Wynn Resort accomplished something in 2019 that hasn’t happened on the Las Vegas Strip since 1952. The 45-story Wynn Resort opened a new golf course in the heart of The Strip, the first 18-hole layout located on Las Vegas Boulevard since the former Desert Inn Course opened for business in 1952.

Las Vegas has long been a golf mecca for gamblers, but most courses are located a minimum 30-minute drive from The Strip. With 129-acres in the Wynn backyard, the luxury resort tabbed Tom Fazio and his son Logan to design their 6,700-yard championship course on the site that used to be home to the historic Desert Inn golf track.

Featuring lush Dominator Bentgrass, 7,000 mature trees, and skyscrapers surrounding the course, Wynn Golf Club offers a one-of-kind golf experience. Wynn Golf’s signature hole is the 18th featuring a 100-foot-wide waterfall just behind the green.

Wynn drive skyscrapers

Playing Amidst the Desert’s Tallest Buildings

 Golfers thrill to a surrounding audience of Las Vegas’ 176 high-rise hotels. Vegas ranks 66th in the world when it comes to hosting tall structures. When playing golf at the new Wynn Golf Club, anticipate viewing skyscrapers from every vantage point.

Only in Vegas Moments

A Las Vegas stay means potentially rubbing elbows with the biggest names in show business and viewing attractions that are unique to this glittering destination. Standing just behind the 17th green and 18th tee box, you’ll witness the Linq Hotel’s 550-foot observation wheel.

Who’s Your Caddy?

A caddy is included with your tee time. Several of the caddies worked at the previous Wynn Golf Course, which closed in 2017. Each caddy provides a wealth of knowledge regarding course management, green reading tips, and glimpses into Las Vegas history.

Wynn Golf Course in Las Vegas

Looking Up at the Wynn

Throughout your round, the bronze glass exterior of The Wynn Resort is almost always within sight. It’s nice to know that before or after your round, The Wynn’s 19 bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Wynn Golf Course in Las Vegas

Wynn Golf Course in Las Vegas. Photo credit Brian Oar

The Best in Golf Course Design

You might guess that a hotel that houses top retail names like Cartier, Rolex, and Prada would choose the best of the best when selecting a golf course designer. Well, you would be correct. Tom Fazio tapped into his expertise designing from 200 courses around the world to showcase the new Wynn Golf original design.

Falling for the 18th Hole

It’s hard to pick a signature hole from Wynn Golf Club’s fantastic desert golf collection. But it’s hard to deny the wow factor generated as you tee off on the 249-yard, par 3, 18th hole. A 100-foot-wide, 30-foot-tall waterfall frames the putting green. This dramatic cascade serves as a beautiful photo backdrop for bringing home a memory.

Wynn Golf Course in Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ New Main Event

After holing out on 18, there’s no doubt about one thing: The new Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip will prove to be the main event for vacationers, conventioneers, and gamblers who love to golf.

About The Author

Tim Cotroneo

Tim Cotroneo is a freelance writer specializing in Caribbean travel, business, and golf. Tim writes hotel, resort and villa features. Tim has a passion for writing entrepreneurial success stories, as well as what makes your golf course unique. Tim shoots his own photos to accompany articles. Tim is the Contributing Editor of Travel Dreams Magazine, and he’s the Travel Writer for American Business Owner Magazine. Tim’s travel, golf, and business articles can be viewed at www.timcotroneo.com

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