What is Biggest Draw: Celebrities or Shadow Creek for Michael Jordan Las Vegas Golf Event

Shared Re-Post–3/21–Las Vegas, Nevada (January 22, 2011)-The secrecy is about to be lifted off one of the world's most talked about golf secrets. For the first time, the general public will be allowed behind the gates of Tom Fazio's Shadow Creek, one of the most exclusive golf courses in the world. Ever since it was created […]

Wrangler National Final Rodeo Golf Event Plays at Historic Las Vegas National and Legend Is There

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 11, 2010)–The "No Jeans Policy" usually reserved for golf is on hiatus this week at many Las Vegas golf courses. With the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in town–the Super Bowl of rodeo–there are a lot of cowboys and cowgirls playing at those Las Vegas golf courses, some playing on their own […]

PGA Tour Stars Go Deep in Las Vegas at Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge Golf Skills Clinic

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 9, 2010)–Some of the world's best golfers have been in the Las Vegas Golf Region over the last couple days, including Cristie Kerr, the world's 3rd-ranked LPGA Tour player in the Rolex Rankings, and Bernhard Langer, who recently won the Charles Schwab Cup on the Champions Tour. The two are competing in the annual […]

Another NFL Hall-of-Famer Joins Justin Timberlake For Las Vegas PGA Tour MGM Golf Pro-Am

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 1, 2010)–First came the announcement that 2010 Hall-of-Fame Inductee Emmitt Smith will play in the Championship Pro-Am of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Now tournament management for Las Vegas' PGA Tour event has announced Jerry Rice is scheduled to play on Wednesday October 20, at Las Vegas golf […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Host Justin Timberlake Announces Stars for Benefit Concert

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 26, 2010)–Justin Timberlake enters his third year as the celebrity host of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and he recently announced who is scheduled to join him for his annual Justin Timberlake and Friends benefit concert. The concert, to be held Saturday October 23, will feature Christina […]

NFL Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith Commits to Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Pro-Am

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 12, 2011)–The tournament management of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shrines Hospitals for Children Open has announced that football great Emmitt Smith, who was enshrined into the Hall of Fame last week, is scheduled to play in the official MGM Resorts International Championship Pro-Am at the JT Shriners Open on Wednesday, Oct. 20, […]

Las Vegas Golf Course Bali Hai Hosts NBA, MLB Stars Greg Anthony, John Starks and Kenny Lofton

Bali Hai Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 3, 2010)–Las Vegas' Bali Hai Golf Club is one of three Las Vegas golf courses operated by Walters Golf. Each is a themed Las Vegas golf course and you never know who you might see playing. Just last week it was former NBA stars John Starks and Greg Anthony, along with […]

Dream Las Vegas Golf Round at Cascata With Greg Maddux To Benefit Charity

Butch Harmon and Greg Maddux at their celebrity event

April 25, 2010–For those who know Greg Maddux, him playing golf to benefit charity is nothing new. Maddux, who grew up in Las Vegas, has long supported area charities by playing in tournaments, hosting his own event, and offering auction packages. So it's no surprise that Maddux is allowing the Lied Discovery Children's Museum to […]

Breaking Golf News From Las Vegas About Barack Obama’s First Birdie

January 15, 2010–With what goes on in the world on a daily basis–earthquakes, war, health care reform, etc.–we here at GolfLasVegasNow.com fully admit that this 'breaking golf news' falls way down the list of importance. But it was reported that when President Barack Obama hosted the U.S. Solheim Cup team in the White House–including Las […]

PGA Tour’s TPC Las Vegas Site For Canon USA Celebrity Golf Event

January 13, 2010–TPC Las Vegas is one of two Las Vegas golf courses that are owned and operated by the PGA Tour, and is a resort Las Vegas golf course. This week, TPC Las Vegas was the host course for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMCE) Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon U.S.A. […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Helps Justin Timberlake Make World Record Charitable Impact

January 4, 2010–Justin Timberlake is a major headline celebrity superstar, and his powerful brand, according to a recent survey, has helped bring world-record awareness to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The singer-actor-writer–etc. annually hosts Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and according to the Daily Beast survey, he has helped […]

Tiger Woods Saga Is Now Truly a Golf News Story

December 15, 2009 (Updated Dec. 17) –A person could argue that during the first few days (week?) of the Tiger Woods saga that it was a celebrity 'news' story and not a golf news story. A middle-of-the-night accident, alleged (at the time) marital infidelity, and you know the rest. But now that Woods has announced […]

Barack Obama Snuck Round in at Las Vegas’ Bali Hai Golf Club During Campaign

Bali Hai Las Vegas

December 11, 2009–President Barack Obama is just another in a long line of United States presidents who have played golf in Las Vegas. According to the newest Golf Digest, Obama snuck in some holes at Las Vegas golf course Bali Hai Golf Club during his campaign for president. But until he plays in Las Vegas […]

Natiional Finals Rodeo, NASCAR Champion Stars Show Las Vegas Golf Part of the Deal

Cascata Las Vegas golf tee times

December 5, 2009–Las Vegas is the home to some of the biggest events in the world, and this week is no different with the National Final Rodeo, NASCAR Champions Week, and the Las Vegas Rock 'n Roll Marathon all taking place. And some Las Vegas golf courses are the site where some big-time celebrities are […]

Tiger Woods Proves He’s Human in 2009 With Car Accident, Major Loss

November 29, 2009 (updated 11/30 and 12/2) –The only thing that we will ever know for sure about the recent news that Tiger Woods, who has strong ties to Las Vegas' golf courses, was involved in a mysterious car accident in Florida, is that the incident proves, without a doubt, that he is human. Earlier […]

PGA Tour’s TPC Las Vegas Home to Pros, Celebrities and Golf Packages

November 25, 2009–Hang around Las Vegas golf course TPC Las Vegas long enough and there's no doubt you're going to run into either a PGA Tour or LPGA Tour player, or a celebrity of high stature. Don't believe it? Just in the last couple weeks, there have been sightings of basketball Hall-of-Famer Julius Erving and […]

UFC Bad Boy Tito Ortiz Also Hits When Playing Golf in Las Vegas

Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson

November 21, 2009–It seems like just yesterday that UFC Superstar Tito Ortiz was attending a photo shoot for the cover of VegasGolfer magazine, posing menacingly with a driver in hand while stomping on the neck of a 'fallen golfer'. But this day actually occurred in 2005 at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club, a beautiful […]

Justin Timberlake Gives Major Concert Performance With Friends During Las Vegas PGA Tour Event

October 18. 2009–There's no doubt about it, Justin Timberlake is one of those entertainers who comes along once every generation. I'm a golf writer and not a concert critic, but watching the last two Justin Timberlake and Friends concerts that coincide with the playing of Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for […]

PGA Tour Star Stewart Cink Brings Claret Jug to Las Vegas Prior To Presidents Cup

Stewart Cink Brings Best Friend to Vegas!

October 7, 2009–Stewart Cink made a quick stop in Las Vegas this past weekend and brought a special guest with him: the Claret Jug he earned by winning the 2009 British Open. And a few of those that were able to view the jug included the teaching professionals at the Butch Harmon School of Golf, […]