For the second year in a row, the editors for "Golf Digest" have given Laughlin's Emerald River Golf Course a three-star rating and labeled it "one of the 100 must-play courses in the western United States." With no lounge on the premise, a three-star rating is the highest the course can achieve. A bonus for the golf course is a picture of the 178-yard, par-3, 13th hole actually appeared in the magazine.
In addition, a competitor magazine, "Maximum Golf," recently listed the Emerald River as "one of the 100 best courses in the United States."
The Emerald River for the most part winds along the shore of the Colorado River. It features multiple sand traps on every hole, with the added difficulty of water obstacles making drives even more hazardous on several of them. The course is affiliated with the American Golf Corporation, a 275-member, national organization. The Emerald River is a public course which opened in 1989 and operates daily.
Felix Cavalere's Rascals will perform in the air-conditioned indoor Pavilion Theater at the Ramada Express, Aug. 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. Cavalere is the soulful, singer, songwriter, founder and leader of the Rascals, a 60s group that had four number one hits, six top 20 singles, and six top 20 albums. Some of their hits are "Good Lovin'," "Girl Like You," "A Beautiful Morning," and "People Got To Be Free." Tickets are $15.
The Flamingo Laughlin is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and giving away $34,000 in cash. Daily drawings are held at 7 p.m. at the Center Stage Experience in the middle of the casino floor. Three names are drawn from the drum and winners receive either: 10 one dollar bills and dinner for two in one of the resort's restaurants; 10 ten dollar bills ($100); or 10 one hundred dollar bills ($1,000).
Winners must be present to claim their prizes. If the winner isn't present, the cash prizes carry over to the next night's drawing.
Entry into the drawings can be obtained through play at various games and purchases throughout the casino. Complete details are available at the Magic Booth on the main casino floor or at the Center Stage Experience.
In addition to the drawings, the Flamingo is celebrating its anniversary through a variety of other bonuses and specials with a number "10" theme. Ten plays a factor in the race and spots book and on the following games: blackjack, craps, keno and video poker. Other anniversary bonuses include a 10 percent discount on all Flamingo brand merchandise in the Gift Shop and a 10 percent discount on dinner checks at the Alta Villa or Beef Barron restaurants.
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