Nevada Getaways: Golf Mesquite

An hour drive northeast of Las Vegas delivers you to a golf covered oasis


The Chase Hole 10 at Coyote Springs Golf Club. Courtesy Golf Mesquite

Mesquite, Nevada, is an hour drive northeast of Las Vegas and a world away. The community has the Eureka Casino Resort, but is covered with golf course options and a short trip over the horizon brings you to the Grand Canyon hikes and Lake Mead waters.

Where to Play

7th hole on The Palmer Course at Oasis Golf Club. Courtesy Golf Mesquite

Formerly known as the Oasis Golf Course, the Palmer Course is carved out of desert canyons to give players a host of options. Arnold Palmer designed the par 71 track to provide with five tee boxes and the course provides a challenge to all levels of player. Its sibling course, The Canyons, has a lot of elevation change as its holes weave up and down local terrain. The Canyons fairways and greens are generous and visitors can swing hard.

The Jack Nicklaus designed Coyote Springs Golf Club opened in 2018 and is one of the Bear’s finest desert creations.

The many tee configurations can stretch the course from 5,400 yards to well over 7,000. Unlike with many of Jack’s creations – where he typically allows players an easy test on the first tee to allow them to start their rounds successfully – Coyote Springs’ No. 1 features sand traps ready to grab any but the most precise approach shot. The challenges mount from there, with sand, water and desert terrain providing many challenges.

The Conestoga Golf Club is another great desert test. The holes are immaculately weaved across the desert floor and the course provides a full test for all range of players. Post-round celebrations or commiserations can be found at the 1880 Grille.

Where to Stay

William Hill Sportsbook at the Eureka Casino Resort. Courtesy Golf Mesquite

The Eureka Casino Resort has newly remodeled rooms and suites, but the place to be is poolside. The cabanas and lush landscaping make the ‘oasis’ reputation of Mesquite a reality. The new William Hill Sportsbook in the casino gives sports gamblers a new base-camp from which to enjoy the games.

Things to Do

Gregory’s Mesquite Grill. Courtesy Golf Mesquite

Mesquite is a short drive north of Lake Mead and is west of the Grand Canyon National Park. There are rugged day-hikes and places to visit throughout the region. The Eureka Casino has  Gregory’s Mesquite Grill, a great steakhouse with deep wine selection.

Lake Mead. Courtesy Golf Mesquite

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