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Registration is now open for the 16th annual Mesquite Amateur

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CasaBlanca Golf Club, 14th hole

CasaBlanca Golf Club, 14th hole

During the last week of May, Mesquite Gaming – owner of the Casablanca Resort and Virgin River Hotel – celebrates its 16th anniversary of the Mesquite Amateur, one of the largest handicapped amateur tournaments in the nation, and will be held May 28 through June 1.

The five-day, 54-hole, net, stoke-play tournament allows competitors to play one round on each of Mesquite Gaming’s scenic and award-winning courses. Registration is now open with early-bird pricing at $525 per player when you register by March 31.

“The Mesquite Amateur is always a fun event that brings amateur golfers and spectators from around the country to experience Mesquite,” said Christian Adderson, tournament director for Mesquite Gaming. “We have seen tremendous growth in the tournament with the remarkable talent from our participants year over year.”

The field will consist of five divisions, and participants compete against players with a similar handicap, calculated using their 12-month low Handicap Index. Finalist rankings will be determined by comparing the three-day cumulative score, and the top four participants from each flight will compete in the 18-hole championship round at the CasaBlanca Golf Club.

Early-bird pricing is available when you register by March 31.

Each early-bird registered player, upon arrival, will receive $100 to spend at the Mobile Pro Shop, which will feature TaylorMade and Adidas products; three rounds of golf at three different courses, including a cart and range balls; admission to all four dinner parties; nightly raffle prizes, featuring prizes from annual sponsors including TaylorMade, Adidas, the Mesquite Resort Association, Callaway Golf, Southern Wine & Spirits and the City of Mesquite; and the chance to play in the final championship round.

For more information and to register, visit Follow Mesquite Gaming on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Mesquite Gaming:

Mesquite Gaming, located 77 miles north of Las Vegas, includes Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa. A premier golf destination, Mesquite Gaming owns and operates The Palms Golf Club and CasaBlanca Golf Club. 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



Two great events held at PGA WEST and La Quinta Resort

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The par-4 ninth hole on the Nicklaus Tournament course at PGA West. (Photo by Rob Perry)

Fun Golf Vacations puts on two great golf events designed to kick off the 2018 golfing season. One is a three-day event, and the other is a five-day, and both events have great accommodation packages.

If you love traveling with your golfing buddies, playing premier courses, hitting the sports bars, dining at world-class restaurants, and having perfect weather, these two events may be the answer for you.

The Battle in the Desert and the Shootout at PGA WEST are hosted at world-famous PGA WEST and La Quinta Resort. The Battle is held on five of the PGA WEST courses, with the first four days being played in best-ball format and the last day a combined aggregate.

The Shootout is played on both the PGA WEST courses featured on the PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge, the Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses.

The events are formatted around the popular 2-person best-ball format and are held the first week of May. Each event has both gross and net scoring with tons of daily on-course skills competitions so there is plenty of prizes to win throughout the event.

If 18 holes a day isn’t enough to get your golf addict fill, each event has unlimited afternoon replay at any of the five public PGA WEST courses.

For more information contact Tournament Director Eric Hoskinson at or visit or



The Centerpiece of Lake Las Vegas is Reflection Bay Golf Club

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Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort Spa

Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Reflection Bay Golf Club

Reflection Bay Golf Club

Stay & Play package includes

  • 4 nights at Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • 3 rounds at Reflection Bay Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design

For information, visit or call 702.736.0505

Golf is an integral part of the Lake Las Vegas experience. Located just 20 minutes east of the Las Vegas Strip are two of the nation’s top golf courses amid a luxurious resort residential community.

Having hosted prestigious professional, collegiate and private events and tournaments, the two courses at Lake Las Vegas, the resort Reflection Bay Golf Club and private SouthShore Golf Club, are recognized around the world as among the best designed and conditioned courses, as well as offering first-class service and attention to detail for individuals, couples, foursomes and groups of any size.

