Lake Las Vegas Resort, a 3,592-acre residential, golf and resort community 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, announced plans to build Rainbow Canyon, a new 18-hole, par-71 golf course designed by Tom Fazio.
Rainbow Canyon will be Lake Las Vegas Resort's fourth course and will join the resort's other award-winning golf courses, Reflection Bay Golf Club, SouthShore Golf Club, and The Falls Golf Club. Rainbow Canyon's construction is slated to break ground in the first quarter of 2005 with an expected opening in 2007.
The new course will be nestled in the mountains on the northern shore of Lake Las Vegas, adjacent to the award-winning Reflection Bay Golf Club, and will stretch from the lake's shoreline to the Rainbow Garden Geological Preserve. It will measure more than 7,000 yards and will feature extraordinary canyon settings, holes along Lake Las Vegas' shoreline and elevation changes that showcase Lake Mead, the Rainbow Gardens and Lake Las Vegas Resort.
"Rainbow Canyon is a unique golf course design due to the topography of the land," said R.F. Boeddeker, president and chairman, Transcontinental Properties, Inc., Lake Las Vegas Resort's master developer. "Using the lay of the land, Tom Fazio has created one of Lake Las Vegas Resort's most challenging courses that truly complements the resort's other golf clubs. The resort prides itself on offering golfers some of the finest play available in the country and the addition of the new course reinforces Lake Las Vegas Resort's position as a world-class golf destination."
Fazio has been involved with the design and construction of golf courses throughout the United States, including Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas. "It is a real pleasure to be able to return to one of my favorite cities to design a special new golf course," said Fazio. "I have always thought that some of the most creative people in the world practice their trade in Las Vegas, and I am honored that the ownership of Lake Las Vegas Resort has given me the opportunity to be involved in their wonderful development.
"Like Lake Las Vegas Resort itself, Rainbow Canyon will be unique, spectacular, and of the highest quality. I get excited about all of our new projects, but I am already looking forward to teeing it up on this one. It's going to be awesome!"
About Lake Las Vegas Resort
Lake Las Vegas Resort is a premier residential and resort destination situated on a privately owned 320-acre lake located 17 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. Within the 3,592-acre master planned resort are exquisite residential offerings including custom home sites, waterfront and golf villas, resort condominiums and luxury executive homes. The Mediterranean-inspired destination also features world-class resorts, including the AAA Five Diamond- rated The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spa and Casino and MonteLago Village Resort, a collection of four challenging golf courses, pampering spas, elegant casinos, a full-service marina with watercraft rentals and yacht cruises and MonteLago Village, an enchanting enclave at the center of Lake Las Vegas Resort, offering water's edge restaurants and cafes, quaint boutiques and the 40,000-square-foot Casino MonteLago. For more information, call (800) 564-1603 or visit www.lakelasvegas.com.