Boulder City Golf Course
Boulder City Municipal Golf Course is one of the most fun layouts to play in the entire Las Vegas Golf region.
Quaint. Historic. Scenic. Straight-forward. And a joy to play are just a few of the ways to describe this course, which was created in 1973 as nine holes by architect David Rainville and World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper and then later expanded to 18 holes.
“I think that at the time it was really great that the city manager and the people in Boulder City and on the council wanted to bring golf to the area,” Rainville says. “That’s to be admired that they would make the effort to do that. I know the money was tight and the land wasn’t ideal, but I was happy with the end result. It is nice to hear that the course has become such an important part of the fabric of the community.”
Longtime resident Andy Schaper oversees both Boulder City and the adjacent—and more modern—Boulder Creek Golf Club, appreciates the original layout, one of the few remaining classic oasis-style courses within 50 miles.
“Boulder City Golf Course has an old-school charm and is a fun, classic, parkland design with lots of grass and trees throughout, plus challenging putting surfaces,” says Schaper. “Lots of mature trees provide natural shade throughout the course, especially in the hot summer months.”
We agree wholeheartedly with Rainville and Schaper.