Best of 2016: Top 25 golf courses in Nevada

The sixth hole on the Sun Mountain Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort has plenty of bunkers equipped with Pete Dye's famous railroad ties. (Courtesy of Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort)
TPC Las Vegas in Summerlin is a top high-end golf experience in the Vegas area. (Courtesy of TPC Las Vegas)
About an hour from Las Vegas, Coyote Springs Golf Club delivers a big and brawny Jack Nicklaus design. (Courtesy of Coyote Springs G.C.)
If you're golfing the High Sierras on a high-roller budget, don't miss Edgewood Tahoe G.C. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
Bali Hai Golf Club is a high-end, tropical-themed experience located right on the Vegas strip. (Courtesy of Bali Hai G.C.)
The Wolf Course is one of three outstanding Pete Dye designs at Las Vegas Pauite Golf Resort, 30 minutes from the Strip. (Courtesy of Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort)
The Championship Course at Incline Village has some Lake Tahoe views from its higher points. (Rod Hanna/Golf the High Sierra)
The 444-yard 14th fairway boomerangs left at Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
Conestoga in Mesquite delivers a memorable desert routing. (Courtesy of Conestoga G.C.)
No. 17 on the Snow Mountain Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is an uphill, right-to-left par 5. ] (Courtesy of Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort)
The fantastic 11th hole at Rio Secco Golf Club overlooks the Las Vegas Strip. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor )
Inspired by the "Road Hole" at St. Andrews, the par-4 10th hole at Royal Links Golf Club will test players' accuracy and courage. (Courtesy of Royal Links G.C.)

Nevada is state where it can often pay to have a guy on the inside. Throughout 2016, golfers left thousands of reviews on Golf Advisor for many of the top courses to help take a little gamble out of booking a tee time. Nevada's top shelf courses, whether they're in Las Vegas or around Lake Tahoe, have some of the highest green fees in the U.S., so any little assurance that the experience delivers is welcomed.

To compile our state Top 25s, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Nevada in 2016

Course layout: Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute
Course conditions: Sun Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute
Value: Mountain Falls
Off-course amenities: Las Vegas Paiute
Pace of play: Mountain Falls
Staff friendliness: Genoa Lakes Golf Resort

Top 25 courses in Nevada in 2016

25. Desert Course at Primm Valley Golf Club


24. Mountain Course at Red Rock Country Club

Las Vegas

23. Rhodes Ranch Golf Club

Las Vegas

22. Chimera Golf Club


21. Los Prados Golf Course

Las Vegas

20. Boulder Creek Golf Club

Boulder City

19. Lexington Course at Revere Golf Club


18. Conestoga Golf Club


17. Concord Course at Revere Golf Club


16. Highland Falls Golf Club

Las Vegas

15. Wolf Creek Golf Club


14. Bali Hai Golf Club

Las Vegas

13. Royal Links Golf Club

Las Vegas

12. Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes Golf Resort


11. Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas


10. Hills Course at Red Hawk Golf And Resort


9. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course


8. Rio Secco Golf Club


7. TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas

6. Wolf Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas

5. Championship Course at Incline Village

Incline Village

4. Coyote Springs Golf Club

Coyote Springs

3. Mountain Falls Golf Course


2. Snow Mountain at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas
No. 35 in the U.S. in 2016

1. Sun Mountain Course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas
No. 34 in the U.S. in 2016

Feb 09, 2017

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Brandon Tucker

Managing Editor

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.

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