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DragonRidge Golfer’s Diary

Aug 26, 2021
3 min read

Over the next few months, Las Vegas-based golf writer Bill Bowman will give readers a look at DragonRidge Country Club and all it has to offer for members and prospective members. From a challenging golf course to impressive dining options to a variety of other high-end amenities, we will showcase the ultimate lifestyle DragonRidge has to offer on and off the golf course.

Bill Bowman

Now, where were we?

Oh, yes…we were telling you about DragonRidge Country Club’s layout and everything the club has to offer.

Let’s start with the Jay Morrish and David Druzisky golf course that features 18 holes of pure challenge. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, there’s plenty of risk/reward holes to challenge everyone.

Today’s adventure will take us straight to the 18th hole which, during your round, will give you 17 other holes to plan on how to attack this impressive finishing hole.

Believe us, you’ll need it.

The 18th, a par-5 reaching 530 yards, is one of those golf holes players either swear by or swear at. There is no middle ground.

Well, actually there is a middle ground but it’s certainly not the place to be on this impressive hole. The middle ground is a wash that splits this fairway and can give players nothing but trouble–along with lost golf balls and added strokes. Steer clear…which is easier said than done.

So which fairway is the best landing area? This one’s easy. The fairway on the right has a much larger landing area. There’s also a bunker further down this fairway that provides a nice aiming point for the layup shot…unless players are going for the green in two. If that’s the case, you’re on your own. We have no tips or bits of wisdom for that type of shot as it, sadly, isn’t in our arsenal.

And, nice guys that they are, the design team has provided a fairway left that can catch errant shots and keep golfers in play. (Read: severe hook for right-handed golfers).

From both fairways, players need to decide if it’s worth the risk going for the green in two. There is a lone bunker fronting the green as well as two other bunkers behind.

Oh, and that pesky wash is still hanging around in front of the green ready to cause a little more pain should players come up short.

Once on the green, there’s still more challenge awaiting. The undulating green has two distinct levels. The front-left and back-right are separated by a ridge that will test players’ putting skills to the max. But find the right level with your approach shot and you’ll have a solid look at birdie–and possibly that elusive eagle if you’ve found the green in two.

Overall, it’s a hole that needs to be played smart but it can provide a scoring opportunity to end the round in high style. But beware: Get too aggressive and big numbers can come into play.

But, no matter your score on the hole (and for the rest of the round) you’ll be able to celebrate/commiserate in the restaurant/lounge areas after taking on this masterpiece.

Come back next time and we’ll let you in on the dining and drinking options the club has to offer.

Like the golf course, those options are plentiful.

Bill Bowman is a Las Vegas-based writer who has more than 45 years in the sports-writing business. He’s spent the past 18-plus years covering the golf scene in Vegas and has teed it up for a wide variety of magazine and website profiles with celebrities including comedian Bill Engvall, actor Jeffrey Donovan (USA’s Burn Notice), former ESPN personality Colin Cowherd, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch, Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, the Baltimore Ravens’ Jonathan Ogden and many others.

Welcome to DragonRidge Country Club, home of one of Vegas’ top golf courses.

Aug 5, 2021
3 min read

Over the next few months, Las Vegas-based golf writer Bill Bowman will give readers a look at DragonRidge Country Club and all it has to offer for members and prospective members. From a challenging golf course to impressive dining options to a variety of other high-end amenities, we will showcase the ultimate lifestyle DragonRidge has to offer on and off the golf course.

Bill Bowman

Welcome to DragonRidge Country Club, home of one of Vegas’ top golf courses…and so much more.

Wait…you haven’t played the course?

Well, we’re going to give you a few snippets in the coming months of why you shouldn’t just play the course but why you should look into becoming a member.

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Showcase home sells for $25M, smashing all-time Las Vegas record

Jul 12, 2021
0 min read

A showcase home built by a luxury builder in the Henderson hillside development MacDonald Highlands has shattered the all-time Las Vegas sales record by going for $25 million.

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Energy of DragonRidge Vortex Drives Vegas Valley Good Fortune

May 21, 2021
7 min read

Premiere golf blogger in southern Nevada, Brian Hurlburt, shares his thoughts on DragonRidge Country Club in his latest blog at lasvegasgolfinsider.com.

By Brian Hurlburt, Las Vegas Golf Insider

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Get Fit this Fall with DragonRidge Programs and Personal Trainers

Nov 16, 2020
2 min read

Getting fit requires dedication and motivation, and you’ll be inspired to tap both at DragonRidge  Country Club Las Vegas. There are classes and packages available to help you reach your fitness goals while being encouraged by like-minded people who will cheer you on. If you’re curious about what services you can take advantage of at a premiere country club Las Vegas, check out the features below. 

