The Las Vegas Strip is known world wide as a mecca of resorts and entertainment. Equally impressive, though perhaps not as well-known, is the fact that Las Vegas has also been host to the most famous legends and milestones in the game of golf.
At only twenty-years-old, Tiger Woods won his first professional tournament here, the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational.
Jack Nicklaus has played a lot of golf – but he will never forget that he made the longest putt of his professional career at the Las Vegas Desert Inn Country Club.
And in this desert oasis, more than 100 professional golf tournaments have been played here.
In City of Champions, authors Jack Sheehan and Brian Hurlburt have gathered three decades of golf history in Las Vegas, from its humble beginnings to its present status as a world-class golf destination and tournament host. Filled with interviews, quotes, photos, and stories from on and off the course, City of Champions is a golf lover’s dream read.
This book is a tribute to the tireless efforts of the Las Vegas Founders Club and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, who brought professional golf back to life in the desert, and to those in the Las Vegas community who have volunteered their time and efforts to the game.
Speaking of golf … Brian Hurlburt’s love for the game can also be enjoyed in his recently published, The Las Vegas Country Club: Chronicle of an Icon, one of Las Vegas’ golf landmarks.