Las Vegas National Golf Course is a Resort, 18 hole golf course located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Las Vegas National Golf Course first opened for play in 1961. The course was designed by Bert Stamps.
Las Vegas National Golf Course plays to a par-71 and maximum distance of 6,815 yards. The course rating is 72.1 with a slope rating of 130.
Las Vegas National Golf Course has a long history in the Las Vegas Valley. Just after completion in 1961, The National, then called the Stardust Country Club, hosted its first professional golf event, the LPGA Championship. From that date forward history was made. The layout, designed by Bert Stamps, is traditional in design and even today is a challenge for the best of players. The National has become a landmark over the last 50 years. It was host to the movie "Casino", starring Robert DeNiro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci. Current Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman also had a cameo role. The house used in the movie sits off to the left of the #1 Tee Box between the #1 and #18 fairways.
Through the years The National has had several different owners and names. Initially, the course was named the "Stardust Country Club", was owned by the Stardust Hotel and Casino, and opened for play in October, 1961. In 1969, the Del Webb Corporation acquired the club and renamed it the "Sahara-Nevada Country Club", which it remained until 1982, when it was purchased by American Golf Corporation. The name was then changed to the "Sahara Country Club." In 1994 a partnership was formed between American Golf and the Las Vegas Hilton and the course was again renamed the "Las Vegas Hilton Country Club". In 1998 the name changed once more to the current Las Vegas National Golf Club. In 2008 the club was sold by American Golf to a partnership, and the management of the course was awarded to Harrah's Golf Management Group.
Over the years, The National has seen many professional tournaments beginning with the LPGA in 1961. The last LPGA Tournament was played in 1966. The PGA tour also hosted events beginning in 1967 with the Tournament of Champions. From 1969 through 1976, the Tournament continued forward as the Sahara Invitational. After an absence of PGA or LPGA events until 1993, the National became part of the rotation for the Las Vegas Invitational. This included both the Desert Inn and Las Vegas Country Clubs. 1996 was the last year that National was part of the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament, as the Tournament Players Clubs (TPC-Summerlin, TPC-Las Vegas) became the main venues. The tournament winners of both the LPGA and PGA events reads like a who's who of professional golf. Mickey Wright and Sandra Haynie were among the LPGA winners. For the PGA, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Lanny Wadkins, Al Geiberger, Davis Love III, and Jim Furyk have all hoisted the winner's trophy. Tiger Woods won the event in 1996, for his very first win on the PGA Tour. The highest score he shot for the tournament was at the National where he posted a 70. On the other courses he broke 70 in each round. The Course record of 63 was initially set by Arnold Palmer in 1967 during the Tournament of Champions. The record held for 24 years until it was broken in 1991 when Tom Kite shot 62. David Graham also shares this course record.
The course, with its mature landscaping and proximity to the Las Vegas Strip, make it a truly unique and historic site.
$31 (cart included), played on Sunday, January 2014 at noon
Lots of sand, trees, and long par 3s
$61 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2012 at 10am
This is an older course in an area that's gotten kinda grungy, but overal liked the layout and ambiance of the track. The clubhouse displays some of the history of the course and tournments they have hosted, which I thought was interesting. The layout is not the most challenging, but there are enough holes that require some thought in club selection and shot management. The overall condition of the couse was pretty good, and the staff was very friendly. Overall, not the best course you'll play in Vegas, but for what I paid, it was worth the trip and would play again.
$66 (cart included), played on Friday, April 2010 at 2pm
Enjoyable round of golf at a good price. Friendly staff with a good pace of play. I play here whenever I'm in town.
$76 (cart included), played on Friday, January 2009 at 10am
If you are expecting to see a course that looks like the website photos...think again. Once used in the Las Vegas PGA Tour tournament rotation, the course is now very old. The greens and fairways were in terrible shape and the areas off the fairways were unmaintained. The $79 price was the best I could find, most other courses being $100-$200+ during what is high season, but still not worth it. The staff was very friendly. Next time in Vegas I'll gamble on another venue.
$101 (cart included), played on Friday, November 2008 at 8am
My first experience with courses in this area. I have no comparison course with which to judge the value or condition. I enjoyed the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff - they did everything they could to give us a pleasurable experience. I wasn't thrilled with the price, but hey, it *is* Las Vegas. It was a beautiful cool November day and the group of players were graduating classmates from Maui (1966). It was a fun time, and I took some video ... in spite of the price and coaxing to play a little faster, we did have a memorable time that was very enjoyable. I would drive about an hour to go play it again ... especially, imagining the history of the place and envisioning the Rat Pack playing there and carrying on during their rounds...
$46 (cart included), played on Sunday, September 2007 at 6am
Las Vegas National Golf Course is a very enjoyable course - a traditional CC Layout in a town full of desert courses. Like an old stripper, the course is not quite what she once was but still with the qualities that made her a star once upon a time. DHB
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