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is an invaluable tool to help keep you motivated, design a workable plan tailored for you, and encourage you every step of the way. At Dragonridge Country Club, we offer half-hour and full hour sessions with a personal trainer with seven different packages to choose from. You can pick the one that best suits your lifestyle and goals. It’s affordable, and our professional personal trainers know how to cater to all skill levels. 

Pilates

Pilates are sets of exercises that you do one right after the other to help gradually improve your flexibility and build muscle. The classes are one hour long and provide a demanding workout that focuses on your breathing and concentration. Pilates targets your core as the main muscle group, but you’ll also work your legs and arms to help you gain control and lose weight in a low-stress environment at the Dragonridge Fitness Center. 

Strength Training

Eating right and getting into a healthy strength training regimen will help you build muscle and lose body fat to get you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. As you age, lean muscle mass starts to slowly diminish by itself, and this increases your risk for joint injuries. Strength training classes will help you build this muscle back up gradually using free weights, weight machines, resistance tubing, and personal trainers all in the Dragonridge facilities. 

TRX Bootcamp

One popular program Dragonridge offers to help you get fit is the TRX Bootcamp. This is a muscle strengthening, core strengthening, fat-burning, full-body workout routine. During bootcamp, you’ll quickly move through several stations that require you to use the kettlebell, TRX bands, agility ladders, medicine balls, and more to work out every part of your body. This program comes structured as a functional training class that works every group of muscles while you push your body to your limits. 

Let Dragonridge Country Club Help You Get Fit

Our country club Las Vegas has state-of-the-art facilities our members can take advantage of to get fit, work out, and feel great. For Membership opportunities, contact Corey Strzalka, Membership & Marketing Director at DragonRidge Country Club, by either emailing CStrzalka@DragonRidgeCC.com or calling (702) 835-8155 today.

Get Fit this Fall with DragonRidge’s Programs and Personal Trainers

Oct 5, 2020
2 min read
DragonRidge country club Henderson NV

Getting fit requires dedication and motivation, and you’ll harness both at Dragonridge country club Las Vegas. There are classes and packages available to help you reach your fitness goals while being surrounded by like-minded people to encourage you and cheer you on. If you’re curious about what services you can take advantage of at a premier country club in Henderson NV, we’ll highlight them below. 

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer is an invaluable tool to help keep you motivated, design a workable plan for you, and encourage you every step of the way. At Dragonridge, we offer half-hour and full hour sessions with a personal trainer with seven different packages to choose from. You can pick the one that suits your lifestyle the best and tailor it, so you stick with it. Our professional personal trainers know how to cater to all skill levels. 

Pilates

Pilates are sets of exercises that you do one right after the other to help gradually improve your flexibility and build muscle. The classes usually take an hour from start to finish, and it’s a demanding workout that focuses on your breathing and concentration. It targets your core as the main muscle group, but you’ll also work your legs and arms to help you gain control and lose weight in a low-stress environment at Dragonridge. 

Strength Training

Eating right and getting into a healthy strength training regimen will help you build muscle and lose body fat to get you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. As you age, lean muscle mass starts to slowly diminish by itself, and this increases your risk for joint injuries. Strength training classes will help you build this muscle back up gradually using free weights, weight machines, resistance tubing, and personal trainers all in the Dragonridge facilities. 

TRX Bootcamp

The final program Dragonridge offers to help you get fit is the TRX Bootcamp. This is a muscle strengthening, core strengthening, fat-burning, full-body workout routine. During bootcamp, you’ll quickly move through several stations that require you to use the kettlebell, TRX bands, agility ladders, medicine balls, and more to work out every part of your body. This program comes structured as a functional training class that works every group of muscles while you push your body to your limits. 

TRX Bootcamp at private golf course in Las Vegas

Let Dragonridge Help You Get Fit

Our country club Las Vegas has state-of-the-art facilities our members can take advantage of to get fit, work out, and feel great. For Membership opportunities, contact Corey Strzalka, Membership & Marketing Director at DragonRidge Country Club, by either emailing CStrzalka@DragonRidgeCC.com or calling (702) 835-8155 today.

5 Ways to Make Playing in Wet Weather Conditions More Enjoyable

Aug 10, 2020
1 min read

Rain shouldn’t stop you from golfing or hamper your normal ability to play a round or two unless it’s a downpour or a thunderstorm. If it’s just a little rain, you can easily visit the best golf course in Las Vegas and play a round or two at DragonRidge Country Club. We’ll give you seven top tips to help you golf in the rain at any golf course in Las Vegas you choose. 

