Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two half-hour full-swing golf lessons including video analysis (a $90 value) at Wildhorse Golf Club in Henderson.
Instructor and PGA professional Tony Lawson enlightens golfletes of all skill levels and ages in the art of the potent swing. Half-hour sessions investigate every facet of golf strategy, fine-tuning form, aim, range and tactics for holding off sand-trap monsters. Subsequent video analysis facilitates an out-of-body experience that helps pupils dissect the motion minutiae of their swing.
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, whose players enjoyed its beautiful scenery and the friendly resident ogres who appeared to help 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
2100 W Warm Springs Rd.
Henderson, Nevada 89014Get Directions