Reflection Bay Golf Club is set on luxurious Lake Las Vegas, with five of its holes running along the water’s edge. A 320-acre man-made lake, Lake Las Vegas is the centerpiece of this high-end residential resort community.

Built in 1998, Reflection Bay is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, the only such course located in Nevada. And with its reopening in 2014, after some touching up by Nicklaus that included renovating some of the greens and bunkers, Reflection Bay immediately reclaimed its place on the list of America’s top 100 public courses.

The lavish 32,000-square-foot clubhouse features a full golf shop, as well as casual and fine dining. The facilities at Reflection Bay provide an ideal setting for VIP golf groups, corporate outings, celebrations and weddings. In addition to world-class golf and dining facilities, Reflection Bay offers some truly unique lifestyle experiences including a private white sand beach, paddle boarding, and access to the La Contessa and Lady of the Lake yachts.

For resort guests and Lake Las Vegas residents alike, a fully connected resort and lifestyle experience is found right here at the lake. Lake Las Vegas is a lifestyle, and the luxurious Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa provides an integral part of the equation with its stay and play packages.

In 2017 Westin Lake Las Vegas completed an extensive $40 million renovation, including all guest rooms and suites, lobby, public areas, meeting space, ballrooms, pools, private beach and outdoor spaces. The hotel has 493 guest rooms and suites offering mountain, lake and golf course views.

With luxurious accommodations, spectacular dining, plenty of outdoor diversions, unique and exquisite residential communities, a brand new health and fitness club and of course some of the best golf in the country, Lake Las Vegas is once again on the radar as one of America’s top golf destinations for both visitors and residents.



Online Premium Golf Club Rentals in California

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15% off for PNGA Members

When traveling, golfers used to face a choice with no good answer: ship, check or rent at a course. Now golfers have another, hassle-free option that allows them to choose their clubs online for rental: Clublender.

Shipping can be costly and lead to lost or damaged clubs. Lugging a golf bag to the airport and then checking it can be expensive and a hassle; doing so can also risk the loss or damage of clubs. Renting at a course means the possibility of ending up with unsatisfactory clubs in poor condition, and of not having a clue what type of clubs you’ll get until you arrive at the course.

Clublender allows you to book premium golf clubs online for delivery anywhere in California, from Torrey Pines to Pebble Beach, PGA West to Riviera. Clublender carries cutting-edge PXGs, as well as sets by Callaway, TaylorMade and Titleist. All sets come in non-logoed white Vessel bags with tees, a ball marker and divot repair tool.

“We want customers to have an option beyond renting a tattered set at a course,” founder and CEO Casey McCourt said. “We want golfers to be able to select the set they want, online, and have it delivered in a high-end bag for a fun, hassle-free day on the links.”

Clublender’s inventory includes right- and left-handed clubs, as well as sets for women and men. Clublender also offers balls, gloves and range finders, providing you with everything but your shoes for a great day on the links.

The process is straightforward, easy and fast. Go to, select your set and book the days you want the clubs. Clublender aims to have your set delivered the afternoon or evening before your round to ensure that you have them in plenty of time, and that you have a chance to take a few practice putts with the TaylorMade Spider Tour Red, Odyssey, PXG Gunboat or Scotty Cameron putter that comes with your set.

After your round, if you’re in Los Angeles, a Clublender team member will come to pick up the clubs or, if you’re elsewhere in California, you’ll simply place the clubs back in the box they arrived in and drop them off at any UPS location with the included shipping label for shipment back to Clublender. Shipping, delivery and pickup are all covered in the price, which is between $65 and $200 for the first day, and as low as $20 a day thereafter. All the clubs are pristine and look as if they just came straight out of the box.

On your next snowbird trip to California, if you try Clublender , as a PNGA member you’ll enjoy a 15% discount by using code PNGA15.(Code expires 6/30/18 and is limited to once per user.)

The Clublender team prides itself on customer service.

“We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure every Clublender client has a fun, enjoyable and hassle-free day on the course,” McCourt said.