Top 5 reasons why Las Vegas is a top golf trip destination

Las Vegas is a famous destination spot for golfers. It’s an excellent starting point for golfers as the swanky entertainment venue has all kinds of accoutrements and conveniences for high-rollers. From the best sports books to fine dining and spas, there’s a little something for everyone – when you’re not on the front or back nine. Here are the top 5 reasons why Las Vegas is a travel mecca for golfers from all over the world.

1. The 24-Hour Gambling

Luck, be a lady, tonight. Las Vegas casinos are popular with travelers and golfers because in Sin City, the casino action never stops (even when the golf course closes at dusk). From craps and blackjack to poker and slot machines, you can find traditional casino games, Keno, Bingo and Baccarat. There are high and low limit tables all over Las Vegas and plenty of card playing action for everyone. 

A few of the best gambling venues include:

Caesars Palace 

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109-8933

Caesars Palace sits on 124,181 square-feet of gaming space with 1,324 machines and 183 poker games and tables. There are several types of high limit games. 

Games

Caesars has a popular poker table room that includes 16 different tables with a variety of tournament schedules. Try your hand at Spanish 21 where bets range from $5 to $5,000 a bet. Slots range from penny slots to machines that are $500 per wager. 

Popular games include:

  • 3-Card Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Baccarat
  • Craps
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Let It Ride
  • Pai Gow 
  • Progressive Blackjack
  • Race Book
  • Roulette
  • Sports Book
  • Wheel of Fortune

Restaurants and Eateries

If you’re hungry and ready to break for a bite to eat, nearby restaurants won’t disappoint. 

Food establishments include: 

  • Beijing Noodle No. 9
  • Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
  • Mesa Grill 
  • MR CHOW
  • Nobu
  • Old Homestead Steak

El Cortez Hotel & Casino

600 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-5693

The El Cortez is a famous hotel where “Bugsy” Siegel was once their partial owner. The El Cortez sits on about 41,842-square-feet of gaming space. There are about 961 machines and 23 table games available.  With the charm of old Las Vegas, there are all kinds of low-limit games and blackjack played with single and double decks. 

Games

Gaming machines range from penny slots to quarter slots. There are also video Poker games and video Keno available. 

Popular table games include:

  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Mini-Baccarat
  • Craps
  • 3-Card-Poker
  • Pai Gow Tiles
  • Sports Book 
  • Race Book 

Restaurants and Eateries

Ready to stop all that casino play for a bite to eat? You’ll find the buffet is the way to go at the El Cortez. 

Restaurants and eateries include: 

  • A Breakfast Buffet
  • Chinese Kitchen Buffet
  • Kitty’s Cafe 
  • Roberta’s Steakhouse 
  • Seattle’s Best
  • Subway

Palms Resort Casino Hotel

4321 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Palms is located just off the Las Vegas Strip. The 94,840-square-foot casino has 2,650 gaming machines that include 1,500 slot games. There are 55 table games and a 220-seat poker salon. It’s 24-hours and smoke-free. The Palms also offers a private high-limit room with popular games like No-Limit Texas Hold’Em. 

Games

Popular games include:

  • Craps
  • Let It Ride
  • Mini-Baccarat
  • Roulette
  • Pai Gow 
  • Poker 
  • Race Book
  • Sports Book

Restaurants and Eateries

In the mood for something to eat? When you’re ready to grab a bit to eat, you’ll find the Palms has plenty to offer. 

Restaurants and Eateries include:

  • All You Can Eat (AYCE) Buffet
  • Lucky Penny Cafe
  • Scotch 80 Prime Restaurant
  • Send NOODLES
  • The Eatery

South Point Hotel Casino and Spa

9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89183-4013

While not part of the Strip per se, the casino is more laid back and offers travelers and golfers a host of casino games and tables. South Point sits on about 137,232-square-feet and has 2,390 gaming machines that range from penny slots up to $25 slot machines. 

Games

With 82 poker and table games, popular games include:

  • 3-Card-Poker
  • Bingo
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Mini-Baccarat
  • Pai Gow 
  • Poker
  • Race Book
  • Roulette
  • Sports Book

Restaurants and Eateries

Ready for a bite to eat? You might have a hard time deciding with 14 restaurants and eateries. 

