October 21, 2008–The Badlands Golf Club is the home of 27 Las Vegas golf holes designed by Johnny Miller with consultation by Chi Chi Rodriguez, and is known as one of Las Vegas golf's most unique experiences. And recently, nearly three-million dollars was invested into a renovation that included new greens built with the high-tech Pennlinks Bentgrass. Also built were several new tee boxes, a new short-game area and a larger practice green. Badlands Golf Club, along with the Revere Golf Club, is one of two Las Vegas golf courses managed by Troon Golf.
"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the renovation," says Chad Pettingill, general manager, Badlands Golf Club. "We believe the improvements help establish Badlands as a premier place to play in the Las Vegas area." The three nine-hole experiences at The Badlands are the Desperado, Diablo and Outlaw nines.
According to Director of Instruction Clif Vanetti, the greens on the Diablo and Outlaw nines are open and rolling true, while the Desperado Nine is scheduled to open on October 28th. "The greens are very nice and everything worked out very well," says Vanetti, who oversees several acadamies at The Badlands, and is the official host of ESPN Golf Schools in Las Vegas.
When the Badlands Golf Club was created, Miller immediately likened the golf journey to that of an "E-ticket ride at Disneyland", and his words have been being backed up ever since that 1995 opening. Golfers at Badlands play a Las Vegas desert golf experience unlike any other in the area, and play holes that are set amidst the arroyos, canyons and natural washes of the southwest desert. The beauty of the Red Rock Mountains is also clearly visible from the holes of Las Vegas' Badlands Golf Club.
About Badlands Golf Club and Troon Golf: Badlands Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at more than 200 courses located in 31 states and 31 countries. Additionally, 36 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Oneida Golf and Country Club, Green Bay, Wis.; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; Playa Mujeres Golf Club, Cancun, Mexico; and The Grove, London, England.