This is Mesquite
It’s that time of year when the leaves begin to crunch, frost delays push back your tee times, and space heaters find their way into golf carts. We know. The cold is the worst when it comes to your golf wants and needs. That’s why you’re here at Colorado AvidGolfer, your most trusted source for all things golf all year long. As far as we’re concerned, the golf calendar lasts twelve full months and we’re committed to bringing you the best in the region in terms of quality, quantity, and price. Nobody can bring you this much golf and entertainment with better deals. So, enough about that, let’s get you warmed up and back on the course. Mesquite, Nevada awaits.
An Experience Like No Other
The golf world has howled about Wolf Creek Golf Club ever since the homespun architectural effort by the father-son team of Dennis and John Rider earned Golf Digest’s Best New Course in 2002.It has resided permanently on the rosters of America’s 100 greatest public courses—as well as on most golfers’ bucket lists—ever since. From the very first tee shot, holes plunge and squiggle through canyons, disappearing behind buttes and reappearing as you wind along precipitous cart paths. A surreal masterpiece of verdant lushness painted onto the sere mountains, Wolf Creek enjoys a stay-and-play relationship with Eureka Casino Resort and six other courses. golfwolfcreek.com
“Vegas, the Way It Used to Be” provides the slogan for Mesquite Gaming, owner of the CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel & Casino in the border town of Mesquite, an hour’s drive from Las Vegas. The two properties total 1,186 guest rooms, a luxury spa, six restaurants and 76,000 sf of casino space. Mesquite Gaming properties help you build your own discounted golf vacation from 11 courses in this golf-rich region. mesquitegaming.com
Etched into the wetlands of the Mesquite Valley, the Cal Olson-designed CasaBlanca Golf Club winds in and out of the Virgin River Basin offering a new experience from every tee. Five sets of tees allow golfers of all skill levels a fair chance on this championship golf course, which annually hosts the Nevada Open and Mesquite Amateur. casablancaresort.com
Golf in a Border Town
Falcon Ridge: Designed by Kelby Hughes and Cresent Hardy, Falcon Ridge Golf Course winds through the hills and canyons of Northwest Mesquite. This 6,569 yard par 71 desert layout boasts spectacular elevation changes, numerous water features and high mesa views along with numerous teeing areas that make it playable for all levels of player. golffalcon.com
I-15 Surprise: The spectacular 29.43 miles of road between Mesquite, Nev. and St. George, Utah, is located in Littlefield, Arizona, home of the first golf course built in the Mesquite area. The William Hull-designed Palms Golf Club was the first golf course built in the Mesquite area and plays 6,813 yards from the championship tees. The wide, grassy front nine segues into a back-nine desert test set around arroyos and deep canyons. casablancaresort.com
Tucked between two picturesque mountain ranges in the high desert 50 miles north of Las Vegas, Coyote Springs Golf Club offers a breathtaking setting accented by native grasses, cacti, sage and other indigenous plants, clear sapphire blue skies and 360 degrees of mountain views, including the snow-covered Sheep Range during winter. Originally planned as the first of a series of courses in the Coyote Springs community, the par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature design measures between 5,349 and 7,471 yards. Eleven lakes come into play. The 19-acre practice facility features opportunities to work on every conceivable type of shot. coyotesprings.com
All Teed Up
Mesquite’s Newest golf challenge, the Gary Panks-designed Conestoga Golf Club (pictured atop), artfully interweaves within the character and contours of Sun City Mesquite’s spectacular landforms. Undulating through canyons with gently ascending and descending elevations, rugged rock outcroppings and tranquil water elements, the Troon Golf-managed course preserves the integrity of the land at every opportunity, creating the appearance of a course crafted by nature and forged over time. conestogagolf.com
The 36 Holes at Oasis Golf Club feature two magnificent layouts: the Palmer Course and the Canyons Course. Designed by Arnold Palmer himself, the par-71 Palmer serves up some of the most scenic desert panoramas in Southern Nevada. Its rugged canyon fairways and meticulous contour greens distinguished it during The Golf Channel’s Big Break Mesquite in 2007. The Canyons Course complements the Palmer Course and rates as the more difficult of the two. It has distinct front and back nines. The front plays a lot like the Palmer course because, well, Palmer designed it; the back, originally designed by David Druzisky, demands length and precision to narrow targets. theoasisgolfclub.com
These excerpts appear in the Fall Issue 2017 of Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via coloradoavidgolfer.com.
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