WHAT IS VEGAS BABY ALL ABOUT?
WORLD'S BIGGEST PRO AM WITH
GREAT GOLF AND EVEN BETTER FUN!
Teams consist of a Club Professional and 4 Amateurs. Our group focuses on FUN while playing the best golf courses available in Las Vegas. Your rotation for 2023 would consist of Cascata, Spanish Trail & Reflection Bay Due to the F1 races in Las Vegas in 2023, we were forced to move off our usual dates. To try to accomodate, we actually have three options for you. One is the Spring Shootout Pro Am in March (2024), Octoberfest Vegas Baby Pro Am in late Oct and the Main Event Pro Am following Thanksgiving with a Sunday arrival and golf Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. You will participate with the Canadian rotations in 2023 with bigger Cocktail Parties on Sunday and Wednesday Nights. Cocktail parties are not long in duration as we know there are a lot of fun things to do in Vegas!
Entry includes 3 Tournament Rounds, 4 Nights of accommodation (Paris), 2 Cocktail Parties, Prize Pot (money spread out evenly in 25% per day and 25% for 3 Day Total), Tee Gift, Bus Transfers to and from the golf clubs and all the little things to make for a fun event.
For the last 20+ years, the Vegas Baby Invitational Pro Am has grown from our 1st year of 54 golfers to over 650.
Vegas Baby has grown into the World’s Biggest Pro Am due to its great value – Amateur Prices Starting as low as $1550 (unlike everything else, this is the same price for the 3rd straight year) for 3 Tournament Rounds, 4 nights accommodation, Prize Pot, Tee Gift, Bus Transfers, Cocktail Parties, Caddie Fees, taxes and much more. Most comparable trips are $1000+ more and do not play near the caliber of courses that Vegas Baby plays. Although value priced, it is a premium run event. We dare you to compare, our stable of courses are 10 of the best courses in Vegas. October event is $1675usd & March 2024 is $1850usd (due to the higher cost for rooming and golf)
The Vegas Baby Pro Am is based on fun as we spread out the prize pots daily. We also pay deep so that no one loses any sleep over the putt you didn’t make. You will get a little something for your effort if your team plays well, but it’s more about the recognition than the paycheck! We play our own ball but team formats that mostly count 2 out of the 5 balls on each hole with the exception of daily twists. There is a Pro pot but again paid deep and not really what the event is all about. Pros have a max bogey rule (to encourage birdie attempts) and we have our world famous “Old Man Rule” where we allow players who are over 60 years old and their index and their age add up to more than 80 choose to play from more forward tees (with reduced index).
In 2023, we're staying at Paris. It's in the heart of Strip and helps you kick start the fun apres golf.
Although many of the teams are men, we have mixed and many women teams (they usually sound like they are having the most fun) and always encourage more women to join in the fun!
Finally, we do have a Social component to Vegas Baby but unlike many Pro Am’s with formal dinners, we choose to have Cocktail Parties to allow you to enjoy all that Vegas has to offer at night. Come join us this year, in the World’s Biggest (and Best) Pro Am!
Scott Kolb - PGA Owner
Scott grew up at a golf club. In his golf career, he has worked in about every aspect of the golf business. His career began at the Victoria Golf Club as a teenager working in the Clubhouse and Back Shop where he joined the PGA of Canada in 1992. In 1998, he ventured to the Okanagan and worked at GolfBC's Gallagher's Canyon managing the Golf Shop and inventory and creating a brand new Golf Academy. In 2003, GolfBC transferred Scott to Arbutus Ridge as their General Manager. There he created the GBC Academy now used at 6 different GolfBC facilities with more than 20 different instructors. In 2006, he went back to his roots and became the Head Professional of Intrawest's Raven at Lora Bay. Later that year, Scott came full circle and was introduced as General Manager/COO of the prestigious and private, Victoria Golf Club where he served in that capacity for 16 years. In 2022, Scott ventured out on his own by starting a Golf Industry Recruitment business Fresh Golf Solutions.
For more than 25 years, Scott has been responsible for overseeing all departments of the Golf Operations, hosted and executed National and Provincial Tournaments including the very successful, 600+ participant, Vegas Baby Invitational. Victoria Golf Club has been voted as "Facility of the Year" a number of times from the PGA of BC. Scott was also recognized as "Merchandiser of the Year" by the PGA of Canada ." In 2017, his course was named by Canadian Society of Club Managers as the 2017 Club of the Year and personally winner of the NGCOA - PGA of BC Fore Seasons award.