Reflection Bay is pleased to announce that Craig Barlow and Jeff Gallagher have joined the Reflection Bay team as teaching instructors at the Lake Las Vegas Golf Academy. Both Barlow and Gallagher played the PGA Tour and/or Tours on a regular basis for an extended period of time and their expertise and knowledge of playing golf at the highest levels bring a unique skill set to the instruction options for golfers of all levels. Both Barlow and Gallagher are offering individual instruction and golf schools at the Lake Las Vegas Golf Academy practice facilities which include practice holes, bunker areas, putting and chipping and pitching greens as well as on course instruction at the Jack Nicklaus signature designed Reflection Bay Golf Club.

Barlow had a storied amateur career in Las Vegas winning every amateur title before turning professional in 1995 where he played the PGA Tour from 1998-2008 and the Tour from 2009-2011 and again in 2014-2016. He has made 170 cuts in PGA Tour events as of 2018 with three top 3 finishes and three top 4 finishes in his career. He has played in six U.S. Open Championships, one PGA Championship and one British Open. Noted for his ability to “go low” he holds numerous course records, among them 63 at Cypress Point and has shot 62 multiple times in PGA Tour events.

Barlow states that his teaching philosophy is focused on proper set up, lack of tension, great rhythm in the swing and the realization that we shoot lower scores by increased focus on the “scoring areas of the game, 100 yards and in.”

Jeff Gallagher grew up in Indiana and attended Ball State. His brother Jim and sister Jackie both played the professional tours. Jeff turned professional in 1987 where he won twice, on the then Ben Hogan Tour, the 1990 Cleveland Open and the 2000 Tour’s South Carolina Classic. He also lost in a playoff in the Rex Hospital Open. His career low round in a PGA Tour event is 62 and has made 158 cuts in events with 34 top ten finishes. He played the PGA Tour in 1998 with a sixth place finish at the Nissan and an eighth place finish at the Buick. He still competes on the PGA Champions Tour.

Both Craig and Jeff bring decades of learning the game by watching and playing with the best golfers in the world and can bring that knowledge to you to improve your golf game. Both are excellent teachers of junior golfers who want to learn how to “play golf” and learn how to shoot lower scores with an emphasis on playing college golf.

Craig can be reached at

Jeff can be reached at

Or call the Reflection Bay Golf Shop at 702-740-4653 for more information


Craig Barlow

1990 Nevada State HighSchool champion
1994 Nevada State Amateur Champion
1994 Nevada Player of the Year
1995 Nevada State Match Play Champion
Played on the PGA Tour from 1998-2008
Played on the Nationwide/ Tour from 2009-2011, 2014-2016
Played in 6 US Open’s
Played in 1 PGA
Played in 1 British Open
Highlights I’m most proud of......
Three 3rd place and Three 4th place finishes on the PGA Tour
Made over 150 Cuts(170) which qualifies me as a Veteran Member of the PGA Tour for Life.....
Inducted to the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame in 2011

My teaching beliefs are focusing on proper set up, lack of tension, great Rhythm, proper technique, and realization that we get better by focusing on the scoring area’s of golf.  100yds and in.



Jeff Gallagher