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Callaway Staff Pro Alvaro Quiros tees off at the par 1, 317 yard Bellagio water hole as part of Callaway’s television commercial shoot on the Las Vegas Strip in December.

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“There’s only one place in the world that brings excitement and energy to life in an over-the-top manner: Las Vegas ,” said Jason Finley , Callaway’s Director of Marketing for Woods and Irons. “There’s a reason heavyweight championship fights take place there. Vegas has the energy that we needed to bring the bigness of our message to life.”

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Better Golfers Better Citizens Better Community The First Tee of Southern Nevada is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people by providing educational programs to over 45,000 young people each year that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. We grow better golfers, better citizens and better communities. We can only do it with your help. Our 2012 fund raising campaign is seeking 2012 people to donate $100 in 2012. Your $100 donation to 2012 Fore 2012 helps ensure these valuable programs continue to be available to the young people in our community. Won’t you help? Call The First Tee of Southern Nevada today.

Call (702) 433-0626 or visit us at

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complete list of events an happenings

Vegas golf news you might have missed

the myth, the legend, the Money

we sit down with the Course Architect of the year

follow your favorite local touring pros

follow the UNLV Men’s & Women’s golf teams

hot pics of new sticks

your guide to finding stuff

the big dog eats

Lost in the Rough......................................... 10 ProFiles page 36

Money Money Money.................................. 12 Brian Curley.................................................. 16

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Golf Course Directory Las Vegas Golf Courses........................... 22 Laughlin Golf Courses............................ 30 Mesquite Golf Courses............................ 31 St. George Golf Courses.......................... 33 ProFiles.......................................................... 36 Rebel Roundup............................................. 44 New Products................................................ 48

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Equipment..................................................... 56 Practice.......................................................... 57 Art Sellinger.................................................. 58 Instruction..................................................... 62

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March 29- April 1 The Michael Jordon Celebrity Golf Tournament

They’rrrrre back! For the second consecutive year the Michael Jordon Celebrity Invitational will descend on Las Vegas, complete with a gaggle of celebs and a boatload of money for charity. The best part? You can take it all in at the super exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course, opened to the public for the first time for last years event. Celebrating its 11th year, the tournament has raised more than $6 million for charities such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordon Foundation and Cats Care, the charitable arm of the Charlotte Bobcats. Celebs likely in attendance include Drew Brees, Roger Clemens, Dr. J, Wayne Gretzky, Jamie Foxx, Toby Keith, Las Vegan Greg Maddux, and lots and lots more! The event is broken into two parts, with a Celebrity Pro-Am Thursday and Friday where 4 amateurs join a celebrity, then Sat & Sun a celebrity only 2-man (2-person, sorry ladies) scramble. Open to the public, tickets go for $30 a day or $100 for the week, or you can step up to VIP for $150 a day or $500 for the week. VIP includes food & full bar, seating and access to an open air hospitality center.

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MARCH EVENTS

March 10 Golf Channel AM Tour Shootout at Highland Falls Highland Falls Golf Club March 10-11 Sun City Summerlin Amateur Highland Falls Golf Club March 17-18 MGAN Primm Valley Amateur Primm Valley - Lakes March 18 St. Patrick’s Day Tournament Los Prados Golf Club

March 1-3 Long Drivers of America Desert Launch Championship Mesquite Events Center The first qualifying event for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. March 4 Long Drivers of America Mesquite Shootout Mesquite Sports & Event Center

March 24-25 MetLife Boulder City Team Boulder City Golf Club March 25 Golf Channel AM Tour Painted Desert Championship Painted Desert Golf Club March 27 WSNGA Fun Day Dragon Ridge Country Club

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March 9-11 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters The UNLV Rebels host the best college golfers in the country at college golf ’s toughest tournament. Open to the public. Come out and see some great golf.

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Club Demos

March 2-3, Fri 12-8 & Sat 10-5 Angel Park Golf Fest March 3, 10-2 Taylor Made at Ninety Degree Golf March 17, 10-2 pm Titleist at Ninety Degree Golf March 16, 10-2 PING PGA Tour Van @ Paiute March 31- April 1, 9-3 Silverstone Club Fest April 14, 10-2 Adams Golf at Ninety Degree Golf 7


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APRIL EVENTS

April 2 SNWGA Team Play Los Prados Golf Club April 7-8 MGAN Boulder Creek AM Boulder Creek GC April 12-13 SNGA Clark County Senior Amateur Boulder Creek Golf Club April 14-15 SNGA Clark County Amateur Boulder Creek Golf Club April 14-15 Future Champions Golf Las Vegas Tournament Primm Valley- open qualifier for the Callaway Junior World Championship. April 15 Phillip J. Lombardo Celebrity Golf Tournament Wynn Golf Course April 15 Golf Channel AM Tour Stallion Mountain Open Stallion Mountain Golf Course April 19 IAAMC Golf Tournament Highland Falls Golf Course April 20-22 Ladies Links Fore Golf Amateur Tournament Black Mountain Golf & CC April 25-27 LVCVA 13th Annual Corporate Invitational Silverstone GC & Badlands GC April 28 $1,000,000 Hole Finals Cascata Golf Club April 28-29 MGAN Coyote Springs AM Coyote Springs Golf Club April 28 - 29 FCG Golfweek West Series at Las Vegas Aliante GC

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April 2-4 Spring Classic Tournaments Los Prados Golf Club Highland Falls Golf Club Las Vegas Golf Club May 18 Challenge Event at Callaway Callaway Golf Center May 20 Highland Falls Highland Falls Golf Course May 18 Challenge Event @ Callaway Callaway Golf Center Danny Gans Jr. Golf Academy Open Clinics Wildhorse Golf Club Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30 PM Las Vegas Golf Club (Muni) Thursdays 5:30 - 7:30 PM Aliante Golf Club Saturdays from 8:30 - 10:00 AM TFTSN Assessment March 27 & 29 Wildhorse May 27 & 29 Wildhorse May 28 Callaway Rules Clinics March 8 Las Vegas Golf Club March 10 Callaway April 10 Wildhorse April 12 Las Vegas Golf Club April 14 Callaway May 8 Wildhorse May 10 Las Vegas Golf Club May 12 Callaway May 26 Callaway


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May 6 Golf Channel AM Tour Challenge at Coyote Springs Coyote Springs Golf Club May 6-7 Sapphire Foundation Charity Poker & Golf Tournament Bali Hai Golf Club May 7-8 WSNGA Senior Amateur Painted Desert Golf Club

May 19-20 SNGA Southern Nevada Amateur The Legacy Golf Club May 20-23 Oxford Golf May Pro-Am Mirage Hotel & Casino May 22 Jonathan Ogden Foundation Las Vegas Golf Tournament Cascata May 28 USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links Painted Desert Golf Club May 28- June 1 Mesquite Amateur Tournament Casablanca Resort

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May 15 SNGA US Open Qualifier Dragon Ridge Country Club

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May 17-18 SNGA Southern Nevada Senior Amateur The Legacy Golf Club

May 22 Jonathan Ogden Foundation Las Vegas Golf Tournament Join Jonathan Ogden and friends at Cascata Golf Club for a day of great golf and great fun. And all in a good cause. Expected to participate include: Dr. J, Junior Seau, Richard Roundtree, Gale Sayers and many more! Only $600 to play and all in a good cause.

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Ladies Beware

Photo courtesy Therese Koelbaek

Chip Shots.....

UNLV All-Everything Therese Koelbaek started her pro career the way she finsihed at UNLV — winning! She won her first pro tournament of 2012 on the Cactus Tour and continues to play well as she tries to get her card for the LPGA. Therese finished her college career as the most decorated women’s player in history at UNLV. The Denmark native was a four-time All-Mountain West selection, a four-time All-Academic honoree and a three-time All-American. Good luck, Therese!

Justin Timberlake was recently named Creative Director for Callaway Golf. It continues a professional involvement in golf that Justin began when he started hosting the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open. Timberlake collaborated on the Callaway Strip commercial, bringing well known music video director Joseph Kahn onboard to shoot the spots.......UNLV golfer Nicholas Maruri suffered a broken wrist in a skiing accident. Here’s hoping he heals well......UNLV Senior Derek Ernst has the second all-time Rebel scoring average, with a 71.95. That trails record holder Ryan Moore’s 70.76 by more than a full stroke...... Ryan Moore’s 61 in the second round of the Humana Challenge was a new 10

course record......Bill Lunde will be the last name etched onto the Kodak Challenge trophy. Kodak, facing it’s own challenges has decided not to renew their sponsorship of the event.....3 players who grew up playing in The First Tee of Southern Nevada have committed to UNLV. A.J. McInerney, 2011 AJGA 1st Team All-American from Coronado High, one of the top ten recruits in the country, will be joined by current teammate Kenden Slattery and Arbor View’s Zane Thomas. Following them in 2013 is 2010 AJGA Las Vegas Jr. Champion Taylor Montgomery of Foothills. The 2012 recruiting class is one of the best in the country and promises to add some much needed depth to Coach Knight’s team.


Photos: ©PGA Tour

Vegas Golfers Dominate Shriner’s

Three of the top ten finishers at the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open did not have to go far to do it. Kevin Na won, Nick Watney finished 2nd and Scott Piercy finished T10. Also in the top 40 from Vegas were Chad Campbell, Bill Lunde and Charley Hoffman. Check out more on these guys and other local tour professionals in the Vegas ProFiles section. Former Marine and current Red Rock Country Club G.M. Thom Blinkinsop was honored as the 2011 PGA Professional of the Year at the Southwest Section PGA of America Awards. Angel Park’s Greg Brockelman received the Bill Strausbaugh Award for impactful PGA of America pros.

