Wildhorse Golf Club in Henderson, a Las Vegas suburb, is a unique and interesting layout with a deep history. It was built in 1963 and opened as Paradise Valley Country Club by Hank Greenspun, the founder of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper and a major Southern Nevada developer who created the masterplanned community known as Green Valley in the Henderson area. The course has hosted the PGA Tour, been owned by Howard Hughes and also by a Japanese businessman, and is now owned by the City of Henderson and operated by Elite Golf Management.
The course has been known as Paradise Valley, the Showboat Country Club and Royal Kenfield over the years. In 1969, Hughes, the reclusive businessman and visionary among other titles, bought the course from Greenspun for a reported $2.25 million.
Wildhorse is home to one of the most memorable and dastardly holes in Las Vegas golf, the par 4 ninth hole that seems to have water everywhere including left and right off the tee and guarding front, left and back of the green. Survive this and you’ll probably put together a pretty good round on the par 70 course.
Rates at Wildhorse are well under $100 on most days for visitors and Southern Nevada locals and Henderson residents earn loyal locals rates. A scan of visitor rates for a Sunday morning show $63.
For players looking for one of the least expensive rounds in Las Vegas golf, Wildhorse is a solid choice. Remember, as you walk the fairways, the history goes with you.