Las Vegas Paiute Resort's Sun Mountain Course is the second
of four planned on the property and was designed by noted architect
Pete Dye. Dye's courses are noted for being exceptionally hard,
but Sun Mountain, which is located just off U.S. 95, 10 miles
past Ann Road, seems to be the exception. Even from the very
back tees, it is not a difficult golf course.
The course has four sets of tees per hole. It measures 7,112
yards from the back, 6,631 from the gold tees, 6,074 from the
white and 5,465 from the red. There is water on four holes --
Nos. 4, 5, 10 and 18 -- but it really only comes into play on
Nos. 4 and 18. The toughest hole is probably the sixth, a 436-yard
par-4 that features Dye's trademark railroad-tie bunkers. All
in all, Las Vegas Paiute Resort's Sun Mountain is a magnificent
course and should be on any avid golfer's must-play list of
courses in Southern Nevada.