Volcano Hazard

Callaway’s commercial shoot on the strip in December was pretty fun to watch. Seeing Phil Michelson lob balls at a mock green under the lights of the Mirage volcano was surreal even by Vegas standards. Phil’s shoot was delayed by a technical problem with the lighted Callaway sign used as a back drop, but if it bothered him you couldn’t tell. He spent at least 3 hours on the tee without complaint, chatting up the crew and generally hanging out like a regular guy. Heck, we’re not sure how long he was out there because we retired to the Casino Royal for some dollar beers while he was still working. Photo courtesy of Callaway Golf

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One For The Money Las Vegas legend Monte Money had the lowest recorded round in history for 17 years. Here’s the story of a legendary round.

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Photo: John Horstman

he press corps must have been unusually suspicious that day at Inverness as they waited to interview players following Thursday rounds at the ‘79 U.S. Open. The room was full of newspapermen from an era when ‘hard-boiled’ was an apt description, before sports reporters became sycophants and idol worshippers. They were suspicious because they had been recently fooled, and the golfing powers-that-be right along with them. Just the day before, professional publicity seeker Barry Bremen of Detroit had slipped onto the course, complete with caddy, and got in nine practice holes before his snap hook gave him away and he was escorted from the premises. So when a young golfer with the unlikely name Monte Carlo Money, supposedly from Las Vegas, was brought in following an unremarkable opening 84 they were ready for anything. No doubt to their disappointment, this kid with the funny name was real. “Vegas”, they must have knowingly nodded when the truth was known, as if that magical word explained everything, made anything possible. No one asked about his drive on 6, a 344 yard bomb that landed 10 yards short of the green. The drive was the longest of the day, besting the big guns on tour Jim Dent by 20 yards and longer then Lon Hinkle by 30. Hinkle would immortalize a tree that weekend and become a part of golfing history, but the kid was just a footnote, and everyone in the press room knew it. They would have moved him on his way, politely pushed him off the podium. Nicklaus was finishing in the group behind, and him they did want to talk to. No one wanted to talk to the kid from Vegas. No one knew that he would soon make history. Monte Carlo Money at Las Vegas Golf Club where he holds 2 course records.

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One For The Money “I birdied one”, Money remembers 30 years later. He’s not talking about Inverness, or even Winged Foot, where he competed in the U.S. Open in ‘84. Those rounds are mostly forgotten, memorable more for the venue then the golf. The round he is talking about took place at Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course on March 11, 1981. Muni may seem like an unlikely place to make golfing history, and Monte Carlo Money would seem an unlikely candidate to be the one making it. But that round, that glorious 58, would do just that. It would be immortalized as the lowest round ever on a course over 6,500 yards by the Guinness Book of World Records, and would hold that distinction for more than 17 years. It would help make Money a legend in a town built on legends. Growing up in Vegas in the 70’s was different then it is today. His father was a long time blackjack dealer, and veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, who worked all over town before settling in at the Hilton. There wasn’t much for kids to do in Vegas then. Children were not welcome in the casinos and that’s pretty much all there was. Monte remembers the occasional trips to Johnny Tocco’s basement gym with his father to watch young fighters spar, and the even less frequent championship fights at the old Convention Center. Watching Ali, Liston and the other great pugilists of the day was a welcome but infrequent break to the monotonous days kicking rocks in the desert. Monte and his friend’s options for entertainment were slim. “You could chase lizards or play golf,” he says without humor. Sometimes he did both. His father started bringing him out to the course at the age of 6. Just nine holes then, the only water feature was a piddle of a creek that ran along the sixth, and Monte remembers splashing through it chasing frogs while his father played his way around the course. With so few options and so much time it wasn’t long before young Money took up the game of golf in earnest. Back then juniors could play all day for 50 cents, teeing it up before 7 and again after 2, with the driving range and a burger and fries in between. His father started working as a starter after retiring from the Hilton and could keep an eye on his son if he was on the course, so that’s

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Photo: John Horstman


where he was. It started to show. 90’s became 80’s, 80’s became 70’s. By his teens par was a good score and as he grew into his impressive 6’3” frame even that could be beat. He qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1976, losing to eventual champion Bill Sanders in the second round. He played a season for UNLV, leading the fledgling team in scoring average, but school cost money and despite his name he had very little of it. What he did have was talent and heart and Vegas sized guts and he took those to the mini-tours, trying to scratch out a living. Monte plied his trade on the Golf America mini-tour, at tournaments like the Yuma Open, NGA McCormick Open and Smitty’s Southwest Open. He was good, but wild, on and off the course. Eventually the free swinging bomber known for driving it a country mile learned to reign it in, to control it. At the Circle K Open he carded a 66-69-66, only to be beat out by Tour Pro Dan Poole. He wasn’t getting rich. You had to pony up a hundred bucks to enter, and if you won you did alright. Second paid, third a little less. After that the prize money dropped to almost nothing, but in the late 70’s almost nothing was still a pretty good chunk of change to a young man. By 1979 Monte was in control of his game, and was beginning to learn how to compete. He used his prodigious driving skills and a cooperative putter to finish in the money in all 28 tournaments he entered. In Charlotte, North Carolina, on the last day of qualifying for the U.S. Open he posted a course record 66 against a field of touring pros that included Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler and Craig Stadler. They stayed home, Monte was in the U.S. Open! A nine hour drive to Inverness in Toledo, Ohio and he was in his second major. He wowed everyone with his length, but the rough at the U.S. Open is punishing to free swingers and it punished Monte. He missed the cut, but he’d proved he could play. Carlo ground it around the mini tours through 1980, and a grind it was. Driving from tournament to tournament was wearing him out by the end of the year and his game was showing it. Then in the spring, after taking some time off to rest, he started putting rounds together. For a few weeks he was posting low 60’s and cleaning up in the ‘Mel Hayes’ pot games his father put together. cont. page 60

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Brian Curley Asia is discovering what Vegas already knew...Brian Curley builds great courses.

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n the not too distant past course designers toiled in anonymity, few golfers aware of who was responsible for the layouts they played. “I grew up on Pebble Beach”, says Brian Curley, principal at Schmidt-Curley Design, “and at that time, around 1977, no one knew who built it. Even the pro’s didn’t know. People loved it because it was a great course, not because of who built it.” That changed in the 80’s, when courses began to be marketed to sell real estate. “They were pumping the marketing of the community and it became more about the designer then the course itself ”. Suddenly people were more concerned about the name on the bag tag or the amenities it offered players than the playability of the course or value. “It used to be it was just about the game,” Curley says. “Now the product has overshadowed the game. There came a point when the facility and the marketing became more important then the game.” The change was good for course designers. Now success breeds success and one firm has been there through the changes, riding the wave of the designer touch to the top of the industry. Schmidt-Curley design has become one of the preeminent course design firms in the world. In 2011 Golf Magazine named Schmidt-Curley Golf Course Architects of the Year and Asian Golf Monthly ranked them #1 Golf Architect in Asia. If the Schmidt-Curley name sounds familiar to Vegas golfers, it should. Principal Brian Curley has been designing courses in the Las Vegas Valley for three decades. His work in Las Vegas, along with partner Lee Schmidt, includes Bali Hai, Siena, Mojave Resort, Durango Hills and, with mentor Pete Dye, the three courses that make up Las Vegas Paiute. He’s also responsible for the remodel of Wildhorse Golf Course. Brian Curley was raised on golf. He was grew up on the Monterrey Peninsula, just through the trees near Spyglass. His early experience with golf was as the

2011 Golf Magazine Course Architects of the Year Lee Schmidt (left) and Brian Curley

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Brian Curley cart boy and sometime caddy at Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Cypress Point. He learned to play the game sneaking onto the course, sticking near the tree line so as not to be seen. He realized at an early age that the Tour was not going to be an option, and had no interest in being a club pro. In college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Curley decided to pursue architecture and course design. His designs were influenced by his long term exposure to the great courses he grew up on, under every conceivable condition, and they continue to influence his work. After graduating Brian worked for Landmark Design alongside Pete Dye, a man he credits as a significant influence on his work, his business, and his attitude. Along with Dye, Brian designed his first courses here at the Las Vegas Paiute Resort. He would go on to build three more Vegas courses, and two complete remodels, offering Las Vegans a rare opportunity to see, and play, the evolving work of one of America’s best modern golf course architects. Today, with the economic downturn and the diminished growth of golf in the States, if you want to play the latest Schmidt-Curley design you’ll need a plane ticket overseas. “New construction is so limited in the U.S. that unless you’re an established designer in your twilight and content to do remodels, there’s not enough work,” Curley says. Brian Curley on site in China. Curley now spends more time in China building courses then in the U.S.

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Photo courtesy of Brian Curley

Jose Maria Olazabal Course in Shenzhen, China. One of the 12 courses in the Mission Hills Shenzhen complex. Schmidt-Curley was principal designer on 10 of the courses.

