Las Vegas, Nevada (September 17, 2010)–The management of Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, is working hard to make October 17-24 golf week in Las Vegas. And now owners of some Las Vegas golf courses are joining in the fun by offering special Las Vegas golf rate discounts for visitors to Las Vegas during that week. Walters Golf, the company that operates three Las Vegas golf courses (Royal Links Golf Club, Desert Pines Golf Club, and Bali Hai Golf Club), is offering discounted rates. Click now to view these special Las Vegas golf rates.
Justin Timberlake is entering his third year as host of Las Vegas' PGA Tour golf event, and helps organize an annual junior golf clinic, a Wednesday Championship Pro-am with celebrities and PGA Tour pros, a concert with some of his big-name friends at Planet Hollywood, plus he is on the grounds throughout the week, including during the trophy presentation to the champion on Sunday, October 24. This tournament debuted in 1983 and former champions include Tiger Woods, Paul Azinger, Jim Furyk, and Martin Laird, who won in 2010 and is among the 30 PGA Tour pros in the Tour Championship that will be played September 23-26 at Eastlake Golf Club in Atlanta. Laird was recently in town promoting the JT Shriners Open along with Las Vegas resident and PGA Tour star Charley Hoffman. Click now for more stories from this website about the many Las Vegas pro golfers.
Hoffman is one of about 30 or so PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour pros who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. Las Vegas is known by many as an ultimate golf destination, and the three Walters Golf courses are themed golf courses, falling in line with the many themed hotels on the Las Vegas Strip. Royal Links Golf Club brings to life the many courses "across the pond" that are played during the Open Championship including St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Royal Troon. Desert Pines brings Carolina golf to the desert with holes decorated by pine trees and water features. Bali Hai Golf Club brings tropical golf smack dab to the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, and is complete with hundreds of palm trees, wide fairways and lagoon-like water features. Click now for more Las Vegas golf deals from WaltersGolf.com.
"First of all, it's great to be back here," Laird told the media and other VIPs gathered at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin, the host course for the tournament. "Coming here this fall last year was a big week for me. The year wasn't going like I'd hoped, and then I came in here and had a great week, and everything's kind of changed since then. You know, Chuck Bombard and his staff take care of us well here, and I'm sure it's been the same for everyone here today. You know, it's good to come back. Luckily there's a week off on the PGA TOUR schedule this week, not just so that we don't have to play golf this week, but it allows Charley and myself to be here and come talk to everyone and talk about this tournament. You know, I think as I said, when I want to say it's always great to win any PGA TOUR event, but to win one that is for such a great cause as this tournament is, it makes it even more special. That's something that over the year I've really realized how many people have mentioned to me about this tournament and all the great work that Shriners Hospital for Children and how good it is. It really means a lot that this is a tournament where I managed to get my first win." Quote from ASAPSports.com.