The PGA and its golfers are a wonderful lot.
For those of us familiar with the golf scene in Las Vegas, it’s a tremendous challenge to operate courses these days. Play is down, and attracting golfers to a facility is tough.
Every year, the PGA Fashion and Demo Experience comes to Las Vegas. PGA and industry professionals meetmet for three days — Aug. 15-17 — about golf education, instructional workshops from experts and networking opportunities.
Old has become new again with a recently renovated Las Vegas course. In summer 2012, a devastating storm pounded east Las Vegas and destroyed dozens of homes and businesses. One of those businesses was Desert Rose Golf Course
Connecting to Topgolf’s corporate headquarters press department to arrange a story at its new flagship location in Las Vegas, 4627 Koval Lane, was tougher than I thought it would be. So I headed down the corner of Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane to check it out under cover. Getting there was extremely easy. Topgolf is behind the MGM Grand with the entrance off Koval Lane.
North Star Golf Course in Fairbanks, Ala., at 64 degrees and 89 minutes is the northernmost USGA-sanctioned golf course in North America.
I was very interested when I heard Golf Summerlin had hired a consultant to give the three golf courses — Palm Valley, Highland Falls and Eagle Crest — a comprehensive review of Sun City’s three golf operations.
What exactly is an executive golf course? To find the answer, I turned to Donny Long, director of golf at Golf Summerlin, for his definition of an executive golf course.
Right up front, I want you to know that I lean conservative. But at times, you have to be one-off. Take a chance. Explore new venues. Get out of Dodge, so to speak.
Why do golfers have fun playing the game? Is it just the fact of being on a golf course?
Let’s get the essentials out of the way. The day of golf started at 8 a.m.
We all know what oxymorons are, and we probably have had some good chuckles over them. You know: jumbo shrimp, job security, business ethics, cafeteria food, government assistance, and my favorite, living dead.
Fifteen years ago, I moved to Las Vegas for a job transfer. Two weeks in, my new boss said, “Let’s go play golf. I have a favorite course.” That was my introduction to Desert Pines Golf Club.
It’s always a good thing when you enter a golf show and hear drivers smacking balls into the nets with an occasional “Oh, yeah!” accompanying.
Alright, parents: Listen up. You may be thinking of introducing your son or daughter to the game of golf, but how to do it?