Don “Mac” McCoy

Biography

Behind the scenes of every golf course are the men and women who make sure the course is in tip-top condition: the superintendent.

Don ‘Mac’ McCoy was the first superintendent to be inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame.

McCoy was the longtime superintendent at Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course.

He also co-designed and built the nine-hole addition that turned the layout into the present 18-hole course.

List of Achievements

  • Became superintendent at Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course in 1952 and retired in 1981.
  • Co-designed the second nine holes at Las Vegas Municipal Golf Course, turning it into an 18-hole layout.
  • Job at Las Vegas Municipal came with a salary and a place to live…the former clubhouse of the original nine holes. The home, now vacant, is located between the 14th and 15th holes.
  • As part of the Las Vegas Centennial celebration, a street near what is now known as Las Vegas Golf Club was named in honor of McCoy.