Originally called Sunrise Golf Club, because the clubhouse faces Sunrise Mountain, our course was originally one of 3, 18 hole courses. When the golf recession hit, cutbacks were required, and two courses sold off for housing. Our design was the clear favorite of members and outside golfers, and remained in play, now as a Par 72, 7,351 yard layout, which challenges all levels of golfers in a wonderful southwestern theme.
The original design of Stallion Mountain was done for and by Jim Colbert, who consulted on the design with Jeff Brauer. Stallion Mountain is a past host venue for Golf Channel’s Big Break II, the Frank Sinatra Celebrity Classic and the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas Invitational. Chip Beck’s well-known round of 59 during the 1991 Las Vegas Invitational on one of the lost courses here
On a flat palate, Brauer strove to create unique features on each golf hole to distinguish them. Stallion Mountain’s first, a 428 yard Par 4, opens from a unique, mound surrounded tee, for example. It took 50,000 cubic yards of earth to artificially elevate the sixth tee, while the seventh features a manmade creek and waterfall, and the 9th features a big beach bunker, and at 452 yards from the tips, requires two great shots. The 14th features classic staggered fairway bunkers to challenge all, while Stallion Mountain’s 18th is a 566 yard par 5 bending around a lake on the right, for a memorable finish.
Brauer also prepared the landscape plan, which features clump and clusters of trees that simulate natural settings, in combination with decomposed granite areas to reduce watered acreage and provide stark contrast.