Golf and Gambling! - Viva Mesquite
Top notch golf and gambling in Nevada without the Vegas hustle and bustle
By Brian Weis
The ultimate guy's vacation is weekend of golf and gambling. Mesquite, Nevada is a booming golf destination located 80 miles from Las Vegas without the Vegas hustle and bustle. A long weekend can provide world top notch golf and entertainment. The area boasts 8 plush golf courses and 3 Casinos that will not disappoint.
Conestoga Golf Club
The newest and arguably the best rated area course is the Conestoga Golf Club. Newly opened to the public 2010, this 18 hole masterpiece was artfully crafted by Gary Panks. He skillfully interwove the course thru the 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 integrity of the land is preserved at every opportunity.
After the first few holes my fellow golf partners were speechless, we felt like we were playing a live version of Golden Tee. The feeling started on the second hole you will be face a 162 yard par three that drops 4 stories to a generous green surrounded on all sides by the golden brown desert.
The 4th hole offers a blind tee shot to a generous landing area. On the tee the hole disappears because the fairway abruptly ends with a 40 foot plus drop to a lower tiered fairway. Long ball hitters can reach the second fairway avoiding an intimating elevated shot to the green.
The signature hole is the par five 6th that is target golf at it's finest. The fairway is slit by 2 ridges and proper club selection is needed to give you a chance to par the hole.
Troon Golf is managed by Troon golf and it is a must play if your golf travels venture thru Mesquite or Las Vegas.
1499 Falcon Ridge Parkway
Mesquite, NV 89034
Other Courses and Accommodations
CasaBlanca Golf Club
CasaBlanca Golf Club features an 18-hole, 7,011-yard championship course designed by Cal Olson. The 18 holes wind through the region's natural desert wetlands offering wonderful views of the surrounding Virgin River Mountains.
950 West Mesquite Blvd.
Mesquite, NV 89027
Winding through the hills and canyons of Northwest Mesquite lays one of the most picturesque golf venues in all of Nevada, Falcon Ridge Golf Course. This 6550 yard par 71 desert layout boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes one has ever seen. Spectacular elevation changes, numerous water features and high mesa views along with a track that is playable for all classes of golfers makes Falcon Ridge Golf Course a must on anyone's golf outing. Falcon Ridge is located in Mesquite, Nevada 77 miles Northeast of Las Vegas on I-15.
345 Calais Dr
Mesquite, NV 89027
Oasis Golf Club
The Oasis Golf Club features 36 holes. Formerly known as the Oasis Golf Course, the Palmer Course is Arnold Palmer's magnificent masterpiece in the desert.
This par-71 course offers you a choice of five different tees and some of the most scenic desert panoramas in Southern Nevada. It's rugged canyon fairways and meticulous contour greens set this course apart as one of the best 18 holes you can play. The Palmer Course has been rated among the "Top 10 You Can Play" by Golf Digest.
The Canyons Course is a par-71 course featuring the remodeled Vistas golf course and the recently completed new Arroyo nine.
This is 18 holes of spectacular golf, designed to complement the already challenging and scenic Palmer course. This is a rugged, meticulously designed course, complimenting the character and charm of its natural setting. The large fairways and Bermuda greens make the course player friendly and a refreshing change of pace.
100 Palmer Lane
Mesquite, NV 89027
The Palms Golf Club
Mesquite's first golf course maintains its reputation among the finest golfing experiences in the area. From the front side surrounded by water to the back nine built among the arroyos and canyons, you'll enjoy the richness of the course and the surrounding beauty of the desert and mountains. The front 9 is a traditional flat desert course with a lot of water with the back 9 offering dramatic elevation changes. The Palms Golf Club is the Home of the Remax Long Drive Contest.
711 Palms Blvd
Mesquite, NV 89027
Opened in 2000 and continues to raise the bar when it comes to golf excellence. The par-72, 7,018-yard layout mesmerizes and challenges players from start to finish, no matter your playing ability.
"We've found it is possible to provide an unbelievable golf experience and put a smile on people's faces. That's our goal," Cory Clemetson told VegasGolfer Magazine.
Lush green fairways wind through the rugged desert terrain and elevated tee boxes greet players with immaculate views of the course. Wolf Creek's stunning layout and the staff's attention to every detail make a round of golf here memorable.
403 Paradise Parkway
Mesquite, NV 89027
PGA Golf Club Coyote Springs - The Chase
Off the beaten path but categorized in the Mesquite area is the first of several courses at this ambitious development an hour from Mesquitw is known as the Chase, just as the name indicates, the 7,471-yard Jack Nicklaus layout may have you trying to catch your breath by the end of the round. The course plays fast and firm, and will test all your shotmaking skills.
Well worth the drive.
3100 State Route 168
Coyote Springs, NV 89037
Gaming and Casinos
CasaBlanca is a beautiful full service Mesquite resort offering over 450 deluxe tower rooms and suites. CasaBlanca has a spacious, clean-air, 24-hour casino featuring more than 700 video poker and slot machines, along with Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow, Let-It-Ride, and Race and Sports Book.
The Eureka Casino Resort combines the comfort and relaxation of a resort hotel with the 24/7 excitement only a casino can provide. Built on 60 acres with scenic red table top mesas, the hotel features newly remodeled rooms and suites as well as a new resort swimming pool, separate from the casino. Rooms are decorated and styled with your comfort in mind. Family owned and operated, the resort is an expression of our personality and features over 6 different room types with a goal of matching you with your ideal accommodations. From its intimate poolside patio rooms to the grand Paramount Suite, the resort aspires to offer guests an individualized experience. During your stay, take a swim in the refreshing pool or pamper yourself with an in room massage, then recline in the poolside cabanas while enjoying the picturesque palm trees and lush garden setting.
Virgin River is a family-friendly casual property with the most family entertainment options available. Comfortable accommodations in more than 700 rooms await guests upon arrival. Guests may enjoy the arcade, bowling center - including cosmic bowling (Fri. & Sat.) and seasonal pool. The casino features a race/sports book, bingo, slot machines and table games.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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