Press Release Body = LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2007) - There are some Las Vegas golf courses whose names just roll off your tongue. Others are well-known to dedicated golfers who\'ll take the fairways over the poker table every time.
And then there\'s Silverstone Golf Club.
This 28-hole facility - yes, 28 - is only 20 minutes from the Strip, but it might as well be in the Witness Protection Program in Iowa as far as many tourists on a Las Vegas vacation are concerned.
Silverstone is called - when it\'s called anything at all - \"a local\'s course,\" but that could be changing. The club is undergoing the kind of revamp that could make it a major player in the Las Vegas golf scene.
The first thing you notice when you visit Silverstone is how it\'s striving to be a better golf course. A new management team is trying to change the way people think of Silverstone, and the quest isn\'t based on catchy marketing slogans. It\'s all about the course.
Silverstone\'s desert-dirt waste areas are being replaced with striking reddish clay that completely changes the look of the course. Seven of the holes were completed at the time of this play, and the visual difference is striking. The entire course is supposed to be done by September.
\"I don\'t know exactly what it\'s called,\" new Silverstone Director of Golf Ross McCullough said of the red sand. \"But I know you\'d rather look at it than hit out of it.\"
That\'s for sure. Though it is fun to send some of the stuff flying on a well-hit recovery shot.
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May 18, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.