Siena Golf Club Review by J. Weinstein
on July 17, 2011:
I have played Siena in the past and always thought it was nice,
but was never super happy with it for some reason. Well I played
it again last week and had a great time. We teed off at 5:47am so
it was really early and fresh outside. The birds were chirping and
we could smell the wet grass; you know those kinds of mornings.
We didn’t go out too late the night before so we were able
to get in a couple hours of sleep.
We got there and check in was smooth. The guy in the shop was expecting
us and with the VIP check in, there were no problems. The range
had some nice grass and was in good shape, plus the desert is right
there surrounding it so, it had a nice look to it.
You could tell that they were really watering the course. The fairways
and greens were emerald green in 100 degree temps. It looks like
they had put some money into it and were really making sure the
conditions were as good as they could be.
You would never think views when you play a course like Siena, but
the views of the surrounding mountains are unbelievable; I found
myself gazing into them. The course itself does not have a lot of
grass like I remember. A VIP representative was telling me that
they have done some major turf reduction over the last 5 years and
have pulled out a lot of unnecessary grass and put in natural desert
landscaping. There was a lot more desert on the course than last
time and it made it much more challenging and scenic. We had a great
The greens were almost sponge like. They rolled a little slow for
my taste, but they were so soft that my divot tool would just sink
right in. Did I mention that there are bunkers everywhere? I feltl
like I was in most of them, but the sand is nice and coarse so the
ball came out pretty easily.
For a nice relaxing day without sacrificing service and quality,
Siena is a great spot about 20 minutes from the strip.