The Chase at Coyote Springs - Nevada
A Desert Oasis in the Middle of Nowhere
By Brian Weis
The Chase at Coyote Springs is a misnomer, the course should be called "The Hike" or "The Trek". The Jack Nicklaus design course is a long desolate drive from the Las Vegas strip. Truth be told, it is well worth the hour voyage. The Chase is a must play if your golf travels take you to Las Vegas, Mesquite or Southeastern Utah.
In 2008, The Chase opened with praise as being one of the new tracks and it is regarded as one of Nicklaus' finest desert course designs. The par 72 layout plays to 7471 yards from the tips with 3 other tee boxes, 6807, 6215 and 5288 yards. Generous fairways carve thru the deserted with water strategically placed on 11 of the 18 holes.
#8, Par 3 233 yards - Nothing instills fear into a golfer more than a long par 3 with water on the right. While standing on the tee box, I had a lump in my throat. Everything sloped toward the water and a back pin placement extended the hole to over 250 yards. The caddie sensed the nerves and calmly shared that the play was to land it on the front left of the green. He assured the green slopes away from the hole and the ball will roll 20-30 yards. His advice was spot on for this epic hole.
4 Tees: 7471 Yards to 5288 Yards
Caddies are available and strongly encouraged. Our caddy did a phenomenal job reading the grain of the greens and saved me a few strokes.
Experiencing the practice facility alone is worth the drive alone. The practice paradise stretches over 20 yards encompassing a range with 13 target greens and chipping and bunker areas. The undulating putting green allows you to practice the shots you will face on the course - uphill, downhill, sidehill, and everything in between.
In the current interim facilities, The Chase offers limited food and beverage opportunities including snack foods such as crackers, chips, granola bars, and candy bars.
The Chase at Coyote Springs Accolades and Honors:
* #2 Best New Courses in the US - Golf Digest, January 2009
* #3 Top 10 Best New You Can Play - GOLF Magazine, January 2009
* Best Golf Courses of 2008 - Links Magazine, December 2008
* Top 10 New Courses in the World - Travel & Leisure Golf, November/December 2008
How To Get There
From Las Vegas, take 15 north then 93 North. From Mesquite take 15 South to 168 West.
3100 State Route 168
Coyote Springs, NV 89037
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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