Golf News

Shadow Creek, Cascata, Wolf Creek Top Golfweek Best of Nevada Rankings

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 21, 2015)–Las Vegas is the Ultimate Golf City and five of the region’s courses are listed as the top courses in the state in the Golfweek Best of Nevada rankings. The list is topped by Shadow Creek and followed closely by Cascata and Wolf Creek. Wynn Las Vegas and the Wolf Course at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort round out the top five. Cascata, Wolf Creek and Paiute are official course partners of GolfLasVegasNow.com and LasVegasGolfInsider.com and you make tee times at the courses from official links. –By Brian Hurlburt Since beginning its rating system
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Rounds 4 Research Benefit Offers Vegas Golfers Terrific Golf Deals, Access

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 14)–From now until June 21, all golfers can help support the future of golf by playing great and exclusive Las Vegas Golf Region courses at terrific values when they participate in the annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America “Rounds 4 Research” online Golf-rounds Auction. Vegas Golfers have the opportunity to bid online for the opportunity to play some of the best and most exclusive golf courses in the Las Vegas Golf Region and support the future of golf at the same time. Foursomes at such courses as TPC Summerlin, The Las Vegas Country Club, Spanish Trail Golf
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Zane Thomas Wins SNGA Southern Nevada Amateur, a Major

Las Vegas, Nevada—Zane Thomas, a former Arbor View High School player and a member of the UNLV golf team for a brief time, shot a final round even par 72 at Spanish Trail Golf and Country Club to win the Southern Nevada Amateur. Thomas held off former PGA TOUR player and UNLV All-American Edward Fryatt to win the tournament. The tournament is a major championship on the Southern Nevada Golf Association Championship Series. Fryatt recorded a 3-under par 69 in the final round, including birdies on three of his first five holes, and both he and Thomas ended regulation tied
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2015 Shriners PGA TOUR Event To Open With Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Induction

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 7, 2015)–For the fourth consecutive year, the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Night of Induction will be the first official event of PGA TOUR week in Las Vegas. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 16, at The Hill at TPC Summerlin and kicks off the annual Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The new inductees for 2015 are Las Vegas Golf and Tennis Founder Voss Boreta (1934-2013), lifetime volunteer Barbara Christensen, Golf Channel analyst Jerry Foltz, and top amateur Doug Pool. The first official event of the year for the HOF is the Las Vegas Golf
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Two-For-One Tickets Available For Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, Vegas’ PGA TOUR Event

Las Vegas, Nev. (May 28, 2015)–It’s never too early to plan for an exciting golf event. And when that event is the PGA Tour’s Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, that just adds to the entertainment value, especially when there are great deals to be had. The tournament, scheduled for Oct. 19-25, 2015, at TPC Summerlin, is giving patrons the chance to buy 2-for-1 tickets to the golf tournament. Whether it’s for one day or all week, you’ll see many of the world’s best golfers on display in fabulous Las Vegas. Click now to view the wide variety of ticket plans. UPDATE: This
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Golfer Up: Team Golf Concept Boosts PGA Junior League Golf In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 24, 2015)–There are a lot of media reports out there about the demise of golf. Well, this past Saturday at Boulder Creek Golf Club there was plenty of evidence to the contrary. About 190 Las Vegas area youth golfers, filling up 16 teams that represented 13 golf courses and country clubs, kicked off the PGA Junior League Golf schedule with a ‘Tee Off’ event that was similar to the long-standing tradition of Little League opening day. Last year, the inaugural year in Las Vegas for the organization, there were five teams, each with 12 golfers. This
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UNLV Women Golfers Take Top Honors in Mountain West

UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein was selected as the Mountain West Golfer of the Year for the third consecutive year and freshman Harley Dubsky was named the MW Freshman of the Year, as the conference announced its 2014-15 individual awards at the conclusion of its championship at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club on Wednesday. It was, indeed, a good year for the UNLV Women golfers. –From UNLV Sports Information. “I am extremely proud of our team this season, especially Harley and Dana,” head coach Amy Bush-Herzer said. “They have played tremendously all year and it is great to have them recognized for their
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Australian Teenager Jack Trent Wins Southern Nevada Golf Association Major Title

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 12, 2015)–Jack Trent, a sophomore at Palo Verde High School, moved to Las Vegas from Australia to pursue golf full time. So far, so good. Trent put together a blistering opening round of 64 to win the Clark County Amateur, a major, by two shots over Zane Thomas. Trent is believed to be the youngest golfer in the history of the Southern Nevada Golf Association to win a major. The event was played at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City. –By Brian Hurlburt Trent is one of the most sought after recruits in the class
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Southern Highlands Golf Club To Host Andson Driving Education Charity Tournament

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 8, 2015)–The prestigious Southern Highlands Golf Club is the place to be for the Driving Education Golf Tournament hosted by Andson on May 12. Southern Highlands is the official home course of the UNLV Golf team and is a past host to the PGA TOUR’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The course is the final design created by the father/son team of Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Sr. The event proceeds help Andson and its mission to educate, inform and inspire children and young adults. Click now to register and play in this tournament. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Butch Harmon Las Vegas Golf Schools Have Openings This Spring, Summer

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 30, 2015)–Butch Harmon works with some of the best PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour players in the world, but also offers golf schools at certain times of the year at the Butch Harmon School of Golf located at Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas. The Butch Harmon Las Vegas Schools are either with Harmon and his staff professionals or solely with his high-level teaching staff. There are still a few openings available for April in addition to schools in the late spring and summer months. The Schools offer a VIP-type experience plus Harmon and/or his
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