REVERE GOLF CLUB - LEXINGTON (702) 259-4653
Las Vegas Golf Course Review
The Revere Golf Club boasts two high quality 18-hole championship layouts that have gained local and national recognition. Created by legendary architect Greg Nash and PGA
Tour player Billy Casper, the Lexington and Concord layouts present a unique blend of beauty, challenge and playability not commonly found in the Valley. Panoramic, awe
inspiring views of the Vegas Strip and the surrounding desert mountains compliment the first class clubhouse, award winning pro shop, stylish restaurant and lounge, and
extraordinary banquet/outing facilities that make the Revere a top choice for local players and tourists alike. The modern 23,000 sq.-ft. clubhouse services both courses, as does
the spacious, complimentary grass range. Each course features its own putting green and a short game area includes a practice sand bunker.
The Concord is noted for its great conditioning, scenery and wide fairways and landing areas that make the course playable for all levels of golfers. The Lexington on the other
hand, provides even more dramatic scenery along a track that has gained acclaim for its challenging design. With a top slope rating of 139 and tees that measure 7143 yards
from the tips, experienced golfers will have their work cut out in trying to play to their handicap. Alternate sets measure 6590 with a 131 slope, 5941/123 slope and 5305 yards with
a slope rating of 117. With frequent elevated tee areas, many holes play shorter than the advertised yardages - though the wind can be a huge factor. We elected to play from the
gold tees - which at 6590 yards did not seem to pose a problem with the exception the long par three 13th and couple par fours that played into a strong headwind.
With the incredible practice facilities, allowing a good half hour or so to warm up is an excellent idea. On course golfers will have little difficulty ascertaining which clubs to use, as
sprinkler heads measured to the center of the green are easy to locate. The black and white striped barber poles are very visible off most tees, indicating the 150 yard area and
doubling as great directional aids. Golf carts are equipped with an ice chest, and also provide daily pin placement diagram sheets. On our early April visit, the course was in
excellent condition from tee to green - even though the large, mildly undulating putting surfaces had been aerated just a few days prior. The fairways were lush, and the soft sand
bunkers consistent and playable. Land in the rough and chances are you will lose a stroke, as the hearty grass makes it difficult to control the clubface. Generally speaking
however, golfers will find ample fairway from which to approach the frequently challenging green complexes.
The opening hole bends to the left, with that side guarded by a daunting bunker complex off the tee. Stay to the right center, and you will have lots of fairway, and green to work with.
Number two is a beautiful par five that plays from an elevated tee. Players from the 2 back tees will have to negotiate the desert mountain while bending their shot left to right, but
those playing the alternate sets will find a much clearer shot to the short grass. On the approach, there is plenty of room for error in the grass moguls that surround the putting
complex. The fairway narrows past the 150 pole on number three - a long four par that is rated as the course's # 1 handicap. Golfers should aim to the right center off the tee, and
must avoid the left side near the green, as a desert barranca awaits.
The fourth is a beautiful par three from an elevated tee area leading to a challenging green complex over a desert wash, and is situated on a plateau fronted by a steep slope with
daunting mounds. Miss the putting surface here and the up and down will be a difficult one. The water hazard near the tee areas should not come into play on five. Land it on the
fairway to the left center, and this is a fairly score-able hole. A tee shot aimed about 15 yards to the right of the 150 yard pole should leave an easy approach on 6. The slope on
the right may funnel slightly mis-hit shots towards the fairway, though a hidden bunker on the hill creates a formidable detriment to par. A pond on the right comes into play about
50 yards away. The panoramic views from the 7th tee are stunning, but it is important to stay focused as this tee shot is a tricky one. The best plan is to stay left of center all the
way to the green, as the slope along the right will create some very challenging lies. The approach is also demanding, as the double tiered green is guarded by bunkers and
desert area, with a beautiful waterfall behind. A simple par three on eight is followed by a pretty closing hole, with great views of the Vegas Strip from behind the green.
The back side features a couple challenging par fives on 11 and 16, and opens with a short but intimidating par four that invites a tee shot aimed at the "S" in the cart path. The
approach is the most challenging of the day, as a high soft shot must clear a formidable desert ravine, without running through the putting surface. Par this one and head for the
tables! Eleven is ONE INCREDIBLE GOLF HOLE! It plays from an elevated tee to a fairway that slopes right to left, inviting a tee shot off the right bank. The second shot is true
risk/reward. Golfers may choose to lay-up to the landing area to the right near the 150 pole, or venture over the left edge of the desert island blocking the fairway. Clear this hazard
by 10-30 yards and a level lie awaits. Stray too far to the left - and you will be faced with a severe lie with the ball below your feet. Twelve doglegs right to a raised green, and invites
a tee shot hit towards the 150 yard stake. With a severe headwind and with the gold tee box situated over 200 yards away, I elected to move up to the silver tees on the par three
13th, which as you can see from this photo, features a formidable water hazard along the left. Short right is a smart play here. The par four 14th plays a whopping 442 yards from
the tips, and is tough off the tee from any of the boxes, as a desert ravine quickly comes into play on the right side, leaving little room for error. A desert wash cuts across the
fairway about 100 yards out, and is nearly 25 yards wide, helping to make this one of the course's toughest pars. Number 15 is extremely pretty, and is very score-able if an
accurate lay-up can be placed to the right center off the tee. The approach over a desert area is slightly uphill. You can grip it and rip it off the tee on 16, but the second shot must
be carefully placed short of the rock retaining wall that guards the elevated green complex. Par is a great score on this beautiful but challenging par five. Seventeen is a gorgeous
par three with water hazards short and left of the green, and precedes a score-able finishing hole. The par four 18th bends left to right with a narrow fairway opening 150 yards out.
Land it on the short grass and the approach is simple.
I had the opportunity to play the Lexington shortly after it first opened years ago, and was considerably more impressed on my second visit. The construction that was prevalent for
the beginning years has been completed, and though the course winds though a populated residential community, the environment was peaceful and serene. This is one
beautiful layout, and the variety in shot selection available here makes this one of the most exciting courses in the Vegas area. Play it for the challenge, play it for the beauty - and
also enjoy the outstanding conditioning from tee to green and exemplary service. Highly recommended! For more info and for a link to the Revere web site, visit our informational
page for the Lexington at Revere - click here.