Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated September 24, 2012)--Annually most Las Vegas golf courses undergo the overseeding process and are forced to close for 20-30 days. As of September 21, Las Vegas National Golf Club, a former host course of golf tourmaments on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour is back open and looking green. Las Vegas National offers rates under $100 and is a classic Las Vegas golf course located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Click now for the official Las Vegas National website to reserve your tee times in Las Vegas for this Vegas course. --By Brian Hurlburt
The course is decorated with shade trees and palm trees, and feeatures several water holes. And on re-opening day, course officials reported well more than 100 golfers played the course. From Sept 21 - October 4, 2012, rates for visiting Las Vegas golfers range from $69-99. From October 5 - March 9, 2013, rates will range from $79-109. Click now to reserve your Las Vegas National tee times.
Las Vegas National Golf Club was the host course of the LPGA Championship, a major, from 1961-66, and also hosted the PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions in 1967 and 1968. The PGA Tour's Sahara Invitational was played over three decades in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Back then the course was known as The Stardust Country Club and Sahara National. And in 1996, the PGA Tour returned to Las Vegas National--then called Las Vegas Hilton Country Club--and a guy named Tiger Woods shot 70 during his round at the course en route to earning his first win on the PGA Tour (1996 Las Vegas Invitational, won in a playoff against Tiger Woods, and played on three Vegas courses).
In addition to being the home of many professional tournaments, the course was a hang out spot for celebrities including Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Frank Sinatra, among others. They played golf and hung out in the clubhouse in the evenings. Now golfers can grab a drink or some food in the Rat Pack Bar and Grille.
Las Vegas National is also the home of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame exhibit which features an indepth history about golf in Las Vegas. Memorabilia from PGA Tour events and teaching icon Butch Harmon, the official trophies from both PGA Tour and Champions Tour events in Las Vegas, and much more is available for viewing at Las Vegas National. The exhibit is free to golfers and is in the Las Vegas National clubhouse.