Inside Comments: Steve Turcotte

Golfing, the Revere in Las Vegas

When it comes to golf and Las Vegas, there are a myriad of choices. You can head north or south or east or west. And you will find a golf course with plenty to like. But when it comes to a place like the Revere Golf Club in suburban Henderson, there seems to be a little of something for every golfer.

Challenging golf course? Check. In fact, there are two challenging golf courses. Great views? Check. You can see the Vegas Strip from many of the holes on both courses. A practice area that will keep you busy for hours? Check. And it’s called the “Battlefield” that offers all-grass areas for hitting.

You should be getting the idea that is a place for golfers to visit when they head to Vegas.

The Revere Golf Club offers a pair of golf courses called Lexington and Concord. If you haven’t got the theme yet, let me spell it out for you. Revere? Concord? Lexington? Battlefield practice area? Sounds a little like something right out of the history books, doesn’t it?

The club’s two courses and the name itself are taken from the famous ride by Paul Revere, which adds a little bit of historical touch. Remember Revere? He of the “The British are coming, the British are coming,” line in history. It helped the city of Boston fortify itself against the attack planned by the British soldiers.

The two courses are different. The Lexington course features a 7,143-yard layout that rolls through the desert canyons and the valleys of the foothill of Las Vegas. And the views of the city below and the mountains sometimes take your attention away from your next golf shot.

The Concord Course plays to 7,034 yards and also offers those terrific views but with a little different layout than Lexington Course with its 360-degree views and plenty of mounded fairways and some large greens.

Even the holes on both courses are named – and of course with historical names. There is Bunker Hill, Midnight Ride, North Church and Lantern’s Light.

There is plenty that grabs your attention at the Revere Golf Club but some of the par-5 holes are dramatic. The 11th hole on the Lexington Course is a beast measuring 625 yards from the tips and all uphill after the drive to a multi-tiered green. Hello double bogey on my scorecard. The 18th hole on the Concord Course is another treat measuring 551 from the tips and all downhill. The trouble is there is forced carry right in front of the green. I think my ball is still in there somewhere.

There is a reason the Revere Golf Club has earned plenty of honors through the years including both being hit with 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest and both being named among the top new courses in the country when they opened for play. And most recently named the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Best of Las Vegas 2020-23.

There is always plenty to do when you travel to Las Vegas. But I know one thing after this visit. The Revere Golf Club will always be at the top of the list for a round of golf.

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