The Arroyo Golf Club is the public course in a pair of two courses at the Red Rock Country Club. The course winds through the housing developments at the base of the (you guessed it) red rock hillside.
This Arnold Palmer design has a consistent theme throughout the course. As with many Las Vegas courses, you will find houses lining the majority of the holes. There some scattered palm trees and the greens and fairways are well bunker-ed, another consistency with Las Vegas designs.
There are a few water features on the course but most are found in front of the tee box and do not come into play. Still there is plenty of danger on the course with desert surrounding the holes and the aforementioned bunkers. You will also find a few stunning views of the mountains in the background. I also love how there were no shared teeing areas on the course. Each box stood on its own and desert surrounding them were well manicured.
One of the strange aspects of this course is that you initially take a long drive through the surrounding neighborhood to reach the first tee. After Hole #6 you then make your way back through the neighborhood to the 7th hole which is fairly close to the clubhouse. After completing the 7th hole you then make another long trek out to the 8th hole to complete the round. I suppose this isn't too surprising since I believe they took their original 18-hole course, split up the holes and made two separate courses out of them.
The practice facilities were also very nice however the vast majority of it was only available for members of the club. I guess that is what they pay for. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the course and found it very enjoyable to play.