Rating/Slope Out (yds) In (yds) Total
Professional Tees 73.5/137 3502 3219 6721
Back Tees 71.6/133 3294 2951 6245
Middle Tees 68.8/130 3040 2648 5688
Forward Tees 66.5/124 2702 2473 5175
Par   36 35 71


The opening hole is a dogleg right par 5 at 520 yards. A generous fairway greets you, but avoid the two large bunkers on the right side. Your second shot plays to a narrowing fairway, and the green is guarded by a gaping front bunker. A lake right of the green will gather in any stray shots. Catch the bunker back and you’re playing downhill toward the lake. Once you arrive, the two-tiered green makes putting tough, and par is a good score to start your round. Voted "Favorite First Hole” Las Vegas Review Journal, 2008.
  Par 5 HCP 9
  Professional Tees 533 yards
  Back Tees 513 yards
  Middle Tees 491 yards
  Forward Tees 467 yards


Number 2 is a short par 4 sweeping gently to the right. 2 large bunkers guard the right side of the fairway along the tree line. The green slopes back to front so a crisp iron shot will hold. Another good chance for a par.
  Par 4 HCP 5
  Professional Tees 417 yards
  Back Tees 393 yards
  Middle Tees 366 yards
  Forward Tees 321 yards


This is the first of five par threes at National. You’ll play uphill over Knott’s Creek to a two tiered putting surface. The green slopes back to front, so make sure you take enough club and fly it all the way to the hole. Three is a good score here, but you can take five if you find the bunkers.
  Par 3 HCP 13
  Professional Tees 202 yards
  Back Tees 174 yards
  Middle Tees 148 yards
  Forward Tees 113 yards


This second par five on the front sweeps gently downhill then hangs a left. Mature trees line both sides of the fairway, which slopes towards Knott’s Creek. Bunkers surround the green, which is also tiered. This is your first good birdie opportunity.
  Par 5 HCP 11
  Professional Tees 529 yards
  Back Tees 502 yards
  Middle Tees 481 yards
  Forward Tees 431 yards


Look up to your left, yep, that’s the Stratosphere. You’ll need to hit a good one off this tee because it’s at least 200 yards in the air to clear Knott’s Creek. The second shot plays uphill to another 2 tiered green, with a gaping bunker guarding the front. Don’t be fooled into shooting at the right front pin position; play to the center of the green and take 2 putts.
  Par 4 HCP 15
  Professional Tees 364 yards
  Back Tees 329 yards
  Middle Tees 286 yards
  Forward Tees 237 yards

Gamblers Corner

Your first real test of the day. A good drive will leave you about 170 yards in. Bunkers guard both sides and the rear of this green, requiring an accurate approach shot. It’s a very difficult up and down from the bunkers, so pay attention to your shot to the green. Once there, you’ll find an undulating green sloping back to front.
  Par 4 HCP 1
  Professional Tees 440 yards
  Back Tees 420 yards
  Middle Tees 389 yards
  Forward Tees 370 yards


You’ll play straight-away through a chute of trees and try to avoid bunkers lining both sides of the fairway. Your second shot plays much more uphill than it appears, so take enough club and trust your yardage. It really is an easy hole, so make an aggressive play on your approach to set up birdie.
  Par 4 HCP 7
  Professional Tees 402 yards
  Back Tees 388 yards
  Middle Tees 369 yards
  Forward Tees 330 yards


This scenic par 3 plays a solid 175 yards from the back tees. The lake off the bunker guards the front right of the putting surface. This 3 tiered green offers a variety of great pin placements.
  Par 3 HCP 17
  Professional Tees 190 yards
  Back Tees 171 yards
  Middle Tees 152 yards
  Forward 114 yards


A great par 4 to close out the front nine. Accuracy off the tee is paramount. Knock it into the bunker on the right, and you’ll be laying up. Yank one into the trees left, and you’re firing up the chain saw. This shallow green is guarded by a large, deep-faced bunker. Get away with any number 5 or better and head for the snack bar.
  Par 4 HCP 3
  Professional Tees 425 yards
  Back Tees 404 yards
  Middle Tees 358 yards
  Forward Tees 319 yards

