Craig Barlow Joins Reflection Bay Golf Club
PGA Tour Veteran Craig Barlow Joins Reflection Bay Golf Club
Junior and amateur golfers have the opportunity to learn the art of the game firsthand from former professional golfer Craig Barlow, who recently joined Reflection Bay Golf Club as its director of instruction.
Barlow, who has competed in eight major tournaments including the British Open, will spend the next chapter of his life providing insight and instruction to the future generation of golfers.
Eric Dutt, golf operations manager at Reflection Bay, says Barlow will provide instruction ranging from individual lessons to golf schools and group clinics at the Falls Practice Facility.
“Because of the knowledge [Craig] acquired throughout his career, he can help golfers from the basic standpoint all the way to what it takes for a tour player to be successful,” says Dutt. “His knowledge has come from watching and playing with the best players in the world, not from reading a book.”
Craig Barlow is no stranger to Reflection Bay and has been an avid player on the course.
“I’m biased, but it’s the best course in Las Vegas,” says Barlow. “Golf in Las Vegas is actually a pretty popular destination: A lot of tour players are moving to Las Vegas. There’s a big tax
advantage to being here. We don’t have state tax here. We probably have between 20 and 30 tour players that have an affiliation in Las Vegas.”
Barlow says he has big plans for Reflection Bay Golf Club, including bringing a junior golf academy to Lake Las Vegas.
“There are no junior golf academies on the West Coast,” says Barlow. “This is home to me. When I was on tour I represented Lake Las Vegas, so it’s ironic that my playing career is over, and I am teaching at Lake Las Vegas. It’s a perfect world.”