Most people who are even vaguely familiar with the Mesquite, Nevada golf scene have heard of the beautiful Wolf Creek Golf Course, which offers target golf at its most extreme.
But while Wolf Creek Golf Course remains the “must-play” course in the Mesquite area, it’s not the only game in this dusty town about an hour northeast of Las Vegas. Next time you’re in the area, we recommend setting your sights on the Palmer Course at the Oasis Golf Club.
Originally known as the Oasis Course, it was designed by its new namesake, Arnold Palmer, and it is one of the most exhilarating “Arnies” that we’ve ever played. It has incredible elevation changes, infinite views of the nearby valley, and wonderful holes set between desert ridges.
Opened in 1996, the Palmer Course is not as young or bold as the ever-popular Wolf Creek Golf Course, but this Mesquite golf course does has a wild streak. The biggest adrenaline rush begins at the sixth hole, a dogleg right with a green that backs up against an imposing canyon wall. Then you’re hit with the uphill, par-three seventh, which requires a formidable carry over a ravine.
These are just two highlights from an exciting, par-71 adventure that measures just shy of 6,700-yards. The course houses a few blind and semi-blind shots, too, and the greens were lightning fast on our last visit.
Of course, while you’re at the Oasis Golf Club you might want to also play its Canyons Course (formerly known as the Vistas). We haven’t played it since it was remodeled and renamed, but it was designed to complement the Palmer course in every way, and it’s probably worth your time if you do stop at the Oasis Golf Club on your Mesquite golf vacation.
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