• A student swinging in a indoor golf simulator.
  • Students in a classroom having a discussion.
  • A golf research lab with a man being measured for gear.
  • Students in a lounge having a conversation.
  • Men in suits in the Dwaine Knight center cutting a large red ribbon in front of the entrance.

Dwaine Knight Center

The Dwaine Knight Center for Golf Management provides students with the latest tools in golf management and technology as well as opportunities to interface with some of the top leaders in the sports/resort industries. Students complete the UNLV PGA Golf Management program with a hospitality management degree and the specialized experience they need to turn the game of golf into a career.

Features of the Center

A man repairing a golf club at a workstation.

A club design and repair lab provides practical instruction and service to the campus community specific to golf club alteration and performance.

A golfer in a lab swinging and showing stats on a large screen.

A golf research lab that partners with other universities conducting similar research on golf swing biomechanics and engages in cross-discipline studies.

A student playing golf on a simulator screen.

An indoor golf simulation experience for students, faculty, and staff receiving full swing lessons from PGA Golf Management students.

A retail store with golf merchandise being purchased by a customer.

A retail store in which university and community members can purchase UNLV Golf merchandise and be fitted for equipment by PGA Golf Management students.

Students using a small putting green to practice putting technique.

An outdoor putting green for students, faculty, and staff wishing to work on their putting technique.

For more information on the UNLV golf management program or the Dwaine Knight Center, call 702-895-2932 or email pga@unlv.edu.

Knight's Legacy

Dwaine Knight in a red pollo.

For more than 30 years, Dwaine Knight has been the driving force behind the tremendous success of Rebel Golf. He has nurtured UNLV's golf team from near-anonymity to one of the premier programs in the nation.

Knight has taken the Rebels to an unprecedented 21 trips to the national finals and coached them to 11 top-eight finishes. Additionally, he has led his team to a current NCAA-record 30 straight appearances at the NCAA Regionals.

Under his tutelage, the Rebels earned their first-ever No. 1 ranking in 1993. Following the 1997- 98 season, the team finished No. 1 in the nation in all polls.

Knight has captured three national titles (one team championship and two individuals), won 8 conference championships (including an active streak of three straight) and has developed 84 all-conference players. Since 1998, Knight has helped 17 Rebel golfers earn the All-American Scholar award and four have been named Academic All-Americans.