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Vegas Happens Here

No place in existence can match the extraordinary and diverse history oozing from within the  clubhouse walls, neighborhood homes, tennis courts, tee boxes, fairways, and greens of The Las Vegas Country Club. Is that an exaggeration? Not a chance.

PHOTO: From before Day One of the club opening in 1967, entertainment superstar Dean Martin and his friends played the club on a daily basis. First head professional Arthur Nightingale said he should have called them, "the Awesome Sixsome."
The Club became the home-away-from-home for Las Vegas’ kingmakers, developers, bankers, mobsters, doctors, lawyers, and seemingly every other notable Las Vegan who has made an indelible impact on the city—and sometimes the world--over the last five decades. When taken as a whole, the men and women of The Las Vegas Country Club, more so than any other private club, helped shape not only a dazzling future of a country club, but the future of a burgeoning city that was well on its way to making an international impact.

Established in 1967, our Club began as the Las Vegas International Golf and Tennis Club and was founded by former Boston Celtics owner Marvin Kratter. In those early days, Dean Martin played the course on a daily basis establishing the Club as a place to be and be seen.
 
 
PHOTO: There's only one Club in the world that can lay claim to hosting the first million-dollar purse in PGA TOUR history. You guessed it, the Las Vegas Country Club when it hosted the 1983 Las Vegas Panasonic Pro-Celebrity Classic, won by the legendary Fuzzy Zoeller.

In 1970, the members bought the place led by legendary Las Vegas figures Merv Adelson, Moe Dalitz, Irwin Molasky and Allard Roen. It was then the Club became the social hub of Las Vegas and part of the fabric of the community.
 
 
PHOTO: Lorena Ochoa, one of the greatest LPGA Tour players in history, won the 2006 Takefuji Classic that was played at Las Vegas Country Club.
In 2017, the membership sold to the Samick Music Company and an exciting new era dawned with renovations and new excitement all over the entire property and membership.

The constant has been the quality and prestige of the Club, anchored by the playing of 19 PGA Tour and LPGA Tour tournaments—including the first million-dollar purse in PGA Tour history in 1983—with such champions as Greg Norman, Paul Azinger, Davis Love III, Lorena Ochoa and Cristie Kerr.
 
 
PHOTO: Tennis has always been huge at the Club, and Andre Agassi played our courts hundreds of times as a youngster and still to the present. Also, Jimmy Connors was a frequent guest here.
Another constant was the importance of the Club to overall Las Vegas. In the pages of the coffee table book, The Las Vegas Country Club: Chronicle of an Icon, dozens and dozens of stories about major business deals, huge wagers, tour tournaments and much more is chronicled and details how the Club played a main role in Las Vegas’ evolution.

“This is the story of Las Vegas as told from the fairways and tennis courts,” said longtime member Michael Saltman.
 

The Tradition Continues …


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Jennifer Dodd, PGA

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Membership Director

Our official coffee table book, The Las Vegas Country Club: Chronicle of an Icon, is available for purchase in the Pro Shop.