Easy Street

The back nine starts with a gentle dogleg left at just 375 yards. The two bunkers left really aren’t in play unless you get careless and quick off the tee. Favor the right side with your tee shot for the best look. A short iron will be your play to a very small narrow green, flanked by bunkers.
  Par 4 HCP 12
  Professional Tees 403 yards
  Back Tees 384 yards
  Middle Tees 370 yards
  Forward Tees 344 yards

Black Jack

The first par 3 on the back plays a solid 180 yards from the tips. There is a giant bunker guarding the front and right of this kidney-shaped green. The smart play is to take one more club and play to the center of the green. From there, a two-putt is not too tough.
  Par 3 HCP 18
  Professional Tees 179 yards
  Back Tees 167 yards
  Middle Tees 151 yards
  Forward Tees 137 yards


Your first test on the back. At 420 yards, this hole plays uphill all the way. Bunkers left and water right will test the accuracy of the tee shot. Once you’ve found the fairway, be sure to take at least one more club for your uphill approach, which takes the front hazards out of play.
  Par 4 HCP 2
  Professional Tees 426 yards
  Back Tees 394 yards
  Middle Tees 340 yards
  Forward Tees 324 yards


One of the most scenic holes at National, it offers the ultimate in risk reward. Your best play is with a mid iron to the left side of the fairway. However, that green sure does look inviting, and you might want to go for it. Be careful though, because the bunker short right of the green is CONNECTED TO the water hazard. It’s inviting, but play smart, take your par and go to the next hole.
  Par 4 HCP 16
  Professional Tees 329 yards
  Back Tees 305 yards
  Middle Tees 288 yards
  Forward Tees 280yards

Long Away

The first of two difficult par 3’s on this side, it can play up to 240 yards all the way back. Huge bunkers surround this little toughie. Aim between the two bunkers and keep it low. This gives you the best chance to run the ball up into the green where a gently sloping surface awaits you.
  Par 3 HCP 8
  Professional Tees 233 yards
  Back Tees 188 yards
  Middle Tees 141 yards
  Forward Tees 113 yards


Here is a good birdie opportunity to set up the finish. The lake on your right will gather up anything leaking that way. Once you’ve found the fairway, play up to a comfortable distance for your approach. The green is well bunkered, but you can get it close with a crisp short iron. The contoured green can be tricky, so make sure you get a good read.
  Par 5 HCP 4
  Professional Tees 546 yards
  Back Tees 521 yards
  Middle Tees 504 yards
  Forward Tees 492 yards


Now the fun begins. This is a tough par 3 at 215 yards from the back tees. It’s all uphill to a difficult green. The huge bunker front and right forces you to bail out left, but be careful, it’s a tough up and down from that left bunker. Three is a very good number here.
  Par 3 HCP 10
  Professional Tees 214 yards
  Back Tees 186 yards
  Middle Tees 161 yards
  Forward Tees 141 yards

The Flats

One of the more picturesque holes at National, you’ll drive it over Knott’s Creek and try to get it up onto the flat. Your approach is uphill to a very shallow green, so try to bring it in high and soft. Two distinct tiers make this putting surface one of our best.
  Par 4 HCP 14
  Professional Tees 351 yards
  Back Tees 300 yards
  Middle Tees 222 yards
  Forward Tees 206 yards


The finishing hole. At 535 yards, this par 5 meanders around two lakes. Avoid the first on your drive, the second shot has options, lay up left of the 150 yard pole to set up the approach or carry the second lake which leaves a short wedge or pitch to the green. The three tiered green allows you to fly it all the way to the hole. Everything breaks back toward the lake, and you can be aggressive with your putt.
  Par 5 HCP 6
  Professional Tees 538 yards
  Back Tees 506 yards
  Middle Tees 471 yards
  Forward Tees 436 yards