Lake Las Vegas, The Falls, #12 at TwilightPrior to attending Webmaster World (which I’ll cover in my tech blog), I decided to give myself the gift of 2 days at Lake Las Vegas where the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort had offered me a sweet deal that included a round of golf for each day that I stay here. I also plan to get some writing done that I don’t seem to get done at home.

So today, I had an 8:30am flight out of Oakland and a noon tee time at The Falls designed by Tom Weiskopf. Guess what? I made it with ease.

It was a really fun and unusual day. I was a single and ended up with the fore caddy that’s usually assigned to each foresome all to myself. Michael and I had a great time and I really enjoyed the luxury of my own private caddy, the additional luxury of having most of this fabulous course totally to myself (I played through a couple of twosomes), and the pleasure of a three-hour round on a slightly cool, but otherwise perfectly beautiful day. (They say it can be windy here, but I’m apparently not going to have that experience.)

I really liked the course, the views and the environment. Of course, there’s the requisite real estate developments and construction zones; but other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed the views of the surrounding desert countryside as well as the long distance views of the strip which is about 17 miles away (as shown in the photo above). The golf course was in pristine condition with lots of elevation changes and some truly beautiful golf holes. Top quality. All good.

Especially since I’ve never been here before, it really helped me to have a caddy. Especially, for example, when I had a blind shot that had to fly over a major rock out-cropping (which I managed to pull off to about five feet.) Lake Las Vegas, Reflection Bay, #18And then again on the next hole, just for example 😉 an extremely downhill, drivable par four where he encouraged me to go for it. I hit a near perfect shot about 270 to the front edge, and then lagged one close for back-to-back birdies.

Overall, I had a really wonderful afternoon, shot 90, and look forward to playing the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection Bay tomorrow.

Birdies and pars to ya!