Las Vegas, Nevada (July 16, 2014)–Now is the time to bring your kids to Las Vegas National Golf Club, a former host course for events on the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour. Kids 15 and younger play free when playing with a paying adult at the course which is located in the heart of Las Vegas and minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Hundreds of shade trees also shield golfers from the summer heat making playing at National a little cooler than other courses. Call the course at 702.734.1796 for reservations or more information. — By Brian Hurlburt.
From 1961-66, Las Vegas National Golf Club–then known as the Stardust Country Club–was the host course for the LPGA Championship, a major for women. The course also played host to the PGA TOUR's Sahara Invitational for a couple decades and in 1967-68 the course was the site of the inaugural Tournament of Champions on the PGA TOUR.
One of the biggest highlights in the course's history came in 1996 when Tiger Woods played there during the Las Vegas Invitational. Woods struggled to a 1-under, 70 at the course–then known as Las Vegas Hilton Country Club–but went on to win his first PGA TOUR event. He played the course with Nevada Governor Bob Miller as part of his amateur group.
The staff at Las Vegas National Golf Club is dedicated to growing the game and embraces junior golf. Teaching professional Mitch Kemper holds weekly junior golf clinics on certain Saturdays throughout the year and the course is now the site of a beginning junior golf tournament schedule. The best way to stay up to date on all events at the course is to visit the Las Vegas National Facebook page.
The free golf for juniors is just one more way for the course to support the future of the game. Playing golf with a son or daughter is a perfect way to spend a day and Las Vegas National Golf Club is a perfect course for the round.