Las Vegas, Nevada (June 24, 2010)–Wolf Creek Golf Club has been referred to as a "fantasy course come to real life" so there is no surprise that this Las Vegas Golf Region course has become a hit with online virtual gamers. Wolf Creek, a course that is annually listed among the nation's best by major golf publications, is included in the Tiger Woods EA Sports game plus is available online via the World Golf Tour. If you go to WGT.com, you can have a chance to win a trip–in real life–to experience the true Wolf Creek.–By Brian Hurlburt.
“World Golf Tour has given us the opportunity to showcase the unique experience that Wolf Creek provides, to golfers worldwide,” said Cory Clemetson, co-owner of Wolf Creek Golf Club. “We’ve already seen a substantial increase in Web traffic from the new online addition.” Wolf Creek is also giving golfers the opportunity to experience the course in real-life by offering a trip for two to Wolf Creek Resort in a tournament hosted on World Golf Tour. Through December 31, 2010, players who register and complete one round in The Visit Wolf Creek Sweepstakes will be entered to win a trip for two to Mesquite, Nevada, that includes airfare, two rounds of golf, two nights at the Eureka Casino Hotel, and spending money (prize approximate retail value: $2,960.) Anyone can play, but only residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) are eligible for the sweepstakes prize.
Or go to the Wolf Creek website to reserve your Mesquite golf tee times or Mesquite golf packages. Currently, there is an official Mesquite golf package that features one round at Wolf Creek and a round at Falcon Ridge for only $109 through the end of August. The rate drops to $99 in August. Golfers can also add a room at the Eureka for just $55 as part of the package.
"It is among the top courses in Nevada, and is the area's (Mesquite) best," the editors at GOLF have written about the course. "It is Shadow Creek meets Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, and the results are jaw-dropping, with dramatic canyon and mountain views that complement a well-conceived design."In 2009, Wolf Creek Golf Club made international news with its inclusion in the EA Sports video game, Tiger Woods '09. The game's creators were looking to create a fantasy golf course, but when one came upon Wolf Creek, reality became fantasy. "Tiger Woods PGA Tour gamers have an endless desire for fantasy courses, which is one of the main reasons Wolf Creek was high on the list of courses we wanted to sign," says EA Sports product manager Praveeta Singh. "The coolest part is that Wolf Creek is a fantasy course that actually exists."
But Wolf Creek has also become as popular as part of WGT.com, where reports are that thousands experience the course virtually. “Wolf Creek is an unbelievable course that we’re privileged to offer our golfing community,” said YuChiang Cheng, CEO of World Golf Tour. “We’re excited to reward a golfer with an all-inclusive trip to experience all it has to offer.” 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 2009, Wolf Creek was ranked No.29 out of 100 among GolfWeek’s Best Resort Courses. In 2007 – 2008, GOLF Digest presented Wolf Creek with its prestigious Architecture Award in recognition of its outstanding design. The owners and operators of Wolf Creek report that many of the online gamers come to Mesquite to visit the real thing, with one day recently having players from Germany and Japan out playing the real thing.