CONESTOGA GOLF CLUB 702.346.4292
Las Vegas golf course review
- *Mesquite Local News Readers Poll - "Best Golf Course in Mesquite" - 2011
- *GOLF Magazine-"Best Trips"-May 2011
- *GOLFWEEK - 2011 "Best You Can Play" - Nevada #11
- *GOLFWEEK - 2011 " Best New Courses" - #14
- *LINKS Magazine - "Best New Courses of 2010"
Conestoga is the newest addition to an incredible variety of golf opportunities in the Mesquite-St George region - what twoguyswhogolf.com considers to be the most spectacular
golf destination in the United States. This golf facility is situated in Del Webb's latest legendary golf community, Sun City Mesquite. Gary Panks is responsible for the thoughtful
design, which undulates through canyons and red rock outcroppings, with ascending and descending shot selections that will enhance golfers of all skill levels to return for more.
We visited the property in late October and found it to be in wonderful condition from tee to green. The clubhouse features a pro shop, along with the The 1880
Grille - a lounge and dining area - click here for more information on the 1880 Grille. During our visit, the Conestoga driving range served as a warm up station
for participants of the famous Long Drive competition, held each fall in Mesquite. The property also includes a large practice green for putting and chipping.
Conestoga Golf Club features 5 sets of tee areas that play to distances and slopes measuring 7232 yards/147 slope, 6751 yards/142 slope, 6378 yards/139 slope, 5889
yards/128 slope and 5017 yards with a slope of 120 for men and 111 for ladies hitting from the front tee boxes. There are 200, 150 and 100 yard markers on the cart paths of all
par fours and fives, with sprinkler heads on the fairways measured to the center of the green. Half wagon wheels are situated on both sides as well, at the 150 yard areas. Pin
placement sheets are mounted on each cart with 3 rotating hole locations.
There are 44 soft, sand bunkers situated along the landing zones or greenside, and water hazards come into play on two holes, the long par five 9th and adjacent par three 10th.
The sand traps are quite sprawling and penal, creating the impression that there are more of these hazards than what the actual number indicates. The green complexes vary in
size and undulation and are often protected by mounds and bunkers. There are numerous elevated tee area which provide exceptional views of the rugged terrain, with holes that
are beautiful sculpted within a landscape that has been spectacularly forged over time.
Much thought has been put into designing this course while preserving the integrity of the natural surroundings. The cart paths are wide to allow for easy passing, as are the
several bridges that allow for passage over arroyos and desert washes. Cascading streams (with a small waterfall behind the 10 green) and landscaped tee boxes add to the
beauty of this memorable environment. As the slope ratings indicate - this course can be challenging, especially from the tips which play to a 147 slope and 74.9 course rating.
With several elevated tees and numerous downhill approaches, the course plays a little shorter than the actual yardage, but high handicappers and novices may want to move up
to the copper tee areas, which at 5889 yards still provides a significant challenge.
There are many courses to choose from in this spectacular Mesquite/St George region, but one would be remiss not to experience Conestoga. We highly recommend a round
here for golfers of all skill levels.
The course and Mesquite are a simple and beautiful 1-hour or 1 hour 10 minute drive from the strip. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.