Joe Kelly

Founding Father of the SNJGA


Joe Kelly’s golf career in Las Vegas has covered more than 45 years.

He’s overseen operations at some of Las Vegas’ top courses like Desert Inn Country Club, Las Vegas Country Club, Desert Pines, Sunrise Country Club, Stallion Mountain, Royal Links, Bali Hai, Sun City Summerlin’s three courses and Las Vegas National.

Kelly is a Founding Father of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association and sits on a number of area golf boards including the First Tee of Southern Nevada.

He is also one of the longest-tenured members of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame committee and is a former President of the LV Golf Hall of Fame.

List of Achievements

  • More than 45 years of service at a variety of Vegas-area golf courses.
  • Founding Father of Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association.
  • Member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame committee including a stint as President.
  • Las Vegas Chapter Golf Professional of the year in 1983, 1989, 2009.
  • Oversees the Billy Walters golf scholarship program for area high school students.
  • Dedicates time to Valley-wide golf events in his free time.