Ruth Maxwell (Gross) and Vickie Myers (Net) picked up victories at the 2021 Nevada State Women’s Senior Championship held Oct. 29-30, 2021, at Boulder Creek Golf Course. Several others earned age division titles in the prestigious event. –by Bill Bowman, … Read More
Nevada State Women’s Senior Amateur
Besides top level competition and camaraderie, another prestigious course is added to the list as host site for the top amateur event in Nevada for senior women.
The 2022 rendition is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Dayton Valley Country Club.
In 2021, the overall champions were Ruth Maxwell (gross) form Northern Nevada and Vickie Myers from Southern Nevada. Click now for the official 2021 Nevada State Women’s Senior Amateur story and other flight winners.
Boulder Creek, which is a host to top amateur, high school, junior, college and professional events was the host for 2021. The course will also host NCAA events in the coming years.
“I am very proud of the golf course at Boulder Creek and it was our vision to create a golfing experience for the municipal golfer that would emulate traits found at the exclusive clubs in Las Vegas,” Mark Rathert, course architect, said. “The course design took advantage of the natural sandy terrain and was accentuated with lakes, streams and waterfalls to provide an oasis feel on many holes. The design promotes long-term sustainably for maintenance requirements, while also offering quality conditions at an affordable price per round.
“The design concept for Boulder Creek embraces each nine having three environments that include desert, arroyos and water hole oasis. That keeps the holes from becoming monotonous. With that said, my favorite holes are those that offer choices from the tee such as #2, #7 and #9 on Desert Hawk and #4, #7, and #9 on Coyote Run. One feature incorporated into my green designs was taking advantage of the site scale where putts often look uphill or downhill, but are actually much less severe than they look or feel. The good player has to keep in mind the site slopes toward the dry lake far off in the distance and has a great influence on what is level or not.”
About the Senior Amateur
Annually, emotions run high at the Nevada State Women’s Golf Association Women’s Senior Amateur each year because winning the prestigious event is a major goal for the top players in Nevada. Ronda Henderson, who also qualified for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open earlier in the year, won the 2019 rendition and a few tears were she because the title had eluded her for many years. There have been several other worthy champions over the years.
Golf course management also relish the opportunity to host the tournament. In 2019, Highland Falls head professional Jim Neighbors spoke for other professionals who have had the honor of hosting the top women’s senior players in Nevada..
“It’s really cool to host such a prestigious event and our staff is ready and the course is ready and we will have terrific conditions for every level of player,” Neighbors said. “Hosting a tournament like this shows the respect our course has–winning the Best of Las Vegas four of the last five years–and we are now among the more recognizable courses in the state. We take a lot of pride in our conditions and it will be great to see the top players competing out here.”
No matter where or when, the State Senior Amateur brings out the best in everyone.
2021 Video Report
Recent State Senior Amateur News
Carson City, Nev.–Christy Atencio (Gross) and Laarni Gaurano (Net) claimed overall championships at the 2020 Nevada State Women’s Senior Am held Sept. 22-23, 2020, at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City. –by Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider staff. … Read More
Several quality champions were determined at the Nevada State Women’s Golf Association Senior State Amateur at Highland Falls Golf Club. Check out the video report. Click now for the complete Senior State Am recap story.