Las Vegas, Nev. (June 30, 2016)—If you’re not a member of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, you’re missing out on great golf on great courses with great camaraderie. Well, there’s no time like the present to get involved, especially with the 2016 Triple Crown Amateur Championship right around the corner. This amateur tournament will be played on three of the top golf courses in Las Vegas. –By Bill Bowman.

The three-day event is scheduled for July 17-19 at three area golf courses. And these aren’t your ordinary courses. Here’s your chance to play rounds of golf at DragonRidge Country Club, SouthShore Golf Club and Southern Highlands Golf Club. Championship, net, senior and super senior divisions are available.

Not a bad trifecta of courses to tee it up on. Plus you’ve got the chance to take on some of the best players that Southern Nevada has to offer.

The tournament cost is $340 if players are members of the SNGA Players Club or $360 for other SNGA members. Players who aren’t SNGA members can also play with the fee at $450. The field is limited to the first 120 players.

The SNGA  is an ideal organization for those looking for well-rounded golf experiences. “The Southern Nevada Golf Association has a variety of membership options,” said Ann Sunstrum, executive director of the SNGA. “The annual memberships start at just $30 and there are lots of benefits, including the opportunity to play three outstanding golf courses that are not open to the public in the Triple Crown Tournament.”

The first round will be at DragonRidge CC on July 17 with a noon shotgun start. The second round will be held at SouthShore Golf Club on July 18 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The final round at Southern Highlands, on July 19, will also have an 8 a.m. shotgun start (caddies will be provided at Southern Highlands as part of the entry fee with tipping suggested.)

The event signup closes on July 12 at 4 p.m. Tournament practice rounds are available at DragonRidge (July 11-15 for $75 based on availability) and at SouthShore (July 11-15 for $132, also based on availability).

If you’re looking to test your game, this event is the one to play in. Players can also come out to just play golf and have a fun three-day experience.

The SNGA has events (along with tours) and categories for golfers of every ability whether you’re a scratch golfer, high handicapper or a junior player. But, what if you’re just looking to go out and play golf without the pressure of tournament play? No problem. Those just looking to tee it up for fun and the enjoyment of the sport are also welcome to play.

To sign up or for more information on the tournament or the Southern Nevada Golf Association, email: or check out their website at