Palm Valley opened in 1989 as the first of the three courses. This par-72 course is the Golf-Summerlin`s longest, playing to 6,849 yards, and its rating/slope of 71.6/123 also ranks it as the toughest. The mature layout is neatly manicured with undulating fairways and rolling greens. Palm Valley`s four par 5`s are short to medium in length; the longest two open and close the round. The 1st hole measures 537 yards; the 18th plays 534 yards. The finishing hole is a slight dogleg right with water to the right from tee to green and out-of-bounds left, so a premium is placed on accuracy. Fairway bunkers left also come into play, and the green is further guarded by bunkers left and back.