1. Spikes and Grips

 In golf, your two key contact points are your club and the ground. If either isn’t 100% solid, your golf game will suffer. Before you start playing a round in the rain, take time to replace your spikes and grips. This will ensure you get excellent traction while you are playing in any condition. 

2. Dry Towels

 Making a good golf swing with a wet grip is next to impossible, so it’s a good idea to have a dry towel on hand to keep your grips dry. You can hang them from underneath your umbrella or put them in your golf bag. Give your grips a quick swipe to dry them before you hit. 

3. Gloves

 It’s very easy to go through more than one glove while playing in the rain, so it’s a good idea to always have at least one backup stashed in your bag. Another option is to invest in a pair of rain gloves that have wet weather gripping capabilities. 

4.Golf Umbrella

 You want to have a golf umbrella that will withstand those wind gusts without turning inside out. It should be large enough to cover you and part of your bag, so your clubs don’t get wet.

5. Invest in Waterproof Golf Gear

 It’s a good idea to invest in waterproof golf gear if you’re going to be an all-weather golfer. You should consider getting waterproof shoes, gortex rain suit, and rain gloves. This will help if you get caught in wet conditions during your round. 

Contact DragonRidge Country Club

For membership opportunities, contact Corey Strzalka, Membership & Marketing Director at DragonRidge Country Club by emailing CStrzalka@DragonRidgeCC.com or calling (702) 835-8155.

Help Your Kids Beat Summer Boredom with Fun Times at DragonRidge Country Club

Jul 29, 2020
2 min read

Beating the summer blues can be challenging for children and parents, especially when so many activities in the community have been curtailed during the summer of 2020.  But DragonRidge Country Club offers a host of opportunities to provide fun for the whole family, while keeping mindful health protocols and social distancing. Whether at the pool, the golf course, the tennis courts, beach volleyball court, basketball court, the club’s restaurants and more, there are plenty of places and wide open spaces for families to enjoy summer fun at DragonRidge Country Club.

Family Social Membership

The first step is signing up your family for a Family Social Membership which gives them access to all of the DragonRidge amenities and facilities, including limited access to the golf course. If you sign up for this package, your entire family can enjoy tennis, fitness, dining, swimming, live music and the social calendar activities at DragonRidge Country Club.  You can cool off at your leisure with a dip in the swimming pool, or read a book under the cabana, while your family takes golf, tennis or swimming lessons.  In addition to lessons, each registered family member is allowed to play up to six rounds of golf per calendar year.  The tennis program at DragonRidge Country Club is one of the most popular tennis programs in the Las Vegas valley, led by world-class tennis professionals who have a passion for the sport and want to share it with new and repeat players. DragonRidge Country Club offers private and group instruction for juniors and adults, as well as seasonal camps, drop-in clinics, Junior and Adult League play and frequent social mixers. The DragonRidge Fitness Center offers individual fitness and nutrition training, group classes and a full-service spa.  After playing hard or relaxing, your family will enjoy dining at one of the club’s acclaimed restaurants with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip and the golf course.  Take the boredom and the blues out of summer right away and give your family a chance to enjoy what our members call the best country club in Las Vegas, DragonRidge Country Club.

Contact DragonRidge Today

Don’t let another dull day go by! For membership opportunities, contact Corey Strzalka, Membership & Marketing Director at DragonRidge Country Club at CStrzalka@DragonRidgeCC.com or (702) 835-8155.

Six Tricks to Improve Your Game 

Jun 18, 2020
3 min read

Everyone dreams of playing their perfect round, and each round of golf you play can help you improve your game. Your goal is to do better every time you play, and we’re going to give you five great tips to help you improve your golf game.

#1 Align the Clubface

One of the most common mistakes amateurs make is improper alignment. Some think they should align their feet at the target, others try to get their shoulders parallel to it. Hey, some golfers try to align everything at the target! They’re all wrong.

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The Benefits of Having Your Wedding at DragonRidge Country Club

Jun 16, 2020
2 min read

If you’re searching for a private golf course in Las Vegas to host your wedding, look no further than DragonRidge Country Club!  We specialize in outdoor weddings, as well as indoor weddings, and have several exclusive amenities and options to choose from. What we offer goes beyond what you’ll find at most indoor or  outdoor weddings in Las Vegas,

1.  Five-Star Service

All guests to DragonRidge Country Club enjoy five-star service from the start of their visit to the end of the event. Our dedicated and professional staff has experience working with weddings of all sizes and styles, and we can tailor your special event to suit your needs. We’ll help you pick out the perfect space that will ensure spectacular views and luxurious comfort for your guests.

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