Only in Vegas…golf that is
You-name-it, Vegas has-got-it, and that includes the golf.
It was a cool October evening on Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, and I was enjoying an ever-so-tasty post round brew at a great outdoor pub, while quietly tallying up how many times I could exclaim “Only in Vegas!” in 10 minute span.
For those of you who don’t know, Freemont Street is arguably one of the most famous of locales in Vegas, better known as Glitter Gulch, or the nickname of old town, downtown Las Vegas. This one-of-a-kind street is widely known for its uncanny mass of light bulbs lining virtually five city blocks, and a portion of the street is completely enshrouded by Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen, which spans over 500 yards, has more than 12 million LED light modules . To really get the Vegas party going a 500,000 watt sound system pumps out classic rock tunes complete with choreographed video shows, hands-down an “Only in Vegas” sight.
Glitter Gulch has been made famous by numerous movies, and stories and it’s an exciting place to hang out with over 15 casinos, a handful of restaurants and clubs all within an easy walk of each other. This wild street attracts people from all over the world, which makes it perhaps one of the finest people watching locales I have ever seen. The night I enjoyed Glitter Gulch, it seemed especially interesting since it was near Halloween. In a very short time, my I counted a total of sixteen “Only in Vegas!” claims of various intriguing sights and I won’t go into specific detail, but they were downright eye-popping, and filed with oh-my’s and ya-gotta-be-kiddin’ me’s by the time my 10 minute test was complete.
Vegas’ is truly a one-of-a-kind city, and you can still find the 19.99 cheap hotel room and 2.99 all-you-can-eat buffets if you are daring enough to experience them. However, many of the bargain basement deals Vegas once advertised are now vastly overshadowed by some of the finest, most elaborate resort hotels in the entire world, complete with every imaginable amenity, culinary experience, and entertainment option you could possibly need all within one resort. With that said, one can draw comparison from the resort and entertainment side, to the massive menu of golf Las Vegas dishes up.
Golfers have a kaleidoscope of choices, and one could select from affordable, player friendly tracks, to ultra-lavish, over-the-top, fantasy themed courses, and for those willing to shell out the cash, Vegas also has a few of finest golf experiences in the entire world, guaranteed to earn an “Only in Vegas” shout or two. Luckily, for those of us that do have budget constraints, currently there are there are enough quality and affordable options within thirty minutes of the strip to keep a golfer happy for weeks, and if you added in the course within an hour. You would be busy for months.