Desert Rose Golf Course closes to undergo flood-prevention renovations
The Desert Rose Golf Course is getting an overhaul after the community course near Sahara and Sloan suffered massive floods last fall.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Desert Rose Golf Course is getting an overhaul after the community course near Sahara and Sloan suffered massive floods last fall.
Tee times are only good for two more days, then the golf course will be officially closing up to make way for flood prevention plans.
County Commissioners and the Regional Flood Control District don't want to see a repeat of last year's devastating flood damage.
Last fall, homes and businesses were flooded and fairways turned into waterways.
Now, flood control officials say the golf course, which doubles as a flood channel, is getting a $50 million makeover starting in early 2014.
On Tuesday, commissioners voted to end an agreement with the course's current operator.
The course will be lowered about five to eight feet and both the Las Vegas and Flamingo washes will be expanded.
The brand new 18-hole course will be opened in about a year and a half.
The Department of Parks and Recreation confirmed that they will be adding security to the keep the golf course safe while it's closed.