June 9, 2008–UPdate: Las Vegas National is no longer managed by Harrah's. Las Vegas National Golf Club has been the site for numerous big-time Las Vegas golf tournaments and events, including Tiger Woods' epic first PGA Tour win in 1996 at the Las Vegas Invitational. Las Vegas National Golf Club was in the three-course rotation with TPC Summerlin and the Desert Inn Golf Club. This Las Vegas golf course has also played host to other PGA and LPGA Tour events, and saw champions such as Mickey Wright, Jack Nicklaus. Al Geiberger, Davis Love III, and several others host trophies after teeing it up at one of the most historic golf courses in Las Vegas. And now there is a resurgence at Las Vegas National Golf Club with new management that is honoring the past while embracing the future. “It’s an honor to now be the caretaker for this living legend of Las Vegas golf,” says Eric Dutt, Harrah’s Vice President, Las Vegas Golf Operations, the new operators of the layout. “We take very seriously our responsibility to continue the traditions and build on the history that has taken place on these fairways and greens."
"But while we honor the past we will also be moving into future by remodeling the clubhouse and working to create a place-to-be in Las Vegas, restoring some of the good ol’ days when Las Vegas’ movers and shakers, and celebrities used to come in for drinks in the clubhouse, creating a very cool atmosphere. And we believe we will provide a very good value for our resort guests."
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New General Manager Scott Greer, a longtime Las Vegas PGA of America professional, is thrilled to be part of the Las Vegas National mystique.
"This is a great traditional, old style layout, and that’s the best part about it and it makes it very enjoyable to every level of player,” says Greer. "We are wall-to-wall grass so there are no forced carries, and it is in great condition right now. We want to invite all Las Vegas golfers back to Las Vegas National because we are committed to bringing back the atmosphere that this place was known for."
Woods fired a one-under 70 during his round at Las Vegas National during the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational.