The Desert Pines Practice Center is Vegas’ only two-tiered, climate-controlled facility featuring an automatic ball delivery system so golfers don’t need to tee up each new practice ball. It is also an ideal practice range because golfers do not have to release their grip to strike another ball and therefore can isolate and work on various aspects of their swing. This state-of-the-art ball return system is card activated and the cards have no expiration date, so golfers can use as few or as many of their allotted balls as they wish and then return at another time to use the rest. The cards are also transferable and can be given to a friend who may be coming to Vegas. They are one of the Valley’s best range ball values and come in denominations of:
Cost of Range Balls (included with each paid round)
- $3 – 35 Golf Balls
- $5 – 50 Golf Balls
- $10 -110 Golf Balls
- $20 – 230 Golf Balls
- $50 – 600 Golf Balls
- $100 – 1300 Golf Balls
The 56 hitting stations are covered from the rain and direct sunlight. The Center is also climate-controlled. Misters are used in the summer to keep it cool and overhead heaters are used in the winter to keep it warm. The Center stays open until 10:30 p.m. in the winter and 11 p.m. in the summer and opens around sunrise with the course. It also features its own Snack Bar (see details under “Duffer’s section).
The target greens were fashioned after some of the most famous Par-3 holes in the country: TPC Sawgrass, Pinehurst No. 2, Harbor Town Golf Links, Pebble Beach and Plum Creek.