Perched 800 feet above the Las Vegas valley in the foothills of the Black Mountain Range, Rio Secco is a golf experience that you won't forget. Designer Rees Jones takes full advantage of the dramatic elevation changes, and the result is as lovely to look at as it is to play. Six holes meander along plateau tops, six wind through canyons and six play along a dry river bed. The 180-yard, par-3 3rd hole plays across a ravine to a long but shallow, elevated green fronted by a long deep bunker. The 478-yard 11th hole is rated as the courses's toughest. The 'Strip' shines in the distance as the fairway doglegs right, down through a canyon 60 feet below the tee box. Only 15 minutes from the 'Strip' this course is also home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf with several lesson options.