Despite rumors beginning in April, it has only recently been confirmed that high-roller course, Wynn Golf Club, is closing for good after the last rounds were played on December 17. The course was located in the backyard of Steve Wynn’s Las Vegas hotel, resort and casino and usually catered to high-end players with rates to play going from $350-500. Opening 12 years ago, it began as a rival course to other luxury destinations such as Pebble Beach. Just take a look at some of the photos of this course and you can tell that playing it would have been a special experience.
The course is expected to be turned into hotel additions, convention spaces and a “Paradise Park”, which will include a range of activities from zip lines to boat rides. The course was turning over $5 million a year on average according to a report by golf.com, but the new facilities are expected to earn much more. The club has simply outlived it’s usefulness, according to owner Steve Wynn. A shame for a course that featured outstanding Par 3s and challenging bunker arrangements, including a memorable 18th hole that can be viewed below.
The course ranked as high as 49th in golf.com’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play. There was of course always challenges maintaining the longevity of a course with such a price tag to play however.