Las Vegas’ Walters Golf to Add Exclusive Events, Entertainment and Endless Excitement to Inaugural Golf Digest Think Young Play Hard Invitational

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First-ever tournament from April 16 through April 19, 2015 to feature competition at Bali Hai and Royal Links Golf Clubs, private parties on the famed Las Vegas Strip at The Mirage and Pole Position Raceway, celebrity appearances, exclusive giveaways and players-only perks.

Don't Miss the First-Ever Golf Digest Think Young Play Hard Invitational from April 16 - April 19, 2015.

The opportunity to hang with well-known DJs and world-famous celebrities and attend private, premium open bar parties does not typically present itself at your average golf tournament.

Walters Golf invites avid players and the young at heart to experience the first-ever Golf Digest Think Young Play Hard Invitational from April 16 through April 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The inaugural tournament will feature two competitive rounds at Walters Golf’s Bali Hai and Royal Links Golf Clubs, a four day/three night stay at The Mirage, exclusive parties and events at notable venues on the Strip, and numerous perks reserved only for players.

Consistently rated among Las Vegas’ best courses, both Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club will serve as the backdrop for the two-person best ball tournament play. At Royal Links Golf Club, players can expect a challenging layout that is unmistakably reminiscent of the British Open rotation’s most legendary holes. And, a far cry from the British flair of Royal Links, Bali Hai Golf Club offers a South Pacific-inspired landscape that makes for low scores when played wisely. As players contend for the maiden trophy on Friday and Saturday, they’ll also be treated to pre- and post-round game-improvement clinics, tour-level equipment fitting and long-drive exhibitions from fellow title sponsor Callaway Golf.

While golf may be the focus of the event, players are also encouraged to indulge their youthful, spirited side off the course at The Mirage. The weekend exudes Las Vegas-style vibes with private parties at The Mirage's most daring venues, including its Bare Pool Lounge and world-famous Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. “We’re essentially condensing the ultimate Las Vegas experience into one weekend,” said Josh Hill, Vice President of Marketing at Walters Golf. “The opportunity to hang with well-known DJs and world-famous celebrities and attend private, premium open bar parties does not typically present itself at your average golf tournament. And by typically, I mean never.”

Partying aside, there are perks for the thrill-seeking type, too. Las Vegas’ Pole Position Raceway is set to close its doors for a special evening reserved exclusively for Think Young Play Hard Invitational guests, featuring a playoff-style competition on go-karts equipped to reach speeds of 45 MPH. "Pole Position Raceway is proud to be a part of this fast and furious weekend," said Brad Mark, COO at Pole Position Raceway. "We heard the best "drivers" were coming to Vegas so now we want to see if that "driving" skill will be displayed at some of the finest golf courses in the world along with the fastest go-kart track in America." The Mirage’s expansive casino will swap its usual table-gaming felts for those that are TYPHI-branded during the weekend, which also includes a players-only casino night after the first day of competition. Adventure lovers will relish the overhead excitement provided by Maverick Helicopters, as well as the opportunity to win one of 15 cameras from event sponsor GoPro.

With R&B vocal group Boyz II Men rumored to tee it up, the 144-person event is expected to sell out well before its April 16, 2015 debut – and currently only has 30 spots still available. The $1,499 per person price includes an exclusive 30% discount on all on-site shows at The Mirage in addition to numerous other tournament and event partner offerings. For reservations and further information, visit GolfDigestInvitational.com.    

About Walters Golf:

Walters Golf, a division of The Walters Group, has become one of the fastest-growing and most widely respected golf companies in the country. From its first venture into the private country club market in 1995 to today’s ownership and operation of top-quality, daily fee golf courses, Walters Golf continues their commitment to quality and profitability while offering customers excellent value.

Led by businessman and avid golfer Bill Walters, Walters Golf is known in the national golf industry for developing first-class golf facilities. According to Executive Golfer, Walters is “Nevada’s leading golf entrepreneur” who “recognized the need for visitor and corporate friendly golf facilities and packages, and seized on the opportunity, investing millions in [two] magnificent properties.”

In Las Vegas, the company owns and operates Royal Links Golf Club and Bali Hai Golf Club in addition to Las Vegas Golf Getaways, Las Vegas Preferred Tee Times and Cili Restaurant & Bar. For additional information, visit http://www.waltersgolf.com, follow on Twitter and Instagram @WaltersGolf and interact on Facebook at facebook.com/WaltersGolf.

About Pole Position Raceway:

Pole Position Raceway was created in September 2005 in Corona, California. The growth and expanding popularity of indoor karting, combined with first-class operations, have made Pole Position Raceway one of the fastest growing companies in the sport. Pole Position Raceway has 14 locations nationwide. Visit http://www.PolePositionRaceway.com for more information.

About Bare Pool Lounge:

Las Vegas’ original European-style adult-only pool lounge Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage Hotel & Casino is an intimate 14,000-square-foot daytime haven. Bare is Las Vegas’ premiere destination for upscale relaxation, offering its VIP guests palm tree-enclosed seclusion, six VIP cabanas, eight daybeds and two luxury VIP dipping pools.

Entertainment offerings at Bare range from live performances to weekly parties for locals as well as LGBT-specific events. Past performances and celebrity guests have included Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Marissa Miller, Tiesto, Tommy Lee, Slash, Nicole Scherzinger and Courtney Love, among others.

Bare Pool Lounge is located at The Mirage Hotel & Casino at 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For reservations, please call (702) 588-5656 or visit http://www.barepoollv.com. Keep up with the latest Bare Pool Lounge news via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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