About MesquiteWith an average of 310 sunny days per year, it's no wonder that Mesquite, Nevada is a great golf destination. Combine the great weather with the rugged setting, however, and there are numerous outdoor activities that will keep you busy off the course, including hiking, mountain biking and nature trails. Indoor activities include some terrific 24-hour casinos, including Eureka Casino Resort and CasaBlanca Resort. They have excellent spas, entertainment and, of course, golf.
CasaBlanca Golf Club is a fine Cal Olson design built in the mid-1990s. Some of the finer courses in Mesquite include Falcon Ridge Golf Club (check out the amazing views from the 16th tee), Wolf Creek Golf Club (spectacular desert canyons with elevated tee shots and dramatic green settings) and Contesoga Golf Club (an interesting and challenging Gary Panks design).
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Mesquite, Nevada boasts seven top-flight courses that offer enough variety and challenge that you can play a different one every day and not feel like you're playing the same hole day after day. With that in mind, here's Mesquite Golf 101: Your guide to teeing it up.
Players need to follow one simple rule at Conestoga Golf Club: Think before you swing. Located just an hour north of Las Vegas in Mesquite, Nev., Conestoga is the only Troon-managed facility in the area. It stretches out to 7,232 yards, but with five sets of tees, it's definitely playable for everyone -- providing you use your brain and don't try to overpower the golf course. Ready for the challenge? Let's hit the course.
If the type of scenery you're looking for is neon lights and showgirls, you won't find that here in Mesquite. If golf is your game, though, you'll find plenty of eye candy among the desert landscape and red mesas that give this area a distinct look. Searching for the most scenic courses in Mesquite? Look no further, we've got you covered. Since you'll likely have a rental car, we've even sweetened the pot with an out-of-state bonus.
Playing Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev., is like watching a suspenseful thriller. Your emotions will rage, your palms will sweat and you'll look at your scorecard in horror. And when your round is over, your body will crave the adrenaline rush all over again, Jason Scott Deegan writes.
The Mesquite, Nev. area, which is home to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, has an impressive collection of all-inclusive resorts that serve close to a dozen golf courses in the area. Each resort offers comfortable rooms and suites, gaming, entertainment and golf packages, and they're all located within minutes of golf, even if the courses aren't on the property.
Golf runs the show in Mesquite. The cluster of resorts and adjoining courses assures it. But even away from the lush fairways, plenty exists to occupy travelers and locals alike. The opportunity is here to do it all, Bill Bowman writes.
Looking to get away from it all? Looking for a nice, tranquil spot to relax? Looking for some great golf? Look no further than Mesquite, Nevada. Located an hour northeast of Las Vegas, Mesquite is home to seven golf courses that will amaze you. Add in fine dining, gaming options galore and plenty of off-the-course choices for the whole family, and you've got the perfect vacation getaway, Bill Bowman writes.
Mix in one of golf's legendary players/designers, a world-class golf destination and 18 challenging golf holes, and you've got the Palmer Course at Oasis Golf Club in Mesquite, Nev. Arnold Palmer's par-71 layout winds over, around and through canyons beautifully. Throw in panoramic views, challenging water features and smooth-rolling greens, and you've got a Palmer masterpiece.
August 13, 2018
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