Welcome to Links Vegas, where the lushness of the local golf courses has just as much pull for some visitors as a craps table or all-you-can-eat buffet. Indeed, Las Vegas, the flagship of desert golfing opportunities, is the first destination in our Ultimate Golf Getaways series.

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Hole 15 on the Wolf course, a par 3, reveals the signature island green that often captivates visitors. At 182 yards, golfers find themselves trying over and over for the bragging rights to that hole-in-one treasure on the island. (All photos courtesy of the golf courses they depict.)