Vice President of Golf Operations, Caesars Entertainment
Eric Dutt has been a resident of Las Vegas since 1963 and has been active in the business of golf from an early age. He won the Nevada State Amateur at the age of 17 and attended Purdue University where he captained the Boilermakers' Big Ten Championship Team in 1981. He is also a former Nevada State Match Play Champion, Las Vegas City Amateur Champion and Southern Nevada Amateur Champion.
He is currently the Vice President of Golf Operations for Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas overseeing Rio Secco, Cascata, Las Vegas National Golf Clubs the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Rio Secco and Cascata, both Rees Jones designs have been voted top 100 golf courses with Cascata still in the top 50. In addition he is frequently consulted on matters pertaining to Caesars' other golf operations located both in the U.S. and in Macau. Rio Secco is the current host of the Wendy's Three Tour Challenge and Cascata is host to Tiger Woods' Tiger Jam featuring Tiger Woods each year. Cascata is noted for its customer service and course conditioning having earned various awards and accolades including the Zagat Survey's award for best overall golf experience / service in 2009.
He has served as a Tournament Operations director for the PGA Tour, PGA Senior Tour and LPGA events, the Las Vegas Invitational, Las Vegas Senior Classic and Las Vegas LPGA International from 1985 1995. He then became General Manager of the Badlands Golf Club, responsible for opening the course in late 1995. In 1996 he generated 51,000 rounds on the then 18 hole layout.
He is currently on the board of the Southern Nevada Golf Association, the Nevada Golf Course Owners Association, the Nevada Golf Industry Alliance, and is the Chairman of the UNLV PGM Advisory Board. He was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2008.