The Golf Club Uber Drivers Dread

LAS VEGAS STRIP, NEVADA: The average Uber fare in a large city averages about $26. Located the equivalent of two long par-5s from Mandalay Bay Resort, an Uber fare to Bali Hai Golf Club is significantly less than most other resort courses in the area.

“Evenings in Las Vegas are meant for entertainment—whether that’s on the casino floor or enjoying one of the fabulous shows on Las Vegas Boulevard,” stated Bill Walters, owner of Bali Hai Golf Club. “During the day, I recommend enjoying the outdoors and soaking up some sunshine that we are famous for. What better way to breathe fresh air than a round at our South Polynesian inspired golf facility. In addition to our location being right on Las Vegas Boulevard, we are at a lower elevation than most of our peers. The benefit is twofold—less wind and temperatures that average 10-15 degrees warmer in the winter [so you don’t have to dress like an Eskimo].”

Within Earshot of Casino Action

Bali Hai was designed by Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt. More than $32 million was invested to create the course out of vacant scrubland. “Our supplies were sourced from the best of the best,” continued Walters. “More than 4,000 palm trees were shipped from California and the volcanic rock framing our fairways came from Utah. All told, more than 100,000 tropical plants were imported to create a feel unlike any other.

“Other player perks include golf carts equipped with Bluetooth speakers, complimentary Jell-O shots [that have a definite kick], and the option to hire a ParMate, our version of a forecaddie.”

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