Thus far, spring has been little more than a tempestuous Siren to Colorado golfers. One week we’re tempted with scrumptiously sunny weather, then in comes another round of wind, rain, cold and frost. Enough already! It’s high time for a trip to magnificent Mesquite.
Located 670 miles southwest of Denver, 39 miles southwest of St. George, Utah, and 80 miles north of Las Vegas, this southeast Nevada oasis sparkles with warm-weather enticements made even more engaging by ethereal landscapes, first-class accommodations, thrilling casino gaming and some the most challenging and visually stunning golf courses in the West.
Looking to get away? Here are five reasons why Mesquite is the place to go right now:
1.) How do mid-70 temperatures sound? We’re talking Bermuda shorts, SPF 30 sunblock and poolside beverages festooned with fresh pineapple and paper umbrellas.
2.) High desert Mesquite boasts five Virgin Mountain-cradled golf courses including the Dennis- and John Rider-designed Wolf Creek, ranked the 41st best public course in America by Golf Digest; Troon-managed Conestoga (Gary Panks); 36-hole Oasis (Arnold Palmer); and Falcon Ridge (Kelby Hughes/Crescent Hardy). Plus, within an hour’s drive are top-ranked Coyote Springs (Jack Nicklaus), 27-hole Sand Hollow Resort (John Fought) and the terrific tracks of Las Vegas and St. George.
3.) Bring your Nikon and a spirit for adventure. This remarkable landscape brims with must-see natural attractions like Bryce Canyon National Park, Cathedral Gorge, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Dixie National Forest, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Great Basin National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Virgin River Gorge, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead and Zion National Park.
4.) A Mesquite vacation is decadent delight, especially at the recently remodeled CasaBlanca Hotel & Casino, a 500-room property that sports fine and casual dining, spa, showroom entertainment, gaming, swimming and Cal Olsen-crafted golf. The Eureka Casino Resort is another top choice, offering gorgeously appointed suites, casual dining, spa, outdoor heated pool and gambling.
5.) Until April 30, 2017, Mesquite is offering attractive specials on area stay-and-play packages that start at $137 per person. To customize a golf getaway to this popular golf destination, go online to GolfMesquiteNevada.com or call (866) 720-7111.
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Chris Duthie is a Durango-based contributor to Colorado AvidGolfer. Colorado AvidGolfer is 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.