Palm Valley does not overseed so golfers should anticipate dormant fairways during the winter months. This practice saves water and provides beautiful fairways during the warmer Las Vegas months. Palm Valley opened in 1989 as the first of the three courses. This par-72 course is the Golf-Summerlin`s longest, playing to 6,824 yards, and its rating/slope of 72/127 also ranks it as the toughest. The mature layout is neatly manicured with undulating fairways and rolling greens. Palm Valley`s four par 5`s are short to medium in length; the longest two open and close the round. The 1st hole measures 537 yards; the 18th plays 534 yards. The finishing hole is a slight dogleg right with water to the right from tee to green and out-of-bounds left, so a premium is placed on accuracy. Fairway bunkers left also come into play, and the green is further guarded by bunkers left and back.