Sure, the numbers suggest that you’ve got a better chance of being hired as Tiger Woods’ swing coach and date planner than you do of hitting a hole-in-one (the research we dug up puts the odds at 13,000 to 1 for an amateur). Doesn’t mean it can’t happen, right? Heck, a woman in Billings, Mont., earlier this month had two aces in the same round (that’s a 67 million-to-1 long shot!). Your best bet for finding golf nirvana in this town: Desert Willow Golf Course, and in particular, hole No. 4. Of the 278 aces documented at the executive course since its opening, 52 (or nearly 19 percent) were recorded at this par-3. From the elevated tee box, it’s a straight 121-yard shot to the kidney-shaped green some 20 feet below. No guarantees, of course. We took 15 hacks at it in the name of research and the closest we got was 20 feet. Yeah, we missed the birdie putt, too.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.