Royal Links golf course closes for development

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Royal Links golf course at Sunrise Manor, which ceased operations in December, could soon be turned into a housing estate.

According to county records, Touchstone Living purchased the golf club along with plans for the area. The developer has a few neighborhoods under construction around the valley, especially for first-time buyers.

Jeanne and Patrick Emerson, who can see the Royal Links Golf Club from their yard, are sad to see it close.

“It’s concerning because we’re losing our sight,” said Jeanne Emerson. “It’s very quiet at the moment, it’s not going to be like that anymore traffic.”

“Just the view is what sold me on the house,” said Patrick Emerson.

According to county records, Touchstone Living plans to build more than a thousand homes in the area. There are a number of Touchstone Living properties in the valley, and the neighborhoods are known to be affordable.

Real estate agent John Faulis told 8 News Now that with development booming in other areas, it could be good for economic growth in the Sunrise Manor area and could provide more options for first-time home buyers in a tough market.

“Development in this area is not something that happened historically,” Faulis said. “For the properties I have listed in our brokerage, it is not uncommon to see more than 20 offers in the first week after a home comes on the market under $400,000. is due to a number of factors, limited inventory across the board obviously, but less than 600 homes for sale under $400,000 across the valley right now.

Locals are worried about what exactly the development will look like above their fences. According to Bill Trobec, the view from his terrace was pleasant, and he has questions about what exactly he will see in the future.

“It’s a slice of heaven right there,” Trobec said. “I knew it was coming, not happy, I can’t stop them.”

Touchstone Living did not respond to 8 News Now’s requests for comment at this time.

It is unclear when the project will begin, but there was already construction equipment on site.

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