Mesquite's Wolf Creek a marvel of sky scraping fun
Standing on top of a plateau tee, it feels like you’re scraping the sky. The clouds never seemed so close. You might check to make sure you still have two feet on the ground. Or duck your head slightly, thinking you could bump it against a cloud the way Shaq might against a doorway.
Playing golf at Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada is definitely a surreal experience.
And as you move around the course, you’ll see other golfers on the towering plateau tees, little dots in the distance. The tee box settings are a show to themselves. What course do you know where the mere tee boxes are unforgettable?
The scene at Wolf Creek is well known in the greater Las Vegas area golf community of course. But when people talk about this course, they rarely tell you how fun it is. It’s not just a monster with views though.
There’s a par 4 that gives you a great chance to drive the green. No. 7 plays 265 yards from the white tees that most golfers play Wolf Creek from. If I can drive the green, you can drive the green. Believe me. And it’s a blast.
There’s another hole where you can cut a corner by shooting over a mountain (didn’t quite make it, but it’s so fun you won’t mind much if you don’t).
Golf courses rarely surprise me. Wolf Creek did. I went in with a healthy dose of skepticism after an ad guy not affiliated with the course tried to hit me with a spiel about its rankings (when an ad guy starts selling, you know to look for the leaking radiator or suspect “golf destination").
But Wolf Creek blew away those doubts.
For the complete story on Wolf Creek and the golf scene in Mesquite, stay tuned to TravelGolf.com.
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As a Tom Doak disciple, I adore the short par four. I'm with you in every respect on the "driving the green" and the "cutting the mountain" challenges.
I noticed on the site that they don't brag about their architect, designer, or celebrity inputter. That rates highly with me.
Must have been a Wie Warrior.
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