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Getting To Know: Snow Mountain at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

An Insightful Interview With Ayeesha McKeany, Director of Marketing

By Brian Weis

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Ayeesha McKeany who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Snow Mountain is "The Original" of our 3 courses. This Pete Dye design is challenging but enjoyable with memorable water features, dog legs, bunkers & pure greens. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy this course with its four tee options.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
If anyone is looking for a memorable golf experience, Paiute has it all! With 54 undisturbed golf holes situated in a desert oasis, you will feel like you're in a different world. With 3 distinct and different courses on property, each of the courses will challenge golfers of all skill levels with their 4-5 different tee options. Not to mention, the countless local and national awards such as one of Golfweek's Best Resort Courses, Golf Digest 4 1/2 stars and Best Playing Conditions from

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
Snow Mountain features countless water features and dog legs, so driving accuracy is a must. Keep it in the fairways and with any of the greens at Paiute, keep in mind if you're putting into a mountain or where the Strip is located because all putts tend to break toward that.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Rated by 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest and considered one of the Best Courses in Las Vegas by numerous publications.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#16 and #18. The Par 3 16th hole is a breathtaking hole with water surrounding the whole left side and the beautiful Spring Mountains as the backdrop.

The Par 4 18th hole is one of the more memorable finishing holes in the city. Water surrounds the left side of the hole and this long Par 4 has perfectly placed bunkers on both sides of the fairway as well as by the green. With the clubhouse and an outdoor terrace in the background, this is a perfect way to end a great round!

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
The 18th hole is my favorite and my least favorite. It is a great tough finishing hole! It's my least favorite because it's a tough finishing hole to end your round on! If there's wind, it's usually into you making the hole even longer. The 2nd shot is where it gets tricky with a narrow opening and water surrounding the whole left side. Aim right side of the green and make sure to pick enough club. Par is a great score here!

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
A nice cold beer and some Jalapeno Cilantro Chicken Wings! Don't forget to grab one of our delicious breakfast sandwiches and a tasty Bloody Mary before you head out! You won't regret it :)

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Bill Harvey, 65

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7146
Slope: 126
Rating: 73.0

More Information
Snow Mountain at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV, 89124

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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