A “spectacular” temporary sports stadium will be built one block off of the Las Vegas Strip to stage the largest putting tournament in history.
Major Series of Putting (MSOP) plans to construct a Populous-designed temporary venue at 110 E. Harmon Avenue, adjacent to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
The venue is anticipated to feature amenities such as state-of-the-art live leaderboards, grandstand seating, club house, restaurant and sports bar and more.
The biggest putting tournament in history, the 2017 MSOP Championships are scheduled to start March 10, 2017 in Las Vegas. The event will offer a wide variety of putting tournaments including singles and team events in stroke play and match play formats with exclusive events for women, amateurs and professional golfers.
Jeff Keas, senior principal at Populous, said:
Our vision is to design a sports venue where spectators will have clear views of all 18 holes from every seat in the house. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that is welcoming to professional and amateur golfers alike.
With millions in prize money, participants will compete for their share of the purse on a 20,000-square-foot, 18-hole par-36 putting course created by Nicklaus Design.
David Savic, design associate at Nicklaus Design, said:
Designing the official 18-hole putting course for MSOP presented unique challenges and opportunities for Nicklaus Design. This is the first artificial 18-hole course we have designed strictly for putting.
The course will feature surfaces from Southwest Greens’ exclusive Golden Bear line of turf, which is available only to those installing Nicklaus Design greens.
Kevin Holinaty, president of Southwest Greens Construction, said:
Installing our PRO System on the MSOP stadium course will provide the participants world-class performance that our customers have become accustomed to expect.
We are proud to be a part of such an ambitious undertaking. Working alongside Nicklaus Design allows us to build a unique design concept within a stadium setting – something definitely not seen before.
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