Getting To Know: Angel Park Golf Club - The Palms Course
An Insightful Interview With Tony Blasius, PGA Head Golf Professional
By Brian Weis
Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Tony Blasius who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.
Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
The Palm Course opened in 1989 and was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and has views of the Red Rock Mountains as well as the Las Vegas Strip. The Palm Course is not a long layout but poses challenges to golfers with difficult putting surfaces, perfectly positioned sand bunkers and par 3's that will require great precision. The par 5's are opportunities to make up some strokes and the par 4's will test your accuracy from tee to green.
If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Angel Park Golf Club is the " complete Las Vegas golf experience." At almost 3000 feet in elevation, Angel Park offers spectacular views of Red Rock Canyon and the Las Vegas Valley. Angel Park Golf Club features 36 holes of championship Las Vegas golf designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, the lighted Cloud Nine Short Course, and the world's original natural grass Putting Course. Both the Cloud Nine and Putting Course are lighted for evening/night play.
What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Always keep in mind where the the Las Vegas Strip is located. Everything breaks towards the Strip!
Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Angel Park has been the recipient of several awards, including the accolade of Best Golf Course in Las Vegas in the "Best of Las Vegas", Las Vegas Review Journal Readers Poll (14 out of the past 15 years), One of "Americas Top 50 Course for Women" by Golf Digest Magazine (Palm Course) and "Favorite Golf Course" in Las Vegas by visiting golfers (as nominated by What's On Magazine Visitor Choice Awards). In addition, the Golf Shop at Angel Park has been selected as a "Top 100 Golf Shop in the Country" by Golf World Business four consecutive years!
What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
The signature hole is #12 which is a 220 yard par 3. A very picturesque hole as the player hits directly into the Red Rock Mountains. There is not a lot of room to miss this tee shot and as trouble is on all sides. If you happen to hit the putting surface on your tee shot it will not get any easier as the putting surface has a lot of movement. Three is definitely a good score here.
What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
Hole 10 is my favorite hole as it is such a demanding tee shot between desert on the right and a sand bunker on the left. Then you have an uphill approach to a green that you can't see the putting surface which is guarded by bunkers on both sides.
Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
We have an amazing restaurant on property, Nino's Kitchen, that offers some breathtaking views of the Mountain, Palm and Cloud 9 golf courses. Everything on the menu is great but I highly recommend the The Cuban sandwich!
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Angel Park Golf Club
100 South Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV, 89145
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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