Fourth Las Vegas golf course might be up for sale

And then there were four.

Royal Links — the 18-hole golf course on Vegas Valley Drive east of Boulder Highway — could become the fourth Las Vegas Valley course offered up for sale or redevelopment over the past several months.

A Nov. 10 letter submitted to city of Las Vegas officials on behalf of the Walters Group, which also owns Bali Hai Golf Club just south of Mandalay Bay, asks them to lift a deed restriction prohibiting residential development on 128 acres of the course.

The letter, signed by course secretary and longtime Walters Group President Michael Luce, shows the company plans to seek Clark County’s approval for the development of up to eight housing units per acre on the site.

Luce did not immediately return requests for comment.

It remains unclear whether Walters plans to redevelop the property itself or sell the course.

Appraisers valued the property at around $13.5 million, according to the letter.

If Royal Links’ redevelopment plans are approved, the course would become the third Las Vegas-area course that could be repurposed as a residential housing development.

Residents living near the other two golf clubs, Badlands and Silverstone, have posed stiff resistance to those proposals.

Those living near the member-owned Las Vegas Country Club approved plans to offer that course up for sale, complete with strict deed restrictions to preserve the golf course, in November.

Club members have not ruled out buyers interested in redeveloping 12 of the club’s less-restricted acres, including its clubhouse, into condos or commercial space.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact James DeHaven at jdehaven@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3839. Find him on Twitter: @JamesDeHaven.

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