Options include: 

  • Baja Miguel’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Big Sur Oyster Bar
  • Bowling Coffee & Snack Bar
  • Coronado Cafe
  • Del Mar Deli
  • Don Vito’s Italian Restaurant
  • Garden Buffet
  • Kate’s Corner
  • Michael’s Gourmet Room
  • Primarily Prime Rib Restaurant
  • Seattle’s Best
  • Silverado Steakhouse
  • Steak N Shake
  • Zenshin Asian Restaurant  

2. The Unlimited Dining Venues

A great reason to schedule a golf outing in Las Vegas is that it’s home to some of the best 5-Star and Michelin-rated restaurants. With something for every budget and palette, you’ll have quite a bit to choose from. From searing ribs to succulent duck and decadent desserts, it’s a good thing you’re staying over! Don’t miss the lavish breakfast buffets with quite a bit to offer. 

Restaurants include:

Bardot Brasserie at the ARIA Resort & Casino

3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Bardot Brasserie pays homage to Parisian culture under chef Joshua Smith. Fares are delightfully welcoming even on days when the temperature outside rises above 100-degrees Fahrenheit. They’re  known for their brunches and bottomless mimosas. Try the seared foie gras parfait, mussels and steak frites or the charcuterie board.  

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres

2535 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 

A delightful culinary experience, the chef is a James Beard award-winner. Succulent dishes include a suckling pig  with crispy skin and the cotton candy foie gras. For lighter fares, try a bagel and lox cone and don’t miss the salt air margaritas.

b.B.d.’s (Short for beer, burgers and dessert) at Palace Station

2411 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102 

Under chef Ralph Perrazzo, b.B.d’s specialises in craft beers and homestyle burgers. Try your burgers 3 ways. Steakhouse burgers are cooked over Canadian charcoal and embers with cherrywood. Griddle burgers are made with a delectable crunch due to the piping hot griddle. Steamed burgers are served with pickles and onions. With gyro tacos, meatball parmesan heros and steaks searing on a wood fire, this one’s a keeper.

Delmonico Steakhouse

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Under chef Emeril Lagasse, Delmonico’s is an American steakhouse that doesn’t disappoint. Try the juicy bone-in ribeye or the flavorful lobster bisque. Save room for yummy banana cream pie. 

EDO Gastro Tapas & Wines

3400 S Jones Blvd #11A, Las Vegas, NV 89146 

Inspired by Spain’s savory delights, chef Oscar Amador Edo has a lot to offer. Tapas are very flavorful and a recommendation is the Degustation 10 tapas tasting menu. Don’t miss the uni pulpo rice, the tuna tostadas or the olive oil eggs with just the right amount of truffle shavings.

Greene St. Kitchen at the Palms Casino Resort

4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 

With a cool vibe and contemporary American cuisine, Greene St. offers both hot and cold appetizers and vegan dishes. Fresh seafood includes sashimi, sushi and oysters from the east and west coast. Art enthusiasts and foodies love dining here.

Harvest by Roy Ellamar at the Bellagio

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Harvest specializes in seasonal and sustainable foods. Try the Ahi Poke or yummy steak tartare. Order up a charcuterie board and save room for dessert. They have a delightful dessert cart confirming why this is a hidden gem located between the ballrooms and Bellagio Conservatory. Harvest ranked on Eater for Hottest Restaurants and Bars, 18 Special Dinners and Where to Dine for Thanksgiving. 

Other Mama

3655 S Durango Dr #6, Las Vegas, NV 89147

For the best raw seafood and enticing cocktails, head to Other Mama. Try the scallop carpaccio that’s served with fennel and blood orange. A big eye tuna includes avocado and roasted beets while sashimi salad is served with honey and thyme.

