April 2, 2009–The Las Vegas Golf Region is full of award-winning and nationally-recognized Las Vegas golf courses, and one that continues to garner the attention of golfers across the globe is Wolf Creek Golf Club, a course that is located about 77 miles from Las Vegas in Mesquite, Nevada. Last year the course was included as a fantasy golf course in the EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour '09 video game, and now comes word that the resort Wolf Creek Golf Club is now part of the World Golf Tour online playing experience. "World Golf Tour is pleased to offer one of the most challenging, diverse and respected courses in the world to our community,” said YuChiang Cheng, CEO of World Golf Tour.
“It is a surreal experience to play a course such as this that is carved out of desert topography, and we are excited to offer that opportunity to every golf fanatic.” Wolf Creek Golf Club, billed as Nevada's Ultimate Golf Experience, is a challenging par-72 resort track, that plays like an 18-hole roller coaster ride over, around and through the desert canyons of southeast Nevada. Owned and operated by Cory and Chad Clemetson, Wolf Creek is consistently ranked as one of America’s Top 100 Best Public Courses in all major and regional publications. In 2007 – 2008, GOLF Digest presented Wolf Creek with its prestigious Architecture Award in recognition of outstanding design. And the editors of Golf Digest and the National Panel of Course Raters named Wolf Creek as course No. 25 among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses 2007 – 2008; Wolf Creek was also ranked No.29 out of 100 among GolfWeek’s Best Resort Courses in 2009. And Wolf Creek was recently ranked 14th in a Top 50 Golfweek readers poll.
San Francisco-based World Golf Tour brings Wolf Creek to life through patented technology that transforms HD images, captured via helicopters equipped with cameras and GPS systems into sweeping graphic tableaus, enabling players to virtually play “atop” photo landscapes of the course. In addition to working with some of the top names in golf such as TaylorMade and Ping, World Golf Tour has successfully partnered with other courses including Kiawah Island Golf Resort and Pinehurst Resorts. In June of 2009, the United States Golf Association in association with World Golf Tour will host the official inaugural Virtual U.S. Open Championship on Bethpage Black at usopen.com.
But golfers shouldn't forget that Wolf Creek Golf Club is a public, resort golf course that welcomes golfers from all over the world to play this Mesquite golf course … for real.
“We are excited to partner with World Golf Tour to utilize its technological advancements to showcase Wolf Creek’s unique experience and topographical challenges that it has to offer,” said Cory Clemetson, co-owner of Wolf Creek Golf Club. "Up until now, there hasn’t really been anything out there in terms of capturing the essence, beauty and natural 3D terrain of Wolf Creek online. World Golf Tour’s technology is the closest thing to actually playing it in real life. We are also pleased to expose Wolf Creek to World Golf Tour’s golf enthusiasts who may one day wish to play the real thing.” .
World Golf Tour™ offers the most authentic online golf experience, making the game of golf accessible and affordable to all. With its patented no-install HD technology and free-to-play social networking format, WGT enables players to tour exclusive courses worldwide, learn the rules of the game, test equipment, and stay connected with friends. WGT’s partner sponsors, such as Ping, TaylorMade, adidasGolf, Kiawah Island Resort, Pinehurst Resorts and many other top golf course partners provide exclusive luxury benefits such as premium products, prizes and tournament purses.
Wolf Creek Golf Club opened in 2000 and is located in the fabulous golf destination city of Mesquite, Nev., just 80 miles north-east of Las Vegas. Wolf Creek GC continues to raise the bar when it comes to golf excellence. The par-72, 7,018-yard layout mesmerizes and challenges players from start to finish. Lush green fairways and white sand bunkers wind through the rugged desert terrain and elevated tee boxes provide players wondrous, panoramic views of the course. Wolf Creek’s stunning layout and the staff’s attention to every detail make a round of golf here memorable.