This is a place well worth the thirty minute drive outside of Las Vegas, NV. A Robert Cupp design with three nine hole layouts: Desert, Mountain and Valley. Mostly played by members and locals, definitely a high quality facility and far less expensive than the courses outside the hotels in Vegas.
Although the courses are played within a housing community (we played the Desert and Mountain nines) it doesn’t take away from the beauty of this course. Mountains surround the area and add great scenery. For a course that gets plenty of play, I don’t remember seeing a divot the entire round. Well-manicured and in pristine shape, the surrounding neighborhood becomes invisible once you tee it up.
Standing on the tee it is easy to see how each hole is laid out. This gives the player the opportunity to select a target for each shot. Landing areas are wide in most cases but this doesn’t mean you can just blast every tee shot. Rolling fairways sometime guide the shot into some very thick rough. I mean thick rough! It’s best to take the punishment and just hit out of this stuff. Try to bite off too much and the bunkers and rolling mounds around the greens now play a significant role.
Some approach shots into these fairly small green are blind. This is one of those courses where a Pin Sheet would be very beneficial. Number six of the Desert Nine is a great example. I hit what I thought was a great approach shot and come to find out there was not enough green around the flag to go right at it! Getting up and down at Silverstone Golf Club is not the easiest thing to do. The greens are undulating and slick as French Tip finger nails.
Silverstone Golf Club has a great practice area: Nice range, shot game practice green with bunker (you can replicate almost every shot you may need) and a large putting green. This practice green, unlike most, will give the player a good idea of how fast and true the course’s putting surfaces will be.
The clubhouse staff ( pro shop and restaurant) were very friendly and accommodating. We didn’t feel like we were outsiders honing in on their course. The outside staff helping with rental clubs, cart set-up and starters was a different story. They seemed annoyed when I requested an extra scorecard and told me to “go get one off that cart over there.” It was obvious these guys did not want to be bothered by some couple from Virginia. And they didn’t bother either! I’ve been treated better by people working at a ‘muni’ with a trailer for a clubhouse.
Overall, this is a great course and worth the drive outside of Vegas. Beautiful track, great condition, and a fun place to tee it up. I would definitely play Silverstone Golf Club again.
SILVERSTONE GOLF CLUB
8600 Cupp Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89131