Golfer's Guide

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Vegas dreams, desert greens

Cash in on hot summer deals at top rated Las Vegas golf courses.

He pictured it as an elaborate adult playground in Hollywood's back yard. In the first half of the 20th century - when Las Vegas was not much more than a gleam in the desert's tawny eye - a colorful impresario named Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel had his sights set on creating a world-class hotel resort to be named the Flamingo. His vision in pink even was to include a championship golf course. Mr. Siegel never did see his enterprise fully realized, but those who followed found equally fertile ground for dreams. As Bugsy foresaw, Las Vegas is now a popular destination for Southern Californians - and even if you don't gamble, there's plenty of green on the fairways.

Siena/Arroyo Golf Club
Las Vegas
Play Siena or Arroyo Golf Club for $65 or play both within five days on a two-day package for $100. Book at or Use code SLGSUMMER for $65 special or SLG2SUMMER for two-day package. Siena, (702) 341-9200; The Arroyo, (702) 258-2300.
(702) 341-9200 •

Walters Golf
Las Vegas
Three nights at MGM Grand, one round of golf at Bali Hai & Desert Pines including roundtrip limo, VIP entry to Wet Republic & Tabu, 20% off spa services at Cristophe Salon at MGM Grand, 1/2 OFF Callaway Razr X Rental Clubs. $299/weekday, $399/weekend. (888) 427-6678.
(888) 427-6678 •

Silverstone Golf Club
Las Vegas
Providing a five-star player experience, Silverstone offers packages starting as low as $89 for 18 holes with cart, one sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, $20 golf shop certificate, four drink tickets and more.
(702) 562-3770 •

Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino
Golf at Mountain Falls Championship course, stay at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino or park your RV at Golden Lakeside Casino & RV Resort. Dine at restaurants including Stockman's Steakhouse. $74 hotel, $54 RV, Sunday-Thursday; $94 hotel, $74 RV, Friday-Saturday.
(775) 751-6500 •

Badlands Golf Club
Las Vegas
Voted "Top 10 Courses in Nevada." Affordable stay-and-play vacation packages include 18 holes with cart, use of practice facility and Vegas-style accommodations at nearby resorts.
(702) 363-0754 •

Primm Valley Golf Club
Play the renowned Tom Fazio-designed course this summer for as low as $150 for three rounds, including green fees, cart fees and range balls.
(702)679-5509 •