By Greg Wires

I first visited Mesquite Nevada to play golf more than 10 years ago. I have been back more than once. The golf is terrific, the lodging and gaming good, and it is an easy destination to get to.

I usually fly into Vegas and make the smooth drive up I-15, past the Vegas Motor Speedway and am in Mesquite in about an hour. You can also fly into St. George, Utah, and will be even closer.

Mesquite golf is no longer one of the golf world’s best-kept secrets. It’s now one of golf’s best playgrounds, with a handful of courses that can rightfully be labeled “premium.”

Golf is the heartbeat of Mesquite’s economy and – since aggressive marketing began a few years ago – its identity.

Situated in the Virgin River Valley, Mesquite is a terrific option for the golfer- gambler who doesn’t want to wait for tee times, table games, sports book bets or poker buy-ins.

Some of the best packages in desert golf and the best values in hotels/casinos are available here. Table game minimums and green fees are reasonable and the amenities will meet or exceed your expectations.

“We realized from the very beginning our golf course partners’ marketing goals would be an ever-evolving aspect of our growth,” said Cody Law, the CEO of Golf Mesquite Nevada.

“We are happy to offer golf courses that are at the forefront of the golf vacation market. We hope the different designs and playing experiences of Mesquite’s courses continue to attract golfers from all over the nation, well into the future.”

Courses include The Palmer (designed by Arnold Palmer) and Canyons at Oasis Golf Club, Conestoga Golf Club, Coyote Springs (Nicklaus design) and Falcon Ridge.

The topography of Mesquite is natural and the views are amazing. The playability of the Oasis Golf Club courses is meticulous throughout the season.

Conestoga beautifully meanders through the contours of Mesquite’s spectacular valley and provides an enjoyable golfing experience. … More