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TPC Las Vegas - What Golfers Need To Know

Frequently Asked Questions About The Golf Course

By Brian Weis

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. The team at answers some Frequently Asked Questions that will provide valuable insight about the property, its most talked about holes and the signature dish/drink to consume at the 19th hole.

Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Since opening in 1996, the TPC Las Vegas golf course (previously TPC at The Canyons) has some of the richest PGA TOUR history in all of Las Vegas. From 1996-2006, the TPC Las Vegas hosted the Shriner's Hospitals for Children Open, the Bard Capital Challenge and the Las Vegas Senior Classic. During that time, some of the world's best golfers and major title winners - Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Hale Irwin and Jim Furyk - have graced the fairways of the TPC Las Vegas.

But you don't have to be a PGA TOUR pro to get a tee time at TPC Las Vegas. If you're planning your Las Vegas golf vacation, TPC Las Vegas is open to the public as well as resort guests. Golfers only need be willing to put their skills to the test on these uniquely challenging fairways-and experience PGA TOUR-quality standards of the game firsthand.

The TPC Las Vegas golf course offers an incomparable level of play and challenge for every skill set. The club's par-71, 7,104 yard championship golf course designed by acclaimed architect Bobby Weed and World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd, is commonly referred to as "desert elegance."

TPC Las Vegas is one of the few Las Vegas golf courses which offers the option for men and women to play the course from a blended tee yardage.

The course plays over 7,000 from the tips with the blue, or member's tees at 6,769 yards. The white tees are just over 6,000 yards. The men's blended tees (marked by a blue and white marker), is a mix of 9 holes from the blue members tees and the other nine from the white tees, adding up to just over 6,300 yards. The blended tees bring less forced carries into play and still offers a fair test to the mid-handicap golfer.

Why Should You Play This Course?
Honored with the 2013 Silver State Award for the best golf course in Nevada, TPC Las Vegas offers you the chance to play a championship golf course that has hosted several PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions events and is home to several PGA TOUR pros.

Tips and Local Knowledge To Score Well?
Their golf carts are equipped with GPS. They help with distances and pace of play.

For putting always know where the mountain range is and the strip. Putts will be speed with more break if rolling toward The Strip conversely putts will be slower with less break back into the mountains.

Any recent changes to the golf course? Or any upcoming changes?
GPS in carts

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
TPC Las Vegas served as host of PGA TOUR Champions Las Vegas Senior Classic from 1997-1999 and the PGA TOUR's Shriner's Hospitals for Children Open from 2000-2006.

Recent Awards Include:

* 2020 ranked #13 in Golfweek's Best 2020: Best Courses You Can Play (By State)
* 2019 Best of Summerlin - Public Golf Course
* 2019 Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play rankings - #13
* 2019 Players 1st Players Choice - Best Course Conditions - Southwest Region
* 2018 "Best of the Best" Golf Shop - Platinum Award - Association of Golf Merchandisers
* 2017 TPC Network Agronomy Platinum Award
* 2015 AGM Top 100 Golf Shops in the United States
* Audubon Certification 20-Year Certification Award
* 2014 Ranked #9 in Nevada and #3 in Las Vegas as best rated golf course on Golf Advisor
* 2014 Operation of the Year within the TPC Network
* 2014 Golf Operation of the Year within the TPC Network
* 2014 Food and Beverage Platinum Award within the TPC Network
* 2015 Certified Audubon Sanctuary Certification
* 2014 Best of Summerlin Finalist
* 2013 Silver State Award for Best Golf Course in Nevada
* 2015 Nevada Magazine's Best Golf Course (Southern Nevada)
* 2015 Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence
* 2014 Yelp - "People Love Us" Award
* 2009-2010 ELGA Chapter
* 2005 & 2012 ELGA Merit
* 1997-2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011-2012, 2015-2016 Safety Award
* 1997-2005, 2008-2013 &2016 Platinum Award
* 1997, 2000, 2002-2003 Operation of the Year

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole #2 dubbed "Canyon" measures 110-196 yards depending on tees.

The dramatic par 3 plays downhill toward green flanked by a barranca and protected on the right by a greenside bunker. This hole plays a bit shorter than its measured distance, so club selection is a premium.

Most Memorable Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole 14 is called "Gorge-ous" for a reason. A large gorge protects the green from the front along the left side. The hole is not long, (275-365 yards) so pick a club like a long iron or hybrid to layup around 100 yards. Ideally, a drive over the left fairway bunker will give you the best approach over the cavernous arroyo.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round?
The TPC Grille offers Southwest-inspired creations along with panoramic views of Red Rock Canyon and the course's 18th fairway. Maybe that's why it's considered the best-kept secret in Summerlin.

Golfers rave about our build your own burger. Select your patty (beef, chicken or veggie) and all the fixings from cheese, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, hatch green chili, jalapeno, guacamole, avocado, bacon, and a fried egg.

For the traveling golfer, any lodging onsite or partner with any area hotels?
TPC Las Vegas has partnered with numerous hotels and casinos. The best place to look for seasonal golf packages is our website. Our packages include numerous stay and play packages with other Las Vegas courses and casinos.

The closest hotel is the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The hotel offers a variety of stay and play packages.

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
221 N Rampart Blvd,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145

Back Tee Stats
Par: 71
Yardage: 7063
Slope: 131
Rating: 73.0

More Information
TPC Las Vegas
9851 Canyon Run Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89144
(702) 256-2500

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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