Las Vegas Golf Club, affectionately dubbed “Muni” by longtime Vegas golfers, is set to host the 2022 Nevada State Amateur July 7-9. The top amateurs from Northern and Southern Nevada will test a lengthened, par 70 layout over the three days.
The course regularly plays to a par 72, but two par 5’s will play as par 4 holes while some of the par 4 holes will use adjusted tee boxes to add length.
This includes the par 4, 10th hole, which will play as the first hole during the event.A back tee estimated at 60 yards behind the regular back tee is set to be in the rotation. It will be an added challenge for the dogleg left par 4 that normally plays 426 yards from the tips.
Some scratched their heads when it was announced that the course would be the host of the state’s most prestigious amateur event, but multiple SNGA player of the year and former PGA Tour was the inspiration for the Southern Nevada Golf Association to make the decision.
“I am just really excited about this championship, but I have to give credit where credit is due,” says Tim Brand, SNGA director of competitions and rules. “The very first person who approached me about the possibility of playing a State Amateur at Las Vegas Golf Club was Ed Fryatt a few years ago. Before that, the course was not necessarily on my radar as a potential state amateur venue. But Ed convinced me. He talked about the history and how inclusive it could be. He also said that there are different ways to get a course that may not be as long as a typical state amateur venue to play difficult and reward players who are playing the best.
“Now, after conducting four Las Vegas City Amateur events there, I couldn’t agree more. I believe that with the help of the golf course and fine tuning the course setup, we will make this an extremely fun but also tough test for these players. And I fully believe that the course will be set up so that after 54 holes of competition, the best player over those three days will be our next State Amateur champion.”
The defending champion is Josh Goldstein, from Southern Nevada.
Click to the official SNGA website for the complete Nevada Amateur story and more comments from Brand and course general manager Ryan Humphreys, of Arcis Golf.