Las Vegas World Amateur set to be held in February

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Updated: December 30, 2021

When the Las Vegas World Amateur started in 2010, the South Nevada Golf Association had the dream of an amateur event to match others in places like Mesquite, Central Oregon, and even Myrtle Beach. Fast forward to the 2022 event and, under new leadership, the event is moving in the right direction and hopes to soon return to its glory days.

The COVID-19 pandemic, obviously, had an effect on the Las Vegas World Amateur. Despite not having to cancel during 2020 or 2021, international travel bans and a fear of travel cut down on the number of players. So far, that trend seems to be reversing for 2022.

“We’ve done a lot of work to make sure the tournament is safe for players,” said Tournament Director John Tipping. “That, combined with the changes we’ve made in prizes and format, has made the event successful despite the pandemic.”

With Las Vegas as the backdrop, the Las Vegas World Amateur has the advantage of access to a collection of world-class golf courses. The 2022 event will find players competing at the Red Rock Country Club, Arroyo Golf Club, and Sienna Golf Course. Players – flighted in divisions – will play three individual net rounds to determine winners.

In addition to the golf, entrants will also receive $200 in tee prizes, meals during rounds two and three, and the chance to win daily prizes.

The upcoming event – scheduled for February 21-23, 2022 – is now open for registration. Amateur golfers with an official GHIN handicap are invited to play. Details and online registration are available at www.vegasworldam.com.