.com.
Omaha, Nebraska
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“Worth a visit.”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were told ahead of time that the course would be dormant. It still played very well and greens were in great shape. This is a challenging course that plays smaller than it is. The staff was courteous and the service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

Visited February 2014
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“A delightful round of golf”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Will definitely make a regular stop when in LV..great staff from the cart girl to the pro shop to the bar

Visited February 2014
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Yorktown, VA
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“Unusual golf experience”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

If you are a big fan of UK golf, this course will have more meaning for you. I played once in Ireland, and this course did resemble the links there a little, though the rough wasn't as rough as over there. A fairly small building houses a restaurant and bar, plus the pro shop and locker rooms. Before playing, we had a sandwich to go made up to take along.
The attendants were all very friendly. Carts don't have built-in GPS devices, but they do provide 2 copies of sturdy booklets with each hole laid out showing distances and obstacles, and the history of each hole's inspiration.
I'm used to playing on dormant Bermuda fairways and thought these were actually in very good shape - just their natural winter brown. The greens were a bit odd, though; if you looked closely, the grass was patchy with dark greenish-brown dirt between the patches. They were hard to read and broke inconsistently.
Our threesome had an agonizing 3-hour front 9, as we were directly behind a group of women playing in a tournament. I'm not being sexist, as I'm a woman player, too, but I think they could have been a little faster. In any case, once they finished up at the turn, the back 9 went much more quickly.
The course was actually quite fun to play, with some blind shots and hits over hills. There are good restroom facilities on each side. Thought it was a bit overpriced at $169, but as we had one free round (from a Marriott timeshare presentation), it averaged out OK for my husband and myself.

Visited February 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“ROYAL? Nothing Royal here.”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

dormant fairways, not a sign of green anywhere, wow. I can not believe i paid as much money as i did to play golf on dirt. No where does it say that they are not in season. I have played 10-15 times in the last 2 months in vegas, not one other course looks like this, nor does it charge this ridiculous amount. I will never recommend anyone to play here, nor while i ever come back.

When i bring it up to the guy working the club house, he seems to care not one bit, and says people like that the course is in this shape as this is what the courses are like in England. Which is a load of crap, no one pays 100+ to play off dirt. Had there been any sign of this on golfnow.cm, royal links offical website or anything i would NOT had come. I am just overly disgusted with this. All the other courses cut the price of tee times down during the times the course is in bad shape, but not here, and they pretend that it is not in bad shape that they are "mimicking" the real courses in england.

The club house smelt of sewage leak, the food/drinks prices are a bit high, the range was all divots, not a clean area to hit from, loud obnoxious Scottish music, horrible conditions, couldnt access entrance due to road construction. i have played muni courses in middle of no where in better form than this.

Visited January 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Royal Links”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I had the chance to play Royal Links twice in November of 2013. I have enjoyed playing Royal Links since their inaugural year and have played the course about twenty times. I try to get out to Las Vegas in the fall after all the Las Vegas courses have been over seeded and have been doing so for many years. To give you an idea of my point of view and golf experience - I am a self confessed links style golf junky who has been playing golf for over forty years and plays to a 12.5 index.

I have nothing but good things to say about my experience of playing Royal Links. The two guys that stick out in my mind and make the experience of playing at Royal Links so memorable are Chuck Bombard the General Manager and Nacho Deanda in Stymies Pub. Whether you played well that day or not on the course it is nice to see Chuck and Nacho’s smiling faces in the clubhouse after your round. These two guys make you feel right at home just like when you’re at your home course. The rest of the staff do a real nice job of taking care of you from the minute you drive into the courses till the time you leave after your round.

I very much enjoy playing links style golf, and to me playing at Royal Links is about as good as it gets without jumping the pond. Every time I travel to Las Vegas I play a few rounds at Royal Links because of the great holes which are reminiscent of the holes from the Open Championship.

Please take the time to check out the Royal Links website as there is plenty of information regarding the actual golf holes and plenty of pictures. Please be warned that this is a links style course not a traditional tree lined parkland golf course and you may get some interesting lies. Also, some of the bunkers located on this course are deep and may require some tidy bunker play.

I especially like the challenge of playing the 16th Hole. While I have not mastered playing this long par 4 that plays uphill and is just like the 15th Hole at Carnoustie Golf Links. I have made some big numbers over the years at the 16th Hole at Royal Links and only made par once. I always seem to start thinking about the tee ball and second shot of the 16th Hole once I make the turn. To me playing the 16th Hole at Royal Links is similar to the 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass on the PGA Tour. Both of those holes can get in your head long before you stand on the tee and actually have to hit the shot.

There are two more holes that are very memorable. The 10th Hole at Royal Links is just like the Road Hole at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland. The 10th Hole at Royal Links also includes that Road Hole Bunker just like the Old Course and you should at least try to hit a shot out of that bunker just to see what it is like to play for an up and down par with a Claret Jug on the line. I also have to mention the short par three 8th Hole “The Postage Stamp” is just like the famed hole at Royal Troon including the coffin bunker.

Royal Links is located off the strip just east of the Boulder Station Casino and is about a 20 minute drive from the strip.

Visited November 2013
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