2013 Collegiate Masters Held at Private Vegas Golf Club

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Each year the Collegiate Masters, a three-day golf tournament, is held at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. This year, the championships were held at this acclaimed private Vegas golf club from March 7th through March 10th.

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Las Vegans owe it to themselves to check it out. Past players in the event include PGA Tour stars, Rickie Fowler, Ricky Barnes, and Patrick Cantley.

Each year the Collegiate Masters, a three-day golf tournament, is held at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. This year, the championships were held at this acclaimed private Vegas golf club from March 7th through March 10th. The coaches and players agree that the atmosphere of the course is extremely fitting for the games that take place.

Despite getting hit with some heavy rains resulting in a game delay on Friday, it was a memorable event for all participants – particularly for University of California at Berkeley, whose team took home their eighth title of the season that Sunday. All five of their players finished in the top eleven. There was a four-way playoff for the individual title, and all four players – Michael Kim of Cal, James Erkenbeck of New Mexico, Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, and Cory Whitsett of Alabama – are considered victors.

Local Las Vegas PGA Professional John Sanders attended the event commenting that "Weather conditions were tough on Friday as Las Vegas got rain on and off all day, forcing the event's first weather delay in 12 years. The tournament is fantastic. Many college coaches shared with me that it is the best event in College Golf. The 66-shot by Patrick Rodgers of Stanford was a great round."

Sanders recommended the event to locals saying, "Las Vegans owe it to themselves to check it out. Past players in the event include PGA Tour stars, Rickie Fowler, Ricky Barnes, and Patrick Cantley."

It's events and private clubs like these that make Las Vegas golf courses so well-known and well-loved to golfers, both professional and amateur, all around the world. Private clubs like Southern Highlands are difficult for athletes to get on, but there are many other equally gorgeous private clubs in the area, such as the DragonRidge Country Club, Anthem Country Club, and TPC Summerlin, which have tee times available through booking services like BK's Golf Services.

The Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters is a weekend-long event held every march in Las Vegas and is sponsored by the Athletic Association. Southern Highlands Golf Club was designed by the late Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and his son, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. It is one of only four designs in the world on which the father-son combination collaborated.

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