Las Vegas insiders have long known the secret about Aliante Golf Club. Ever since this Gary Panks-designed course debuted in late 2003 in North Las Vegas, it s been well worth the half-hour drive from The Strip. Aliante Golf Club is fun, exciting, challenging, and scenic, and it's one?the top bang-for-your-buck tee times in the Vegas realm. Aliante Golf Club features four appropriately differentiated sets of tee markers that offer playing options between 5,340 yards and 7,022 yards. Though housing lines both sides of the fairways on almost every hole, the playing corridors are generous and the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains are more apt to grab your attention. Aliante Golf Club is a traditional layout with broad swathes of grass that present?inviting looks from the tee boxes to the greens. Numerous pear and purple locust trees also dot the playing field. Though desert areas lurk on the boundaries, this is a fun driving course that gives most players confidence to unleash their driver. The dominant feature of Aliante Golf Club is an arroyo that twists and turns amidst 14 holes, providing intriguing angles of play and leading to some unique lies. Water enters the fray on just two holes. On the par-5 11th hole, players who hit from the back tee must fly their drive over a lake, while those utilizing the more forward markers will find the hazard to their right. Another water feature feeds into the same lake on the par-4 17th hole, creating a penalty area that wraps around from the left front of the green to the back of the?putting surface. Panks's greens?at Aliante Golf Club are quite varied. A few are elevated and most are large with?noticeable undulations. They typically run very fast in season. If you want to warm up before your round, practice facilities at Aliante Golf Club include an expansive driving range, putting green, chipping green and practice bunker. The clubhouse features a full-service pro shop and a bar and grill restaurant. The covered patio overlooking the practice area and the mountains is a nice place to relax and toast your round. When you are looking for a fun, scenic, player-friendly layout in Las Vegas, Aliante Golf Club is an ideal tee time choice.?