A Local Favorite Wildhorse Golf Club

Wildhorse Golf ClubRecharged by a 2004 redesign and modernization by the architectural team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley Hendersons Wildhorse Golf Club, which is now owned by the city has nearly perfected a player-friendly business model and become an overwhelming favorite among Las Vegas area golfers.

Once upon a time, Wildhorse, then known as Paradise Valley Country Club, was firmly in the limelight on the local golf scene as host of the former “Sahara Invitational” PGA Tour stop (1970-72). The now extinct tournament was won by the likes of Jack Nicklaus (4-time champion), Billy Casper, Tony Lema, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Lanny Wadkins and Lee Trevino.

Since 1972 Las Vegas has experienced tremendous growth as a golf destination with new, high-priced courses popping up from the desert to the famous Strip. While high-end courses and layouts that catch a players eye by offering spectacular backdrops of the shimmering skyline receive a majority of the attention, Wildhorse has remained extremely popular with locals and returning visitors because of its affordable rates, second-to-none service and continually improving conditions.

“From the minute we arrived we had someone waiting to take our clubs, the pro shop staff was very helpful, the snack bar and beverage cart attendant couldn’t have been friendlier and the course was in great shape,” one player recently said of his experience at Wildhorse. “We were shocked that this was a municipal course.”

Wildhorse Golf Club

Players who make their way out to Wildhorse, which is located just 10 minutes from the McCarran Airport and 15 minutes from The Strip, should also be aware of the courses colorful past.

Construction of the course originated in 1958, making Wildhorse one of the first-ever golf courses built in Southern Nevada. Throughout its history some very infl uential men have been involved with the property When it was known as Paradise Valley the course was under the direction of Hank Greenspun, founder of the Las Vegas Sun. Later, the course was purchased by enigmatic playboy billionaire and entrepreneur Howard Hughes.

As you make your way around Wildhorse, be wary of the 398-yard par-4 9th hole, widely considered to be the most difficult on the course. In fact, this demanding hole was rated by Vegas Golfer Magazine as one of the toughest holes in the Las Vegas area.

Wildhorse is capable of hosting tournaments and gatherings ranging from 16 to 144 players, and the course offers a popular ‘Frequent Player Program.’

For more information on Wildhorse Golf Club, please visit www.golfwildhorse.com.

 

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