Royal Links in Nevada

Royal Links in Nevada

When you’ve finished losing your dollars at the roulette table take a trip away from the strip and stroll the Championship fairways of Royal Links.

Royal Links Golf Club - Clubhouse
Royal Links is a tribute to the rich history of Championship Golf in the British Isles

Each of the 18 holes are inspired by courses that have held the Open Championship so you can discuss classic battles for the Claret Jug while battling to beat your playing partner.

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Favourite Holes – 7th at Stoke Park

Favourite Holes – 7th at Stoke Park

The 7th hole’s claim to fame is that it was the inspiration behind the famous 16th hole at Augusta National Golf Club home of the U.S. Masters.

Stoke Park - Hole 7

The green is angled diagonally on the line of flight and set into a slope with bunkers waiting immediately at the back. At the front, the green falls away sharply down to a brook and lake. Try to play safe and end up in the foliage behind the bunkers and you will have a nightmare pitch back down to the green, praying you do not end up in the water.

Valderrama Golf Club

Valderrama Golf Club

Valderrama Golf Club is simply stunning, you get the impression of a small private club as you drive in and park in the car park. This impression changes as soon as you walk past the amazing Clubhouse out onto the range.

Valderrama Golf Club - Clubhouse
The view of the Clubhouse and driving range

The course winds its way through old Cork Oak and Olive trees with fairways like carpets and putting surfaces faster than the green baize in your local snooker hall. The key to playing well here is going to be leaving your ball below the pin as a downhill putt is the stuff of nightmares.

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Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth Course

Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth Course

Just like The Els Club you can’t help but be impressed as you arrive at the complex, the actual Estate is huge, once you enter it is a further 10 minute drive to the Clubhouse! Once again our clubs are collected from us and taken to our buggies that have been laden with tees, towels and bottled water but no GPS this time we had to settle for a standard yardage chart.

Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth course - hole 17
The island green of the 17th hole on the Earth course

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The Els Club – Dubai

The Els Club – Dubai

From the moment you arrive at The Els Club you know you are in for a great experience. The course looks pristine but the Clubhouse is also an experience to savour. Upon arrival your clubs are collected from you to be taken to your buggy, which is fully stocked with tees, towels, water and a GPS map of the course.

The Els Club - Clubhouse
The Els Club in Dubai really does have a magnificent clubhouse

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