1This first hole is a narrow Par 4 can be cut down to size with a long drive that finds the friendly downslope in the fairway.A well-managed short approach from a downhill lie leaves a nice birdie opportunity to open the front nine.2The fairway on this medium length Par 5 slopes significantly from left to rightThe green is reachable in two for long hitters however you must avoid the gigantic bunker on the left. The putting surface is deep, narrow, and slopes hard from back to front.3Club selection is at a premium on this short Par 4.You must find the fairway and steer clear of the large bunker on the left and the desert to the right and short of the green.The second shot can be simple but make sure to not hit your ball too far as a massively deep bunker lurks behind the green.4The first of the Par 3s at Chimera can play relatively easy or devastatingly difficult depending on the prevailing winds and hole location. Pay attention to your surroundings and c.5This Par 4 is one of the trickiest holes on the entire course making par a truly exceptional score. Aim left and don’t be fooled by the deceptive look off the tee.Ending up the on the severe mound to the right of the fairway is easy to do and makes for one of the toughest shots on the course.If you are able to find the fairway a slightly uphill second shot awaits into a huge but fair green.6This picturesque Par 3 facing the Sunrise and Frenchman Mountains is the longest at Chimera measuring over 200 yards, from the Pegasus tees. Short and right are safe bailout areas .7The uphill, potentially drivable Par 4, the 7th gives you an amazing opportunity to record a red number or even make a Hole in One! However, an errant drive to the right or left ca.Considerable contours all around this green invite imagination and creativity into your short game.8Reachable in two, this Par 5 begs for a massive drive as you overlook the amazing mountain ranges in the background.Keeping your tee shot up the left side of the fairway gives you the best angle to attack the well-guarded green.The second shot plays well uphill but if played correctly, you will be rewarded with another exceptional chance to make a birdie.9The finishing hole on the front nine is a difficult Par 4 finishing over water with a breathtaking view of The Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, and Mt. Charleston.A strong drive down the left-center of the fairway is needed to set up a chance to navigate the tough approach shot.A beautiful waterfall runs parallel to the long and undulated green.10Hole 10 at Chimera is an uphill Par 4 that is not as simple as it first appears.You must find the fairway and avoid the two fairway bunkers along the right side.Once safely in play, the second shot needs to be kept below the hole as the green slopes hard from back to front.11From an elevated tee, this hole offers a spectacular view of the Las Vegas Strip.The longest Par 5 at Chimera, measuring 567 yards from the Pegasus tees, can yield a good score if you are able to hit the fairway.The second shot gives you many options and longer players may even have the opportunity to reach the green. The undulated two-tiered green will test even the strongest putters.12This Par 3 at Chimera is a mid-iron for most players. The seemingly simple hole is defended by the prevailing Vegas winds. Pay attention and choose your club carefully to escape wi.13This Par 4’s fairway is much wider than it appears from the tee.Avoiding the fairway bunker on the right with your drive will set up an uphill approach into a massive two-tiered green.Finding the correct shelf on the green is a must for a chance to two-putt. The undulated two-tiered green will test even the strongest putters.14This short and potentially drivable Par 4 tempts you to be aggressive off the tee. Be careful though, deep bunkers and trees await those who fail to find the short grass. One may b.15Driving is at a premium on this medium length Par 5.Those who find the fairway and avoid the four daunting fairway bunkers will be rewarded with a tremendous opportunity to make a great score.Your second and/or third shot will play well uphill so you must choose the right club to take advantage.16Arguably the toughest test on the course with one of the narrowest fairways. This long Par 4 demands accuracy off the tee to set up a manageable approach..Keep your second shot beneath the hole as the green slopes severely from back to front.17This short Par 3 plays from a slightly elevated tee to a heart-shaped green.Avoiding the berm in front and the fresh water lake behind and right of the green can be tough as the winds swirl in the SE corner of the golf course.18The home hole gives you many options. On this Par 4 feel free to choose driver and flirt with the water to the left on the tee shot or lay back with an iron and deal with the waterThe second shot is one of the most picturesque on the course as you stare at the world-famous Stratosphere behind the green.A par or birdie is quite the achievement and will leave you feeling as if you slain the Chimera!
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