Las Vegas National Golf Club
A classic, fun to play
Great old school course right near downtown. Greens and fairways were emmaculate and the staff very friendly. Plenty challenging for us bogey golfers, but fair.
April 4, 2013
In short...a dirt track
Not a good value and not well maintained. Played Tuscany the next day and was like night and day. $80. for Tuscany vs. $100. for LV Nat'l.
March 31, 2013
The course eas in great shape. A bit over priced.
In comparison to other courses in the vacinity the course is well equipped. The driving range and practice putting areas are good. I do feel that the price is not matched to the course. I think that the course is a tad over priced.
March 28, 2013
Adequate course close to the strip
Good value, especially later in the day if you need to get in a links fix. Condition was not pristine, but functional. Location, twilight pricing and staff friendliness were ideal.
March 25, 2013
Good pace of play
Course was in good condition and greens were consistent.
March 24, 2013
Reiterating Other Reviews
I also want to comment on the trash in the stream that runs through the course. I attempted to look for a ball near the stream and due to the amount of trash and the smell, I decided the golf gods could have it!
I understand there is a dispute on who needs to clean up this mess, but if I were in charge I would hire some teenagers on spring break to go in there and clean out the stream. Shut the course down for a few days and get that stuff out of there.
Your staff was very friendly and attentive, but I cannot recommend this course in it's current shape.
March 20, 2013
Old School Course
great course with old school feel. a bit narrow and challenging diagonals. Great for long hitters!! Greens were a bit bumpy. Staff is very friendly and bar was great.
March 19, 2013
Great course close to the strip!
Loved the course, it was in good condition. The fairways were good and the greens maintained nicely. Everything was great; however, I was a little disappointed with the amount of trash that was in the rivers/creek beds. Kind of an eye-sore. Loved the course though.
March 18, 2013
Classy old course
Neighborhood not necessarily the best, but the course is in nice condition. For out-of-towners, this seemed like a much better value than several other courses in the general area.
March 17, 2013
The course was in terrible condition
The fairways and greens were in terrible condition. We played 2 other golf courses during our trip to Vegas. The other courses were in great shape and almost 1/2 the $$$ we paid for this course.
March 16, 2013
Not worth the price.
I understand the history of the course plays a major role in the green fees, but it's easily a $35 - $45 course at best for condition and playability. Staff was nice and very courteous. The range was decent, but in my opinion as a visitor from out of state...I wasn't impressed.
March 15, 2013
... if you don't have wheels ...
This course is close to town. I had my car but, if you don't have a vehicle (or clubs; they have newer Callaway HX Clubs for rent) this is a fine course to play.
The back nine is a little more challanging than the front but I come from Tucson and I'm not accomstomed to 'tree lined' courses.
The greens were in great shape but the tee area and fairways seemed to be having difficulty growing in some pockets. Please don't be lazy: do your part to fill in divots and repair ball marks. For each that I repaired, I did the work for 4 other golfers. Maybe the reason for pocked fairways.
The hole position is mapped on each cart but don't forget to ask the starter which number as the flags don't indicate and the positions didn't seem to match the cart on some holes.
I had a fun time playing where 'The Rat Pack Played" but I will play elsewhere next time just for the variety that the game provides; that is if I have a car and clubs with me.
March 8, 2013
The course was as great as their website suggested
Enjoyed talking to the shop staff and starter--all were very friendly and professional---The course was in great shape and speed of play was fast.
March 6, 2013
A lot of trash around the creek beds.
We had a great time and since this is Vegas you expect to pay a little more. Here in San Diego we average around $50.00 a round for a good course. Las Vegas National was a decent course with average fairways but the greens were hard, you had virtually no ball control, if you hit the green you could never stop the ball from rolling off. All for a price of $70.00, I think you can do better else where.
March 5, 2013
Good cheap course if you are in need of some practice.
Course is decently maintained. It is a good muni course. Rough could use some serious attention but hey you get what you pay for. The afternoon price here is $34, can't really beat that. If you're looking for a course to practice the basics and have somewhat challenging greens this is the place.
March 4, 2013
friendly, great bloody mary's and so peaceful
This course is in great condition. Everyone is friendly and always willing to help. You can't play anywhere where there is so much history. The houses are historic. I also love the 18th hole where the home from the movie casino sits.
February 26, 2013
Classic, but challenging
This course is one of the few classic-style golf courses in Las Vegas. After playing desert courses with cookie-cutter neighborhoods throughout the city, most of them without much character, it was very refreshing to play a course where every tee shot and fairway shot required strategy. The course isn't particularly long, but it is tight and has plenty of water hazards. The greens are almost always terraced away from the fairway, with deep bunkers specifically placed in every fairway and near every green. This makes scrambling a challenge as well. The course has great character!
