Irwin Molasky

Biography

When people talk about building the golf world up in Las Vegas, the name Irwin Molasky comes up often.

Molasky developed the Winterwood and Stardust Country Club courses as well as the communities that surround them.

He also brought the Las Vegas Country Club into prominence.
Molasky was influential in bringing the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions to Vegas starting in 1953 and helped land the LPGA Championship, which was held in Vegas from 1961 to 1966.

Off the course, Molasky was a founder of the UNLV Foundation which has raised millions of dollars for the university.
Molasky passed away in 2020.

List of Achievements

  • Molasky was responsible for the city’s first private hospital, the 688-bed Sunrise Hospital Surgical Center and Medical Center.
  • He also designed and developed the state’s first—and largest—enclosed shopping mall, the 1,350,000-square-foot Boulevard Mall.
  • Molasky was a member of the Founders Club and a supporter of the UNLV golf team.
  • He also brought many of the nationally known ‘big-box’ retailers to Nevada, luring the likes of Best Buy, Borders Books and Barnes & Noble to Vegas.