About Walters Golf
Las Vegas is becoming America’s most exciting golf destination. There is a big evolution taking place here, and we’re working hard to lead the way.
- Bill Walters
Owner, Walters Golf
Walters Golf, a division of The Walters Group, has become one of the fastest-growing and most widely respected golf companies in the country. From its first venture into the private country club market in 1995 to today’s ownership and operation of top-quality, daily fee golf courses, Walters Golf continues their commitment to quality and profitability while offering customers excellent value
Led by businessman and avid golfer Bill Walters, Walters Golf is known in the national golf industry for developing first-class golf facilities. According to Executive Golfer, Walters is “Nevada’s leading golf entrepreneur” who “recognized the need for visitor and corporate friendly golf facilities and packages, and seized on the opportunity, investing millions in four magnificent properties.”
In Las Vegas, the company owns and operates Royal Links Golf Club
, Desert Pines Golf Club
and Bali Hai Golf Club
in addition to Las Vegas Golf Getaways
, Las Vegas Preferred Tee Times
and Cili Restaurant
Walters entered the golf industry in 1991 with the acquisition of Paradise Hills Country Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to its sale to National Golf Properties, it was recognized as the finest daily-fee golf facility in Albuquerque. His acquisition program continued with the purchase in 1994 of Mesa del Sol Country Club in Yuma, Arizona, which was followed by the purchase of the Golf Club of Illinois – generally considered one of the top five daily-fee golf courses in the Chicago area. In 1995, Walters completed the purchase of the Chicago area’s Eagle Brook Country Club, marking the company’s first venture into the private country club market. The following year, Walters Golf acquired the Burr Hill Club, which was renamed Blackhawk Golf Club, also in the Chicago area. These courses have all been sold after extensive improvements in course appearance, maintenance and operation.
Opening in late 1996, Desert Pines Golf Course in the heart of downtown Las Vegas represented the first golf facility developed and constructed by Walters Golf in a public-private partnership with the City of Las Vegas. The company acquired the Sunrise Country Club in 1997, renamed it Stallion Mountain Country Club, and created the Las Vegas area’s premier corporate outing facility and special events center. Walters Golf began construction of the Royal Links Golf Club in 1997, which immediately after opening in 1998 was named one of the Top 10 New Courses by Golf Magazine. In partnership with McCarran International Airport, the company developed the Bali Hai Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip, which opened in 2000 to rave reviews, not only for the golf facility but also for the fine dining offered by Cili Restaurant.
With the proven ability and record of success to complete all aspects of golf course development and golf operation, Walters Golf has assembled one of the most diverse and experienced management teams in the golf industry. It is one of the few companies that offer the professionals to design the finest golf facilities, as well as the staff to manage the construction, operation and aggressive marketing of the facilities.