The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Holds Amateur Golf Classic

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Golf Tournament for Men, Senior Men and Women to be Held Labor Day Weekend

The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort (The Paiute), an international golf destination composed of three Pete Dye original courses and proud member of the organization that promotes golf in Las Vegas and unites golf resorts known as The Las Vegas Golf Authority, will host its Second Annual Las Vegas Paiute Amateur Golf Classic Sunday, August 31 and Monday, September 1, 2008.

This Las Vegas golf competition will heat up as last year's players return to take on the 2007 winners of the men's gross division, Gary Carpendale; men's net division, Mike Goffiner; women's gross division, Kelly Holister; women's net winner, Jill Herbert; senior's gross division, Ben Herbert; and senior's net division, Mitch Taylor. Not just for the local Las Vegas golfer, the 50 players from the 2007 event ventured in from neighboring states Arizona and California, in addition to as far east as Ohio.

Head Golf Professional, Greg Wickensimer, states why this particular type of tournament caters to the avid golfer and attracts players from all over the United States, "The First Annual Amateur Golf Classic was unique in design because it was a two-day, 36-hole event based solely on individual stroke play. It's not your typical four plus hour shotgun scramble. This tournament tests the individual golfer in that it's just you against the course." He goes on to note that "based on 2007's high response, we expect the 2008 tournament to potentially double in size."

As 2007's first place champion in the men's gross division, Gary Carpendale, said "I look forward to playing again next year - first class courses and a first class event!"

This year's two-day amateur tournament will start on Sunday, August 31st and the finals will be on Monday, September 1st with the awards ceremony to follow immediately after play. The structure will be double Las Vegas golf tee times from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on both days. Snow Mountain is the chosen 2008 course, which is the first of the trio, recognized with 4½ Stars by Golf Digest, known for its seven distinct water features, and hailed as having the best Par 3s on the property.

The 2008 tournament will again offer three flights each with both gross and net divisions: men, ages 18-49; women, ages 18 and over; and senior men, ages 50 and over. USGA handicaps are required. Twenty-five percent of the field will receive prizes.

The entry fees are $125 per person for the general public and $100 per person for Paiute Advantage Club Card (PACC) members and include greens fees, carts, and lunch on both days of play, Sunday and Monday. Practice rounds will be available on Saturday, August 30th, after 2:00 p.m. for $30 per person. Golfers wishing to participate must download and complete the sign-up and credit card authorization form at All entries will be accepted on a first come first serve basis for the first 96 paid participants and must be received by August 23.

About The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort
Founded by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort offers three 18-hole championship golf courses, facilities and catering for corporate events, wedding ceremonies and receptions, a full menu restaurant and bar in the clubhouse, outdoor terrace and dining, and smoking/cigar lounge. Recipient of the World Golf Hall of Fame (WGHOF) 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 2008 inductee into the WGHOF, Pete Dye, is the creative force behind the design of Snow Mountain, Sun Mountain, and WOLF, currently the longest course in Nevada. Host to many national tournaments and signature events, The Paiute is the recipient of numerous nationally recognized awards, including 4½ Stars from Golf Digest on each course, one of the "Best 27 Courses in the West" by PGA Pros of The PGA Magazine, "Best State by State" Public Access Rankings from GolfWeek Magazine, and "Best Playing Conditions in Southern Nevada" by the readers of For additional information, please visit

About Las Vegas Golf Authority:
The Las Vegas Golf Authority was formed in 2002 to promote Las Vegas as a golf destination and is comprised of golf courses and golf resorts throughout the Las Vegas area. The group partnered with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to promote golf through marketing campaigns. The campaigns were successful and the group seized the opportunity to form its own entity to offer a "best rate guarantee" through its own website to resort guests visiting Las Vegas. Las Vegas Golf Authority is the expert in Las Vegas golfing. For more information about the Las Vegas Golf Authority please visit


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