Going to Vegas in early August after the 21st birthday. Plan on playing the course,
Griz, I haven't played the course but I see you're planning on playing desert golf in August and living in Phoenix I have done that and you need to be prepared for the ungodly heat.
Here's an excerpt from an article "Playing Golf in the Desert"
Its got good advice.
5. You are not alone.
There are critters out there. If you are going to be poking around in
bushes or under rocks, use a golf club. You might disturb a resting
rattlesnake or scorpion. Then, OUCH!
7. Summer golf
good reason that golf is a lot cheaper in the summer. It's hot. Not just
hot. It's take-your-breath-away hot. I've lived in Phoenix for many
years, and I do play golf in the summer if it's less than 110°F, but not
without (a) sunscreen, (b) a hat, (c) lots of water, some frozen, (d) a
wet towel, (e) a cell phone. Make sure that you drink water constantly,
even if you aren't thirsty. I drink some before getting up to every tee
box, so it becomes a routine. The most healthy, strong individual is
subject to heat stroke, and by the time you notice something is wrong,
it's too late. The cell phone is in case you didn't heed this warning,
or in case the heat got to you anyway.
8. How about a few brewskis?
You'll notice that I didn't say drink fluids. I said drink water. You
can't substitute beer or Bloody Marys for water. Alcohol dehydrates you,
and that makes it worse. Drink water, or a sports drink like Gatorade.
Enjoy your trip!