Golf, like gambling, involves risks and rewards—and Mesquite‘s got both.
Build It and You Will Come
Located in Nevada’s Virgin River Valley, Mesquite is geographically and culturally closer to St. George than it is to Las Vegas. But its resorts, casinos and golf courses suggest Lite Vegas, which makes the border town popular among anyone who doesn’t want to reenact The Hangover. For more than 20 years, Golf Mesquite Nevada has provided golfers visiting Mesquite and St. George with customized stay-and-play packages at the best possible prices. GMN’s 10 current lodging partners and 14 top-tier courses in Mesquite and St. George conveniently help you build your own golf vacation. golfmesquitenevada.com
Oh, the Places You’ll Play
Golf Mesquite Nevada partners with such courses as Coyote Springs (page 66), Sand Hollow (72) and …
Oasis Golf Club’s two Arnold Palmer designs—the Canyons and the tougher Palmer—traverse rugged landforms with fairways and greens tucked between escarpments. The King rated holes 5, 6 and 8 on the Palmer among his best ever. theoasisgolfclub.com
Troon Golf-managed Conestoga Golf Club, a 7232-yard Gary Panks design, mirrors the rugged topography near Sun City Mesquite. conestogagolf.com
Winding through the hills and canyons of northwest Mesquite, the 6,569-yard Falcon Ridge Golf Course designed by Kelby Hughes and Cresent Hardy boasts wild elevation changes, numerous water features and high mesa views. golffalcon.com
A preferred partner of Golf Mesquite Nevada, the Eureka Casino Resort sits on 60 acres with views of red mesas and mountains, offering rooms and suites of all sizes. Gregory’s, its award-winning fine dining restaurant, complements the upscale buffet dining at Town Square. 24/7 poker and other table games compete with 1,000 slot machines in the casino. A luxurious spa, heated outdoor pool and relationship with Wolf Creek Golf Club completes a very attractive picture. golfmesquitenevada.com/eureka-casino-resort
The Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort features 210 guest rooms and suites—some of which feature innovative bunk bed designs to accommodate families, traveling sports teams and very good golf buddies. When not playing golf, shoot hoops, swim, throw horseshoes, play pickleball or practice putting in the resort’s “Backyard.” risingstarsportsranch.com
Mesquite for the Win
The day following the final round of the $150,000 Nevada Open (Nov. 5-7) at CasaBlanca Golf Club, the third-annual CasaBlanca II-Man (casablancaresort.com/II-M) begins with an expanded field of 150 two-amateur teams playing in six flights (gross and net), in rotating formats (scramble, best-ball, alternate-shot) at three courses (CasaBlanca, Conestoga Golf Club and Palms Golf Club) over three days (Nov. 8–10). Cost per team is $850, and each flight has a $6,000 first prize, courtesy of Mesquite Gaming, which owns the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino and Golf Club, the Palms and Virgin River Casino. mesquitegaming.com
Turn It to 11
The Mesquite region’s abundance of golf riches becomes much more manageable with the help of Mesquite Gaming, a one-stop shop for booking rounds at 11 different courses and hotel nights at Mesquite’s CasaBlanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel & Casino. Nevada courses include CasaBlanca, Palms, Coyote Springs, Falcon Ridge, Conestoga, and Oasis (Palmer and Canyons), and Utah’s Sand Hollow, Sun Mountain, Coral Canyon and the Ledges. Build your own getaway at mesquitegaming.com
This section appeared in the 2019 Fall Issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.
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