As usual, he was ahead of the curve, building his first course in China in 1997, and opening offices there in 2007, in front of an unprecedented growth in golf that is taking place throughout Asia. There, he is responsible for several massive, multi-course developments and has put his stamp on more than 30 courses in China alone. His latest efforts have been met with rave reviews including the Mission Hills Hainan’s Lava Fields (one of ten Curley designed courses in the complex) that was named Best New International Course by Golf Magazine. Though he and his firm continue to enjoy tremendous success, he is aware that courses and the golf business as a whole are struggling in the U.S. “Somewhere along the way golf came to a fork in the road and went left when it should have gone right. People in the industry recognize the problem, but right now they can’t afford to put a new coat of paint on it, let alone make the changes that need to be made.” Trying to be all things to all people is one of the problems. “You have courses at the high end, and courses for ‘Joe Lunchbox’, but you can’t be both. Plenty of clubs are having a tough time, but nobody’s putting a lock on Augusta.” Curley believes that there is much to be learned from the Chinese market. “Here you see signs on the first tee telling you to turn off your phone. In China the sign says 5 bars. They’re advertising the phone reception.” It’s a multi-tasking world, cont. page 20 19


Brian Curley something the Chinese accept but traditionalist in the U.S. have resisted. His advice, “Vegas can re-invent itself as a multi-tasking golf market. Replace the GPS with a keno board. Vegas is about gambling and golfing and drinking. Golf is one of a thousand things to do in Vegas.” Embracing that could be key to the future of the Vegas golf market. One of the problems facing Las Vegas courses in a declining market is that they can’t discount rates as they might elsewhere. “Vegas is probably the toughest market in the country today. So many courses have $1,000,000 water costs. The first $30 of every round goes to water. Faced with the greater operating costs, it’s hard in a down economy to drop the price.” One trend prevalent in new Vegas courses that Curley has fought is the rise of the 7,000+ monsters that course owners seem determined to perpetuate, and few golfers can enjoyably play. “The original design at Siena was 6958 yards. The people booking conventions wanted to book a 7,000 yard course. Never mind they actually played at 6,400.” With the multi-course developments he’s building in China, Curley has discovered an opportunity to educate owners about the issue. The Championship courses receive the accolades, and the early play, but over time most players gravitate to the shorter courses that are more suited for most of us to play. “Most people in business are coming to recognise the nebulous value of media ranking and the 7,000 yard course. It’s like skiing, no one builds a ski resort that’s all double diamonds.” The accolades continue to roll in for Schmidt-Curley Design. Collecting hardware and giving acceptance speeches is something Brian Curley gets to do a lot of these days, but it doesn’t seem to have gone to his head. He is refreshingly forthcoming in his opinions on golf, its future in the West and course design. He is also as accommodating as anyone you’ll ever meet, and down to earth as you might expect of a man who earns his living moving dirt.

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Course Rating & Slope Rating is a number indicating the difficulty of a golf course to a “par golfer”. If its a par 72 with a rating of 73 its going to play a little more friendly the if it’s rating is 71. The figure is used when calculating handicaps and each tee has it’s own Course Rating. Slope is a number indicating the difficulty of a golf course to a “bogey golfer”. The median number is 113 and a course with a higher slope is more difficult. A course with a Slope value under 113 should be a little easier to get around.

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Alliante Golf Club

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HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: GARY PANKS

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3100 W. Elkhorn, North Las Vegas, NV 89084 • www.aliantegolf.com • 702-399-4888

Angel Park Golf Club HOLES: 45 PAR: 72 DESIGN: ARNOLD PALMER

COURSES:

$

2 PALM MOUNTAIN CLOUD 9

6500 yds 6722 yds PAR 3

rating rating

70.3 71.1

slope slope

124 130

100 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145 • www.angelpark.com • 702-254-4653

Anthem Country Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: KEITH FOSTER/HALE IRWIN

TEES:

3

CHAMPION ANTHEM CLUB

7373 yds 6762 yds 6336 yds

rating rating rating

72.9 70.6 70.3

Private 133 128 slope 120 slope slope

1 Club Side Dr., Henderson, NV 89052 • www.anthemcc.com • 702-614-5000

Arroyo Golf Club @ Red Rock TEES:

HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: ARNOLD PALMER

GOLD BLACK BLUE

6883 yds 6433 yds 5904 yds

4 rating rating rating

71.9 69.7 66.7

$$ 124 121 slope 112 slope slope

2250 C Red Springs Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135 • www.thearroyogolfclub.com • 702-900-1741

Badlands Golf Club HOLES: 27 PAR: 72 DESIGN: JOHNNY MILLER

COURSES:

5 DESPERADO DIABLO OUTLAW

3349 yds 3556 yds 3256 yds

rating rating rating

35.7 37.2 35.7

$$ 155 155 slope 146 slope slope

9119 Alta Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128 • www.badlandsgc.com • 702-363-0754

Bali Hai Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: SCHMIDT & CURLEY

6 TEES:

BLACK GOLD SILVER

7002 yds 6601 yds 6156 yds

rating rating rating

73.0 70.2 68.6

$$$$$ 130 125 slope 113 slope slope

5160 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 • www.balihaigolfclub.com • 888-427-6678

Bear’s Best Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: JACK NICKLAUS

TEES:

7 GOLD BLUE WHITE

7194 yds 6628 yds 6043 yds

rating rating rating

74.0 71.3 68.3

$$$$ 147 130 slope 122 slope slope

11111 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89135 • www.bearsbest.com • 702-605-0649

Black Mountain Golf & C.C. HOLES: 27

PAR: 72

COURSES:

FOUNDERS/DESERT DESERT/HORIZON HORIZON/FOUNDERS

8 6613 yds 6556 yds 6579 yds

rating rating rating

71.1 70.7 70.6

$$ 129 132 slope 124 slope slope

500 Greenway Rd., Henderson, NV 89015 • www.golfblackmountian.com • 702-565-7933 24


Boulder City Golf Club TEES: CHAMPIONSHIP MIDDLE FORWARD

6561 yds 6132 yds 5566 yds

rating rating rating

70.2 68.3 70.7

$ 110 103 slope 123 slope slope

One Clubhouse Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005 • www.bouldercreekgc.com • 702-293-9236

Boulder Creek Golf Club HOLES: 27

PAR: 72

COURSES: DESERT HAWK COYOTE RUN ELDORADO VALLEY

10

$$

3546 yds 3531 yds 3481 yds

Las Vegas

HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: CASPER & RAINVILLE

9

1501 Veteran’s Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005 • www.bouldercreekgc.com • 702-294-6534

Callaway Golf Center HOLES: 9 PAR: 27 DESIGN: BOB CUPP

11

TEES:

BLUE WHITE RED

$

1230 yds 1112 yds 986 yds

6730 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 • www.callawaygolfcenter.com • 702.897.9500

Canyon Gate Country Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: TED ROBINSON

TEES: CHAMPIONSHIP LADIES

12 yds yds 5141 yds

Private

rating

slope

rating

slope

rating

slope

2001 Canyon Gate Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89117 • www.clubcorp.com • 702-605-0643

Cascata Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: REES JONES

13

TEES:

BLACK BLUE GOLD

7137 yds 6664 yds 6206 yds

rating rating rating

74.6 71.7 69.9

$$$$$ 143 138 slope 135 slope slope

One Cascata Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005 • www.cascatagolf.com • 702-294-2005

Desert Pines Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 DESIGN: PETE DYE

TEES:

14

BACK MIDDLE FORWARD

6810 yds 6494 yds 5873 yds

rating rating rating

70.6 67.9 69.4

$$$$ 125 118 slope 116 slope slope

3415 Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89101 • www.desertpinesgolfclub.com • 702-388-4400

Desert Rose Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 DESIGN: DICK WILSON & JOE LEE

TEES:

15 GREEN BLACK GRAY

6511 yds 6135 yds 5458 yds

rating rating rating

69.6 69.0 69.6

$ 117 114 slope 112 slope slope

5483 Club House Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142 • www.desertrosegc.com • 702-431-4653

Desert Willow Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 60 TEES: DESIGN: BILLY CASPER & GREG NASH

BLUE WHITE RED

16 3811 yds 3454 yds 3108 yds

rating rating rating

59.1 58.1 59.6

$ 91 89 slope 88 slope slope

2020 West Horizon Ridge Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89012 • www.desertwillowlasvegas.com • 702-263-4653 25


Las Vegas

Dragon Ridge Country Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: JAY MORRISH & DAVID DRUZISKY

DRAGON COBALT RUBY

6975 yds 6485 yds 5040 yds

17 rating rating rating

73.2 70.7 68.3

Private 138 129 slope 118 slope slope

552 S. Stephanie St., Henderson, NV 89012 • www.dragonridge.com • 702-614-4444

Durango Hills Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 58 DESIGN: SCHMIDT & CURLEY

TEES:

BLACK BLUE RED

18 3777 yds 3545 yds 2613 yds

rating rating rating

58.8 58.3 54.1

$ 94 93 slope 83 slope slope

3501 Durango Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129 • www.durangohillsgolf.com • 702-229-4653

Eagle Crest Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 60 TEES: DESIGN: BILLY CASPER & GREG NASH

BLUE WHITE RED

19 4067 yds 3668 yds 3259 yds

rating rating rating

60.6 58.7 57.3

$ 95 90 slope 84 slope slope

2203 Thomas Ryan Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89134 • www.golfsummerlin.com • 702-240-1320

Highland Falls Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: BILLY CASPER & GREG NASH

