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A course is reborn

Discussion in 'General Vegas Talk' started by ken2v, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. ken2v

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    The Club at Sunrise rises from the ashes of Desert Rose:

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    Hopefully the sun won't set on Sunrise too.
     
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    It already set on one Sunrise.

    Guess the county dropped a WAD into the project. Bond measure. I'm sure a big hunk of that was flood control, too.
     
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    I guess this proves ken2v doesn't read my trip reports! ;) I played it on my June golf trip on a "preview" round a couple weeks before the reopening. A few friends of mine played it on this last trip a couple weeks ago. The course is in fantastic condition and is a good value relative to most Vegas golf. The downside is it's a boring layout where nearly every hole is the exact same: Houses/OB left, the wash on the right.

    From the little I know about the transformation, I believe they widened the wash considerably to hopefully avoid the type of flooding that decimated Desert Rose. There's a pretty crazy video of the 2012 flooding on YouTube:

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    We know I don't read TRs. lol I will now.
     
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    Really only so much you can do in that type of situation. But service, visual intrigue and conditioning certainly can take you a long way from the Desert Rose experience. They did that at Camelback (AZ) several years ago, giving a bit of sandbelt look to what exists in needed times as a floodway, and it worked out quite well.
     
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    I read your report M, but totally forgot.
    Maybe because I am anti houses bordering golf courses.
     
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    Ditto. I don't mind a nice house or two that sits back from the course, but the courses that are nothing more than a housing development with houses stacked 5 feet apart the length of every fairway like gutters on a bowling alley I can't stand. I just feel like I'm playing golf in someone's backyard
     
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    Condo alleys are a sign of the heyday of bad course design when courses were going up like skirts at a frat party and developers couldn't cloak them thickly enough in housing. The wise ones at least did the double-fairway frontage.

    And it takes an expensive, or remote, piece of land and a big budget in the modern era to build a core course.
     
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    The unusual thing about The Club at Sunrise is that it runs through what looks like a low income neighborhood. Rakes for bunkers are even mounted on the carts to prevent them (ostensibly) from being stolen out of bunkers.
     

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