Day three of the golf buddy trip Ryder Cup competition in Mesquite, Nevada this past weekend was at Falcon Ridge Golf Club. I had not played there for many years. Falcon Ridge has some, shall we say, “extreme” holes similar to nearby Wolf Creek. There are also some Mickey Mouse holes (as described by a member of our group) which would make golf architecture purists reach for a barf bag. Overall it is a fun play though.
Below, a par-5 on the back which has a massive elevation drop. The photo does not capture how big the drop is. Mega air time.
Below: a panorama of the par-3 2nd hole.
For more Falcon Ridge images check out the HOG Falcon Ridge photo gallery.
On my recent golf buddy Ryder Cup competition/trip I played three golf courses in Mesquite, Nevada. Mesquite is located on the Nevada/Arizona border, 58 miles northeast of Las Vegas. One of the courses I played this past trip is the 18 hole Casablanca Golf Club, which is associated with the Casablanca Hotel. That’s one of the nicer places in town.
Casablanca Golf Club is a desert style course which is fairly tight and requires some accurate tee shots. Below are a few photos for your enjoyment, or golf buddy trip/golf trip research.
Below is the first hole, a short-ish par-4 that dogs slightly right. Stay out of the desert!
Below is the 18th hole. I made a solid birdie there by knocking a wedge to about two feet. Nice to end on a positive note.
For more Casablanca photos check out the Hooked on Golf Blog Casablanca Photo Gallery.
Thanks to my pal Stephan Jansson for sending me some photos of Bali Hai golf course in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I’ve added those to the HOG image gallery, which now has over 12,000 images and roughly 4000 images of golf courses!
The Lakes course is my 2nd review on courses in the Primm Valley. To read my Desert course review, click here.
Primm is a border town between Nevada and California, about 30 minutes South of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. Trying to get info online about Primm is confusing because essentially the whole town is in Nevada and the two golf courses (Desert & Lakes) are technically in California.
Primm is where the famous Wiskey Pete’s and Buffalo Bill’s resort casinos are. These are the places you see at the Nevada/California border when driving from L.A. to Vegas.
I stayed in Buffalo Bill’s and even rode on the famous Desperado roller coaster. I rode the Desperado once. With the desert heat and the massive g-forces, I thought my eyeballs were going to pop out of my head and I had a mind splitting headache after…