Las Vegas, Nevada (April 23, 2017)–While the Club at Sunrise is a new course, this local-friendly layout is steeped in tradition. The course opened as Winterwood several decades ago before becoming Desert Rose Golf Club. For longtime locals, this is where they grew up playing. Then the course was closed as part of a flood control project and has now blossomed back to life as Club at Sunrise and creating a whole new list of fans. — By Brian Hurlburt.
The Club at Sunrise is brand new with a nice sparkle and local golfers are again heading to the northeast part of Las Vegas to tee it up on the layout, which has kept some of the old Desert Rose character while reshaping the layout with new bells and whistles.
“We offer outstanding course conditions for the price point, and we are here to serve the local golfing community,” says general manager Matt Kalbak, who is employed by Kemper Sports, the management company. “We Love Locals.”
The course offers very friendly rates for residents. Seniors can play for $32 on the weekdays while non-seniors are $35 on the weekdays. Weekends are $42. The rates include cart and green fee, two bottles of water and a $10 credit in the Winterwood Bar and Grille.
The Club at Sunrise also offers annual memberships that include reduced green fees, discounts in the pro shop and bar and grill and monthly short game clinic with a PGA teaching professional.
The course is owned by Clark County and was created as part of the overall Las Vegas Wash Project.
“It’s important to remember that this a regional flood control project with a golf course in it,” says Kalbak. “The project was designed to take 1,700 homes out of the flood zone. This is huge for this area, and the golf course will be a great benefit for the surrounding community.”
Today, longtime local golfers still see and feel some of the Desert Rose mystique, including many of the original pine trees, but there is a new clubhouse, and several holes are completely different. Plus, the old 6-foot “ditch,” a true course landmark that ran down the middle of the course between fairways, is now a massive, winding, grass-banked flood channel. Kalbak said 350,000 cubic yards of dirt was removed to create the channel.
The course opened as Winterwood in 1964 and locals of every level played there and some of the top amateur tournaments were decided on the course. Current Web.com and PGA Tour player Craig Barlow and 1990 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Robert Gamez each won the Clark County Amateur at what was then Desert Rose.
Call 702-207-7501 for more info or visit TheClubatSunrise.com for all information and tee times.