April 7, 2007–The man Johnny Miller once called "the most underrated golfer of all time" co-designed Las Vegas golf course the Revere Golf Club with master golf architect Greg Nash. Billy Casper, winner of the 1970 Masters, worked with Nash to design the 36 holes of desert golf intrigue (the Lexington and Concord courses) at the Revere, that is professionally managed by Troon Golf. Having a former Masters champion as a course designer is an honor, and everyday we work hard to live up to his legendary reputation by providing quality service, value and conditions, all components that make up a Troon Golf experience, says Greg Kinney, Revere Golf Club General Manager.
Complete Revere golf packages are available. Casper won 51 PGA Tour events in his career, including a stunning 23 wins from 1965-1970. He won the US Open twice, and won at least one PGA Tour event for 16 straight years.
Besides The Revere, Casper and Nash designed other Las Vegas golf courses including Highland Falls Golf Club, Palm Valley Golf Club, Eagle Crest Golf Club and Desert Willow Golf Club.
Besides being one of the finest players in the history of the game, Casper has become one of the more prolific "playing" course designers. "Many of us became interested in golf course design as we traveled the world to play the greatest courses and we recognized the need to create new courses that appealed to golfers of all skill levels," Casper once told writer Roger Graves in a story for VegasGolfer Magazine. "When you look back at the playing careers of myself, Arnold (Palmer) and Jack (Nicklaus), you take tremendous pride in the major championships, trophies and tournaments we each one. But there is nothing like designing a good golf course that people will always remember. Today, there is nothing more gratifying that to have someone come up to me and say 'Hey, I played Highland Falls or The Revere Concord golf course and I really enjoyed it."
The par 5, 18th hole on the Concord is one of the most talked about holes in all of Las Vegas golf. The hole begins with a blind tee shot, and then plays steeply downhill to a green guarded in front by a rocky wash while bunkers decorate the back of the green area. The par 5, 7th hole on the Lexington course matches Concords 18th in beauty and challenge. Named Kings Chapel in honor of the bell cast by Paul Revere in 1816, this hole starts with tee boxes 60-feet above the fairway and ends with a green shadowed by a dramatic waterfall and canyon walls.