BLUE WHITE RED

20 6512 yds 6017 yds 5099 yds

rating rating rating

70.1 68.1 68.4

$$ 119 118 slope 112 slope slope

10201 Sun City Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89134 • www.golfsummerlin.com • 702-254-7010

Las Vegas Country Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: ED AULT (1967), MARK RATHERT (2009)

BLACK GOLD BRONZE

21 7203 yds 6753 yds 5524 yds

rating rating rating

74.7 72.6 71.5

Private 125 121 slope 123 slope slope

3000 Joe W. Brown Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 • www.lasvegascc.com • 702-734-1122

Las Vegas Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: CASEY O’CALLAGHAN

TEES:

22 BACK MIDDLE FORWARD

6319 yds 5917 yds 5260 yds

rating rating rating

70.0 68.1 69.6

$ 112 105 slope 115 slope slope

4300 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107 • www.lasvegasgc.com • 702-646-3003

Las Vegas National Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 DESIGN: BERT STAMPS

TEES:

BACK MIDDLE FORWARD

6773 yds 6260 yds 5173 yds

23 rating rating rating

73.5 71.6 66.5

$ 137 133 slope 124 slope slope

1911 E. Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169 • www.lasvegasnational.com • 702-734-1796

Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort HOLES: 54 PAR: 72 DESIGN: PETE DYE

COURSES: SNOW MOUNTAIN SUN MOUNTAIN WOLF

7146 yds 7112 yds 7604 yds

24 rating rating rating

73.3 73.3 76.3

$$$ 125 130 slope 149 slope slope

10325 Nu-Wav Kaiv Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89124 • lvpaiutegolf.com • 702-658-1400 26


Los Prados Golf Club TEES:

BLUE WHITE FORWARD

5450 yds 4883 yds 4426 yds

rating rating rating

65.3 63.5 64.2

$ 109 102 slope 102 slope slope

5150 Los Prados Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89130 • www.losprados-golf.com • 702-645-5696

North Las Vegas Golf Course HOLES: 9 PAR: 27 DESIGN: JACK WALPOLE

TEES:

BACK

1128 yds

26 rating

43.0

$ slope

113

Las Vegas

HOLES: 18 PAR: 70 DESIGN: JOHN SMITH

25

324 E. Brooks Ave., North Las Vegas, NV 89030 • www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com • 702-633-1833

Palm Valley Golf Club

27

TEES: HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: BILLY CASPER & GREG NASH

BLUE WHITE RED

6849 yds 6341 yds 5502 yds

rating rating rating

71.6 69.9 71.0

$$ 123 119 slope 116 slope slope

9201 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89134 • www.golfsummerlin.com • 702-363-4373

Painted Desert Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: JAY MORRISH

TEES:

BACK MIDDLE FORWARD

28 6781 yds 6269 yds 5647 yds

rating rating rating

71.8 69.9 72.2

$$$ 129 125 slope 126 slope slope

5555 Painted Mirage Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89149 • www.painteddesertgc.com • 702-645-2570

Primm Valley Golf Club HOLES: 36 PAR: 71/72 DESIGN: TOM FAZIO

COURSES:

LAKES DESERT

29 6945 yds 7131 yds

rating rating

73.3 74.2

$ slope slope

135 135

1 Yates Well Road, Nipton, CA 92364 • www.primmvalleygolf.com • 702-679-5509

Red Rock Country Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: ARNOLD PALMER

TEES:

30 GOLD BLACK WHITE

7001 yds 6488 yds 5429 yds

rating rating rating

73.4 70.9 70.8

Private 143 135 slope 121 slope slope

2250 Red Springs Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89135 • www.redrockcountryclub.com • 702-304-5666

Rhodes Ranch Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: TED ROBINSON

TEES:

BLACK BLUE GOLD

31 6909 yds 6405 yds 5238 yds

rating rating rating

73.0 70.8 66.9

$$ 122 116 slope 117 slope slope

20 Rhodes Ranch Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89148 • www.rhodesranchgolf.com • 702-740-4114

Rio Secco Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: REES JONES

TEES:

32 BLACK BLUE RED

7313 yds 6927 yds 5759 yds

rating rating rating

75.0 73.0 70.0

$$$ 153 149 slope 127 slope slope

2851 Grand Hills Dr., Henderson, NV 89052 • www.riosecco.net • 702-777-2400 27


Las Vegas

Royal Links Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: DYE INTERNATIONAL

TEES:

33 BACK MIDDLE FORWARD

7029 yds 6602 yds 5864 yds

rating rating rating

73.7 71.2 68.4

$$$ 135 131 slope 125 slope slope

5995 E. Vegas Valley Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89142 • www.royallinksgolfclub.com • 888-427-6678

Shadow Creek Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: TOM FAZIO

TEES:

CHAMPIONSHIP BACK WHITE

34 7506 yds 7102 yds 6626 yds

rating rating rating

74.5 73.2 72.0

Private 145 138 slope 125 slope slope

3 Shadow Creek Dr., North Las Vegas, NV 89031 • www.shadowcreek.com • 702-399-7111

Siena Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: SCHMIDT & CURLEY

35 TEES:

GOLD BLUE GREEN

6843 yds 6146 yds 4978 yds

rating rating rating

71.7 68.8 68.0

$$ 131 125 slope 112 slope slope

10575 Sienna Monte Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89135 • www.sienagolfclub.com • 888-689-6469

Silverstone Golf Club HOLES: 27 PAR: 72 DESIGN: BOB CUPP

36

COURSES: MOUNTAIN/DESERT VALLEY/MOUNTAIN DESERT/VALLEY

7159 yds 6997 yds 6958 yds

rating rating rating

73.3 72.4 72.4

$$$ 145 140 slope 143 slope slope

8600 Cupp Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89131 • silverstonegolf.com • 702-562-3770

Southern Highlands Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: ROBERT TRENT JONES JR. & SR.

BLACK WHITE GOLD

7510 yds 6696 yds 5711 yds

37 rating rating rating

75.4 71.1 71.7

Private 137 126 slope 124 slope slope

1 Robert Trent Jones Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89141 • www.southernhighlands.com • 702-263-1000

Southshore Golf Club @ Lake Las Vegas HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 DESIGN: JACK NICKLAUS

TEES:

BLACK WHITE RED

6917 yds 6204 yds 4852 yds

rating rating rating

38 72.6 69.0 67.9

Private 135 123 slope 115 slope slope

100 Strada Di Circolo, Henderson, NV 89011 • www.golfsouthshore.com • 702-506-0081

Spanish Trail County Club

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HOLES: 27 PAR: 71 COURSES: CANYON/LAKES DESIGN: ROBERT TRENT JONES, JR. LAKES/SUNRISE SUNRISE/CANYON

7107 yds 6957 yds 7002 yds

rating rating rating

74.0 73.4 73.1

Private 131 131 slope 124 slope slope

5050 Spanish Trail Ln., Las Vegas, NV 89113 • www.spanishtrailcc.com • 702-364-5050

Stallion Mountain Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: JIM COLBERT & JEFF BRAUER

BLACK WHITE GOLD

7351 yds 6378 yds 5747 yds

40 rating rating rating

74.8 69.0 70.9

$$$ 134 123 slope 121 slope slope

5500 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89122 • www.stallionmountaingolf.com • 702-547-6250 28


Sunrise Vista Golf Course (Nellis AFB) COURSES:

EAGLE FALCON RAPTOR

3463 yds 3588 yds 3450 yds

2841 Kinley Dr., Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV 89191 • www.sunrisevistagolf.com • 702-652-4497

The Legacy Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: ARTHUR HILLS

TEES:

42 BLACK BLUE YELLOW

7233 yds 6744 yds 5340 yds

rating rating rating

74.5 71.5 71.0

$ 137 128 slope 120 slope

Las Vegas

HOLES: 27 PAR: 72 DESIGN: TED ROBINSON Currently available for public play.

41 Military

slope

130 Par Excellence Dr., Henderson, NV 89074 • www.thelegacygc.com.com • 702-897-2200

The Revere at Anthem Golf Club HOLES: 36 PAR: 72 COURSES: CONCORD DESIGN: BILLY CASPER & GREG NASH LEXINGTON

7069 yds 7143 yds

43 rating rating

73.3 73.5

$$ slope slope

151 139

2600 Hampton Rd., Henderson, NV 89052 • www.reveregolf.com • 702-259-4653

TPC Las Vegas

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HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 TEES: DESIGN: BOBBY WEED & RAYMOND FLOYD

TPC BLUE RED

7080 yds 6769 yds 4963 yds

rating rating rating

73.4 71.0 67.8

$$$ 136 128 slope 117 slope slope

9851 Canyon Run Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89144 • www.tpc.com • 702-256-2000

TPC Summerlin HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: BOBBY WEED

45

TEES:

TPC BLUE RED

7243 yds 6866 yds 5395 yds

rating rating rating

73.9 71.6 70.6

Private 139 132 slope 118 slope slope

1700 Village Center Circle , Las Vegas, NV 89134 • www.tpcsummerlin.com • 702-256-0111

Tuscany Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: TED ROBINSON

TEES:

46 VERDE LILLA GIALLO

6906 yds 6530 yds 5616 yds

rating rating rating

72.4 70.4 69.9

$$ 132 127 slope 115 slope slope

901 Olivia Parkway, Henderson, NV 89011 • www.tuscanygolfclub.com • 702-951-1500

Wildhorse Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 70 TEES: DESIGN: SCHMIDT & CURLEY (2004)

