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Expat’s Guide to Mesquite’s Best Golf Courses

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By Jordan Fuller

If you’ve recently moved to the Mesquite area, you might be wondering what there is to do in the area when looking for a bit of recreation.

If you’re a golfer, of course, we know exactly what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve put together this descriptive and handy list of golf courses so you know what your options are. There is an asset golf event community as well.

From beginner to average disabilities to the pros, there’s something for everyone here! Here’s our guide to the best golf courses in Mesquite for your playing pleasure near you.

The Oasis Golf Club actually offers two beautiful golf courses, the Palmer Course and the Canyons Course. Palmer is the more handicap friendly of the two, a great game for golfers of all skill levels thanks to 5 different sets of tees.

The verdant fairways are carved out of the desert, so this club lives up to its name! Beautiful desert views await on every hole and the topography is unique, so playing here is a magnificent experience in more ways than one.

With undulating fairways, contoured but gentle greens, elevation changes and stunning views, it’s definitely worth a visit here.

Golfers who want more of a challenge can play the Canyons course, which requires more precision and strategy on the back nine to get a good score. Perfect place for a round and a bite!

Casablanca is a resort, casino, and spa that also has a nice golf course on-site. If you are looking for a luxury experience including golf that can last from a few hours to a full weekend, this is the place for you!

The most interesting hole is a challenging par-5 with a drop of 114 feet from tee to fairway. With views over the Virgin River Basin and perfectly manicured fairways and greens, it is a great experience to meander around this course.

Five sets of tees make this a great choice for all golfers. Note that the course is quite windy, which could present an additional challenge. Also, the sun sets quite early, so if you’re playing in the afternoon, you might need to pick up the pace of play to complete your game!

On the Arizona border, Falcon Ridge is right next to two other fantastic golf courses, but it’s still worth playing if you’re in the area.

The course is beautiful, colorful and lush, and stands out against the desert surroundings. Breathtaking views of rock formations and distant mountains greet you on every hole, creating a feeling of openness and invitation throughout.

The terrain alternates between seemingly flat and extremely hilly, presenting a challenge to any golfer who swings their clubs here.

Wolf Creek is probably the most talked about golf course in Mesquite, and for good reason! Like the other courses in the area, it offers the golfer spectacular views, which you will notice from the first tee looking down a valley where the fairway is located.

The course is laid out through red rock formations, cliffs and valleys, and somehow the lush fairways blend into the desert landscape. These natural obstacles can make it difficult to gauge distance here, so a GPS or rangefinder is a necessity.

Although most holes are played downhill, the wind is often a factor here, so you will need to play with strategy, strength and precision.

There doesn’t seem to be a single signature hole, but there are a number of risk/reward holes that offer a challenge and a bit of exciting decision-making.

Luckily, it has a few different tee boxes to accommodate players of all skill levels. Interestingly, from the back tees, Wolf Creek is considered the 4th toughest course in the country! Get the training aids out, because it’s really worth it.

This public golf course is surprisingly similar to Wolf Creek, but the gameplay is a bit easier so it is suitable for all types of golfers.

Surrounded by classic desert sand dunes, the rolling fairways and greens stand out like a kind of paradise. It’s a classic dessert course integrated into the natural terrain as seamlessly as possible, making for an exciting playing experience.

You have to be precise because wandering off will take you out of bounds. The fairways are deceptively undulating, and narrow-walled cool; over many holes brings an intimate and exciting feel to this course!

About the Author

Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer who has played on beautiful courses across the United States. When he’s not on the course or coaching young golfers, he researches and writes information-packed articles for his website, golf influence.