Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor's statue garden. Control your projectile's path with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two half-hour or one full-hour golf lesson including video swing analysis at Wildhorse Golf Club (a $90 value).
Wildhorse Head Golf Pro and Class-A PGA member since 1987, instructor Tony Lawson helps transform unsightly swings into paragons of pendulous beauty in each private session. Tony conducts lessons at Wildhorse’s lush practice facility, where he can scrutinize short-game form at putting and chipping areas or dissect full swings at the driving range. All-grass hitting stalls simulate on-course conditions and help players receive feedback on the creative shapes of their divots. Tony patiently enlists V1 video swing analysis, benefitting golf students with visual playback to help them better understand and analyze their own swing. Club-toting clientele can expect each lesson to focus on improving the high-arching shots from 100 yards and shorter, which is the type of stroke most useful in improving scores and dismantling the neighbor's gaudy weathervanes.
Throughout Wildhorse Golf Club's venerable history, the course had the distinction of being owned by Howard Hughes and was once a regular stop on the PGA Tour, where players enjoyed its beautiful scenery and the compassionate waterfowl that helped find errant balls.
Wildhorse Golf Club
Framed by the amber peaks of distant mountains, Wildhorse Golf Club's 18-hole course winds through rugged desert wilderness for 6,525 yards of challenging tee-to-green terrain. Eight ponds loom at the edges of seven holes, including the majestic ninth, where water hazards occupy both sides of the fairway as it draws nearer to the green, luring wayward approaches and contributing to the hole's rating as the course's most difficult. Sands, rocks, and tumbleweeds with dreams of becoming golf balls await misguided orbs in the unsown desert that flanks each pristine fairway, offsetting the course's lack of imposing tree lines.
Imbued with more history than Gene Sarazen's divot-tool time portal, the course counts Howard Hughes among its past owners and was once a regular stop on the PGA Tour, where players enjoyed its beautiful scenery and the compassionate waterfowl that helped earn the course honors as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par-70 course
Length of 6,525 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 71.4 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 136 from the farthest tees
Four tee options
Green Valley North
2100 W Warm Springs Rd.
Henderson, Nevada 89014