Black Mountain offers three distinct 9-hole courses offering a perfect 18-hole combination to challenge golfers of all playing abilities.
Founders is the original nine holes built in 1957 by Bob Baldock under the guidance of the “Founding Fathers”. The course is the third oldest in the Las Vegas Valley and present many challenges to golfers of all skill levels. The opening three holes, Black Mountain’s “Amen Corner,” will test the best players’ skills. The par 4, second hole, measures 430 yards from the back tees, and history shows with the prevailing headwind, it plays much longer. The par 3, third hole, plays 188 yeards to a small heavily bunkered green with treacherous undulations to complete the 3-hole challenge.
Horizon opened in June of 1963 and was designed by Bob Baldock and Superintendent Ira Cluff to complete the original 18 holes. The Horizon nine is more open than the original nine holes with well-bunkered greens. The par 5, fourth hole, plays 544 yards, with out of bounds left and desert right, placing a premium on accuracy on the tee shot. The green is guarded both left and right by bunkers and a water hazard right of the green requres a strategic second shot lay-up. This nine holes offers several birdie opportunities and the chance for a player to score well.
Desert opened in 2002 and is a true desert layout. Designed by Williams, Gill & Associates, this is a true test of accuracy, course management and patience. The par 4, fourth hole, play 380 yards and doglegs hard to the left with desert waste area down both sides. A draw on the tee shot will help avoid the large fairway bunker protecting the right side. A large bunker on the front left guards the green. Par is a rewarding score. The par 5 finishing hole has more obstacles than you can imagine. On the second shot lay-up, the water on the left creeps farther out into the fairway than you think. When you do reach the green, the challenge continues.