Key Golf has played a major role in the revitalization of the historical Las Vegas National Golf course. In 2010, the management of the Las Vegas National Golf Course had been seeking new ways to improve playing conditions and gain consumer confidence to sell more rounds while minimizing the impact of this on their budget. Key Golf Management was contracted for Outsource Maintenance Services and have since given The Las Vegas National a facelift, making it one of the top 20 courses in Southern Nevada today.
The Las Vegas National had been facing a number of challenges such as having a 50+ year old course, tighter budgets, stiff competition from newly built mega resort courses, tighter area water restrictions, lower tourism, and an economy that was on still on the rebound. In response to these challenges, the management staff of The Las Vegas National decided to outsource the maintenance services for the golf course with Key Golf Management, who also had in-house construction abilities.
The principals and staff of Key Golf Management take a “hands on” approach to identifying the issues and developing solutions for each of the courses they maintain.
The challenges that The Las Vegas National faced were carefully evaluated and a comprehensive management plan was developed and executed. The plan included a new agronomy program, new employee practices, procedures, and policies.
Another Key part of the program was instilling Key Golf’s culture within the maintenance crews. A big part of this culture is to make sure that employees take pride in their work and are trained properly which reflects in their quality of work.
Key Golf was also able to improve the look and playing conditions of the golf course tremendously! Key Golf’s agronomy program has no doubt ably been one of the largest contributors to the overall success of the program. Key Golf also made several improvements to existing course features and also constructed several new features by utilizing it’s in-house construction teams.
This approach allowed the general manager to stay in complete control of his course while having more accountability from the maintenance crews. This also allowed him to focus more on the areas that generate revenue for the course.
Today the Las Vegas National Golf Course is considered to be one of the Top 20 golf courses in Southern Nevada. The new features and “looks” and better playing conditions have translated into returning players again and again.
The Owners of the course have not only seen an increase in rounds being sold, but have also enjoyed the cost savings to their budget as well as the many positive customer reviews!
The patrons of The Las Vegas National are experiencing some of the best playing conditions that this course has ever offered. The course is always green, the fairways are clean and clear and the greens are superb!
"Las Vegas National is a 50-year old course that needed a lot of work. Key Golf has drastically improved the course conditions and our guests are regularly commenting how much better the course is, which is generating repeat business. With Key Golf here we were able to do all the construction and renovation projects in-house at cost.”
“Key Golf has enabled me to improve the condition of Rio Secco and Cascata for less expense than we were spending before and they understand the “Business of Golf”. They are willing to adjust their maintenance schedules to let me capitalize on peak time periods.”
“Key Golf was brought to the Loon Golf Course to do an overall assessment of our maintenance operations and provide suggestions on improvements to the course. Their expertise is a large part of why our 2010 business is up more than 30% over last year. ”
“Key Golf and their construction staff were hired by Bridge Partners Group to construct Rainmaker Golf Club. Their attention to construction detail has carried over to the maintenance of the golf course. “I know that the playing conditions of the course will always meet the expectations of our members and guests.”
” Our students have the unique opportunity to play and practice on some of the most well maintained golf courses in the country. Key Golf maintains many of the facilities our students receive access to; providing exposure to the best practices of golf course maintenance. It is clear from Key Golf’s participation on our National Advisory Board and seminar instruction our students will leave UNLV with a greater appreciation for golf course maintenance. ”
"Key Golf does a great job of keeping my golf school at Rio Secco in the condition appropriate for my students, both amateurs attending my golf schools and the world class professionals I work with."
"Key Golf has proven to be a tremendous asset since starting with Siena Golf Club as our agronomy experts. I have seen them transform Siena’s golf conditions in a very short period of time.
They have a wealth of knowledge in agronomy and a keen eye for details. The detail work they have performed really shows. I have received numerous comments from our regulars at Siena on how happy they are with our golf course conditions.
Key Golf and their managers are very flexible with our golf management staff when it comes to last minute things and special requests.
We couldn’t be happier so far with Key Golf."
"Key golf management came into our operation at a crucial time when the course and greens were in dire need of repair. In a few short months they were able to turn it into the premier golf course it was intended to be. We are excited to see the improvements they are capable of in the years to come."
I have had the opportunity to work with Key Golf on many different projects over the course of my career. We recently had a situation at our golf club where we required immediate assistance and a change in leadership in order to put our golf courses onto the correct path. Key Golf was able to quickly come in and access our situation, implement new scheduling of our golf course programming, and help us to devise a course of action for future growth. The improvement seen was swift and we had many comments from our members and guests on how quickly our conditions were able to improve. In addition to these accomplishments, Key Golf was also able to help us identify a well qualified candidate for our Golf Course Superintendent position that has proven to be a great hire.
I highly recommend Key Golf Managements outstanding Golf Maintenance services both professionally and personally.