After once promising to keep the one golf course on the Las Vegas Strip open forever, Steve Wynn decided to close the attraction at his titular resort in late 2017. Then, a funny thing happened on the way to the shops and water park Wynn then planned to build on the site.
High-rollers and well-heeled bro quads looking to book group weekends still wanted to play golf during their Vegas visit. And, if they couldn’t play at The Wynn, there are other options between the 50+ golf courses between Las Vegas and Mesquite. To bring those folks back to Las Vegas Blvd., The Wynn redesigned and reopened the Golf Club this autumn in the shadow of Sin City’s landmarks.
Keeping most of Tom Fazio’s friendly design, the Wynn squeezes a legitimate 18 hole track into a compressed space — creating a run that players can get around easily in a few hours. While there’s still construction going on to rebuild a course-connected event and dining space, the only golf space on The Strip is back to stay — even if the man who almost killed it is not.
Now, with the biggest sporting events of the spring approaching, the Wynn is offering special travel itineraries with golf packages for guys headed to the desert. March Madness and the three weeks of the NCAA Tournament kick that off on March 17, with The Masters (April 9-12) and the Las Vegas Raiders-hosted NFL Draft (April 23-25) rounding out the schedule.