47 GREEN GOLD SILVER

6525 yds 6037 yds 4995 yds

rating rating rating

71.4 68.6 68.4

$$ 136 127 slope 109 slope slope

2100 Warm Springs Rd., Henderson, NV 89014 • www.golfwildhorse.com • 702-434-9000

Wynn Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 70 TEES: DESIGN: TOM FAZIO & STEVE WYNN

48 GREEN GOLD SILVER

$$$$$

7042 yds 6938 yds 6464 yds

3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, NV 89109 • www.wynnlasvegas.com • 702-770-3575 29


Coyote Springs

HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: JACK NICKLAUS

TEES:

BLACK BLUE RED

49

7471 yds 6807 yds 5288 yds

75.8 72.0 70.5

rating rating rating

$$ 141 137 slope 127 slope slope

3100 State Route 168, Coyote Springs, NV 89037 • www.coyotesprings.com • 702-422-1400

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TEES:

BLUE/RED

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The Chase at Coyote Springs

53

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rating

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1260 Mohave Drive, Bullhead City, AZ 86442 • www.chaparralgolf.com • 928-758-3939

Desert Lakes Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: BOB E. & ROBERT L. BALDOCK

BACK MIDDLE FORWARD

51 6569 yds 6267 yds 5440 yds

rating rating rating

70.5 69.1 70.7

$ 119 115 slope 117 slope slope

5835 Desert Lakes Drive, Fort Mohave, AZ 86426 • www.desertlakesgc.com • 928-768-1000

El Rio Golf & Country Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: MATT DYE

TEES:

GOLD BLACK TEAL

52 7115 yds 6609 yds 5342 yds

rating rating rating

72.9 70.6 69.7

$$$ 123 117 slope 112 slope slope

1 Paseo El Rio, Mohave Valley, AZ 86440 • www.elriocountryclub.com • 888-88-ELRIO

Laughlin Ranch Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: DAVID DRUZISKY

TEES:

GOLD ZINC COPPER

53 7155 yds 6556 yds 4985 yds

rating rating rating

73.4 71.0 68.1

$$$$ 142 136 slope 117 slope slope

1360 William Hardy Drive, Bullhead City, AZ 86429 • www.laughlinranch.com • 928-754-1243

Los Lagos Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: TED ROBINSON SR.

TEES:

54 BLUE WHITE RED

6921 yds 6570 yds 5040 yds

rating rating rating

73.2 70.9 72.3

$ 126 127 slope 124 slope slope

6365 S. Entrada Via Verdes, Mojave Valley, AZ 86440 • www.loslagoslinks.com • 928-768-7778 30


HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: SCHMIDT & CURLEY

$$$

55

TEES: TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP LADIES

6939 yds 6435 yds 5520 yds

73.6 70.6 72.2

rating rating rating

136 128 slope 124 slope slope

9905 Aha Macav Parkway, Laughlin, NV 89029 • www.mojaveresortgolfclub.com • 702-535-4653

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BLACK BLUE RED

7036 yds 6628 yds 5209 yds

rating rating rating

72.5 70.7 68.9

$$ 130 126 slope 119 slope slope

1100 W. Hafen Lane, Mesquite, NV 89027 • www.casablancaresort.com • 702-346-6764

Conestoga Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: GARY PANKS

57

TEES:

BLACK GOLD JADE

7232 yds 6751 yds 5017 yds

rating rating rating

74.9 72.8 68.8

$$$$ 147 142 slope 111 slope slope

1499 Falcon Ridge Parkway, Mesquite, NV 89034 • www.conestogagolf.com • 702-346-4292

Falcon Ridge Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 TEES: DESIGN: KELBY HUGHES & CRECENT HARDY

BLACK SILVER MAROON

58 6546 yds 6196 yds 4423 yds

rating rating rating

71.6 69.7 66.2

$$$$ 138 135 slope 112 slope slope

1024 Normandy Lane, Mesquite, NV 89027 • www.golffalcon.com • 702-346-6363 31

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HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: CAL OLSEN

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Mesquite

Oasis Golf Club

59

HOLES: 36 PAR: 71 COURSES: DESIGN: ARNOLD PALMER - PALMER COURSE DESIGN: DAVID DRUZISKY - CANYONS COURSE

CANYONS PALMER

6408 yds 6633 yds

rating rating

71.3 71.5

$$$$ slope slope

129 133

100 Palmer Lane, Mesquite, NV 89027 • www.theoasisgolfclub.com • 702-346-7820

Palms Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: BILL HULL

60 TEES:

BLUE WHITE RED

6804 yds 6151 yds 4879 yds

rating rating rating

72.9 69.6 66.5

$ 125 121 slope 111 slope slope

Pahrump

1530 Peppermill Palms Blvd., Littlefield, AZ 86432 • www.palmsgolfclub.com • 702-346-4067

Wolf Creek Golf Club HOLES: 18

PAR: 72

TEES:

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CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS CLASSIC

6939 yds 6309 yds 4101 yds

rating rating rating

75.4 70.9 61.0

$$$$ 154 138 slope 106 slope slope

403 Paradise Parkway, Mesquite, NV 89027 • www.golfwolfcreek.com • 866-252-4653

Lakeview Executive Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 59/60 DESIGN: WILLIAM F. BELL

TEES:

MIDDLE FORWARD

3518 yds 3222 yds

62 rating rating

58.6 57.6

$ slope slope

82 80

1471 E. Mount Charleston Dr. S., Pahrump, NV 89048 • www.lakeviewgolfpahrump.com • 775-727-4040

Mountain Falls Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 TEES: DESIGN: NICKLAUS DESIGN GROUP - FRONT 9 CAL OLSON DESIGN - BACK 9

GOLD BLUE RED

63 7082 yds 6608 yds 5389 yds

rating rating rating

73.8 71.4 71.1

$$ 132 122 slope 122 slope slope

5001 S. Clubhouse Drive, Pahrump, NV 89061 • www.mountainfallsgolfclub.com • 775-537-6553

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BLACK BLUE RED

64 7017 yds 6525 yds 5451 yds

rating rating rating

72.2 69.8 69.4

Private 125 122 slope 115 slope slope

3174 S. Bloomington Dr. E., St. George, UT 84790 • www.bloomingtoncountryclub.com • 435-673-2029

Coral Canyon Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: KEITH FOSTER

TEES: TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS FORWARD

65 7029 yds 6515 yds 5026 yds

rating rating rating

73.0 70.4 73.0

$$$$ 137 135 slope 123 slope slope

1925 N. Canyon Greens Dr., Washington, UT 84780 • www.coralcanyongolf.com • 435-688-1700 33

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Dixie Red Hills Golf Course HOLES: 9 PAR: 34 DESIGN: ERNIE SCHNEIDER

TEES:

BLUE WHITE RED

66 2733 yds 2559 yds 2127 yds

rating rating rating

33.0 33.0 33.3

$ 119 118 slope 112 slope slope

645 W. 1250 N., St. George, UT 84770 • www.sgcity.org/golf/sgredhills.php • 435-627-4444

Entrada @ Snow Canyon CC HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 DESIGN: JOHNNY MILLER

TEES:

BLACK BLUE RED

7085 yds 6703 yds 5249 yds

67 rating rating rating

73.2 71.4 69.6

Private 128 124 slope 116 slope slope

2537 West Entrada Trail, St. George, UT 84770 • www.golfentrada.com • 435-986-2207

Green Springs Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: GENE BATES

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68 6859 yds 6417 yds 5123 yds

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$$ 130 124 slope 114 slope slope

588 N. Green Springs Dr., Washington, UT 84780 • www.new.washingtoncity.org/golf • 435-673-7888

Kokopelli Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: DALE BEDDO

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TEES: CHAMPIONSHIP PROFESSIONAL FORWARD

7612 yds 7176 yds 5602 yds

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76.7 74.9 69.4

$$ 141 140 slope 127 slope slope

4785 East Demille Turf Road, Apple Valley, UT 84737 • www.kokopelliut.com • 435-272-4653

Sand Hollow Resort HOLES: 27 PAR: 72 DESIGN: JOHN FOUGHT

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BLACK BLUE LINKS

7315 yds 6893 yds 3687 yds

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5625 W. Clubhouse Drive, Hurricane, UT 84770 • www.sandhollowresort.com • 435-656-4653

Sky Mountain Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: JEFF HARDIN

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BLUE WHITE GOLD

71 6383 yds 6014 yds 5044 yds

rating rating rating

69.9 68.2 66.4

$$ 115 111 slope 107 slope slope

1030 N. 2600 W., Hurricane, UT 84737 • www.skymountaingolf.com • 435-635-7888

Southgate Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 70 DESIGN: JOHN LAGANT

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72 BLACK BLUE RED

6134 yds 5642 yds 4343 yds

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69.6 67.3 64.4

$ 127 121 slope 103 slope slope

1975 S. Tonaquint Drive, St. George, UT 84770 • www.southgategc.com • 435-627-4440

St. George Golf Club HOLES: 18 PAR: 73 DESIGN: DAVID BINGHAM

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73 GOLD BLUE RED

7238 yds 6718 yds 5203 yds

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73.7 71.7 68.9

$ 126 123 slope 114 slope slope

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Sunbrook Golf Club THE POINTE BLACKROCK WOODBRIDGE

