A True Classic - The Las Vegas Country Club

A True Classic – The Las Vegas Country ClubNow in its 40th year of existence, the classic Las Vegas Country Club (LVCC) is a facility rich in tradition and history It holds the honor of being the oldest private course in the city.

Site of past professional (the PGA Las Vegas Invitational and the LPGAs Takefuji Classic) and top amateur events (the Nevada Women’s State Amateur Championship and the Callaway Junior Series) the club has also hosted innumerable celebrities, movers and shakers at their centrally located, off Strip venue. And that’s not to mention the rich and famous who call this original, private guard-gated community home!

In the 1950s, the land now occupied by LVCC was the site of Las Vegas Downs, a thoroughbred race track. When the racetrack went into bankruptcy, the property was purchased by an investor, Joe W. Brown, who sold it to Marvin Kratter of Nevada Equities who build the country club.

The golf course was designed by prominent golf course architect Edmond B. Ault and was completed in the fall of 1967. The clubhouse, designed by local architect Julian Gabrielle, opened in April of 1968.

LVCC opened as The Las Vegas International Country Club. It operated it as such until it was sold to a Strip hotel named the Bonanza Hotel & Casino (now Bally’s). The Hotel quickly renamed it, The Bonanza Country Club and Corral.

In late 1970, the club again was sold to Realty Holdings (Moe Dalitz, Harry Lahr, Nate Adelson and Irwin Molasky) who renamed it, The Las Vegas Country Club. LVCC went private in July 1971.

Dalitz’s group sold LVCC to forty of its members with the expressed goal to make it an equity type membership club. The members held the mortgage until 1984, when through the sale of memberships and the general operation of the Club, it was paid off, creating a true equity membership. LVCC has operated as such to this very day.

The impeccably manicured, park-like setting of this 18-hole, par-72 course incorporates lush grass, heavy sand bunkers, creative and beautiful water elements and plenty of tall, mature trees. The mostly-level course layout, which measures more than 7,000 yards from the tips, offers spectacular views of the Las Vegas skyline as well.

Golf amenities include two pitching and chipping greens and a massive, 9,500 square foot putting green.

A 44,000 square foot modern clubhouse boasts a comprehensive exercise area, pro shop, snack bar, men’s grill, women’s card room, sauna, jacuzzi, shoe shop, barber shop and several dining rooms.

Indoor and outdoor tennis courts, racquetball courts and a swimming pool complete LVCC’s facility.


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