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#CWLVI is Coach Michael Woodson’s Golf & Lifestyle Event in Las Vegas. The event will bring friends, family and colleagues together off the court. The luxury event celebrates the world of basketball while showcasing the best of golf, fashion, celebrity and entertainment.

The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational


Coach Michael Woodson’s Golf and Lifestyle Event in Las Vegas. Hosted during the NBA Summer League, CWLVI merges basketball with golf and lifestyle in support of a great cause.

The Palazzo Las Vegas


The Venetian® Resort-Hotel-Casino will host the 2015 #CWLVI. The Venetian is the premier destination for travel around the world, providing unparalleled service, luxurious atmosphere, and a dynamic resort experience for the star-studded #CWLVI affair.

Southern Highlands Golf Club


Southern Highlands Golf Club is an exquisite Robert Trent Jones designed property. With dramatic elevation changes and exotic water features it is one of Pacific Links International’s most treasured private clubs.



Nations of Coaches is a 501 C3 organization dedicated to bringing coaches together through guidance and knowledge. With shared experiences, challenges and stories of success, better coaches and players are created.

Coach Woodson

Mike Woodson


Michael Woodson grew up in Indiana and played collegiate basketball under Bob Knight at Indiana University (IU). In Woodson’s junior year, he was the leading scorer on the Hoosier team that went on to win the 1979 NIT Tournament. In 1980, the Hoosiers were led by Woodson to advance and win the Big Ten championship, bringing the team to the 1980 Sweet Sixteen.

Woodson continued on to the Professional circuit, where he was selected 12th overall by the New York Knicks in the 1980 NBA Draft and played in the league for 11 impactful years.

After serving as an assistant coach to the Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Woodson assisted the Detroit Pistons in winning the 2004 NBA Championship under Head Coach Larry Brown.

Thereafter, Woodson took over as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks for 5 seasons during his tenure, guiding the Hawks to the NBA Playoffs in each of his last three seasons and into the Eastern Conference Semifinals in his last two seasons. Woodson’s 206 career wins are fourth-best in Hawks franchise history.

In 2011, the New York Knicks announced Mike Woodson as an assistant coach and, later, interim head coach. Woodson was named the full-time head coach of the Knicks for the 2012-13 season, during which the Knicks compiled a record of 54-28 and secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Currently, Coach Woodson is an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Most importantly, Coach Woodson is known as a man of accountability, sportsmanship, as well as an advocate for player and personal development. He founded The Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational to create a special summer experience for basketball coaches, players and enthusiasts. The three-day destination brings together Coach Woodson’s friends, family and colleagues to enjoy time with each other and support a strong charitable cause.



Friday July 10

2pm – 4pm
Woodson Basketball Youth Experience @ Impact Basketball
presented by COX Communications

Saturday July 11

Celebrity, Sponsor & Jacket Holder Arrivals

7PM – 10 PM
Woodson Jacket Reception @ Paiza Lounge, The Venetian
presented by ZACAPA Rum

Sunday July 12

9 AM – 12 PM
Woodson Gifting Suite @ The Palazzo

11 AM – 4 PM
VIP & Celebrity Skins Game @ Southern Highlands
presented by CASAMIGOS Tequila

12 PM – 2 PM
Welcome Champagne Brunch with Terri @ LAVO Lounge
presented by TRUVEE Wine

7 PM – 10:30 PM
Woodson Gala, Red Carpet & Pairings Party @ LAVO Lounge
Special Musical Performance by Jon B.

10:30 PM
Woodson Cigar Lounge
VIP Guests & Jacket Holders Only

Monday July 13

7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Tee Times & Golf Tournament @ Southern Highlands

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tea with Terri @ Paiza Lounge, The Venetian
presented by TRUVEE Wine
Transportation for Tea Party Ladies to Southern Highlands

