Nevada’s natural riches come from its depths and heights. Also called the Silver State, it is an abundant source of gold, copper, and black opal and is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world. Its name originated from the Spanish ‘Sierra Nevada’ which means snow-covered mountain range. This range is part of the American Cordillera – a massive expanse of hills and mountains that forms the western backbone of the Americas – putting Nevada at the epicenter of America’s great highlands.
It has glitzy cities like Las Vegas and Reno, but the state has more to offer beyond casinos and entertainment. Its outdoors are as lavish with vast open spaces, sandy deserts, lush mountain slopes and valleys, hot springs, rock formations, national parks, and true to its name, snow-covered mountains.
Some of its world-famous attractions include the Hoover Dam, Lake Tahoe, Lake Mead National Recreation area, Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon.
With its serene scenery of rolling hills, streams, vibrant fairways, and dramatic sand dunes, Nevada is considered to be one of the most premier golf destinations on the planet and is well worth a visit.
Top 10 Nevada Courses
- Wolf Creek Golf Course – Mesquite
- Wynn Golf Club – Las Vegas
- Cascata – Boulder City
- Oasis Golf Club (The Palmer) – Mesquite
- Rio Secco Golf Club – Henderson
- Mojave Resort Golf Club – Laughlin
- SouthShore Golf Club – Henderson
- Wolf Run Golf Club at Fieldcreek Ranch – Reno
- Coyote Springs – Coyote Springs
- Conestoga Golf Club – Mesquite