A great way to describe Wildhorse is family friendly. With an overall vibe that welcomes golfers of all ages and skill levels and a course that will challenge but also allow anyone to have a good time, Wildhorse welcomes all and is somewhere that is trying to “grow the game.”
Wildhorse is one of the most historic courses in Las Vegas and even hosted a PGA Tour event way back in the day when it was called the Showboat. But that was a long time ago and the course has been renovated since then but still maintains neighborhood charm.
A nice clubhouse with restaurant on the second floor overlooks the course and the mountains over yonder, and is a nice pre or post round destination. Or for a wedding or other special event.
On site are top-level pros teaching the game to youngsters and adults from beginner to expert.
Maybe the coolest thing about Wildhorse is the green fees. It will tough to find a more affordable rate anywhere.
Wildhorse Quick Facts:
- Construction of the original design began in 1958 and was one of the first golf courses built in Southern Nevada.
- The golf course was once owned by Howard Hughes who purchased the property from the original developer, Hank Greenspun, in 1968.
- The course was a former PGA Tour stop, regularly hosting the “Sahara Invitational” back in the early 1970’s.
- First established as Paradise Valley, the course has also been named Showboat Country Club, Los Verdes, Indian Wells, and Royal Kenfield over the years.
- Course was re-named and branded the “Wildhorse Golf Club” in 1994.
- Layout redesigned and updated in 2004 by golf course architects Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley.
- The facility is now municipally owned by the City of Henderson.
- Wildhorse Golf Club is officially recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International – one of only 3 courses in the region to achieve this honor.