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From the same strain of neighboring land which is home to a few other premium golf operations in the area (i.e., Badlands, Angel Park and its sibling TPC, Summerlin), Tournament Players Club (TPC), at The Canyons provides all the same great characteristics of its counterparts while taking the overall golf experience to the next level.

TPC, at The Canyons is located in the new upscale and master planned community of Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is a resort and daily fee facility that provides a private club experience. The Bobby Weed design with special consulting by PGA Tour Player Raymond Floyd is host to both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour events.

Since its inception in 1996, the TPC, at The Canyons has been recipient of several prestigious awards. It was been selected as one of the premier public facilities in Southern Nevada and repeatedly chosen as one of the best new courses in 1997. The club was awarded Golf Course Maintenance Operations.

Jetsetters Magazine Golf MallThe greens are some of the truest putting surfaces a golfer will attest to, especially in Las Vegas where they typically resemble a concrete garage floor. This specialty of soft angulating greens has been instrumental for the TPC, at The Canyons in receiving the highest honors within the network of TPC courses nationwide, the Golf Course Maintenance Operation of the Year and Club Operation of the Year. To top it all off, it is one of only two courses in Nevada and only 138 worldwide to be certified in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.

This reporter would like to designate holes 13 and 14, better known as "Death Valley" and "George-ous" respectively as the "Best of the Day". Death Valley, a par 4, 423 yard hole is an exciting hole which utilizes the natural deep arroyo running up the entire right side. A hint of a slice or fade in your drive because you bit off too much will be certain death as it is a blind shot across the barranca to a plateau fairway some 25 feet above the tee box.

a par 4 365-yard hole is another true natural desert canyon hole allowing humiliated golfers from the last hole another chance to reclaim their dignity. The ideal shot here is to position your drive over the left fairway bunker, leaving a short approach to a green situated on a ledge in front of a unique cavernous ravine! These two adrenaline-rushing experiences were recognized by Reno Air's in-flight magazine, Approach (editor's note: Reno Air is now owned by American Airlines), as "two of the nine toughest holes in the West."

Duffer DVDsFrom the moment you step into the award winning golf shop with a warm hospitable staff, or your golf cart with computer yardage indicators and spike cleaners, the golfer is presented with the highest calibers of class, personal service and challenge the sport has known.

TPC, at The Canyons specializes in group outings. It provides a full service grille, golf shop, practice facility, walking options, PGA instruction, and many more amenities. It is an opportunity you can't afford to miss. Reservations for daily play may be made in advance by calling (702) 256-2000. The Club runs a summer special beginning June 1.

— By Mel Barosay. Jetsetters Magazine Golf Correspondent.

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