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In designing his courses, Wynn has placed far more emphasis on, of all things, the play of light on the land. "Light is the single biggest asset that a designer has, whether you're a sculptor or a painter or a golf course architect," he says. At Wynn Las Vegas, he insisted that most of the holes run either north to south or south to north, perpendicular to both the morning and the afternoon sun. That way, says Wynn, "you create shadowing, which accentuates, deepens, heightens the natural sculpting and modeling of the earth that the architect does."
"It better become a destination, or I'm gonna look like a jerk, and then goodbye golf course. It will be filled with buildings."
Any of the architects in the house want to discuss "light" as the most important asset in course design?Certainly you need light to see what you're doing, but....
Paul Thomas,I say the course will be gone in two years.
There are many high rise condos planned near The Strip. If they are a success, Wynn GC may not make to 10 years.
Does anyone know the latest on the Wynn GC now that Mr. Wynn is no longer with the company? Is it gone for sure now? Are they still moving forward with the new development of the lagoon/theme park and new hotel? Has anyone seen the site of the golf course recently - whether from the ground or from up in the hotel? what's going on there- e.g. is it still being maintained as a golf course/under construction etc?