Feeling itchy? Gazing longingly at your golf clubs and wondering if you’re doomed to an existence of indoor drills for the next couple of months? There is an alternative that may be closer than you think; located 670 miles southwest of Denver, 39 miles southwest of St. George, Utah, and 80 miles north of Las Vegas, Mesquite, Nevada could be the answer to your winter golf blahs. Here’s five reasons why:
1) If you can’t live like a King, you’re certainly welcome to play one of his courses—Arnold Palmer laid out the Oasis Golf Club; it’s said he thought the fifth, sixth and eighth holes were among the best 18 he ever designed.
2) Sand Hollow Resort’s Championship Course is the perfect balance of Links golf and Southwest desert landscape. Framed by the native landscape, the 7,300-yard, 72-par 18-hole course takes full advantage of the region’s natural beauty.
3) Should you want to get away from the links, officials say there’s a state park for every adventure in Nevada—and with spectacular venues like Beaver Dam , Valley of Fire and Big Bend of the Colorado beckoning, chances are you’ll find just the escapade you’re looking for.
4) When you’re done with Mother Nature, you can try your hand with Lady Luck. Mesquite offers great nightlife that includes the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino as well as Virgin River Hotel & Casino, which boasts the No. 1 Table Games in Mesquite.
5) The average high temperature in Mesquite in January is 60 degrees and it only goes up from there, hitting 65 in February. If you’re not willing to gamble on finding that one, perfect, golfable day in Colorado, maybe you ought to visit golfmesquitenevada.com and plan a winter getaway.
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