Desert Rose Golf Course Reconstruction
The flooding of 2012 emphasized the need to reconstruct the Desert Rose Golf Course in order to control flooding and maintain the 100-year storm event within the golf course property. At the public meeting on January 30, many residents expressed interest in being a part of the new course design, so a stakeholder’s committee was created to work with the golf course architect. This group met on April 29 to discuss the design and options for Desert Rose. If Desert Rose is closed during the reconstruction, the project has an estimated time line of 1.5 years once construction begins. The advantages of this is all the seeding of the fairways and greens will be consistent, sand bunkers will have identical grade of sand, and once Desert Rose reopens it will be a finished product. If Desert Rose were left partially open during the reconstruction, the project would take two or more years and the consistency in greens, fairways and bunkers might not be achieved as different vendors typically use different products.
In light of these issues, the sub-committee recommended the closure option. The course officially closed on June 7, 2013. It is expected to reopen in 2015 and Clark County Parks and Recreation is looking forward to great experiences at Desert Rose in the future. In the mean time, Las Vegas National Golf Club has generously offered to continue the Card Player Development program (please see the attached flyer) during the summer months and coordination with other local operators to provide comparable rates is ongoing.
If you have previously purchased a Rewards Card, a prorated refund will be provided for any unused portion of the card. If you have any questions, wish to offer comments, or would like to request a prorated refund, please contact Clark County Parks and Recreation at 702-455-8822.
Walkers and pets are encouraged to use the Las Vegas Wash/Sloan trail as the golf course is closed to pedestrians. On site security and landscape maintenance will continue through construction.
The New Golf Course:
The proposed modifications of the Desert Rose Golf Course have been designed to offer a unique experience with picturesque golf holes. The playing areas have been shifted away from the houses and playing widths have been increased along each hole. The holes have been carefully contoured, which will enhance the enjoyment and strategy to golfers, while minimizing sediment discharge during the flood events. Preservation of existing perimeter trees, along with adding more trees, will frame the holes and increase separation with adjacent homes. The everyday flow will be held in a small lined channel that will have storm drain pipes covered with grass at key areas to make the golf holes more enjoyable for high handicap golfers. Golfers will traverse from each green to the next elevated tee on paths that have been designed above the 100 year flood to provide for player safety during a storm event. The putting greens will have subtle undulations with each pin location guarded by sand bunkers and grassy hollows. Multiple tees will offer players of all skill levels to enjoy a round of golf which is very important to keep the course family oriented. Holes 10 and 18 have been reversed to eliminate the need for the crossover at the Sahara Avenue Bridge. This new configuration will be friendlier to the players that choose to walk the course and provide for a scenic finishing hole on the redesigned course.
View a rendering for the new golf course here.