Tucked away in Summerlin, Las Vegas’ newest golf course will offer sweeping views of the western mountains and perhaps “comfort stations” where players can snack on tacos, ice cream sandwiches and the like.
It’s also the first new course to debut in Southern Nevada in several years, and comes amid a nationwide slump for the sport.
The 18-hole course at The Summit, a new 555-acre luxury community by Discovery Land Co., is expected to open this month, according to Summerlin developer and project partner Howard Hughes Corp.
The number of U.S. golfers has dropped sharply from a decade ago, and amid a glut of courses nationally, far more have closed than opened in recent years. The Las Vegas Valley has dozens of courses, and Discovery’s opening does not signal a buoyant recovery for the sport. But at the very least, it shows that some developers here still are betting on the once-booming industry.