Affordable Golf Trips to Kick Off the Season

The climate in Minnesota is now cooperating for an early start statewide, but spring will still be the time for golf vacations for so many Spring Golf folks. Many people imagine opening their season with bright sun and lush green in California, Arizona, or Hawaii, but there are other places to visit for a spring golf trip. Some are even only a 10-minute distance away. Therefore, where do Minnesota Section PGA Members travel for a budget-friendly spring golf getaway?

In Las Vegas, place your bets.

Marty Lass, Director of Golf and Head Professional at Edina Country Club, is a significant lover of Las Vegas, where he regularly plays 3-4 rounds per trip. The Las Vegas Paiute Resort, according to Lass, is one of his favorites, featuring three terrific Pete Dye golf courses that are constantly in great condition (they are indeed not subjected to several of the water limitations that other Vegas courses are). “I think their assistance is the greatest,” he says. “If you play many days, you can have your clubs stored down on between rounds, and the Food & Beverage services, whether refreshment cart service is available or within the clubhouse, are usually terrific.” It has a wonderful diversity of holes and shotmaking with the layouts, and They believe the pricing for what they pay is the finest in Vegas.”

Cascata, a Rees Jones treasure, is yet another favorite. “Even though the pricing is substantially greater than others, it’s a fantastic golf experience,” says Lass. “It’s a terrific experience when you get in the clubhouse, hitting the ball on the practice and enjoying a unique, enjoyable course with a very  forecaddie.”

He particularly likes four courses on the Las Vegas Strip that have beautiful layouts:

  • The TPC Las Vegas
  • The Dragon’s Ridge
  • Rio Secco
  • Bear’s Finest

“They’re all valued between the Paiute Resort and Cascata,” Lass explains, adding that “they’re always in terrific condition.”

Lastly, if money isn’t an issue, Steve Wynn’s fantasy golf project, Shadow Creek, is a must-see. It’s pricey, with green fees of $500 and an additional forecaddie charge. “However, being fetched up and dropped off by limousine is included, and the golf club truly is a delight to play,” Lass adds. “It’s fantastic.” He also joked that leaving the hotel for 6-7 hours can likewise clarify the expenditure.

Short Distance Drives

Chaska Municipal Golf Course Director of Education Eric Chiles takes I-35 south to play spring golf with junior high golf teams. “FANTASTIC driving range with villas for rent directly on the course,” Chiles says.

He points out that the majority of the facilities in the region are open all year, even if it makes for a freezing round in Early February.

The Minnesota Section PGA is made up of PGA professionals who are well-versed in both the sport and golf commerce. Their mission is to promote pleasure and participation in the golf game and make an important contribution by providing services to golf experts, the golf sector, and people who play or want to begin playing golf. The 41 geographic districts of the United States are overseen by PGA Section Offices, which serve as the grassroots organization for the nation’s 25 million amateur players and the PGA’s 27,000 players.