Well Traveled Golfer
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- A Sure Bet on an Award Winning Las Vegas Stay-and-Play
- CasaBlanca and Palms – the best two-of-a-kind
- Silvies Valley Ranch – new golf resort on the Western frontier
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A Sure Bet on an Award Winning Las Vegas Stay-and-Play
The three courses of Golf Summerlin – Highland Falls, Palm Valley and Eagle Crest – offer the best stay-and-play packages for warm-weather golfers. The Las Vegas area is full of fantastic golf options that will leave you plenty of green for other attractions. Just as we assume someone heading to Vegas isn’t going for golf only, you shouldn’t assume that there isn’t affordable golf action in the land of bright lights and big money.
CasaBlanca and Palms – the best two-of-a-kind
Mesquite Gaming provides two ideal golf courses for residents and tourists alike, the CasaBlanca Golf Club and Palms Golf Club. Renowned for their scenic design and well-maintained courses, both golf clubs are popular destinations for golfers year-round.
The picturesque and award-winning courses offer a diverse golfing experience for beginner, intermediate and professional golfers. Designed by Cal Olson in 1996, the CasaBlanca Golf Club features an 18-hole, 7,011-yard championship course. The Palms Golf Club, Mesquite’s longest-standing course, boasts elevation changes along the Virgin River wetlands and a special par-5 hole with a 114-foot drop to the fairway, offering a challenging golf experience. Both courses have a driving range, putting green and serve as ideal venues for hosting golfers from around the world.
Along with its pristine golf courses, Mesquite Gaming also offers hotel options where you can build your own golf vacation package. CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa offers a $99 room and golf vacation Stay & Play package which includes a room and one round of golf with the option to choose to play at CasaBlanca Golf Club or Palms Golf Club. The vacation package includes an option for one round of golf for a partner for an additional $55.
Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. Combined, the two properties feature 1,186 guest rooms, 76,000 square-feet of casino space, with 1,600 slot machines and 36 gaming tables, 70,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space including an outdoor entertainment venue. For
more information, visit www.mesquitegaming.com.
Silvies Valley Ranch – new golf resort on the Western frontier
The image of the American West brings to mind renegade spirits who value straightforwardness, tradition, resilience and a comedic sense of relaxation. For the traveler seeking an undiscovered Western retreat, Silvies Valley Ranch, a storied operating cattle ranch and resort located in Silvies, Ore. is just that.
The new frontier boutique eco-resort merges luxury and relaxation with an authentic Western ranch experience. Located along historic U.S. Route 395 near Burns, Ore. and designed in partnership with the Campbell family, who have roots in the area dating back to 1863, The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch brings the Western mystique of the region to an intimate scale, full-service resort complete with lodging, two reversible 18-hole golf courses, delicious dining options, exclusive outdoor activities, a spa (to open in 2018), and a private airstrip for guests looking to fly directly onto the property.
Silvies Valley Ranch provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind golf experience, including unlimited play on two reversible 18-hole courses – the Hankins course and Craddock course, each named after pioneer families who homesteaded the site, and designed by award-winning Northwest golf architect Dan Hixson.
The golf offerings fulfill the needs of every player of all ages, from novice to professionals, with expansive views of the area and dramatic elevation changes. The course direction is reversed each day to create a different layout with a variety of pin placements and tee box options that create thousands of unique rounds, but none with a water hazard – a design directive of the owner who has lost too many balls in the water. Instead, there are over a hundred bunkers incorporated into the course design.
The Retreat also introduces golfers to Chief Egan, a mountain meadow course on Paiute Creek. The course is a nine-hole par-3 layout named after the last Paiute war chief, and is a fun experience with water on every hole. Players can also test their game on McVeigh’s Gauntlet, a stunning seven-hole course carved into a razor back. Though challenging in design, the course is meant to be a fun, care-free course to help players settle bets and test their accuracy on a series of undulating par-3s and par-4s. Golfers will marvel at the views while exploring the course and its Western appeal. Together, these courses offer an unending number of golf experiences, bringing players face-to-face with the majesty and serenity of the region.
Off the course, guests have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a real working cattle ranch. Visitors can explore the grounds that were previously inhabited by Native Americans and worked by pioneers, will be able to learn the innovative practices of a working ranch from Silvies Valley Ranch team members, test their accuracy at the shooting range, dine on ranch-raised, grass finished, organic beef and chevon, and relax near the campfire and under the stars of the Oregon sky.
For those looking to experience the true American West, Silvies Valley Ranch is a destination that can’t be missed.
For more information about Silvies Valley Ranch, please call 1-800-SILVIES or visit www.silviessimplyamazing.com to book your adventure.