Wynn Las Vegas is launching their newly re-developed golf course, destined to be one of the most expensive places to play in America. Setting Wynn apart from any other casino resort in Vegas, the course is the only place to play golf on the Strip. Marilyn Spiegel, Wynn President mentions that
“The next closest good golf course is 45 minutes away,” she added, “We know there’s a strong relationship between golf and gambling, and a lot of gambling goes on between players on the golf course.” The course is set to open October 11, charging players $550-a-round. “We’d never create a ho-hum golf experience at Wynn,” says Spiegel,
“We take huge pride in everything we do, and we’ve done the same thing with the golf course. Imagine coming off the course and having a Thomas Keller steak or hamburger here. This is going to be a flawless experience.”
Wynn revives the only golf course on the Strip
Golf is returning to Wynn and the Strip after it was shattered in 2017 by then-Chief Executive Steve Wynn who replaced the course with Wynn Paradise Park. He had plans to build a hotel, convention centre, entertainment venue, and beach. “Not only did we notice we lost 16,000 rounds of golf out there, 70% of which were cash, but we lost probably $10 million to $15 million worth of domestic casino business,” said Wynn Resorts current Chief Executive Matt Maddox.
Cash prize for anyone who lands a hole-in-one on No.18.
The golf course is based on the original designs of architects Tom Fazio and his son Logan, which included hundreds of mature trees, new greens, tees, eight new holes, and a cash prize for anyone who lands a hole-in-one on No.18. “We weren’t really interested in building a large public swimming pool for the Las Vegas Strip,” Maddox said. “Now, we can put our golf course back in as an amenity. When you look at table games, the players are predominantly male, and our golf course skews the same way,” commented Spiegel , adding that Wynn’s customers “are typically a group of guys who come to gamble and play golf and didn’t have a lot to do while their partners were in the spa. We brought the golf course back for them,” she added.
According to Wynn’s website, golfers with a room reservation at Wynn Las Vegas or Encore can reserve tee times up to 90 days in advance, as for guests without a confirmed stay, golf reservations can be reserved 30 days in advance.