National Golf News
A Rare Reflection of the Mind of a Master
Reflection Bay, a Las Vegas golf course jewel that is located in the billion-dollar, Lake Las Vegas Resort, was the first public resort Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Nevada, and completely lives up to the reputation of the architect. And, while the course was closed for a period of time due to the real estate recession that hit Las Vegas the course is back open, flourishing and better than ever.
The course conditions are superb and every level of player is gushing positively about the course and its return. Since opening in 1998 the course has been awarded many different accolades including: America’s Top Golf Destinations by Golf Medalist, Top 100 by Golf Magazine, America’s Top Golf Communities by Travel & Leisure, Best New Upscale Course by Golf Digest and Best Overall Experience by Vegas Golfer Magazine. It was also the host course for the Wendy’s Three Tour Challenge for a number of years.
Utilizing the 320 acre man made Lake Las Vegas Nicklaus crafted five holes at Reflection Bay that grace the beautiful shoreline of the private Lake Las Vegas, highlighted by the par 3’s, holes number 8 and 17 that play to near island greens and the par 5, 9th hole that hugs the water down the entire right side of the hole. There are three water falls, beaches and many palm trees all combining to separate the Reflection Bay Golf Club experience.
The official Nicklaus Design course description of Reflection Bay Golf Club reads: “Crafted along the northern shore of the lake, every contour of this imaginative course is a rare reflection of the mind of a master. Five holes stretch along a mile and a half of peaceful shoreline, with emerald greens embracing the hillside property of the luxurious Westin Resort. Measuring 7,184-yards, Jack has designed each of the par-72 golf course’s holes to be distinctive and memorable, including five holes stretching along a mile and a half of shoreline and the 200-yard, par-3 17th which showcases a peninsula jutting out into Lake Las Vegas.”
Nicklaus etched this Las Vegas golf course out of the rugged desert and came up with a true Oasis. It was an artistic endeavor for the Golden Bear, and he took special care in plotting each bunker, fairway and green.
Golf packages that include rounds at Reflection Bay and its sister Jack Nicklaus designed SouthShore Country Club, Lake Las Vegas’s private country club are available featuring rooms at the Westin Lake Las Vegas, the resort that overlooks Reflection Bay and which has recently gone through a $40M renovation. The Westin Lake Las Vegas is a perfect spot for a family vacation, a romantic getaway or a corporate event.
In addition to playing at either Reflection Bay or SouthShore Country Club, golfers can now also improve their games at the Lake Las Vegas Golf Academy under the watchful eyes of two PGA Tour players who have joined the Lake Las Vegas golf scene as golf instructors. Craig Barlow, a Henderson native who made 170 career cuts on the PGA Tour and who played in eight major championships, six U.S. Opens, a PGA Championship and a British Open and Jeff Gallagher, who won twice on the Web.com Tour and who also played the PGA Tour are now providing golf instruction for golfers of all levels.
If you haven’t been to Reflection Bay and Lake Las Vegas you need to come see what the excitement is all about.
For information on golf packages visit www.reflectionbaygolf.com or call 702-736-0505.