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!