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Desert Flower

Jeff Williams
From the Print Edition:
Rudy Giuliani, Nov/Dec 01

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The Venetian maintains a close relationship with the Walters Group golf courses in the area, including the new Bali Hai course. For the players with six-figure credit lines, the Venetian arranges three-day golf trips to Pebble Beach or clubs in the Los Angeles area. "Golf is something you need to round out your product offering," says Parrish. "You may lose customers if you can't offer them something special with golf."

Golf is a big hook in Las Vegas, helping hotels get their slice of the pie. But if you expect a freebie at Shadow Creek, or Park Place Entertainment's new Cascata, or a three-day golf trip to Pebble Beach, a high five-figure credit line might get you something, but six figures is pretty much a lock.

Seven figures? "Would you like the course emptied, sir?

Jeff Williams covers golf for Newsday.


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