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3397 yds 3491 yds 3384 yds

2366 W. Sunbrook Dr., St. George, UT 84770 • www.stgeorgecitygolf.com/sunbrook.php • 435-627-4400

Sunriver Golf Course HOLES: 18 PAR: 71 DESIGN: WILLIAM H. NEFF

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75 BLACK GOLD BLUE

6704 yds 6134 yds 4786 yds

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70.6 68.1 62.0

$$ 117 112 slope 100 slope slope

4210 Bluegrass Way, St. George, UT 84790 • www.sunriver.com • 435-986-0001

Valderra Golf Club @ The Ledges HOLES: 18 PAR: 72 DESIGN: MATT DYE

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BLACK BLUE RED

7145 yds 6713 yds 5674 yds

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76 74.2 71.5 71.5

$$ 134 133 slope 120 slope slope

1585 Ledges Parkway, St. George, UT 84770 • www.ledges.com • 435-634-4640

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Kevin Na

Talk about working from home: Kevin hoisted the trophy at the Las Vegas JT/ Shriners PGA Tour event in 2011 and barely had to leave home to do it. Of course he did have to roll in a 40 footer for birdie on 17 to seal the deal over fellow Las Vegan Nick Watney. Just another day at the office for one of the most exciting players on Tour. The first of what we think will be many wins in this young man’s career earned him a cool $792,000. That buys a lot of deep fried Twinkies®. Kevin is a Summerlin resident and plays out of TPC Summerlin where the Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open is hosted. Originally from South Korea, Kevin has worked his way to (near) the top, grinding out wins on the Asian and Nationwide Tours to earn his way onto the PGA Tour. His win, and his 38th place on the money list, will insure that we get to see him compete in all the majors this year .

Money List- 2011

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Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 1 6 26 15 $2,336,965 2010 -- 4 26 23 $2,021,815 Career 1 29 212 133 $11,123,794

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Total Putting Final Rnd Scoring Avg

Rank 70.43 44 279.8 170 57.6% 142 61.4% 180 73.3 9 69.4 8

Las Vegan Kevin Na celebrates his win at the 2011 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Photo: PGA Tour/Getty Images

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Inbee Park

2008 U.S. Women’s Open Champion Given her long list of accomplishments it would be forgivable if you didn’t realize that Las Vegas resident Inbee Park is still so young. After all, she’s been winning big tournaments for a decade, starting with her 2002 U.S. Girls Junior Championship. She went on to win 9 AGJA tournaments and to be a five-time Rolex Junior All American. She also found time to win two Nevada High School Championships as well. Inbee finished in the top ten twice as an amateur at the LPGA Takefuji Classic, played at the Las Vegas Country Club, while still in high school at Bishop Gorman. Inbee was 9 and living outside Seoul, South Korea when her family woke her late one night to watch fellow countrywoman Se Ri Pak become the youngest to ever win the U.S. Women’s Open. The accomplishment inspired Inbee and she got a club in her hand for the first time a few days later. Move ahead ten years and at the age of 19 she would replace Se Ri as the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Women’s Open, taking the 63rd Championship in 2008. Perhaps overlooked was a $50,000 donation she made that year to the LPGA Foundation, dedicated to welcoming girls to the game of golf. Consistent top ten finishes since winning the Open hint at the great things to come for this young lady. Money List- 2011

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Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 -- 3 16 15 $365,231 2010 -- 11 19 19 $825,477 Career 1 $3,030,924 38

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Putting Avg. Birdies (Total)

Rank 72 27 252.5 33 66.6% 105 68.1% 29 26.92 2 180 47


Nick Watney

2011 was a breakout year for Las Vegan Nick with wins at the World Golf Championship in March and the AT&T in July. He also had 10 top ten finishes and 16 top 25’s en route to season earnings of over $5 million dollars, finishing fourth on the money list and 9th in FedEx Cup points. He played well at Augusta, posting a final round 65 in 2008 to finish T-7. He finished second at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to Kevin Na in 2011. Nick had a stellar career at Fresno State where he was the first 3 time WAC player of the year. Photo: PGA Tour

Money List- 2011

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Wins 2011 2 2010 -- Career 4

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Total Putting Final Rnd Scoring Avg

Top Events Cuts 10’s Played Made Earnings 10 22 19 $5,290,673 8 24 22 $2,536,714 35 192 134 $15,688,051

Rank 69.5 5 301.9 16 58.1% 136 66.8% 54 61.0 7 69.7 16

Natalie Gulbis

Photo: LPGA

Money List- 2011

51st

12 top 10’s and over $1 million in earnings in ‘05 helped propel Natalie to star status on the LPGA Tour, but it’s her endearing personality and charm that has made her a star on any stage. And, yes she’s pretty easy on the eyes. Natalie works ceaselessly to promote golf in Las Vegas and around the world. She has developed into a very good writer and you can find a collection of her writings on her website. You’ll also find tips from her coach, Butch Harmon, that are pretty cool, too. Check it out, www.nataliegulbis.com.

Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 -- -- 21 17 $176,337 2010 -- -- 19 15 $178,044 Career 1 $4,323,501

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Total Avg Birdies (Total)

Rank 72.65 49 242.8 106 69.4% 84 65.6% 60 29.87 81 198 35 39


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Amy Hung

With more than 50 amateur wins to her credit, Taiwan native Amy Hung was well known in golf circles before joining the LPGA in 2004. One of the best short games on the ladies circuit has helped her be a consistent performer, and earn more than $1 million in her career. Amy is very active in giving back, supporting several charities and helping to raise a lot of money to help fight breast cancer. A Las Vegas resident who plays out of Dragon Ridge Country Club, Amy also enjoys playing guitar and harmonica, cooking and painting.

Photo: LPGA

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Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made 2011 -- 1 22 17 2010 - -- 20 18 Career 1

Earnings $226,623 $216,346 1,278,533

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Putting Avg. Birdies (Total)

Rank 72.88 57 243.4 102 71.5% 63 62% 106 27.84 20 188 42

Charley Hoffman

Photo: PGA Tour

Money List- 2011

68th

Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2012 - 4 22 18 $1,942,906 2011 - 2 27 20 $1,462,591 Career 2 21 178 21 $9,689,375 40

2010 was a huge year for Hoffman who captured his first win at the Deutsche Bank Classic and carded 5 top ten finishes to earn over $2 1/2 million on Tour. He followed that with a very respectable 2011 that saw him finish 41st in the FedEx Cup point standings and 68th on the money list. A member of the 1998 NCAA Champion Rebels, Charley continues to be a big positive influence on golf in Las Vegas supporting several charities here and in his native home town of San Diego through his foundation. Rank Scoring Average 72.63 126 Driving Distance 296.3 54 Driving Accuracy 68.3% 21 GIR 74.1% 28 Strokes Gained-Putting -1.78 165 All Around Ranking 692 103


Scott Piercy

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Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 1 3 23 16 $1,25,957 2010 - 2 28 15 $676,432 Career 1 7 99 55 $3,146,917

A huge 2011 has helped put Piercy in the national spotlight. He won his first ever PGA Tour event at the Reno-Tahoe Open with a clutch 7 foot birdie after carding a 61 Saturday, when he had 8 consecutive birdies. He followed that with 2 more topten finishes, one at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, to earn well over $1 million dollars in 2011. An all around athlete, Scott helped lead Bonanza High to two state soccer championships as well as one in golf. His father, Ralph, played basketball for the Runnin’ Rebs in the 70’s. Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Total Putting Final Rnd Scoring Avg

Rank 70.83 98 305.4 7 56.8% 154 65.8% 85 185.6 84 70.6 75

Bill Lunde

Photo: PGA Tour

Money List- 2011

144th

Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 -- -- 28 20 $639,548 2010 1 3 28 12 $1,075,874 Career 1 5 86 48 $2,553,207

A member the ‘98 Rebels Championship Team, Lunde’s career is also a testament to perseverance. Briefly leaving competitive golf, he returned in 2008 and won the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational and finished 5th on the money list to earn his PGA card. In 2010 he capped a Cinderella story with a win at the PGA Turning Stone Resort Championship. Last year Lunde won the Kodak Challenge and pocketed a cool million to go with over $600,000 in tour earnings. How do you top that story? We’re not sure, but we hope its with a long and fruitful career on the PGA. Rank Scoring Average 70.70 74 Driving Distance 291.5 89 Driving Accuracy 61.1% 103 GIR 69.38% 13 Total Putting 250.8 138 Final Rnd Scoring Avg 71.37 128

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Andres Gonzales

Andres is one of the most interesting people in pro golf. He’s probably most famous for his Masters tweet to Tiger last year, but we love him for his over the top personality, something in short supply on the Tour. He’ll scrap this year with sponsors exemptions and at Nationwide events to earn playing privileges and we’ll definitely be pulling for him. The 2006 graduate of UNLV is an active and amusing Twitterer, check him out. Photo: PGA Tour

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Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 -- 1 21 9 $186,847 2010 -- -- -- -- -- Career -- 1 $285,270

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Putting Avg. Birdies (Total)

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Ryan Moore

Photo: PGA Tour

Five major amateur championships (U.S. Amateur, NCAA Championship, US Public Links, Western Amateur, & Sahalee Players Championship) the summer before his senior year at UNLV helped propel Ryan onto the national stage, and earned him a spot on the list of most accomplished athletes to ever wear the scarlet and grey. Ryan has one win on the PGA Tour (2009 Wyndham Championship) and 2012 promises to be a break out year on Tour. Definitely one to watch!

