WHAT IS VEGAS BABY ALL ABOUT?
WORLD'S BIGGEST PRO AM WITH
GREAT GOLF AND EVEN BETTER FUN!
Welcome to the Vegas Baby Invitational Golf Tournament. 2023 will be the 22nd annual trip to the Desert and the World’s Biggest Pro Am. The base cost is $1550usd for our main event in late November, which includes 4 nights of accommodation at Paris Hotel, 3 Rounds of exceptional golf at Nevada’s best golf courses, bus transfers, 2 cocktail parties, a tee gift, taxes and prize pot. Cocktail parties are not long in duration as we know there are a lot of fun things to do in Vegas! October's event uses the same format and is $1675usd.
This year we will have 3 different options with a March (2024) Spring Shootout Pro Am, Vegas Baby Oktoberfest Pro Am & the Main Event Vegas Baby Invitational Pro Am.
For the last 20+ years, the Vegas Baby Invitational Pro Am has grown from our 1st year of 54 golfers to over 650. It has grown into the World’s Biggest Pro Am due to its great value – Amateur prices starting as low as $1550usd 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. 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 pay cheque! 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 have their index and their age add up to more than 80 choose to play from more forward tees (with reduced index).
In 2023, we Stay at Paris Las Vegas. It's in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip and helps to kick start the fun après 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 Las Vegas has to offer at night. Come join us for our 22nd year at one of our 3 events in 2023 at 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 Victoria Golf Club as a teenager working in the Clubhouse and Backshop, where he joined the PGA of Canada in 1992. In 1998 he ventured to the Okanagan and worked at GolfBC's Gallagher's Canyon. He managing the Golf Shop and Inventory and created a Golf Academy. In 2003, GolfBC transferred Scott to Arbutus Ridge as their General Manager. There he created the GBC Academy now used at 7 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/Chief Operating Officer of the prestigious and private, Victoria Golf Club serving in that capacity for 16 years. In 2022, Scott ventured out on his own starting a Golf Industry specific recruiting company 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 was voted as "Facility of the Year" a number of times from the PGA of BC. He 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. He was also the recipient of the inaugural Cec Ferguson Executive of the Year award with the PGA of BC and Fore Seasons award from NGCOA/PGA of BC.