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Las Vegas Golf Course Spotlight: Rio Secco Golf Club

Las Vegas, Nev. (May 27, 2016)–Sometimes it’s the little things that make a golf course stand out. At Las Vegas’ Rio Secco Golf Club, those little things are the four par three holes that turn a great layout into a breath-taking challenge. This 18-hole Rees Jones design plays over, around and through canyons but it’s the par threes that definitely leaving lasting impressions. So today’s Las Vegas golf course spotlight is Rio Secco Golf Club. — By Bill Bowman. Once players get on the course, they will see this layout for what Jones designed it to be: a tough, yet playable, 18
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Topgolf Las Vegas Is Largest Like It in the World

Las Vegas, Nev. (May 21, 2016)–Topgolf has become a phenomenon worldwide, and now the latest opening for the company comes in Las Vegas, just behind the MGM Grand resort and among the glitter and lights of the Las Vegas Strip. Topgolf Las Vegas is said to be the largest and “most over-the-top” Topgolf facility in the world. It officially opened this week. — By  Brian Hurlburt. Golf Digest called it the “most insane driving range ever” but this Topgolf is much more than a range. It features hundreds of televisions, including four huge screens at the end of the hitting area,
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Play Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Classic Pro-Am at Cascata

Las Vegas, Nev. (May 13, 2016)—When you talk about a Hall of Fame, you’re talking about the very best a sport has to offer. It’s no different with the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame and the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Classic Pro-Am. The 2016 event will again be held at the Rees Jones-designed Cascata, one of Las Vegas’ top golf courses that has been rated as Top 100 in America. Now the public is invited to play with some of Vegas’ golf greats. –By Bill Bowman The 2016 Hall of Fame Classic will be held on Monday,
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Golfweek Best of Nevada List Features Cascata

Las Vegas, Nev. (May 2, 2016)—Cascata, an 18-hole golf masterpiece designed by Rees Jones, has been named one of Nevada’s best courses in the Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2016. It is one of 10 Nevada golf courses to make the Golfweek list. If you haven’t checked out the course, maybe it’s time. The experts have spoken so without farther ado, Golfweek Best of Nevada Cascata. –By Bill Bowman Cascata, which is ranked No. 2 on the list right behind Shadow Creek, is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It is located just north of Boulder City, 30 minutes
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Wanted: Las Vegas PGA TOUR Event is Seeking Volunteers

Wanted: Las Vegas PGA TOUR Event is Seeking Volunteers Las Vegas, Nev. (April 22, 2016)—The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the Las Vegas PGA TOUR event, is looking for a few good men, women and kids to volunteer to help out with the tournament, scheduled for Oct. 31-Nov. 6 at TPC Summerlin. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the best golfers in the world while helping a wonderful cause. –By Bill Bowman. The defending champion of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is Smylie Kaufman. Each year, about a dozen pros with ties
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Golf Weather Is Perfect Time to Play Siena, Arroyo in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nev. (April 15, 2016)–April and May are pretty much mostly picture perfect for playing golf in Las Vegas and to play Siena, Arroyo in Las Vegas. Two sweet Las Vegas golf courses to add into your playing rotation are Siena Golf Club and Arroyo Golf Club. Both offer fun, challenge and Vegas golf intrigue and are sister courses. Check out all info and make official Las Vegas tee times for the courses at the official websites today. –By Brian Hurlburt. Both Siena and Arroyo offer dynamic pricing options plus official Las Vegas golf packages. Dynamic pricing allows golfers
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Golf Fest Vegas Returns to TaylorMade Golf Experience May 6-7

Las Vegas, Nev. (April 9, 2016)–Golf Fest Vegas returns to the TaylorMade Golf Experience Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. The major show brings together major club companies and offers blowout deals on equipment, apparel and more. Plus other exhibitors offer specials and there will be food and drink specials all day and night in Flight Deck Bar & Grill, located in the heart of the TaylorMade Golf Experience. Plus, with each paid $10 admission, golfers will receive a free round of golf at either Wildhorse, Black Mountain or Mountain Falls Golf Club, a 2 for 1 certificate for a
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Bob May Day, 24 Hours of Golf at Las Vegas’ TaylorMade Experience

Las Vegas, Nev. (March 31, 2016)–TaylorMade Golf Experience is billed as the #1 Golf Destination in Las Vegas and this weekend and next week will again prove it. It is PING Bob May Day at the facility this Saturday, April 2, and golfers can meet and get custom fit by the PGA TOUR legend. Then on Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5, the facility will be open for 24-straight hours as a golfers raises funds for Make-a-Wish Southern Nevada. –By Brian Hurlburt. Bob May Day First up is the May Day. Bob May, who battled Tiger Woods in a memorable playoff
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Still Time to Think Young, Play Hard During Golf Digest Vegas Event

Las Vegas, Nev. (March 24, 2016)–It’s about that time to go golf VIP in Vegas during the second-annual Think Young, Play Hard Golf Digest Invitational in Las Vegas at Las Vegas golf courses Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club. This mega Las Vegas golf tournament takes place April 21-24, 2016, so there is still plenty of time to get your clubs packed and be a part of this on-and-off-the-course Las Vegas golf happening. Paige Spiranac, a huge social media and golf star, will be at the Golf Digest Vegas event. Will you? Click now to view the
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Remembering a Day With Arnold Palmer at Red Rock Country Club

Las Vegas, Nev. (March 17, 2016)–It was a beautiful spring day about 16 years ago when the King, Arnold Palmer, spent about 30 minutes posing for the cover of VegasGolfer Magazine, the publication co-founded by this writer. Palmer was jovial and took all the time needed for the photo shoot, which occurred on the same day he played 18 holes to christen the new Red Rock Country Club. Red Rock Country Club is now the home of two Palmer courses, the private Mountain and the public Arroyo. With the PGA Tour pros teeing it up this week at the Arnold
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Support UNLV PGM Program and Play Las Vegas PGA TOUR Course

