Las Vegas, Nevada (December 6, 2013)–Coyote Springs Golf Club debuted in 2008 and immediately went onto the "Best New" lists of esteemed publications such as Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. It's an iconic Jack Nicklaus course located about 45-50 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and a solid choice for visiting and local golfers. And on this Tuesday, December 10, any golfer bringing a toy with a value of at least $40 can play the course for just $10 more. So you can play a wonderful Jack Nicklaus course plus helps some children have a better holiday and Christmas season. Click now for details and reservations. Or call 702.458.4653. –By Brian Hurlburt
The Golf For Kids event is organized in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Golf Association and spearheaded by interim Executive Director Ann Sunstrum and her staff. The event raises awareness and collects toys for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. Coyote Springs course management also is very supportive of the effort.
The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program provides new clothing and/or toys for children. A sponsoring company or corporation places a Christmas tree in a secure, high-pedestrian traffic area or lobby. The tree is decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child who will receive the gift. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags. The toys are then delivered to the unit and later picked up by the parent to distribute to the child/children on Christmas Day.
Coyote Springs dazzles golfers with picturesque holes that seemingly play directly into the mountains of the area, but in reality the mountains are miles in the distance. During the design process, Nicklaus and his team spent a lot of time ensuring that the "height" of the holes and mounds were perfect to ensure the illusion and views from the holes.
"The property does have a few washes that run through it and a couple changes in elevation but there was not as much in the golf course," Nicklaus has said about the course. "The first golf course sits in a relatively flat area. We tried to tie in some of the features on the rest of the property and some of the outside features to make it feel like the mountains were coming into the golf course. We were bringing the property together, rather than having just a flat piece of property. We try to do that everywhere it makes sense."
If you can't make it to Coyote Springs for this special event, you can click now to the official Coyote Springs website to reserve your tee times or golf packages. The course offers free replays for much of the year with a paid green fee and offers packages and tournaments in conjunction with Las Vegas resorts.