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Event of the Year - Lake Las Vegas Classic

Don’t Miss the Party of the Year!

The Audi Henderson Lake Las Vegas Classic in October

Story by Heidi Chackel


Save the date and mark your calendars for the finest golf and culinary event and party of the year: the Audi Henderson Lake Las Vegas Classic on Oct. 26, 27, and 28, 2017 at Reflection Bay Golf Club. This inaugural event is founded and operated by Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine.

The Audi Henderson Lake Las Vegas Classic is all about giving back to the community. The non-profit event will donate 100 percent of its net funds raised to local charities in Las Vegas and Henderson, including Keep Memory Alive and the Southern Nevada Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The event kicks off Thursday night at Topgolf Las Vegas on the famed Las Vegas Strip. All registered golfers and their guests, in addition to sponsors, are invited to a VIP kick off party beginning at 5:30 p.m. Once golfers check in and receive their gift bags, there are some free sessions at Topgolf to enjoy as well as take in complimentary appetizers and beverages as we kick off the weekend’s festivities.

For the Friday golf event, put a foursome together to challenge up to 60 other teams in the morning or afternoon shotgun, or enter as an individual and get paired up with some new friends. The round of golf at Reflection Bay Golf Club—an award winning Jack Nicklaus course—starts off right with a continental breakfast for morning golfers and a barbecue lunch between rounds for all golfers. Event format is a shamble with gross and net scoring, closest to the pin and long drive competitions, a skins game, and various contests on tee boxes with prizes awarded. To register, visit

And for those of you who decide to enjoy golf, don’t miss the VIP party at Topgolf Las Vegas Thursday night October 26. Kick off the weekend with appetizers and beverages while enjoying one of 12 Topgolf hitting bays that we will have reserved.

Since this is a two-part event with a golf tournament and a culinary feast, you do not have to play golf on Friday in order to attend the culinary feast on Saturday night. Those enjoying golf on Friday will be joined by over 1,500 other guests at The Feast on Saturday evening, also at Reflection Bay Golf Club. Starting at 5 p.m., guests will enter a culinary and beverage paradise. Your one-time ticket price allows you to sample a variety of amazing food prepared by chefs from up to 17 of the valley’s finest restaurants. It won’t take long to understand why the event is called The Feast. The servings are small plates, which means you can go back as many times as you wish. As you sample, be sure and note your favorites and visit those establishments later. In addition to the chefs, The Feast features over 10 wineries, multiple bars, and a beer garden with the finest brews on tap thanks to Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. The all-inclusive tickets will start with the early bird price of $100 per person through September and can be purchased at

Participating restaurants include the following:

  • LAVO
  • TAO
  • Capital Grille
  • Roy’s
  • Zenshin
  • Carnevino
  • DJT Restaurant
  • Shake Shack
  • Texas de Brazil
  • Beauty & Essex
  • Reflection Bay
  • Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant
  • Hash Hash A Go Go
  • Oscar’s
  • Reflection Bay



The night is about having a great time, celebrating culinary greatness, and partying with your friends and family. Throughout the dinner you will enjoy Cirque type acts as they perform throughout the dinner and LED acts into the evening. Later in the evening get ready to move as Grammy Award winning artist Lonnie Chapin and his band Precious Byrd present the evening’s entertainment. Their sets include all your favorite classic dance hits, old standards, current hits, covers, and originals—something for every age group and music taste, all played to entertain, satisfy, and lure you to the dance floor.



The evening is guaranteed to be one of exhilarating fun, but fun with a purpose. The Audi Henderson Lake Las Vegas Classic donates 100 percent of its net funds to local charities, so every dollar raised stays in the local community. Up to three charities will be selected as beneficiaries from this year’s event. Currently the following have been selected:

Keep Memory Alive

A full 100 percent of donations to Keep Memory Alive support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which provides care to patients with memory and movement disorders. In Las Vegas, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health treats patients with Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Southern Nevada

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families. They are the voice for all blood cancer patients, working to ensure access to treatments.



An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the help and support of the community. Many individuals and businesses have come forward as sponsors in order to make the Lake Las Vega Classic happen, offering financial support, planning aid, and hands-on assistance.

Audi Henderson has taken the lead as title sponsor; it also is part of the Findlay Automotive Group, which has been serving the Las Vegas valley for over 50 years and earned the prestigious Magna Society Elite award for five consecutive years from 2009 through 2014. The dealership’s attention to their customers and brand is unparalleled and they are happy to continue to give back to the community through their involvement in this amazing event.

Las Vegas Golf & Leisure Magazine, first published in 2012, has become one of the regions' leading lifestyle magazines, showcasing Las Vegas golf, local restaurants, wineries, recreational opportunities, home fashion trends, individuals who make a difference, medical advances, and more. Owners Ryan and Heidi Chackel want to give back to the community they feature and promote, and the Lake Las Vegas Classic is a way to achieve that goal 

Since 1995, Chip-N-Dale’s Landscaping has strived for excellence in residential outdoor spaces throughout Las Vegas and Henderson, continuing to expand their portfolio and their experience. While lawns and hedges are a given in landscaping options, Chip-N-Dale’s Landscaping also offers a variety of outdoor living and entertainment amenities such as masonry, water and fire features, dramatic low-voltage lighting elements, and outdoor culinary spaces. “To be involved in this event is a way for us to continue serving our community and the resources it provides to all of us,” says owner Greg Struhl.

