The 2015 Las Vegas Flagship Management Blue & Gray Golf Classic
will be held on Thursday, March 12, at the Desert Pines Golf Club
. The USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation invites alumni, parents and friends of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to join us in Vegas for, arguably, the best Kings Point reunion in the country.
The event, which saw a record 128 golfers in 2014 along with another 20 guests and volunteers in attendance, is becoming one of the most anticipated Kings Point events throughout the year. For Kings Point graduates, we invite you and your classmates to participate in the Annual Las Vegas Class Challenge
developed by AAF Chapters Director Joe Martino ’86
. The USMMA Class Challenge, won in 2014 by the Class of 1986 with 36 golfers, was created two years ago to see which USMMA Class can send the most representatives to the Las Vegas golf outing. The winning class gets a free foursome to be used at any of the Blue & Gray outings during the year. The class gets to pick the members of the foursome.
2015 Hotel Information:
We have established a discount group rate ($70 - Tues. / $78 - Wed. / $78 - Thurs.) at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino
(Click 'Make a Reservation' when on landing page
). This is considered the “Group Hotel” as the Wednesday Night Welcome Reception
takes place inside at the Nine Fine Irishmen. Additionally, for its amenities, location to the airport, highways and Vegas Strip, the hotel is the most fair priced of all hotels in the area. To book your room, CLICK HERE
and book online. Telephone
: Reservations can be telephoned directly to Hotel Group Reservations Department at 800-693-6763 option 1
. In order to receive the group rate, callers must make their reservations on or before the cut-off date of 02-09-15
and identify their affiliation with group code SCUSMMA0315
. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is made.
2015 Travel Plans / Wednesday Reception
For those curious of potential travel plans, the majority of the attendees fly in Wednesday mid-morning and fly out Friday. Participants schedule the trip to arrive for the annual Wednesday evening welcome reception
at the Nine Fine Irishmen Pub
at the New York New York Hotel and Casino
. In 2014, the event had over 150 attendees
as friends, spouses and guests joined the party. Golfers then took to the course on Thursday with the entire evening open for dinners and Vegas nightlife. For more information on the welcome reception, please click here
2015 Golf Registration: Click Here
: Thursday, March 12, 2015
: Desert Pines Golf Club
: $200 per person*
: $59 per set - Click here to pay for clubs
: $20 per person - Click here to pay for shuttle
: 10:00 a.m.
: 10:30 a.m.
Group Photo Time
: 11:45 a.m.
Tee-off (Shotgun Start)
: 12:00 p.m.
: 5:00 p.m.
*Golf Fee Includes: Green Fee, Cart Fee, Range Balls, Lunch, All Day Refreshments, Thank You Gifts and Tax-Deductible Donation