2 PM – 4 PM
Woodson Champions Luncheon & Celebrity-AM Playoff
Closing Tournament Festivities


Jay Harris

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor

Erik Griffin

Comedian & Actor

Jon B

Singer & Songwriter

Seema Sadekar

Professional Golfer & Fashionista


Mike Woodson
HOST & Assistant Clippers Coach

Alan Thicke

Andre Reed
NFL Hall of Fame

Anthony Anderson

Brian McKnight
Singer & Songwriter

Byron Scott
Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach

Cedric The Entertainer
Actor & Comedian

Chris Smith
NBA Player

Cliff Levingston
Former NBA Player

Dale Moss
NFL Player & Model

Dave Stewart
MLB Champion


Doc Rivers
Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach

Drew Scott
Property Brothers

Eddie Johnson
Broadcaster & Former NBA Player

Eddie Levert
R&B Legendary & Recording Artist

Erik Griffin
Comedian & Actor

Flex Alexander

Gerald Henderson
NBA Champion

Jason Kidd
Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach

Jay Harris
ESPN Announcer

Jeffrey Osborne
R&B Recording Legend

Jerome Williams
Former NBA Star

Jim Todd
NBA Coach

John Starks
Former NBA Player

Jon B
Singer & Songwriter

Jonathan Ogden
NFL Hall of Fame

Jonathan Scott
Property Brothers

JR Smith
NBA Player

Julius Erving
NBA Hall of Fame

Lamon Archey
Actor & Model

Larry Drew
Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant Couch

Larry Johnson
NBA Legend

Michael Phillips
Jazz Musician


Mike Hill
Fox Sports 1 Sportscaster

Omarosa Manigault
TV Personality

Paul Taylor
Jazz Musician

Reggie Theus
Former NBA Player

Rhys Lloyd
Former NFL Star

Roger Clemens
MLB Hall of Famer

Seema Sadekar
Professional Golfer & Designer

Tony Cornelius
Music Icon

Travis Best
Former NBA Player

Tyronn Lue
Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant Coach

Winky Wright
Boxing Champion



A La Carte

Price Is Per Person

  • $675 | Gifting Suite, Champagne Brunch and Tea With Terri
  • $375 | VIP Celebrity Skins Game
  • $250 | Red Carpet Pairings Party @ LAVO Lounge
  • $2175 | Golf Tournament Only @ Southern Highlands | Includes Transport, Breakfast, Golf Luncheon
  • $500 | Woodson Jacket Reception


Price Is Per Person

  • Sunday, July 12
  • (1) VIP Access to Woodson Gifting Suite
  • (2) Tickets to Celebrity Welcome Party @ LAVO Lounge
  • Monday, July 13
  • Transportation to Southern Highlands Golf Club
  • (1) Golf Tournament Entry
  • Breakfast @ Golf Club
  • Tournament Luncheon @ Golf Club
  • Transportation to The Venetian Hotel


Price Is Per Package

  • Sunday, July 12
  • (4) VIP Access to Woodson Gifting Suite
  • (8) Tickets to Celebrity Welcome Party @ LAVO Lounge
  • Monday, July 13
  • Transportation to Southern Highlands Golf Club
  • (4) Golf Tournament Entries
  • Breakfast @ Golf Club
  • Tournament Luncheon @ Golf Club
  • Transportation to The Venetian Hotel

Woodson Club

By Invitation Only

  • Saturday, July 11
  • (1) Opening Woodson Jacket Reception
  • Sunday, July 12
  • (1) VIP Access to Woodson Gifting Suite
  • (1) Woodson Skins Game
  • (2) Tickets to Celebrity Welcome Party @ LAVO Lounge
  • (1) Woodson Cigar Lounge
  • Monday, July 13
  • Transportation to Southern Highlands Golf
  • (1) Golf Tournament Entry
  • Breakfast @ Golf Club
  • Tournament Luncheon @ Golf Club
  • Transportation to The Venetian Hotel


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Legends Cigars


The Perfect Putter


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Sprinkles Cupcakes



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Contact Us

Direct | 310.926.4075

Email| info@coachwoodsoninvitational.com

Press Inquires | media@coachwoodsoninvitational.com

Tournament Office | 9480 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 105-72 Las Vegas, NV 89123