Mountain Falls Golf Course
I enjoyed the easy drive up from Vegas. Jack Nicklaus designed the front 9, so it has plenty of sand to trap your errant shots. The greens are large, tiered, fast, and deceptively deceiving.
The back 9 has large bodies of water bordering several holes, and the trees are much larger and mature. Be sure to check with the GPS. I could not see the 1st hole that had water, because it was hidden from view... Over the hill I drove, and looking for my ball saw the water... ooops. This was a fun course, and just as nice as any in Vegas, but without the high price tag. Got it on a Hot Deal for $39... I had dinner at the Grill, and was back in town before dark, ready to party.
April 5, 2014
out of the way - but worth it
Let me start this off by saying I didn't realize how far Pahrump was from Las Vegas. That being said, we were on vacation and enjoyed the trip through the mountain pass, but probably wouldn't do it again - my fault of course. However, the course is beautiful. Very well maintained, a little more difficult than I thought it would be. The staff were extremely friendly, the beverages were very reasonable. I would recommend it to anyone willing to go drive the extra miles definitely.
March 31, 2014
What a lovely find in Pahrump!
We enjoy this course. It is different every time we play, depending if there is wind and what direction the wind is blowing.
This is the third Spring we have played this course and are happy to report that the fairways are green and in good condition and the greens are lovely!!
There are enough humps and bumps and sand traps on the fairways to make you plan your shots. There is enough water to keep it challenging and very pretty! Be aware the sand traps have variable hardness.
The staff in the pro shop, the beverage cart persons and the young people in the cart barn are friendly, professional and welcoming.
We were VERY disappointed that our 1:08 tee time worked into a +5 hour round. Even though the (excellent and new) cart GPS kept telling us the "intended" pace of play there was nary a marshal on the course to assist in speeding it up in front of us. Funny ... in years past we have seen and spoken with marshals numerous times ..... did they trade in the marshals when they got the new carts this Spring???
March 28, 2014
Worth the drive?
So, after prefacing our business trip to Vegas by staying at Entrada and playing Sand Hollow and Sky Mountain in St. George, UT we decided to bookend our trip by making the 1 hr+ drive out to Pahrump late on Friday morning. Hey, the good company made the drive a breeze so what the hey?! We were treated to a spectacularly warm and sunny March day and a golf course that presented a pleasant change from the extremely challenging courses in UT. That's not to say Mountain Falls is a push over. If you don't have a regular player in your group to point out some of the intricacies, it could turn into a round of unpleasant surprises. It's a desert course without forced carries and plenty of landing area off the tees. I liken it to the Desert Course at Primm Valley if you've played there. And at $45 per man, what a bargain! But then again, you've got to figure in the gas to get there depending on where you're coming from.....
The course was in very good, but not great condition. The member we played with said that it was just starting to get into prime condition and they would get the greens rolling faster over the next month or so. Staff was extremely welcoming and remember, the restaurant / bar is in a different building from the pro shop, across the street. Anyway, was it worth the drive? I'd say so!!
March 24, 2014
Beautiful Course....challenging location!
I played with two other buddies. We started right around noon and were done by 3:45 pm .
The fairways and greens are in excellent shape.
There is desert area but most does not come in to play.
Very friendly staff.
I will definitely be playing here again!
March 9, 2014
This is always on our list to play when we are in Vegas
We love to play this course when we are in Vegas. It's about an hour drive from the strip, but a beautiful drive into the mountains. The course was in average condition with the back 9 in really good condition. Well worth the green fees.
March 5, 2014
happy 'n healthy
LOVED this course. Got paired up with a local couple so that helped with advice from them on some of the trickier holes. Slight frost delay but the time was made up pretty quickly and had a great day of golf and cameraderie. The only downside was we lost a Cleveland wedge on one of the holes and it was never turned it - I guess someone needed it more than we did - whoever you are, I hope you are enjoying it. Otherwise, wonderful course!!!
February 23, 2014
Front nine is plain but the back nine is beautiful.
The practice facilities are excellent. Greens are fast and true.
February 17, 2014