Conestoga Golf Club: A Great Ride

Conestoga Golf Club: A Great Ride

Posted on January 31, 2017
By Kris Strauss

Before the advent of railroads, the Conestoga wagon was used by pioneers to support migration southward. It was large enough to transport loads up to six tons, was drawn by horses, mules, or oxen and was designed to cross rivers and streams. These days we dont have to rely on wagons or even railways for transport. And, we dont have to cross rivers and streams on canvas-covered wagons. We can migrate to warm and sunny destinations like Mesquite, Nevada with a quick flight to Las Vegas and a one hour drive up I-15 to one of the most unique golf destinations in the country. Here, wagons are traded for golf cars and golfers traverse the dramatic terrain laid over the moonscape of the rugged high desert. After golf, Mesquite visitors enjoy the excitement of casino action, steak dinners and chill time poolside. For those Mesquite-savvy travelers in the know, the course that is always on their must-play list is the Troon Golf-managed Conestoga Golf Club.

Voted as the "Best In Mesquite by area residents and ranked as high No. 5 among the Best Courses You Can Play in Nevada by Golfweek Magazine, this 18-hole masterpiece is artfully interwoven with the character and contours of Mesquite's spectacular landforms. Meandering through canyons with gently ascending and descending elevations, rugged rock outcroppings and tranquil water elements, the integrity of the land is preserved at every opportunity. You will immediately see why Sports Illustrated once stated: Its like playing golf on the moon, but with full gravity. The masterful design and creativity of famed golf course designer Gary Panks gives the appearance of being crafted by nature, and forged over time. A round at Conestoga is a like a proverbial rollercoaster ride the way it plays through canyons and rock outcroppings. Much like the way a rollercoaster ride ascends and builds your anticipation, Panks eases you into your round at Conestoga with a mild-mannered, uphill par four first hole. Then, the tee box of the par three second hole feels like the first extreme drop of the ride, falling more than 100-feet downhill to the green. While almost every hole could be a signature hole, standouts on this desert gem include the par-four third and fourth holes. Or, the 208-yard par-3 fifth. Or, the double dogleg par-five sixth hole that has a jagged ravine crisscrossing the fairway (locals have named the hole the three ditch _____ (something that rhymes with witch). The par-four seventh hole is awesome and so is the risk reward 9th. A stern closing stretch is kicked-off by a desert island on the par-3 14th hole. You get the picture; the Conestoga ride is one that you will never forget and, you will be tempted to use your camera phone more than your three-wood. Dont just take our word for it; Golf Magazines Travelin Joe Passov once said of Conestoga: For solid value and spectacular scenery, youll definitely want to ride this wagon.

After the golf ride of your life, youll want to allow time to enjoy Conestogas 1880 Grille. Enjoy a post-round 1880 burger and some signature 1880 wings, then wash it down with the clubs very own private label draft beer, aptly named 1880 ale. The 1880 Grille was named to honor the pioneer spirit of not only Conestoga, but also the surrounding Pulte community of Sun City Mesquite. The name and theme honor the first pioneers who came down the Old Spanish Trail and settled this area around 1880. Bring your appetite and enjoy the rustic ambiance with your buddies or family. For those needing more supplies, the golf shop at Conestoga provides a diverse collection of the latest golf and lifestyle offerings. From the latest Callaway golf equipment to trendy styles from Greg Norman and Under Armour, Conestoga has you covered.

No matter your level of pioneering spirit, whether playing golf, dining or just gathering with loved ones, you are in for a truly great ride at Conestoga Golf Club. See for yourself by planning your next journey, golf buddy trip or round with friends and family by going to for the best rates. Or call the friendly folks at (702) 346-4292.
Conestoga Golf Club At A Glance
18 Holes of stunning golf designed by Gary Panks
1499 Falcon Ridge Pkwy, Mesquite, NV 89034
Five sets of tees ranging from 5017 yards to 7232 yards
Home of the 1880 Grille
Premium Callaway XR Rental Clubs
Managed by Troon Golf
Connect with Conestoga

Key Contacts
Ryan Stemsrud: PGA General Manager
Scott Ballif: Head Golf Professional
Rick Jackson: Group Sales Manager/Tournament Coordinator
Ian Phinney: Executive Chef
Kyle Peterson: Golf Course Superintendent
Awards & Accolades
Top 5 Best Courses You Can Play in Nevada, Golfweek, 2013
#7 Best Public Golf Course in Nevada, Golf Magazine, 2014
#9 Best Courses You Can Play in Nevada, Golfweek, 2016
Its like playing golf on the moon, but with full gravity Sports Illustrated
For solid value and spectacular scenery, youll definitely want to ride this wagon Travelin Joe Passov, Golf Magazine

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