It’s safe to say that golfing will never be the same after playing at the Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas. It’s a pro golf course located on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s lush and green, with streams and water features, that you forget that you’re literally in the middle of a desert. The skyline was filled with hotels and views of the Strip. We had a caddie (Stuart)! My biggest takeaway is that Golf. Will. Never. Be. The. Same.
We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas. Since we had fallen head over heels with the sport of golf over the last couple of years, it was only fitting that we treated ourselves to a round at the Wynn Golf Club during our vacation. We also got married at the Wynn, we have always loved visiting the Wynn and Encore, and so it just all made sense.
Since we were staying at the Encore, we didn’t even have to leave the property to head to the golf club. We lucked out with our tee time because we were supposed to be joined by another two-some, but they never showed up so it was just us two and our caddie Stuart. I didn’t know what to expect when we rolled up to all of this, but our cart had our name on it, and we got engraved bag tags! We will be keeping those forever. We made sure to show up early so we could hit the practice facility before our round.
When it was getting close to our time to play, we made our way to the putting green, which was just off the first hole. That’s when I saw the giant industrial fan. A lot of the holes on the course have these giant fans to keep the air moving and make the area less hot. Amazing! We wondered if the noise would be distracting while we were out there, but we ended up not noticing them very much!
There ended up being way more water features than I thought for a course in the desert. There was water on 12 holes. I’m proud to say that I cleared a majority of them.
The caddie, Stuart, really added to the whole experience. Having a caddie was mandatory, and he would do things like give us course intel and advise us on how to play and approach each hole. Stuart would help us clean our clubs and balls after each hit, and it was luxurious. It felt a lot like when we stayed at the Four Seasons in Whistler, when their hillside team would help us put on our ski boots. A bit unnecessary, but absolutely appreciated and enjoyed as an experience.
The 18th hole is a little par 3, but with a huge opportunity. If you get a hole in one, you win $10,000. It has views of the hotel, with a stunning waterfall on the back of the hole. I gave it a good whack with my (rental) hybrid, and wish I had hit it with a bit more juice because, according to Stuart, if I had cleared the hump of the sand trap, I would’ve stood a really good chance. I mean, I’m sure he says that to everyone, but I was pretty proud of my hit off that tee. We were ready to call it a day when we rolled off 18. It was getting really hot, and it was nice to retreat back into the clubhouse. The aesthetic was fun, old country club done in Wynn style.
We will never forget this golfing experience! It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that we’ll probably try and play here every time we go through Las Vegas. Club rentals were free so we don’t have to bring anything except for our golf shoes! Our caddie, Stuart, also helped us have a great time, and we are looking forward to the next time we can go back to the Wynn Golf Club.