April 7, 2009–There's always a ton happening on Las Vegas' golf courses, and this week is no different. To start with, the eyes of the country music world were on Las Vegas this past week for the Academy of Country Music awards. Part of the fun was a Las Vegas golf tournament hosted by Rascal Flatts. The event was played at TPC Las Vegas and attended by several country stars. Also in the news is the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for the class of 2009. Go to LasVegasGolfHOF.com for more details. And also continue reading for more Las Vegas golf news, notes and deals including the best WAC Golfers heading to Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco (pictured).
Some of the celebrities that attended the golf tournament were Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus, and Gary LeVoxof Rascal Flatts; Steve Azar, Singer Songwriter; Kix Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Kate & Kasey, Big Machine, Keith Burns, Burns & Poe, and Jeff Fischer, Head Football Coach, Tennessee Titans. TPC Las Vegas is Where the Pros Play in Las Vegas and a former host course for the Champions Tour and PGA Tour.
The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame was created in 1991, but has gained a lot of momentum in the last 12 months. Big news is coming soon from the board of directors about a new home exhibit, a special Hall of Fame Golf Classic tournament on June 29, and more details about the 2009 induction that will once again be a part of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open that is played at TPC Summerin in October.
Looking ahead, the WAC Conference Golf Championship is coming to Rio Secco Golf Club April 27-29. The event will bring some of the nation's best golf talent to Las Vegas to test the Rees Jones golf course that is also the home of the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Some of the PGA Tour players who have won the WAC title include Bobby Clampett (twice), Rick Fehr, Tim Herron, Bruce Summerhayes, Paul Stankowski, and JJ Henry, in addition to current Las Vegas residents and PGA Tour stars Nick Watney (lost in a playoff) and Dean Wilson.
Check back soon for our brand new Las Vegas Tour Pro Guide that will allow you to track your favorite Las Vegas LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and Nationwide Tour pro. Currently there are about two dozen pros who have deep ties to the Las Vegas that are playing on the world's biggest golf stages.