LAS VEGAS, Nev. (February 14, 2018)–Golf is the name, styling while you play is the game at the historic–but always trending–Las Vegas National Golf Club. Now you can tee it up pretty much any way you want at the layout, which was one of three courses in the rotation when Tiger Woods claimed PGA Tour win Numero Uno at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. Play while riding Fat Tire golf scooters, golf boards or a golf cart or just plain old fashioned walk. Each is fun. Each is cool. Each is worth the try. –By Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider staff.
At most golf courses, there are the two standard forms of transportation: golf carts and walking. But Golf Boards and the recently added Golf Scooters combine to make it a sweet four-of-a-kind at Las Vegas National. The Golf Boards and Golf Scooters each rent for an additional $20 to the cost of a golfer’s round.
“We definitely have a variety of ways for players to enjoy themselves during their round,” said Joe Kelly, director of sales and marketing and a member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. “We have golf carts. We have pull carts if they are looking to get in a little exercise. We have 20 Golf Boards and two Golf Scooters to add a little more fun to their round.”
Golf Boards bring surfing to the earth while the golf scooters bring a little motorcycle-type-action to the round. Using either makes it a breeze and and make even a day of poor ball striking enjoyable.
Las Vegas National, designed by Bert Stamps, is a par-71 layout that opened in 1961. The tree-lined, traditional course transports players back to a simpler time, one where history came alive.
In the beginning, Vegas’ movers and shakers called Las Vegas National home and the Rat Pack were notorious for spending as much time in the clubhouse as on the course where they frequently held court. Plus, Las Vegas National has hosted 20+ LPGA Tour (including a major from 1961-66) and PGA Tour events and winners have included two guys named Palmer and Nicklaus, among others.
“We’re only a half-mile from the Strip and there’s easy access from the freeways,” Kelly said. “We have great conditions, tree-lined fairways and a variety of distances to challenge players. It’s just an all-around great facility to play golf.”
And one final note about the historic portion of Las Vegas National. The Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame display is housed in the clubhouse at Las Vegas National and is free to golfers. From old-time equipment and photos on display to a trip down memory lane with bios of Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame members, visitors can see how the Vegas golf scene has grown–on and off the course.