"South Pacific" meets The Strip: the 11th hole at Bali Hai Golf Club.
Walters Golf
Sunday, March 15, 2009

Las Vegas is home to some of the most expensive courses in America, but Walters Golf offers a trio of themed courses that are close to the Strip and easy on the wallet. They're not muni-cheap, but they deliver a fun experience and save you enough money for one more shot at the roulette wheel.

\nBali Hai
This 7,002-yard layout has always been a players' course, with strong par 4s and a cluster of eye-candy par 3s, notably the 9th and 16th holes. Service is impeccable, and firmer turf conditions in 2009 will allow for many more shot options.
$195-$320; 888-427-6678

\nRoyal Links
Royal Links remains one of the least expensive ways to experience a facsimile of Royal Troon's "Postage Stamp" and the Road Hole at St. Andrews. And when you look at the faux castle clubhouse, you'll swear you can hear bagpipes.
$125-$269; 888-427-6678

\nDesert Pines
The pine trees and containment mounds at Desert Pines evoke a Carolinas feel. The contoured greens demand precise approaches, and the brutal closing par 4s on each nine will have you scratching your head at the diminutive 122 slope rating.
$99-$174; 888-427-6678

\nThe Deal: Walters Golf offers one-stop shopping for Vegas golfers through Las Vegas Golf Getaways and Las Vegas Preferred Tee Times, and works with most top Strip hotels.

For more information, call 888-427-6678 or visit waltersgolf.com

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