Dave Johnson


Dave Johnson served as Director of Golf at the Desert Inn from 1976-2000 before moving over to Cascata.

The Desert Inn sponsored him for two years, 1968 and 1969, as he attempted to earn his way onto the PGA Tour.

Was one of the people who helped land coach Dwaine Knight at UNLV.

Johnson was named Merchandiser of the Year nationally by the PGA of America.

List of Achievements

  • Dave Johnson spent 24 years of his golf career as the director of golf at Desert Inn.
  • Was key in landing a prestigious Golf Digest college tournament at Desert Inn which is now being played at Southern Highlands.
  • Attempted to play the PGA Tour with backing from the Desert Inn in 1968 and 1969.
  • Was named the national Merchandiser of the Year by the PGA of America.