Las Vegas, Butch Harmon, Rio Secco Roll Green Carpet For WAC Golfers


April 30, 2009–First we'll dispense with the hard news: New Mexico State, led by individual champ Travis Reid, won the automatic NCAA Regional bid that goes along with winning the Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship. But the real champion might have been the host course, the Rees Jones-designed Rio Secco Golf Club, because everyone involved gave […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour News: Danny Lee Reveals Most Notable Possession to Sports Illustrated

Trevor Derrheim's '59' belt buckles have added style to the wardrobes of many pro golfers

April 29. 2009–The big Las Vegas golf story at the 2009 Masters was Las Vegas golfer Chad Campbell–he starred for two years at UNLV–battling for his first major title. But a cool Las Vegas golf story under the radar was the continuing emergence of 59 Belts, a customized belt buckle company that was founded by respected Las […]

Las Vegas’ Rio Secco Golf Course Challenges Best of WAC

April 28, 2009 (UPDATE 4/30) —Rio Secco Golf Club is quickly becoming one of the most historic Las Vegas golf courses. Big events are common place at this Rees Jones-designed Las Vegas golf course beauty. The latest being played at Rio Secco is the 2009 Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship . Other Las Vegas […]

UNLV Lady Rebel Golfers Head to NCAA Regionals


April 27, 2009–The UNLV women's golf team is headed to the NCAA West Regional, which will be held May 7-9 at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. This will be the seventh-straight NCAA Regional appearance for the Rebels in the eight-year history of the program, all of which have come with Missy Ringler […]

Readers Pick Angel Park Best Las Vegas Golf Course For 12th-Straight Year

April 24, 2009–Soon, the Las Vegas Review-Journal might decide to change the name of the reader's choice Las Vegas golf course category in the annual Best of Las Vegas poll. For the 12th year in a row and 14th out of 15 years, Angel Park Golf Club, dubbed the World's Most Complete Golf Experience, was […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Host Justin Timberlake to Challenge U.S. Open Golf Course Again

Timberlake (l) with '08 Las Vegas Champ Marc Turnesa

April 23, 2009–Justin Timberlake is entering year two of a five-year deal to host Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, now dubbed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open that will be played October 15-18, at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. And now word comes that JT is scheduled to tee it up again […]

UNLV Lady Rebels Finish Third at 2009 Mountain West Tournament

April 19, 2009–Third place was the theme for UNLV golf on Saturday, with the Rebels placing third overall at the Mountain West Conference championship and sophomore Therese Koelbaek also came in third individually. “I am really proud of the effort we put forth today,” UNLV head coach Missy Ringler said. “They played with a purpose […]

No More Pain in the Neck For Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Alex Cejka


April 17, 2009–It's getting pretty ridiculous around these parts, as every week there seems to be a PGA Tour star with deep ties to Las Vegas golf doing something great in a PGA Tour tournament. Already this year, Las Vegas residents have done the following: Nick Watney won the Buick Invitational; Alex Prugh won the Michael Hill […]

UNLV Women Golfers 4th,Koelbaek 2nd at Mountain West Championship

There Keolbaek is pacing the Rebels

SEASIDE, Calif. – UNLV women’s golf junior Therese Koelbaek is in second place, helping the Rebels to fourth place after the first round of the 2009 Mountain West Conference championship Thursday, which is being held at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Calif. Koelbaek shot an even-par 72 and is two strokes behind Jonelle […]

Dominating Las Vegas Golfers Win WSNGA Amateur Championship

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April 16, 2009–Between them, Laurie Johnson and Sherry Corsello have now won the Womens Southern Nevada Golf Association Amateur Championship a combined total of nine times. Johnson has dominated the Championship Gross division since the turn of the century, having won this event in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008, and again this year. Corsello, also the […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Chad Campbell Will ‘Get It Done’ Next Time

Former UNLV standout Chad Campbell takes aim at The Masters title this week after losing in a playoff last year.

April 14, 2009–Think his playoff loss at the Masters has changed Mr. Chad Campbell, a former UNLV All-American? Think again if you do. It took all of five minutes for the down-to-earth Campbell to return the call of And that was one day removed from his stellar tournament when he not only pushed Angel Cabrera and Kenny Perry […]

Las Vegas Golf’s Second Major Championship Stays One 7-Iron Away at The Masters

Former Las Vegas resident shown holding the 2008 US Open trophy

April 13, 2009-The country–the world for that matter–looks at Las Vegas with kind of a glazed-over, can't-believe-it-exists stare. For the most part, folks don't realize–or don't want to–that Las Vegas is really a great place to live, and that there are 'normal' people who dwell in this adult fantasy land. But the fact is, especially […]

Nicklaus, Palmer, Woods Never Did This at The Masters, But Chad Campbell Did

Former UNLV standout Chad Campbell takes aim at The Masters title this week after losing in a playoff last year.

April 10, 2009–The storied grounds at Augusta National and The Masters was the site of some very dramatic golf during the first round, and a lot of it was generated by Las Vegas golfer and former UNLV Rebel All-American Chad Campbell. He became the only golfer to ever birdie the first five holes of The […]

Las Vegas’ Nick Watney Could Be Best Golf Bet at The Masters

April 8, 2009 (UPDATED 9:00 AM PST April 10) –Las Vegas resident Nick Watney has made every cut so far this PGA Tour season, won the Buick Invitational, and challenged for a few other titles. And, oh yeah, he finished tied for 11th at the 2008 Masters.  The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook listed him at 40-1 the day […]

World Series of Golf Heads Back to Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is again playing host to the ESPN National Golf Challenge

April 5, 2009–The World Series of Golf event that combines golf and poker to determine the champion, is back in Las Vegas at the three Pete Dye Las Vegas golf courses of the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The event, scheduled for May 11-15, is capped at just 125 golfer/poker players who pay $10,000 to enter […]

Mesquite Golf’s Wolf Creek Golf Club Partners With World Golf Tour

April 2, 2009–The Las Vegas Golf Region is full of award-winning and nationally-recognized Las Vegas golf courses, and one that continues to garner the attention of golfers across the globe is Wolf Creek Golf Club, a course that is located about 77 miles from Las Vegas in Mesquite, Nevada. Last year the course was included […]

Pete Dye’s Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Adds PGA of America Pro to Team

April 1, 2009–Golf legend Pete Dye twirled his golf course design magic three times at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. Sun Mountain, Snow Mountain, and The Wolf are Dye's only three Las Vegas golf courses, and each are worth the play on their own merits but when taken together at one resort present a […]