Money List- 2011

50th

Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 - 4 22 18 $1,942,906 2010 - 6 24 18 $2,374,823 Career 1 27 164 106 $11,118,769 42

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Total Putting Final Rnd Scoring Avg

Rank 70.63 61 290.1 103 63.1% 77 62.8% 155 60.2 6 70.88 94


Chris Riley The 1996 UNLV grad and Las Vegas resident has been a mainstay on the PGA Tour, but will have to scramble for playing privileges after finishing 166th on the money list and failing to get his card a Q-school. 2012 got off to a good start, with a strong showing at The Farmers .

Photo: PGA Tour

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Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2011 -- 1 25 13 $397,204 2010 - 3 24 12 $1,001,580 Career 1 33 325 204 $11,315,882

Scoring Average Driving Distance Driving Accuracy GIR Total Putting Final Rnd Scoring Avg

Rank 70.83 98 305.4 7 56.8% 154 65.8% 85 185.6 84 70.6 75

Chad Campbell

A member of the 1996 UNLV golf team that finished 2nd at the NCAA Championships, Campbell has had a huge impact on the PGA Tour where he’s 32nd in career money, including a win at the 2003 Tour Championship. 2011 saw only one top 10 finish, the fewest of his career since joining the Tour in 2002.

Photo: PGA Tour

Money List- 2011

91st

Top Events Cuts Wins 10’s Played Made Earnings 2012 -- -- 2 1 $10,725 2011 -- -- 29 21 $1,104,024 Career 4 41 289 214 $20,396,743

2012 Rank Scoring Average 71.75 100 Driving Distance 293.7 67 Driving Accuracy 62.6% 53 GIR 68.52% 79 Strokes Gained Putting -1.84 167 Final Rnd Scoring Avg 71.37 128

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REBELS

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he UNLV Rebels men’s golf team enters the spring with a hot hand, coming off wins in three of four fall events. Lead by senior Derek Ernst the Rebels entered the spring ranked #15 by Golfweek. They’ll host the best teams in college golf at the 2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters March 9-11 at Southern Highlands Country Club. The Collegiate Masters began 37 years ago, and has evolved since then into a major event due to the joint efforts of the Las Vegas Founder’s Club and UNLV golf coach Dwaine Knight. Charlie Baron, of the Founder’s Club, was one of the men instrumental in making this tournament into what it is. ”We wanted to put Las Vegas golf on the map, not just professional golf but collegiate, too. We met a young man named Dwaine Knight who also had a vision of UNLV in the national spotlight.” Their vision has come true in all ways. Seven former UNLV players are currently on the PGA tour, including Charley Hoffman, Adam Scott and Ryan Moore. In 1998 the team won the national championship and UNLV consistently fields one of the country’s top teams.

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The Young Man. UNLV Coach Dwaine Knight has built one of the premier golf programs in the country.


Former winners of the tournament, in addition to UNLV’s own Ryan Moore, include Phil Mickelson, David Duvall and Camilo Villegas. The tournament is by invitation only. This year, 10 of the top 20 ranked teams will participate. # 1 Texas will bring the top two collegiate players in the country, Dylan Frittelli and Jordan Spieth. Another player to watch, says Jay Beckman, director of golf at Southern Highlands, is Patrick Cantlay from fourth ranked UCLA. Beckman and the staff at Southern Highlands are justifiably proud of this event and encourage spectators. There is no charge, plenty of parking, and guests will enjoy a BBQ set up on the lawn and the snack bar, so there will plenty to eat and drink as well. With no ropes this is a chance to get close to some great golf and some of golf ’s future stars.

2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters #1 (#1) Texas #4 (#4) UCLA #8 (#7) Stanford #9 (#8) Alabama #10 (#12) California #12 (#11) USC #13 (#13) Texas A&M #14 (#23) Oklahoma State

March 9 - 11 Southern Highlands Country Club

#16 (#15) UNLV Public Invited! #20 (#17) Duke #34 (#37) Florida #58 (#46) TCU #60 (#68) New Mexico State #65 (#57) Arizona State #86 (#77) Texas Tech Golfstat ranking (Golfweek ranking)

Photo: UNLV

Sr. Derek Ernst is a Hogan Award nominee. He leads the UNLV Rebels against the nations best collegiate teams at the 2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. Ernst is second all-time at UNLV in scoring average.

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ollowing a runner up finish in the Mountain West Conference Championship and the loss of MWC Player of the Year Therese Koelbaek, 2012 was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Women’s UNLV Rebel golf team. They must not have gotten the memo. The Rebels finished the fall season with 3 straight top-ten finishes and carried a lot of momentum into the spring season. They’ve been bolstered by stellar play from freshman Mayko Chwen Wang and Dana Finkelstein who combined for 9 starts in the fall. They’ll battle it out for MWC Freshman of the Year honors. With Hee Joeng Lim and Marguerite Swearingen they make up the largest freshmen class at UNLV in recent years. Sophomores Katerina Prokova and Charollote Brooks join the newcomers in a youth movement that promises great things to come for the Rebels and second year coach Amy Bush. The Rebels are not without seniors leadership, with two-time letter winners Bethany Calvo and Kristin Schelling entering their final campaign for the Rebels. Head Coach Amy Bush is counting on them to guide the younger players. “With five newcomers tho the squad and just one junior on the roster, senior leadership will be at a premium.” Bush is excited at the opportunity to lead the Rebels into a 10th 46


straight NCAA Regional Championship appearance in just the 11th year for the program. Joining the program this year as assistant coach is Durango High and Oregon University alum Erin Andrews. Andrews powered Durango to two state titles before joining the Ducks in 2003, where she lettered four times and was a 2004 All-Pac 10 honoree.

UNLV Women’s Golf 2012 Spring Schedule

2012 Spring Invitational Results

Bruin/Wave Invitational Mar. 5-7 • Valencia, CA The Battle at Rancho Bernardo Mar. 18-20 • Rancho Bernardo, CA Ping/ASU Invitational March 30 - April 1 • Tempe, AZ Mountain West Championship April 20-22 • Phoenix, AZ NCAA Regional Championship May 10-12 • TBD NCAA National Championship May 22-25 • Franklin, TN

UNLV All-Everything Therese Koelbaek finished her career as the most decorated women’s player in UNLV history. The Denmark native was a four-time AllMountain West selection, a four-time AllAcademic honoree and a three-time AllAmerican. This spring she’ll begin play on the Symetra Tour (formerly LPGA Futures Tour) as she tries to earn playing privileges on the LPGA Tour. Photo courtesy Theresa Koelbaek

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TaylorMade 2012

Rocketballz Irons

Thin, fast-flexing face and the COR up to the USGA limit promotes high ball speed and long distance. Re-engineered face structure, with Toe-Bar located at the upper-toe area, controls face-flexion to direct shots straightforward for improved accuracy.

Ghost Manta

Similar to its Ghost Spider predecessor, the new Ghost Manta provides the performance benefits of a high-MOI (moment of inertia) putter, but is packaged neatly in a more traditional one-piece neo-mallet shape that is sure to appeal to a wide range of golfers.

RockletBallz

• Soft and fast REACT core formulation • New SPEEDMANTLE for insane velocity and added iron spin for all swings • Thin and soft lothane cover for great feel and added spin around the greens

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RAZR X Black

Callaway RAZR Fit

The first Callaway offer with adjustable weights and a rotating hosel. Made of forged composite that reduces drag 14% compared to the RAZR Hawk. New Speed Frame Face Technology for increased ball speed.

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This new driver features Forged Composite material in the crown and Distance Trajectory Weighting that promotes premium conditions for maximum distance in a high launch, low spinning ball flight. Designed for golfers who want the ultimate in speed and accuracy off the tee, the RAZR X Black Driver also incorporates a Black PVD Finish for a look that’s just flat-out, head-turning cool.


Callaway 2012 Callaway RAZR XF

RAZR XF is Callaway’s most premium Iron set designed with the highest levels of forgiveness and appearance. Featuring a multi-material club construction and all the technology Callaway has to offer. RAZR XF is a new standard for Callaway Iron designs, and is the ideal choice for golfers seeking greater distance and accuracy along with super soft feel and impressive styling.

Callaway HEX Black Tour Balls

Callaway’s first five-piece ball features a dual inner core that allows for lower spin off the driver and more spin greenside. Features new, Callaway proprietary Thermoplastic Urethane Cover that’s super thin and consistent.

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The Speedline Fast 12 LS (Low Spin) driver combines industry leading aerodynamic technology with adjustability. This is Adams Golf's lowest spinning aerodynamic driver ever, and is the only driver in the industry with length adjustability. Better players can optimize this driver by adjusting loft/face attitude, lie angle and length quickly and easily. It can be dialed in to deliver the player's preferred distance, ball flight and performance. 52


Adams Golf 2012

Adams a12OS

Breakthrough Velocity Slot Technology makes the Idea a12OS superior in forgiveness and distance. The perimeter weighting provides unmatched forgiveness. And the ultra-thin face delivers increased ball speeds.

Adams MB2 Irons

The Idea MB2 Irons are specifically designed with better players in mind. This set of tour-proven muscle-back irons features a raw finish that allows for maximum groove volume and better feel. The MB2 Irons feature brass weight plugs in the sole area that lowers the center of gravity (CG) for precise shot shaping and control.

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Cleveland Classic

Looks old school, plays new school. The Cleveland Classic line places emphasis on reduced weight, shaving a reported 30-50 grams off competing drivers. Features 3 options of Miyazaki shafts to fine tune it to your game.


