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REPORT: Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas has officially closed



The rumors that began in April about Wynn Golf Club closing, with the last rounds to be played on December 17, have been officially confirmed. According to a report from, the ritzy Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas has closed for good.

The Wynn golf course sat in the backyard of Steve Wynn’s Wynn Las Vegas hotel, resort and casino, and it catered more to high-rollers than your average golfer with course rates ranging from $350 to $500. It opened 12 years ago, and as recounts, it began as a rival for luxury resorts such as Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes. Going forward, the golf course will reportedly be turned into hotel additions, convention spaces, and a “Paradise Park,” including white sand beaches, zip lines, boat rides and more.

It’s the end of an era for golf in Sin City.

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  1. ron

    Dec 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    logical decision… to build and upkeep a golf course in dry and hot Vegas is… not smart. pathetic…

  2. Grande

    Dec 24, 2017 at 4:09 am

    What bummer, it was expensive but it’s a shame. I miss the old Desert Inn Golf Course. A big part of Las Vegas history. It’s a shame it’s come to this.

  3. Tom54

    Dec 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    $350-$500 a pop for green fees? I’m surprised it lasted 12 years. I was out there several times and was gonna play that course if I won big on the tables but you know how that goes ????????????

  4. D

    Dec 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    What a detailed article… not

  5. Rob

    Dec 22, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Pretty ordinary course to be honest… especially for the huge green fee.. won’t be missed.

  6. Roger

    Dec 22, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Darn…. and I was all set to play Wynn on my next trip to Vegas … oh well

  7. FG

    Dec 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Um, Shadow Creek anyone?

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Bob Parsons explains why PXG Gen2 irons cost $400, but are “probably worth $1000”



As part of the launch of its new 0311 Gen2 irons, Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) offered me time to interview the man himself, Bob Parsons, who’s the founder and CEO of PXG. Parsons founded in 1997, among other companies throughout his professional career, and depending on how much you trust Forbes’ Net Worth estimates, he’s worth $3 billion.

So why did he start a golf equipment company, and what makes PXG so different? In my interview with Parsons (who’s quite the character, as you’ll find out), we discuss those questions and much more.

I encourage you to watch the entire interview (obviously), but for your viewing convenience, here are the topics we covered and the timestamps from the 12-minute interview above. Enjoy!

  • Scottsdale National Golf Club upgrades and new Gen2 irons (0:37)
  • What made you start a golf company? (1:25)
  • Spending $350,000 a year on golf clubs (2:24)
  • Recruiting Mike Nicolette and breaking the mold of product releases (2:48)
  • Were you nervous it took three years to upgrade the irons? (3:45)
  • New COR2 technology and its benefits (4:33)
  • Did you set out to disrupt the industry? (5:30)
  • PXG’s growth in size and Tour presence (5:55)
  • What’s your favorite country to play golf in? (6:41)
  • What’s your relationship with the military? (6:55)
  • What’s in your bag? (8:55)
  • What’s your relationship with GolfWRX? (9:45)
  • Why are these irons $50 more expensive? (10:09)
  • When can we expect new metalwoods and Gen3 irons? (11:18)
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Kelly Tilghman leaving Golf Channel after 22 years



Kelly Tilghman is stepping away from Golf Channel after a 22-year run at the network. The Myrtle Beach native has been a less visible presence on air in recent years.

The first woman to serve as play-by-play announcer for a PGA Tour event, Tilghman announced Wednesday that this will be her last week at Golf Channel.

Tilghman began working at the network in 1996 in the tape library, starting just a year after Golf Channel’s inception. Her departure leaves Mike Ritz and Rich Lerner as the only remaining on-air talents from the channel’s early years.

Golf Channel released this statement.

Tilghman told Golfweek’s Forecaddie she’s not done with television just yet.

“This process was very peaceful for me…I can’t imagine a scenario where I would never be on television again.”

In a farewell letter published on Golf Channel’s website, Tilghman wrote about the decision to step away at Bay Hill.

“It’s the perfect spot for so many obvious reasons. Arnold’s family will be there. My Golf Channel and NBC family will be there. I know you will too, like you always have. I’ll forever cherish the memories we’ve built together.”

You can read her full letter here, which includes the Arnold Palmer anecdote below.

“Enter Arnold Palmer. I’ll never forget that day in the early years when he paid our tiny newsroom a surprise visit. It was an honor to be in his presence. One could only imagine how I felt when he put his hand on my shoulder and whispered, “I hope you believe in this place as much as I do.”

“Yes, Arnold, I did.”

See what GolfWRX members are saying about Tilghman’s departure in the forums.


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Wednesday’s Photos from the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational



GolfWRX is live from Bay Hill Club & Lodge (par 72; 7,419 yards) in Orlando, Florida for the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational. The tournament, in the namesake of the late Arnold Palmer, has been played at Bay Hill aka “Arnie’s Place” since 1979. Tiger Woods, who’s in the field this week, has won eight of those events — the last time Woods played in the event was in 2013, where he picked up his eighth victory at Bay Hill.


Joining Woods in the field this week are notables Justin Rose, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, honorary co-host Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, and Hideki Matsuyama, who’s back from being sidelined with wrist problems.

Last year, Marc Leishman shot a final-round 69 to beat out Kevin Kisner and Charley Hoffman by one stroke to capture the tournament title.

Check out our photos from this week at Bay Hill below!

Wednesday’s Photos

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