Vegas Golfers Go Low at PGA Tour’s ‘Other Event’

February 27, 2009 (UPDATED 2/28) –The trend continues on the PGA Tour of Las Vegas golfers challenging for wins. This week, most of the eyes of the golf world are focused on Arizona for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships–where Tiger returned–but the Mayakoba Golf Classic is also being played in Mexico. And Chris Riley (pictured), […]

Golf Alliance Promotes Multi-Billion Dollar Industry at Nevada Legislature

February 25, 2009–Last year, the National Golf Foundation published a survey that determined that the total direct, indirect and enabled economic impact of the golf industry in the United States was $195 billion annually. Or, in other words, larger than the motion picture, newspaper and spectator sports' industries. And this week, in celebration of Nevada Golf Day at the […]

Phil Mickelson Wins, But It’s Back to Practice With Las Vegas’ Butch Harmon

February 23, 2009–Phil Mickelson won the Northern Trust Open, but immediately upon capturing the title, he was already focused on spending time with Butch Harmon. Harmon, who many regard as the world's best golf instructor, operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club. "I certainly have some work to […]

Las Vegas Golf Hall-of-Famer Tommy Armour III Goes Low at PGA Tour’s Northern Trust

February 20, 2009 (UPDATED Feb 22) –The latest PGA Tour player with strong ties to Las Vegas golf to leave a mark on a PGA Tour event is Tommy Armour III, who grew up playing Las Vegas' golf courses. Armour III, who was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame last October during […]

No Doubt About It–Tiger Woods is Back In Las Vegas

February 19, 2009–So what's the bigger news from today? That Tiger Woods will return to competition next week at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship or that Tiger Jam, his annual Tiger Woods Foundation fundraiser, returns to Las Vegas in May, headlined by No Doubt? “I’m thrilled No Doubt is kicking off their tour […]

Vegas Golf News–Ladies Golf Associations Tee Off, Huge UNLV Golf Honors, More


February 18, 2009–It's time for another Las Vegas golf news and notes section, complete with info about Las Vegas golf events for the ladies, huge honors for UNLV Women's Golf, and more. The Executive Women's Golf Association is holding the Spring Membership March 19 at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Club, a Las Vegas […]

3,810,546 PGA Tour Reasons to Love Las Vegas Golf

February 17, 2009–Through the very early part of the 2009 PGA Tour season, Las Vegas golfers have made a huge impact on the outcomes of several tournaments and are heavily represented on the official money list. In total, and through today, 10 golfers with very strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses, have combined to […]

TPC Las Vegas Is Where PGA Tour Champions Are Decided, Groomed

February 16, 2009–TPC Las Vegas is where the pros play–and have played–in Las Vegas. These days, a who's who of Las Vegas golfers who play on the LPGA Tour, PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour, play and practice at this Las Vegas golf course. But what also makes TPC Las Vegas is the list of the world's […]

Wolf Creek Golf Club Picked as a Readers’ Favorite by Golfworld

February 14, 2009–Wolf Creek Golf Club is located about 77 miles from Las Vegas in the mini-golf mecca of Mesquite, Nevada, but is a part of what we call the Las Vegas golf region. The course, known as one of the most challenging and beautiful in the area, has a long resume filled with impressive awards, and […]

Save Hundreds With Online Deals Now Available For Las Vegas Golf Courses

February 13, 2009–Times are tough, but it is a pretty good time to play golf on Las Vegas golf courses, and you can find several Las Vegas golf deals when you click to The special discounts are for Las Vegas golf tee times and Las Vegas golf packages at Las Vegas golf courses Bali Hai […]

Yes, That WAS Jack Nicklaus at Bear’s Best Las Vegas!


February 11, 2009–So, once upon a time, there was a foursome playing Bear's Best Las Vegas, a Las Vegas golf course that oozes Jack Nicklaus at every turn and on every hole. This Las Vegas golf course was created when Nicklaus and his design team pored over thousands of holes from golf courses that he and […]

Las Vegas’ Nick Watney Overcomes Weakness to Win Second PGA Tour Event

February 8, 2009–With all due respect to CBS' Jim Nantz, who proclaimed, "A California champion!", when Nick Watney drained his tournament-winning birdie putt on Sunday, we Las Vegas golfers are also claiming our newest hometown golfer. Watney moved to Las Vegas in the last couple years to be closer to Las Vegas' Butch Harmon, and […]

Duel Between Butch Harmon Las Vegas PGA Tour Pros Hoffman, Watney Shapes Up

February 7, 2009 (UPDATED FEB 8) –So can the student beat out the boss over the final two rounds of the PGA Tour Buick Invitational? Once again, two Las Vegas golfers, Charley Hoffman and Nick Watney, are chasing the leaders, as both did last weekend at the FBR, when Hoffman lost in a playoff and […]

Las Vegas Golf Courses Angel Park, Legacy Earn Accolades From Golfworld

February 6, 2009–The pro shops of the Legacy Golf Club and Angel Park Golf Club, two facilities that total 3.5 Las Vegas golf courses, have been included on Golfworld Business' list of Top 100 Best Golf Shops. The Legacy Golf Club is 18 holes of Las Vegas golf designed by Arthur Hills, while Angel Park Golf Club […]

Now Is the Time to Play Jack Nicklaus’ Lake Las Vegas Resort Course


February 4, 2009–It's no secret that the economy is causing difficulties for all industries, and Las Vegas golf is no different. But one advantage to the tough economy is that many Las Vegas golf courses offer deals and incentives to play golf here in Las Vegas. One disadvantage is that Tom Weiskopf's The Falls Golf […]

Newlywed Charley Hoffman Goes to Playoff at PGA Tour’s FBR Open

February 2, 2009–Las Vegas PGA Tour pro Charley Hoffman narrowly missed winning his second PGA Tour event over the weekend at the FBR Open in Arizona. He lost in a playoff to eventual champ Kenny Perry, but had several chances to win in regulation and in the playoff. Hoffman, who got married in January and […]