Nike Method Core Drone

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The next generation of Mizuno’s Ti Muscle™ technology promises a 5% larger sweet area and improved forgiveness in a half cavity design. Pure titanium blended with carbon steel in Mizuno’s patented Grain Flow Forging process promises better feel and sound.

Standing over a three-footer is the last place you want to feel doubt. With groove technology in a high-MOI package, Method Core Drone delivers stability and absolute confidence when every putt counts.

Nike VR Pro Cavity

Ping i20

Dense tungsten toe weight provides forgiveness across the face for accurate results as well as a high-launch, low-spin trajectory.

Made for those who aspire to play with the best, with more distance and forgiveness than forged irons. With a focus on better ball flight and game-changing technology, VR Pro Cavity irons invite confidence and aggressiveness on the course. 55


Equipment

Callaway Golf Center 6730 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-897-9500

Everything Callaway! Great selection of drivers, irons and putters as well as extensive apparel line. Factory trained club fitters.

www.callawaygolfcenter.com

Golf Galaxy

8621 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 110 15,000 sq. ft with multiple club lines in-depth. Wide selection of apparel. In-house PGA Pro. Club fitting Las Vegas, NV 89117 & repair. Used clubs. (702) 932-4110 www.golfgalaxy.com

Las Vegas Golf & Tennis Superstore 4711 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-892-9999

TaylorMade line in depth as well as many other club manufacturers. Women’s and kids clubs. Lots of apparel. Taylormade fitting center.

www.lvgolf.com

Las Vegas Golf & Tennis @ The District 4711 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-892-9999

Wide selection of clubs and apparel. Complete club fitting and lots of goodies.

www.lvgolf.com

Nike Golf

inside Mandalay Bay 3930 S. Las Vegas Blvd. 702-632-9368

The best Nike Golf has to offer in equipment, shoes, apparel and accessories all in one location.

Ninety Degree Golf 7280 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89128 702-399-GOLF (4653)

A wide selection of clubs at great prices. General Manager Jim Shaw is one of the best club fitters we’ve found in town. An overall great experience. Best club demos!

www.ninetydegreegolf.com

Paradise Sports

6955 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100 Selection limited to top line. Great selection of Scotty Cameron putters and fair prices on balls Las Vegas, NV 89118 and accessories. 702-256-7949 www.paradisesportswarehouse.com

Vegas Golf, Inc 4860 W. Desert Inn Rd., Suite 2 Las Vegas, NV 89102 (702) 873-8077

Small, old school shop with limited depth, but very knowledgeable staff. Club repair. Used clubs

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100 S. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89145 702-254-4653

An award winning, lighted driving range with mats and turf. Features a par 3, lighted replica course and a natural grass, 9-hole, lighted putting course.

www.angelpark.com

Bear’s Best 11111 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89135 702-605-0649

Two acre practice facility with two practice greens, short game area, three-tiered driving range & Bushnell yardage for precision targets

www.clubcorp.com

Callaway Golf Center 6730 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-897-9500

113 station, two-tiered, lighted driving range. 5 target greens and the option to hit on mats or natural turf. Lighted championship par 3, nine-hole course,

www.callawaygolfcenter.com

Desert Pines Golf Course 3415 East Bonanza Road Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-4400

Two-tiered, CLIMATE CONTROLLED, with 56 hitting stations and an automatic ball delivery system.

www.desertpinesgolfclub.com

Desert Willow Golf Course 3415 East Bonanza Road Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-4400

One of the largest driving ranges in Henderson offers 5 target locations, full chipping and short game targets. Grass tees open Friday through Sunday.

www.desertpinesgolfclub.com

Las Vegas Golf Club (muni) 4300 W. Washington Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89107 702-646-4899

Accessible for players of all ages and skill levels this is a place you can take the kids and feel completely comfortable. Lighted driving range.

www.lasvegasgc.com

Tuscany Golf Course 901 Olivia Parkway Henderson, NV 89011 702-951-1500

Grass and mat hitting areas with five target greens and short game area with sand, chipping and putting greens. All day rate available.

www.tuscanygolfclub.com

Wildhorse Golf Course 2100 Warm Springs Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89014 702-434-9000

Features an expansive natural turf practice range, putting green, chipping and pitching green, along with a sand bunker. Card access to range balls.

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Angel Park


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Vegas Hall of Fame

Art Sellinger

2-Time National Long Drive Champion Owner Long Drivers of America

2011

Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame inductee Art Sellinger can be credited with making long driving a legitimate sport, complete with ESPN coverage, as well as putting the little town of Mesquite on the map. Under the stewardship of Sellinger, the Re/Max Long Drive Championship has secured a place as one of golf ’s most interesting special events, and is responsible for the annual pilgrimage of golf fans from all over the world to tiny Mesquite, Nevada. The 1983 graduate of Chaparral High School moved to Vegas at the age of 5, and grew up playing Muni, Black Mountain & Craig Ranch before moving on to play golf at UNLV. In ‘86 he was working as a hotel night manager when he won his first Long Drive Championship, and his path became clear. He began to promote the sport, and himself, hosting exhibitions all over the world. He picked up another Long Drive Championship in ‘91 before injuries forced him from competition. Undaunted, Sellinger cofounded the Long Drivers of America, and eventually became the sole owner and producer of the Long Drive Championships. Today Sellinger travels the world as a Pied Piper for the sport of Long Driving. He estimates he has logged over 4 1/2 million miles and struck upwards of 2,000,000 balls on his journeys promoting the sport. Sellinger is a charter member of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association, and an ambassador for the game wherever his travels take him. Today, he and his family reside in Texas, but he will always be a son of Nevada, and now a member of the Las Vegas Hall of Fame. 59


One For The Money cont. from page 17 “The greens were perfect”, Monte remembers. The course had been over seeded a few weeks before and the greens were rolling at about ten on the March day he set the record. He was relaxed, and looking forward to playing some golf and having a few beers. They went off as a fivesome (more money for the game), Monte with Kim Dolan, John Sunstram, Mark Brambley and Gary Teel. The birdie on one was followed by eagle on two, the par-5 that ran along Washington before the nines were flipped. A par on the third, and another one on four. From there it was on. A 20 footer that finds the cup and then another one. Finishing the front birdie, par, birdie, birdie, eagle he made the turn at an incredible 28, and in hushed tones the word started to spread on the course. At the turn he re-upped on beer, grabbing a six pack from the clubhouse. His friends suspended their skins game, not wanting to bet against him with a chance at the course record, not to mention they were down nine already. “We had to call it off,” Kim Dolan, 2-time Southern Nevada Amateur Champion and currently head pro at Sienna Golf Course, told the RJ’s Jim Fossum after the round. “When Monte went out with the score he did I had to start rooting for him. I wasn’t about to keep betting against him.” It saved everyone some coin. Money birdied 10 and 11. Then a par at 12, followed by birdie, birdie, eagle. An incredible stretch of 11 holes at -12 , and by then everyone on the course knew that Monte was up to something special. Players began to gather to watch him come home. “When we got going on the backside, people started to hear about what I was doing, so there was about 20 people there at the 18th green. I had about a 4-foot putt and I made it and everybody started coming up and shaking my hand. I was just thinking ‘Let me have a beer.” He’d come home with three pars. “He caught the edge of big tree that used to stick out on 16 or it would have been dead on, and he left one right in the heart on 17 from about 30 foot,” remembers Dolan more than 30 years later.

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28-30 for a 58. 14 under. No 2’s. No chip-ins. He made 3 20-foot putts, but also missed 2 inside five feet. This was not a fluke. This was someone who was intimate with the course and possessed prodigious talent dominating the track. Word spread. Guinness World Records certified the round. And Monte Carlo Money secured his place in golfing history and Vegas lore. “It was unbelievable,” John Sunstrum told the RJ. “He stocked up on beer, so he was feeling no pain coming in. It was just an incredible round. I’ll never see anything like it again.” Added Dolan, “He played as good a game of golf as anyone has ever seen. Everybody said “58?”, Hell, I think he could have shot 55! It’s a shame no one has ever gotten behind him. If he ever had a chance, I think he could make it. He is the best golfer in town, but he gets no support. He just needs some backing to make it big.” The backing Monte needed would never come. He continued to kick around the mini-tours and qualified for the 1984 U.S. Open. There was a remarkable course record 64 at Quail Lake in Riverside, California, but he never got the break he needed to make the big time. You can still find Money at Muni. He’s a regular in the Tuesday morning skins game. The impressive physique of his youth has given way to the paunch of late middle age. A series of heart attacks, the result of a birth defect, have taken their toll and dialysis is now part of his routine. It wears on him, but don’t be fooled. The swing is still there. The smooth turn of a professional golfer is visible to anyone who watches. You can catch him in the skins game but be ready to hand over a few dollars at the end. Money is still money.

The original card was lost to the Guinness World Records. Right: 1984 US Open player’s certificate

Monte Carlo Money Course Records 58 - World Record, Las Vegas Municipal 62 - Las Vegas Golf Club (post remodel) 62 - Airy Pine Golf Club, Denver CO 62 - Craig Road GC, Las Vegas, NV 64 - Welshire Golf Club, Denver, CO 64 - Quail Lake C.C., Riverside, CA 64 - Black Mountain GC, Henderson, NV 64 - Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV 64 - Calvada GC, Pahrump, NV 65 - Winterwood GC, Las Vegas, NV 65 - Lake Havasu GC, Lake Havasu, AZ


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