Las Vegas Golf Course With a History of Development Controversy Cleared for Houses

A golf course formerly owned by "legendary sports bettor-turned-convicted insider trader" Billy Walters finally has the residential zoning that created so much controversy in the past.

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October 19, 2020, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"The owners of an east Las Vegas golf course have cleared a hurdle to sell the land for housing," reports Eli Segall.

"The Clark County Commission approved plans last week to rezone the Royal Links Golf Club for residential use," adds Segall. The owner of the property's plans would add 1,200 homes to the 160 acres along Vegas Valley Drive, but current plans are purely hypothetical, according to the article.  

This isn't just a story about golf giving way to homes in a growing metropolis. This particular site has a long history that includes accusations of corruption involving a deed restriction for the project to remain a golf course due to the proximity of a city-owned sewage treatment plant, and efforts by a previous owner to purchase the deed restriction to convert the land to residential uses. Click through to the source article for Segall's telling of the history.

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