The Concord (The Revere at Anthem 702-259-4653)
Las Vegas Golf Course Review
The Concord, open to the public since the first week of June 02, is a welcomed compliment to the other existing layout at The Revere at Anthem. The Lexington (formerly the
Revere), is considered by many to be one of the most sought after and challenging layouts in the valley. Incredibly rolling fairways and elevation changes combine with a tight
design and well protected, undulating greens to give the Lexington its unique character. The Concord, comparatively speaking, provides generous fairways amidst similar
topography, with more landing area off the tee and near the greens. Now that the operation at the Revere is in the hands of Troon Golf, we can expect the high quality of
conditioning and service to be even better!
We were totally impressed with the on property facilities, which include a gorgeous new clubhouse and complete practice area. The stunning clubhouse, opened in the fall of
2001,features a full service pro shop, dining room, bar, and banquet facilities for up to 250 people Even the restrooms are luxurious. There are three separate stations in the pro
shop to register golfers and to facilitate the process of getting them to the range and tees on time. The building sits atop the desert highlands, affording gorgeous views of the
The practice facilities at the Revere are first class. Two humongous practice greens can be found near the first tee boxes of each course. The "Battlefield" is a spacious grass
range, flanked by a short game area - both with complimentary balls. The folks here are very organized. After a quick check-in, we were directed to the practice area, and then were
given the "lowdown" by a very well informed and courteous starter, who also provided us with some goodies - divot repair tools, ball-markers, and bag tags. As with the Lexington
Course, the 150-yard poles on the Concord's fairways serve a great purpose, not only as yardage indicators, but also as targets. Sprinkler heads are also marked, providing
accurate measurements to the center of the green. As this was the first week of their operation, the pin placement sheets were not ready - but the golf course most certainly was!
The conditioning from tee to green left nothing to be desired. The four sets of tee boxes on every hole were well sculpted, and the greens were in great shape - especially for a
new course. The fairways were smooth, and the rough was very playable. Most importantly, we found this to be a very user-friendly layout, with spectacular views of the
surrounding desert and the Vegas Strip.
The front nine is the shorter of the two, but with elevation changes on every hole, and nearly every shot.
The opening hole plays downhill and bends to the right. There is ample room on both sides of the fairway, though the pines on the right need to be avoided. The green is quite
undulating. The second is a reasonable par five, that also plays downhill to an undulating putting surface. It is reachable for long hitters. Mounds surrounding the green, and
distance (468 from the tips), provides the challenge on number three, which is open and downhill off the tee. The fourth is a bit tighter. Aim over the bunkers on the left, or lay-up
past the 150 stake for the best approach and a reasonable birdie try. A beautiful par three follows. It plays from an elevated tee with water short and bunkers deep of the green.
There is some bail out room right. The sixth presents a tight and rolling fairway, but can be reached off the tee by long hitters. This is followed by an intimidating tee shot on seven.
There is more room than it appears here. Aim for the 150 on a fairway that slopes left to right.
This is one of the best birdie opportunities you will find. The eighth is a beauty. A rock wall borders a dry creek bed that also serves as a drainage wash. The closing hole on the
front is a tough one. It doglegs left and plays extremely uphill, all the way to the green. There is a huge bunker guarding the putting complex.
The tenth is a relatively short par four that demands accuracy off the tee and on the approach. It plays downhill off the tee, but the green is elevated with bunkers along the right
side. Eleven features fairway bunkers right and left, with another narrow approach. Gorgeous views abound on the long par three 12th. The tee is elevated and there is plenty of
room short. Bunkers long and desert right create the demand for accuracy here. Thirteen plays downhill with plenty of room along the left side. Fairway bunkers right and a triple
tiered green provide a stiff challenge. There also is a huge ridge on the green of number 14, which plays fairly open off the tee with a narrow approach. Lay up short of the bunker
in the middle of the fairway on the next hole. This short par four is a challenge due to the strategically placed sand traps and its uphill nature. The green here also can be tough
dependent upon pin placement, as the putting surface is V shaped. There also is a huge bunker right but plenty of room off the tee on 16, as it plays back down the valley. At 551
from the tips, the 17th will play extremely long, as it is entirely uphill all the way to the green. Walk this fairway and you are getting a workout. The green is long and narrow. Now for
the gorgeous finishing hole, that you see pictured in our first photo. After an open tee shot, you will be confronted with a decision. Go for the green in two if you want to test you
length and skills or lay up if you have a good round going. Hit just past the 150 on your second, and hope for a good, high approach. Anything long will find the bunkers in back;
anything short will get wet!
As you can see by the photos, this course is spectacular. It was in fine condition, especially considering the fact that it had been open just 1 week. Now you can come out for the
day, and play each of the Revere Courses. Our round on the Concord was one of our most enjoyable to date. We highly recommend it to all levels of golfers. Come out early and
take advantage of their great practice facilities and clubhouse. This is a first class operation!
For more information on this course, visit our informational page by clicking here.