More than 100 golf courses make Nevada a golfer's dream come true, while the big-name tournaments that tee off from the Silver State's greens make it a golf fan's dream come true as well
By Charlie Johnston
The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational will return to Las Vegas for the third consecutive year, April 4-7, at the acclaimed Shadow Creek Golf Course and is known to attract the likes of Aaron Rogers, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey Jr., Roger Clemens, Drew Brees, Cedric The Entertainer, and, of course, Jordan himself. The event’s Celebrity-Amateur Competition, April 4-5, pairs celebrity golfers with four amateur participants each, and the celebrity tournament takes place April 6-7.
The American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe returns to the lake, July 16-21, for its 24th year. Like Jordan’s invitational, the tournament features top-name athletes, actors, and entertainers.
The Professional Golfers Association of America’s PGA TOUR makes just one stop in Northern Nevada. The Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux takes place July 29 through August 4 and brings some of the biggest names in golf to The Biggest Little City in the World.
The Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open happens October 14-20 at Las Vegas’ TPC Summerlin. The PGA TOUR event benefits the Shriners facilities and includes the Charley Hoffman Foundation Las Vegas Pro Am, MGM Resorts International Championship Pro Am, and four rounds of professional competition.
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Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational
American Century Celebrity Golf Championship
16475 Bordeaux Dr., Reno, NV 89511
Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
4680 Village Center Cir., Las Vegas, NV 89134