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Southern Nevada Championships/SNGA Championship Series – The SNGA administers the Clark County Amateur, Southern Nevada Amateur, Las Vegas City Amateur and SNGA Championship for scratch, net, senior and super senior golfers. Participants MUST be members of either the SNGA or NNGA. The championship series is a schedule of competitive 2 Day events that we run through the calendar year. Also called Mids, you are the opportunity to play such courses as Cascata, Mountain Falls, and Primm Valley.
SNGA Tour – The SNGA Tour is a series of flighted 18-hole gross & net stroke play competitions for golfers of all skill levels. This series is open to both Members and Non-Members, with members paying lower entry fees.
USGA Qualifiers – The SNGA regularly conducts local and sectional qualifying events for USGA administered national championships including the US Open, US Amateur, US Mid-Amateur, US Senior Amateur and US Junior Amateur.
Nevada State Championships – The SNGA share responsibility with the Northern Nevada Golf Association to administer the Nevada State Golf Association and its championships which include the Nevada State Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Net Amateur, Senior Amateur and Match Play Championship as well as the Oliver Cup and Cobb-Whalen Cup team competitions. Participants MUST be members of either the SNGA or NNGA.
SNGA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
The best amateur golfers in Southern Nevada—and other nearby areas—play in the Southern Nevada Golf Association Championship Series presented by Las Vegas Golf and Tennis and TaylorMade Golf Experience. This is the highest level of amateur golf available in the Southern Nevada Golf Region, and the Series has a deep history. If you want to test your skills against the best players in the city, this is the golf tournament series for you.
PGA TOUR players such as Edward Fryatt, Craig Barlow and Robert Gamez are past participants in the SNGA Championship Series. Each was named SNGA Player of the Year prior to hitting PGA TOUR stardom. Many other of the best players in the history of this area have also played in the Championship Series.
The Championship Series is also the place where up and coming college players hone their skills while away from their college teams. It’s not uncommon to see a final paring made up of UNLV Rebel golfers competing against the best in Southern Nevada and bragging rights within their own team. In addition, lifelong amateurs—such as Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame member Brady Exber, a multi-time SNGA Player of the Year—participate in Championship Series more than holding their own against the young guns.
The Championship Series features mostly two-day tournaments and the tournaments are played at a variety of different courses. A full crew of SNGA and United States Golf Associations rules officials oversee the rules of play and the professional staff of the SNGA create a high-level atmosphere for all players. Click now for the full schedule which also includes some mid-amateur level tournaments.
Championship Series players earn points for the Player of the Year honors in addition to SNGA teams that represent Southern Nevada in prestigious amateur events both in Nevada and across the country.
The Championship Series is presented by the two locations of Las Vegas Golf and Tennis and the TaylorMade Golf Experience. Las Vegas Golf and Tennis is locally owned and operated and their experts have been serving Las Vegas golf for 40 years. The Dean Martin locations is minutes from the Las Vegas Strip and in the heart of the city while the Boca Park store is located in the golf-rich Summerlin area in northwest Las Vegas.
The TaylorMade Golf Experience is the #1 Golf Destination in Las Vegas and features 9 light holes, a 113-stall lighted, two tier premier practice range, a major retail area, short game practice areas, and a staff that features master club fitting professionals. All major brands are sold at TaylorMade Golf Experience.
SNGA TOUR – Fun, Competition, Great Courses, and Great Value
The best and most diverse amateur golf tour in Southern Nevada is the SNGA Tour is a group of events that have been specifically created for avid golfers who want a more casual tournament atmosphere than the grind of our Championship Tour. The SNGA Tour is perfect for players looking for fun and camaraderie but want something on the line to get the competitive juices flowing.
Our SNGA Tour events are open to all golfers, even non-members and every level of handicap, and are played at the top golf courses throughout Southern Nevada. Participating in SNGA Tour events will also earn points for golfers who are seeking Player of the Year honors plus each event offers gift certificates.
A year-long schedule is available and golfers may play in as many—or as few—tournaments as they wish. The SNGA Tour culminates with the annual playing of the SNGA Tour Championship at a prestigious Vegas golf course.
Variety is also the spice of life on the SNGA Tour. There are Individual, Partner, 9 Hole and Skill Challenges in the form of a one-day contests and there is a format for every golfer. All events are flighted based on the handicap indexes of the players and typically include 2- to 3-flights depending on the overall size of the field. All events are open to both Men and Women. In fact, a team in the Partner Events can consist of two men, two women, or one of each!
NEVADA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Nevada State Golf Association (jointly operated by the Southern and Northern Nevada Golf Associations) conducts state championships including the Nevada State Amateur, Mid-Amateur, and Senior Amateur. Match play championships include the Nevada State Scratch Match Play and the Net Amateur. It also administers the bi-annual Cobb-Whalen Cup and Oliver Cup Team Matches. To compete in a Nevada State Championship, a golfer must be a member of either the NNGA or SNGA.
Nevada State championships include the Nevada State Amateur, Nevada State Scratch Match Play, Nevada State Mid-Amateur, Nevada State Senior Amateur, Nevada State Net Amateur, Cobb-Whalen Cup and Oliver Cup. A competitor must be 25 or older to compete in the Mid-Amateur and 50 years of age or older to compete in the Senior Amateur.
Only members of the Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA) or Northern Nevada Golf Association (NNGA) can register for Nevada State Championships.
If you obtain your USGA Handicap Index at a course or club in Nevada, AND your Handicap Index is computed by GHIN — then you are a member of either the SNGA or NNGA.
Only Men may play in Nevada State championships. Comparable championships for Women are administered by the NSWGA (Nevada State Women’s Golf Association. Click Here for more information about the NSWNGA.
Yes. Juniors must 13 years of age or older.
It depends on the Championship. Competitors in the Nevada State Amateur and Nevada State Scratch Match Play are selected both off the points lists, past results as well as from qualifiers. The SNGA typically holds qualifiers for the Nevada State Amateur at the Southern Nevada Amateur and for the Nevada State Scratch Match Play at a designated Medalist Tour event (an additional entry fee applies for those that are interested in either qualifier). The Nevada State Mid-Amateur and Net Amateur are currently on a first-come, first served basis. Cobb-Whalen and Oliver Cup Team members are selected from the applicable points lists from their respective associations.
In addition to bragging rights, NSGA championships award trophies to winners. All players also are awarded points toward player of the year honors in their respective divisions in their respective regional golf association. All prizes conform to the rules of Amateur Status.
USGA Rules apply to all Nevada State Championships, but there are policies that are specific to the NSGA. Click here for the NSGA Tournament Binder.
Registration is handled by the respective association administering that year’s championship. If the championship is held in the SNGA region, registration is online at www.snga.org. If the championship is held in the NNGA region, registration is at www.nnga.org.
Your card will be charged when your entry is approved, typically following the closing date for entries. Once events have filled, players will be placed on a waiting list in the order your entry was received. If a space in the field opens, the player that is moved from the waiting list into the field will be charged at that time. If a space does not open, players on the waiting list not be charged and any checks or cash sent or received at the SNGA Office will be returned to the player. Players can view see the current list of approved players (as well as the order of those on the waiting list) by clicking the “participant” link to the right of each event.