Golf Courses in Mesquite, Nevada

Mesquite, Nevada, is an emerging tourist and golf destination. Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Mesquite is within a couple hours’ drive of such major attractions as Las Vegas, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the Hoover Dam, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Cedar Breaks National Monument. The town’s multitude of golf resorts and championship courses in the foothills of the Virgin Mountains attract visitors from all over the country.


Mesquite started out as a farming community in 1880, but flash floods wiped out the first settlement in the area. A second attempt to settle the location a few years later also ended in failure. Just prior to the turn of the 20th century, a third group of families settled in Mesquite Flats, rebuilt the irrigation canals and shortened the community’s name to Mesquite. Soon more pioneers moved in to establish a permanent settlement. Tourism became important to the town in the 1970s with the construction of Interstate 15. By 1995, the Oasis Golf Club had opened two courses in Mesquite, and over the next decade several more courses opened.


The golf courses in Mesquite all offer beautiful vistas, but each has distinctive features. The course at the Palms Golf Club has more than 200 palm trees, and the course at Wolf Creek Golf Club winds through red rock canyons. Eleven lakes dot the 18 holes at The Chase at Coyote Springs, and Conestoga Golf Course incorporates the natural landforms of rock outcroppings, water hazards and canyons.


Many of Mesquite’s golf courses were designed by world-class golf architects. The course at CasaBlanca Golf Club was designed by award-winning architect Cal Olsen, while Conestoga Golf Course was designed by Arizona Golf Hall of Fame inductee Gary Panks. The Arnold Palmer design team created the two 18-hole courses at the Oasis Golf Club, and The Chase at Coyote Springs is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design.


Several of the golf courses in the Mesquite area have been singled out by national publications. The 18-hole Palmer course and the 18-hole Canyons course at the Oasis Golf Club were on Golfweek Magazine’s list of America’s Top 100 Golf Resort Courses in 2005. Wolf Creek Golf Course was recognized by Golf Digest Magazine in 2005 as one of America’s 100 Greatest Public-Access Golf Courses.


Mesquite is located in the the mid-latitude desert climate zone that covers most of the state of Nevada and portions of Arizona, California and Utah. The region surrounding Mesquite enjoys an average of 310 days of sunshine each year, with less than 8 inches of rain and low humidity, making it a near-ideal location for golf. Temperatures in the region rarely drop below freezing in the winter, but the summers can be quite hot, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees at times.