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 2020 would consist of Cascata, Reflection Bay & TPC Las Vegas. The US Rotation will play Saturday, Sunday & Monday (plenty of time to get back to families for Thanksgiving) with Cocktail Parties on Friday, Sunday & Monday 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 (Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino), 3 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 19 years, the Vegas Baby Invitational Pro Am has grown from our 1st year of 54 golfers to over 600.
The US Rotation that we have added over the last few years is modified from the Canadian Rotations as we offer a Friday through Tuesday option with Golf on Saturday, Sunday, Monday & option of adding Tuesday. This year the USA Rotation will play Reflection Bay & TPC and the widely acclaimed Cascata.
Vegas Baby has grown into the World’s Biggest Pro Am due to its great value – Amateur Prices Starting as low as $1495 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 calibre of courses that Vegas Baby plays. We dare you to compare, our stable of courses are 10 of the best courses in Vegas.
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 2021, we're staying at Planet Hollywood. 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 Manager of Operations. 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 and opened the course and clubhouse on July 1, 2006. Later that year, Scott came full circle and was introduced as General Manager of the prestigious and private, Victoria Golf Club. 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" from the PGA of BC. Scott was 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.