Boulder Creek Golf Club has developed a scintillating reputation of hosting some of the top golf tournaments in Southern Nevada including amateur, high school, junior golf, college and professional events. The course is scheduled to host the Nevada State Women’s Golf Association Senior Amateur Oct. 29-30, 2021. The course is also scheduled to host the Division III men’s national golf championship in 2024, the Division II women’s national golf championship in 2025 and the Division II men’s 2026 national championship.
General manager Andy Schaper and head professional David Enyeart are very supportive of all levels of golf and having the top senior women golfers in the state play the course is a welcome opportunity. Also, designer Mark Rathert is pleased with the tradition that has been created at Boulder Creek and recently shared his thoughts on the layout, which features 27 holes.
“I am very proud of the golf course at Boulder Creek and it was our vision to create a golfing experience for the municipal golfer that would emulate traits found at the exclusive clubs in Las Vegas,” Rathert said. “The course design took advantage of the natural sandy terrain and was accentuated with lakes, streams and waterfalls to provide an oasis feel on many holes. The design promotes long-term sustainably for maintenance requirements, while also offering quality conditions at an affordable price per round.
“The design concept for Boulder Creek embraces each nine having three environments that include desert, arroyos and water hole oasis. That keeps the holes from becoming monotonous. With that said, my favorite holes are those that offer choices from the tee such as #2, #7 and #9 on Desert Hawk and #4, #7, and #9 on Coyote Run. One feature incorporated into my green designs was taking advantage of the site scale where putts often look uphill or downhill, but are actually much less severe than they look or feel. The good player has to keep in mind the site slopes toward the dry lake far off in the distance and has a great influence on what is level or not.”
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