Sparrow & Wolf 

4480 Spring Mountain Rd Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Located in Chinatown Las Vegas, chef Brian Howard offers American cuisine at its finest. Bone marrow is juicy while pork shank is meaty and tender. A seared campfire duck is served with foie gras and lobster dumplings are flavorful.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at the Grand Canal Shoppes

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 

Serving southern American cuisine, favorites include the green tomato BLT and the crispy fried chicken. With tasty Bloody Marys and delicious Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade, save room for dessert. Located on the casino floor, Yardbird was voted among Eater’s Best Places to Watch the Super Bowl, Best Craft Beer and Hottest Restaurants

3. The Luxurious Spas

After a long day of golf and a fun night gambling, Las Vegas is the perfect place to unwind in a spa. Soak in a relaxing Jacuzzi bath, schedule an herbal wrap or have a refreshing loofah cleansing. Las Vegas’s casino hotels and resorts have some of the best spas in the United States – guaranteed to make you feel like a million bucks. 

Tops spas include:

Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian and the Palazzo

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd #1159, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Mandarin Oriental Spa

3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

Paris Spa by Mandarra located at the Paris Hotel

Paris Las Vegas, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandarra located at Planet Hollywood

3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Qua Baths and Spa at Caesars Hotel

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Religuary Spa located at the Hard Rock Hotel

4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169-6574

Sahra Spa and Hammam Located at the Cosmopolitan

The Chelsea Tower, Level 14, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Spa at ARIA Hotel

3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Spa at the Encore Hotel

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Spa at the Wynn Hotel

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Spa Bellagio at MGM Resorts

3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109-4339

Vdara Hotel and Spa

2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89158

4. The Best Sports Books and Race Books

Ready to place your bets on your favorite sport or racing event? You’ll find that Las Vegas is home to some of the best sports books and race books. You can place your bets and then watch the sporting event or race. And, if you’re a big football, golf tournament or boxing fan, you can enjoy the big screen TVs to watch live coverage of all the major events.

Top Sports Books and Race Books include:

Bally’s Hotel and Casino

With comfortable seating and plenty of dining options, you can enjoy non-stop game viewing.

The Bellagio

This is the place where high-rollers go. Seating can be hard to come by so get there early.

Caesars Palace

Caesars includes TVs on each of their tables. They also have 6 12-foot x 15-foot TV screens along with 50-inch plasma TVs.

The Aria Hotel

If size doesn’t matter, head to the Aria. They have 90 TVs and two mega 220-inch HDTVs.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

With close to 100 televisions, you won’t miss a sporting event here.

The Mandalay Bay 

With 17 mega screens to watch all the action and 300-comfy seats, make yourself right at home. 

The Mirage 

With a 10,000-square-foot space, you’re adjacent to the casino and Carnegie Deli. What more could you ask for?

The Palazzo Las Vegas

A popular favorite, there are ample screens and lots of food options.

The Westgate Hotel

Pull up a chair at the bar and catch a game. This is the place to be for big sporting events.

The Wynn Las Vegas

Comfy chairs and a plush environment make this the ideal place to catch the game. 

5. The Non-Stop Nightlife

Las Vegas is home to non-stop entertainment. It’s one of the reasons that it’s referred to as the entertainment capital of the world. Look for shows ranging from music venues and magicians to comedians and Elvis impersonators. Popular shows include Celine Dion, Penn and Teller, Jay Leno and Lionel Ritchie.

As you can see, Las Vegas has so much to offer. If you’re looking for a fun place to have a golf outing, Las Vegas should be high on your list. Because there are all kinds of activities for everyone in your group, you’ll find that no one is bored. You just might have a hard time choosing one activity above the rest. It’s no wonder that golfers all over the world come to Las Vegas! 

Hope you enjoy your trip!

Now, if you’re visiting Las Vegas and are ready to work on your golf game, visit Chimera Golf Course located in Henderson, Nevada. Designed in 2003 by Ted Robinson, Jr., the course sits on 6,906 yards. With forgiving fairways and a playable desert backdrop, it offers welcoming challenges from any tee you select. Other activities you might want to explore at the course include popular golfboards and foot golf. For a bite to eat, stop at Slice 19. With pristine views of the Las Vegas Strip in the background, book your tee time at Chimera Golf Club today!