Golf in Las Vegas has a rich heritage. Currently, there are more than 60 golf courses in the greater Las Vegas area which are designed by some of the biggest names in golf including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and others. Most of these Las Vegas golf courses are resort style and open for public play. Click now
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In addition, Las Vegas is now the home of nearly two dozen touring professionals on the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour, and Nationwide Tour including Nick Watney, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Na, Dean Wilson, Natalie Gulbis, and many others. And several tour professionals grew up in Las Vegas including 2008 inductee Tommy Armour III and 2002 inductee Robert Gamez, in addition to Craig Barlow, Stephanie Louden, Scott Piercy, and others. Las Vegas is currently the site of an official PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and many events on the Champions Tour and LPGA Tour have been played here.
The inaugural PGA Tour's Tournament of Champions was played in Las Vegas in 1953, and Tiger Woods captured the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, good for his first PGA Tour win. In addition, the Las Vegas area is home to several high-end, made-for-television events including the Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge, the World Series of Golf, and the Re-Max World Long Drive Championship. And the UNLV men’s and women’s golf teams are now annually ranked in the top 25. The 1998 men’s team captured the NCAA title, and currently there are several former UNLV golfers playing on the PGA Tour including Adam Scott, former Ryder Cup members Chad Campbell and Chris Riley, 2004 NCAA Champion Ryan Moore, and PGA Tour winner Charley Hoffman.