June 13, 2009–Las Vegas golf region course Wolf Creek Golf Club has earned 28 points out of 30 in the recently released sixth edition of ZAGAT's America's Best Golf Courses survey. Wolf Creek Golf Club was one of 50 golf courses in the survey to receive 28 points or higher in the course category, and was tied at 28 with such exceptional golf courses as Sea Pines in Harbour Town, South Carolina, Troon North in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Las Vegas golf course gem Cascata. And Wolf Creek was ranked ahead of Las Vegas golf course Wynn Las Vegas and Doral's Blue Monster in Florida. Wolf Creek Golf Club is located in Mesquite, Nevada, about 77 miles north of Las Vegas. Click now to view the official Wolf Creek website and reserve your Las Vegas Golf Region tee times.
Some of the descriptions given by ZAGAT survey providers of Mesquite's Wolf Creek Golf Club were the following. "A total hoot of a layout";, "hewn out of the desert canyons" that "resemble the face of the moon"; "unbelieveable scenery"; complemented by a "fantastic" clubhouse. ZAGAT comments that the only negatives come from those commenting that the golf course marshals "do little to move groups along." But, the holes of Wolf Creek Golf Club are spread over the canyons, with long cart rides between holes, so pace of play is usually in the 4.5-5 hour range, but worth every minute.
Wolf Creek Golf Club also earned 24 out of 30 on total value, 23 out of 30 on service, and 22 out of 30 for overall facilities. The ZAGAT guide is based entirely on the experiences of the 6,054 roundsmen who collectively bring roughly 640,000 annual rounds worth of experience to the survey. These surveyors are overwhelmingly male (84%), with 4% of total respondents in their 20s; 19% in their 30s; 26% in their 40s; 27% in their 50s; and 24% in their 60s or above.
The editors of this year's survey are Joseph Passov, author of The Unofficial Guide to Golf Vacations in the Eastern U.S.; Tom Bedell, golf writer for American Airlines' Celebrated Living magazine; Brandon Tucker, special projects editor for WorldGolf.com; Ken Van Vechten, author of Golf Las Vegas–The Ultimate Guide and staff editors Shelly Gallagher and Sharon Gintzler. Go to ZAGAT.com for the complete review guide information for purchase for $15.95. ZAGAT Survey is the world's most trusted source for information about where to eat, drink, stay and play around the globe.
"Most golf enthusiasts aren't abandoning their games, they're just looking for better deals, and packages that maximize value," said Tim Zagat, CEO of ZAGAT Survey. "This year's survey shows that there are more options and price points than ever, which is also good news for newcomers to the sport." The ZAGAT Survey is available in multiple technological platforms including Blackberry Smartphones and for the iphone, among others.