OASIS GOLF CLUB PALMER COURSE (702) 346-7820
Las Vegas Golf Course Review
The Oasis is a premier golf facility in Mesquite featuring two outstanding 18-hole championship courses - the Arnold Palmer designed Palmer Course, and the David Druzisky
designed Canyons Course. The property includes a beautiful clubhouse with pro shop, locker rooms with showers, full service restaurant/lounge, plus meeting rooms and
banquet & outing facilities. A targeted grass range, large putting green and two short game areas with sand bunkers are adjacent.
Each course features outstanding conditioning from tee to green, and is well marked with sprinkler heads about the course and yardage blocks at 100,150 and 00 yards
measured to the center of the green. Color coded flags indicate front, middle and back hole locations, which is important information to have on the large, sloping putting surfaces
prominent on both layouts.
2016 Overseed Dates
2017 Aeration Dates
The Palmer Course is the original design at the Oasis - with 18 holes that feature spectacular shot values along desert mountain terrain - that earned a 4 1/2 star rating from Golf Digest Places to Play. I first played what was the Oasis 18 when it initially opened in the mid-nineties, when there was pure canyon land with few residences. Though the
environment is now part of a very upscale housing development - the golf course is still spectacular - and the experience is one of my most memorable.
After an inauspicious start, the layout warms up on the par four 3rd, which features a blind tee shot to a rolling fairway that dips to the left to a green complex guarded by a
landscaped water hazard short of the putting surface. This is a pretty challenging approach - but does not come close to the daunting tee shot one is confronted with on number
five - a par five that plays from an elevated tee area to a landing zone that forms a sea of green between pink rock canyon walls. It is worth it to drive up to the championship tees
to view this hole from the top of the mountain. Number 7 plays over a desert ravine and the par five 7th is very similar in design to the spectacular 5th. Subsequent holes play in
between and over desert ravines and crevices that will challenge golfers to play their best shots. There are some terrific photo opportunities on this layout, which also includes
some beautiful water holes. The finishing 18th is a par four that plays from a very elevated tee to a fairway bordered by residences on the hill to the left, and a lake to the right that
affects both the tee shot and approach.
There are five sets of tees on the Palmer, playing to distances measuring between 6,468 yards (slope/rating: 134/71.3) and 4,226 yards (slope/rating: 110/65.1). This is one of
our favorite layouts in the entire Las Vegas region - and one that we recommend highly - worth the 1 hour trip from Vegas...
For more info, visit our page for the Palmer Course, with direct link to the Oasis website by clicking here. To book stay and play packages on either or both Oasis courses and
with participating Mesquite Casino/Hotel properties, visit Golf Mesquite by clicking on www.golfmesquitenevada.com