As part of their ongoing commitment to Give Gratitude, Trump International Hotel Las Vegas and Trump International Realty Las Vegas are pleased to participate in The Lake Las Vegas Classic. Giving back is a vital part of the organizational culture, and is demonstrated in continual activities such as donating to and participating in events to assist the MS Foundation and supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via the Eric Trump Foundation. Locally, the company also provides and delivers holiday dinners for families in need, as well as St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, a local home and resource for abused and at-risk children, young adults, and families. Adding to those efforts, the Trump Team is happy to be a part of this event, and excited for this opportunity to give back to the community.

Led by Las Vegas natives, Blue Heron Design Build is proud to sponsor this inaugural Las Vegas event. Founded in 2004, Blue Heron is a design/build firm specializing in custom homes and boutique communities in Southern Nevada. It is a leader in implementing energy efficient technology and ultimate green building methods in all its homes. Co-owner and founder Tyler Jones is looking forward to giving back to the community that his family has called home for generations. “We are happy that the Lake Las Vegas Classic is supporting local children’s charities this year,” says Jones. “We’re honored to be involved with this unique Las Vegas event.”

Tens of thousands of people from all over the world visit Henderson annually. Its close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip and McCarran International Airport make it an appealing location for both leisure and business travelers. Many guests, however, choose the destination because it offers the best of both worlds: luxury resorts, upscale dining, shopping, and amenities combined with the small town hospitality residents and guests have come to expect and enjoy. “We are excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Lake Las Vegas Classic,” says Barbra Coffee, Director of Economic Development & Tourism for the City of Henderson. “The golf tournament is a chance for us to showcase the destination to an audience that may not be familiar with Nevada’s second-largest city.”

Las Vegas has treated us to one of the most amazing four-story golf facilities in the world. Sitting on eight acres just behind MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Topgolf Las Vegas is an exceptional entertainment venue boasting 108 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools, cabanas, a concert venue, VIP suites, five bars, special event spaces, a comfort food-inspired menu with creative beverage offerings, a Callaway Fitting Studio, a Topgolf retail shop, and more. Spanning four levels and 105,000 square feet, the Topgolf flagship location in Las Vegas stands as the biggest Topgolf venue to date.

As a presenting sponsor, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is supporting the event and sharing their knowledge of spirits and wine. The company feels it is their corporate social responsibility to give to charities and volunteering with outreach programs, promoting responsible consumption, and maintaining sustainable environmental practices. Come join us as they fulfill this goal and serve amazing beverages at The Feast.

Beasley Broadcast Group has joined as a presenting sponsor and is doing wonders in spreading the word about this inaugural event. With five radio stations covering talk, classic hits, rhythmic ac, hot adult contemporary, and country they truly hit the whole market. All station are live and local in the Las Vegas area, and strive to give back to the community through fundraising, awareness campaigns, and other charitable contributions that support the common good.

Smart Solutions designs, develops, and markets business websites in the U.S. Living and working in Bend, Oregon, they started in 1996. They have published over a thousand websites and web applications for hundreds of companies in a variety of industries. “We are proud to be part of the Lake Las Vegas Classic in 2017,” says Director of Client Services Doug Simmons. “This event provides us with an incredible opportunity to contribute to children’s charities through a weekend of golf and culinary cuisine.”

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the Las Vegas/Henderson area, The Robert Little Group of Remax Advantage’s solid reputation of integrity and customer satisfaction is the place to go, as they have helped hundreds of families buy or sell their home. They are one of the top real estate teams in Southern Nevada, specializing in golf course and luxury communities, new construction, and re-sales. “When we were approached to participate in the 2017 Audi Lake Las Vegas Classic, we jumped at the opportunity for a great event that helps raise money for children's charities here in Southern Nevada,” says Robert Little regarding his involvement in the event as the Wine & Spirits Sponsor. 

As one of the Las Vegas Valley’s premiere boutique investment firms, Select Wealth Advisers is dedicated to offering the highest standard in wealth management and has joined the event as the Golf Cart Sponsor. “We are proud to be part of the inaugural Lake Las Vegas Classic and we look forward to the new relationships that are formed from such a great event,” says President and Co-Founder Mitchell Horst.  

Put Oct. 27 and 28 on your calendar and check out the event website for details, The site includes pictures of the Ghost Tree Invitational in Oregon, allowing a hint at what’s in store for Las Vegas. Afterward, get ready to party.


Event Schedule

On Saturday October 28, at Reflection Bay Golf Club, The Feast begins

5 p.m. Gates Open & Silent Auction/Dinner Service Begins

6:30 p.m. Golf Awards and Announcements

7 p.m. Precious Byrd Starts

8:30 p.m. Silent Auction Ends 

9 p.m. Pickup for Auction Items Begins

9:30 p.m. Alcohol Service Ends

10:30 p.m. Event Ends (Approximate)


Lake Las Vegas Classic

Held at Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas

Thursday October 26, 2017 – VIP Launch Party at Topgolf Las Vegas

Friday October 27, 2017— Golf Tournament

Saturday October 28, 2017—The Culinary Feast


For golf registration and dinner tickets visit:

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