Las Vegas’ Wynn Golf Club reopens

By |  February 6, 2020 0 Comments
Photo: Brian Oar courtesy of Wynn Golf Club

Photo: Brian Oar (courtesy of Wynn Golf Club)

The only resort golf course on the Las Vegas Strip returned to Wynn Las Vegas last fall with the grand reopening of the Wynn Golf Club. The original 18-hole championship course established in 2005 has been reimagined by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio to give players a new golf experience from the first drive to the last putt.

Fazio, joined by his son Logan, took care to create a course suitable for players of all skill levels. Wynn Golf Club says the goal is for new golfers to find the course approachable and fun, while more experienced players will be tested by the movement of the land, locating the proper angles and getting close to the pins on the large flowing greens.

Photo: Brian Oar courtesy of Wynn Golf Club

Photo: Brian Oar (courtesy of Wynn Golf Club)

“The playability of the course is second-to-none and the challenge of play for all golfers is exceptional,” said Tom Fazio. “We are so pleased with the end result that I believe the players of the Wynn Golf Club will place this course in the category of their favorite places to play and will agree that the Wynn Golf Club is a fabulous environment to enjoy the game.”

The course sits on 129 acres of the resort’s private backyard, with eight all-new holes and 10 revamped holes. Lush landscapes unique to desert golf include several water features and streams, 100,000 shrubs, and 7,000 mature trees, many of which date back to the 1950s when the land was home to the historic Desert Inn Golf Club.

Par is 70 with three par 3s and two par 5s on each nine, and total yardage that stretches from 4,810 to 6,722 with a choice of four tees. A new 6,500-square-foot practice putting green sits adjacent to the first tee, along with a netted full swing warm-up area.

Photo: Brian Oar courtesy of Wynn Golf Club

Photo: Brian Oar (courtesy of Wynn Golf Club)

Significant changes begin on the first hole, which has been rerouted from its original design to dogleg right instead of left. Highlights include a 486-yard par 4 (no. 16) and a par 5 (no. 11) that tops out at nearly 600 yards. The signature 18th hole has been transformed from a par 4 to a par 3, which can be stretched to 249 yards, culminating on a green framed by a 35-foot-tall by 100-foot-wide waterfall.

More than 400,000 cubic yards of earth and 300 trees were relocated to accommodate wider landing areas, contours, and elevation changes to fairways throughout, as well as bunker alterations that make for easier access and egress. Each hole received an approximate 300-square-foot green expansion as well as a redesign and recontour to create new hole locations, while green surrounds were made more receptive with the addition of collection areas shaped to feed balls toward putting surfaces.

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