February 25, 2013
Close to the strip, easy to find, cart comes to pick up you and your clubs
I play every year...the first course Tiger Woods won a tournament...Sammy Davis junior and the rat pack used to play here....enjoyable atmosphere and looking at LV strip from many holes quite wonderful
February 21, 2013
Friendly staff, but shabby course
Simple... Nice staff, even got me out early. The course is in rough shape though. I've been to far worse condition courses, but for the price they charge here they need to manicure this course better. C'mon take pride in what you do.
February 18, 2013
A great mix of holes.
The outside services staff is always great, the cart guys and the starters always make you feel welcome. National is the most underrated course in vegas whenever i bring friends out they always want to play it again.
February 15, 2013
Front 9 in bad shape, back is better
The course is in fairly rough shape on the front. Greens not well kept, tee boxes with dozens and dozens of divots/hacks. The course is nice because it is close to the strip, but that is all is has going for it. Staff were friendly, but no one was out there regulating play. We had to wait after every shot, took very long to play for a course not in great shape. For the price definitely not worth the money. Drive an extra 15-20 minutes north and play one of the new courses in better condition.
February 8, 2013
Very close to the Strip
Very convenient if you stay on the Strip - a $15 taxi ride. Course ok for mid to high handicappers - good golfers would find it a little disappointing. Great staff and overall reasonable value.
February 8, 2013
Poor condition - Overpriced
Played this course on Super Bowl Sunday.
Booked it online after reading about how the PGA and LPGA had events there in the past and Tiger Woods got his first PGA win here. Photos were nice.
Arrived at the golf course and practiced some chipping in a small area that was patchy at best. Tee boxes were chewed up. Fairways were patchy as well. Greens were a mix of brown and green with lots of ball marks. There was even a shopping cart in one of the bushes off the fairway.
We were around 3 hours for the front nine. Absolutely no marshall on the course to address this. The only thing that allowed me and my buddy to get done in 4.5 hours was that several groups in front of us bailed to go watch the Super Bowl.
We had played Stallion Mountain ($69), Bears Best ($106) and Painted Desert ($89) prior to this round and felt totally hosed at this course. They are living in the past here.
February 6, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed our round!
Have been playing for the last four years, belong to a private golf club in Louisiana, carry a 20 handicap from the whites, and have been playing Las Vegas for the last 3 years. My wife and I try to play three different courses on each trip to Vegas, one per day, and loved the entire experience at The National.
Course is an older course, reminds me of the typical 1970's era course, with predictable fairway bunkers, greenside bunkers, and well maintained and tricky but readable greens, that were in excellent shape.
Staff met us at bag drop, loaded clubs, and cart and clubs were waiting outside the pro-shop for our round. Starter got us off when we were ready, and for Sunday play, the golfers moved around the course pretty well. Saw the cart girl about every three holes. Of course the Vegas weather was also great, Chamber of Commerce day.
Enjoyed lunch during the round at the clubhouse, since tee sheet was not full due to Superbowl, glad we did, since the service and food was great there also.
February 4, 2013
Friendly staff, historical course, poor fairways and very poor greens.
I selected this course because of the history and I wanted to play it. Staff was very friendly and the course was easy to find. We were able to get out before our tee time ... much appreciated. While the course yardage appears short, in my opinion it plays hard. Fairways are narrow and missing them can be painful. Fairways, the few times I hit them, were uneven and good lies never to be found. Greens very rough and choppy. They have a serious mud hen/goose problem. Lots of water for suicidal golf balls. Garbage collected along road barriers (my ball was frequently trying to escape me).
February 1, 2013
For the money, this is a poor course. There is garbage lying in the fairways and water hazards. This course was the same price as TPC Vegas and doesn't even compare. It might have been a Couse to be reckoned with 40 years ago, but needs a major facelift and priced at $50! Or less. Clubhouse is old and showing its age as well
January 28, 2013
Nice traditional layout, and history
Nice course with great Las Vegas and PGA history. Needs a little updating and more general care.
January 27, 2013
Nicely set bunkers make it a challenge,
The Las Vegas national is a great course to play, even though its winter time and it was freezing we had a blast at the course. Some of the bunkers in front of the holes make it pretty challenging so be on point with your approach. Our tee time was at 11:30 and at 11:30 we tee'd off. i liked the pace of play here, nobody was pressuring us and we were not pressuring the group ahead either. The staff was very nice and friendly, I will surely come back to see the course when the grass is green since we played in the winter time there were some dormant grass, but it actually looks beautiful out there. The Las Vegas national is my new favorite course while I'm in Vegas and will be recommending this course to my other buddies.
January 13, 2013
Still a very good course dispite not being once what it was. Wonderful staff, very polite and helpful, they certainly add to the experience. Greens are in very condition, fairways are reasonable and for the price, it's very good.
January 13, 2013
Had a great time here. It is a bit like taking a step back in time as all the home around the course a very old.
January 11, 2013