By Mark Waite
A company looking to buy Mountain Falls Golf Club still lacks the financing to do so, but has already submitted an application for the retail liquor license.
The Nye County Licensing and Liquor Board Monday is set to consider an application for a retail liquor license by 4G Golf Management, dba Mountain Falls Golf Club.
The registered agent for 4G Golf Management is Bill Klemke, a golf pro at Revere Golf Club in Henderson, according to Nevada Secretary of State records.
“I’m not at liberty to say. There’s been no ownership change,” Klemke said. But he added, “We’re in the process of purchasing it through this company. William Lyon Homes didn’t want to accept any liability for the liquor license.”
William Lyon Homes has developed numerous homes around Mountain Falls Golf Course.
While 4G Golf Management would like to acquire the property, the company is still in the early stages of any acquisition, Klemke said.
He said it was a good question why the company was receiving the liquor license — for which the application process normally takes about three months — if the sale is so tentative.
“We’re trying to be ahead of the ball, but if the funding doesn’t happen, the company’s not going to be able to purchase it,” he said.
Klemke said the company has the expertise to bring in local golfers as well as those from the Las Vegas Valley and Strip resorts.
A golf promoter in Pahrump said talk among other golf pros is Klemke was part of an attempt by Troon Management Services to take over Mountain Falls. Troon operates golf courses around the country, including Alliante Golf Course in North Las Vegas, Conestoga Golf Course in Mesquite and The Revere Golf Club.
A spokesman for William Lyon Homes declined to comment on any potential deal on the grounds that news of any sale is premature. The golf course continues to be run as normal.