Las Vegas National Golf Club

Las Vegas National Golf Club

Las Vegas National Golf Club
1911 E. Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702 734-1796
Minutes from the Strip: 10 Minutes

Las Vegas National has history spilling out of its pores, with many famous names, elite golfers, numerous celebrities, and professional athletes all walking the grounds at one time or another. The golf course has been host to history almost from its beginnings in 1961. Las Vegas National has been host to numerous professional golf events, several large events, been host to movies and celebrities, undergone several name changes, and still stands strong and proud today.

Since its opening, Las Vegas National Golf Club has been host to many professional golf events, starting with its first LPGA event in 1961. The Tournament of Champions began play at the course in 1967, one of the more well known Las Vegas tournaments and considered by many to be some of the “glory years” of professional golf in the area. The tournament continued through 1976, later known as the Sahara Invitational. The golf course later was host to the Las Vegas Invitational for a few years starting in 1993 after several lean years for the PGA and LPGA in Vegas.

During the 1960s, the Rat Pack played at Las Vegas National frequently with Dean Martin and Peter Lawford being known as the best of the bunch. Locals have numerous stories of late night matches at the course under the glow of the driving range lights.

The course has gone through several name changes and ownership groups over the years, from the original “Stardust Country Club” to the “Sahara Country Club, to the current Las Vegas National Golf Club, with a few others in between. Tournament winners at Las Vegas National have been among golf’s royalty, with names such as Mickey Wright and Sandra Haynie on the LPGA side, to Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, Al Gieberger, Davis Love III, and Jim Furyk on the PGA side. In addition, Tiger Woods won his first event on the PGA Tour at Las Vegas National in 1996.

The course record was originally held by Arnold Palmer, a score of 63, set at the 1967 Tournament of Champions. Later that record was broken by Tom Kite and is now shared by David Graham with a score of 62.

Las Vegas National Golf Club has all of the amenities that you may need in addition to the rich history surrounding you. The pro shop offers all of the top brands and has all of the apparel and equipment you will need for an enjoyable round. Also featured is the “National Golf Academy” which offers individual and group lessons along with digital video analysis from a PGA professional.

The National Bar and Grill is available for breakfast and lunch and has daily specials. Also available is the Champions Room, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, for weddings, special events, or private parties with expansive views of the golf course and large veranda.

Open: Year around

Fairways: Bermuda, overseeded with Rye Grass

Greens: Bermuda, overseeded with Rye Grass

Driving Range: Yes

Rental Clubs Available: Yes

Carts Included with Greens Fee

Pro on Site: Yes

Area of Las Vegas:
East of Las Vegas Boulevard, on Desert Inn Road, between Maryland Parkway and Eastern Avenue.

Distance from the Las Vegas Strip:
about 2 to 3 miles.

Quick Facts

Date Opened: October 1961

Course Designer: Bert Stamps

Course Description:
18 Holes
Par 71

Course Yardage:
Back Tees – 6,815 Yards
Middle Tees – 6,418 Yards
Forward Tees – 5,741 Yards

Course Rating and Slope:
Back Tees – 72.1/130
Middle Tees – 70.2/121
Forward Tees – 72.9/127

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