Ground has broken on the Summit Club, a 555-acre ultraluxury country club community.
The Howard Hughes Corp., which is developing Summerlin, and Discovery Land Co. of Scottsdale, Ariz., plan to build about 250 homes near Tropicana Avenue and Town Center Drive, just south of The Ridges, in the foothills near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
The community is expected to open late next year. It will offer lots for custom homes priced at $2 million to $10 million, the most expensive in the Las Vegas Valley.
The private golf community will feature a Tom Fazio 18-hole course and a two- to three-story clubhouse.
Steve Adelson, a Discovery Land partner, said the community was named the Summit Club not just because of the elevated property that overlooks the Las Vegas Valley, but to hark back to the Rat Pack days when service and elegance wrapped the neon like a white linen glove.