Las Vegas, Nev. (March 13, 2016)–What a great opportunity that takes place on April 11 in Las Vegas. You can both support one of the top programs at UNLV and play the host course for UNLV’s PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The event benefits three scholarship endowments for the UNLV Professional Golf Management (PGM) program, a highly-respected program on the UNLV campus and also nationally. Click now to view all details about how to play or donate to the UNLV PGM program, which is a part of the PGA of America or email the director, Chris
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Chimera Golf Club Las Vegas Features New Vibe, Amenities

Las Vegas, Nev. (March 5, 2016)–Chimera Golf Club Las Vegas, formerly Tuscany Golf Club, has a new look, feel and vibe since new ownership took over about a year or so ago. At the course is a nice and intriguing Ted Robinson golf course which is a pleasure to play, but the new staff and owners have upped the ante in course conditions and guest relations and amenities. The Chimera course name is new to Las Vegas, and it’s time for visiting and local golfers to play it for the “first” time if they haven’t had the opportunity since the new
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Play Epic, VIP Las Vegas Golf Digest Invitational Now

Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 26, 2016)–There is still time to reserve your spot in the VIP Think Young, Play Hard Las Vegas Golf Digest Invitational in Las Vegas April 21-24, 2016. This is a tournament that you don’t want to miss and combines on-the-course action at Royal Links Golf Club and Bali Hai Golf Club plus off-the-course VIP fun at Aria Resort. Visit the official website now to reserve your time today. –By Brian Hurlburt. From the organizers: “Whether you’re bringing your best friend, spouse or golf buddies, the Think Young Play Hard Invitational promises to create memories for life.
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A Day in the Life of Former UNLV Golfer Andres Gonzales

Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 21, 2016)–They call him half-man, half-amazin’, and his is one of the most unique characters on the PGA TOUR. Andres Gonzales is a former UNLV golfer and is sponsored by Callaway Golf. Recently, VICE Sports followed him around for a day in the life. And, as they say, you will have a new favorite golfer. –-By Brian Hurlburt. As of this writing, Gonzales has played in 81 PGA TOUR tournaments and earned more than $1.5 million. He also won two tournaments on the Web.com Tour. In 2016, he has played in nine PGA TOUR events and
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Southern Nevada Golf Association Honors Best Players

Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 7, 2016)–It was awards night for the Southern Nevada Golf Association honors last week at Rio Secco Golf Club. The annual Player of the Year awards were handed out in addition to some other special awards given to people and organizations. Heading the way was Edward Fryatt, the 2015 Championship Division Player of the Year. The facility of the year went to Pacific Links, which owns and operates Southern Highlands Golf Club, SouthShore Golf Club and DragonRidge Country Club in Southern Nevada. –By Brian Hurlburt. Fryatt is a former All-American golfers at UNLV and also played
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Royal Links Caddies Bring Vegas Golf Experience to Life

Sit back and take a moment to think about the first thing that comes to mind about The Open Championship and the golf lore in the old country. What that is for this writer are images of the greatest players in the game’s history hitting memorable shots and creating indelible moments that will withstand the test of time. Who can forget Jean Van De Velde’s meltdown in the water? Or Constantina Rocca’s chunk and then amazing chip-in to force a playoff with John Daly. Or Tom Watson just missing out on becoming the oldest winner in the history of the event at
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Paiute Vegas Courses Earn Top 50 Status on GolfAdvisor.com

Las Vegas, Nev. (Jan. 27, 2016)–There are three Pete Dye signature Las Vegas golf courses at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. Today comes word that each of them have been included on the GolfAdvisor.com 2015 list of the top 50 golf courses in the United States as determined by avid golfers and more than 121,000 reviews that were submitted last year. The Paiute Vegas courses, Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain and the Wolf, were each included on the prestigious list. All three also were ranked within the top 25 on the list with Sun Mountain coming in among the top five.
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Rees Jones Shares Memories of Las Vegas’ Rio Secco, Cascata

Las Vegas, Nev. (Jan. 23, 2016)– Rees Jones, the U.S. Open Doctor, has designed some of the best courses in the world in addition to helping renovate several U.S. Open courses, hence the nickname. But Jones has also designed two of the best Las Vegas golf courses, Cascata and Rio Secco, and he says no matter where he goes, people ask about his Vegas work, especially the Top 100 Cascata. Read more for addition comments for Jones, who this writer recently interviewed for an article in the popular Las Vegas Golf and Leisure Magazine. –By Brian Hurlburt. “I was very
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Sign Up Today for Las Vegas World Golf Amateur

Las Vegas, Nev. (Jan. 16, 2016)–There’s still time to register for the Las Vegas World Golf Amateur tournament that is to be played Feb. 22-26 in the ultimate golf destination of Las Vegas.  The tournament combines Vegas action off the course with golf action on the course. The event is organized by the Southern Nevada Golf Association and brings golfers from all over the United States and other countries to Las Vegas to tee it up on top courses and enjoy this remarkable city. Click to reserve your spot in the Las Vegas World Golf Amateur now. –By Brian Hurlburt. The
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New Butch Harmon School Dates Open to All Golfers

Las Vegas, Nevada (Jan. 11, 2016)–Butch Harmon has been ranked as America’s best instructor in a Golf Digest poll for too many years to count, and he works with some of the top Tour pros in addition to everyday golfers. As an everyday golfer, the perfect way to have a chance to work with Harmon, the legend, is to reserve a spot in one of his school experiences. He has now announced all of the Butch Harmon School of Golf dates for 2016 for schools with Harmon and his staff or his Harmon staff-only schools. Click now to check out
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