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The Revere Golf Club

The Revere Golf Club – Lexington Course in Henderson, NV

Pat, CJ, Me, Mike, Greg and Brendan

The Stats

Tee Time: October 28, 9:20, 80 F, Calm

Designer: Billy Casper/Greg H. Nash, ASGCA, 1999

Playing Partners: Mike Harvey, Brendan Noonan, CJ Phelan, Greg Ryan, Pat Spomer

Tees: Gold, Par 72 (71.1 rating/133 slope/6,590 yards)

Course Handicap: 14 (11.7 index)

Stats: 95 (44-51); 31 putts; 6/14 fairways; 4/18 greens; 7 penalty strokes

The Course

All I can say after that round is thank goodness I scheduled this course to be last up on the Vegas Trip. Because the Lexington Course at The Revere Golf Club is brutal and will test your resolve. I don’t think any of us brought that A-game this Sunday morning and it ate us all up. I know I’ll need a few days to recover after this shellacking. The best comparison for this course is the pair of 5-star tracks at Troon North in Arizona. Extreme target golf, unplayable desert just yards from the fairway and difficult greens mean a blowup hole is always one poor tee shot away. But ignoring the scorecard, this spot in the hills of Henderson, Nevada south of Las Vegas offers an unforgettable experience. Views of the valley below are abundant and seeing your ball soar above the Vegas skyline is a rush. The course itself is beautiful and very well maintained (still have yet to find a Troon managed course that isn’t in perfect condition). While the first takeaway after a round here is the difficulty, Lexington will test every aspect of your game, from hitting draws and fades off the tee to course management and even deciding whether to fly it on to the green or run it up. It is as exhausting mentally as it is physically. Continue reading The Revere Golf Club