Golf Course Overview
Located near the Avi Resort and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Mojave Resort Golf Club offers a championship resort course that combines native vegetation with wind-swept sand dunes. Opened to the public in September of 1997, the course sits just 200 yards from the Colorado River. With enchanting, peaceful scenery and a four-star review from Golf Digest, Mojave Resort Golf Club has the perfect setting to be the premier daily fee course in southern Nevada.
The highly respected team of Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley designed Mojave Resort Golf Club, adding it to their lengthy resume of outstanding course designs. Spread out over 159 fully irrigated acres, with lots of room between holes, the course is bordered by and adorned with natural vegetation, such as desert wildflowers and salt cedar. Many players have noted the course closely resembles a wildlife refuge.
The course uses several species of bermuda grass, predominantly 328 bermuda, on its fairways and approaches. Tifdwarf bermuda is used for the greens. The course is also over-seeded with ryegrass and poa-trivialis to ensure a plush and full terrain. The par 72 course measures 6,939 yards from the back tees, with a USGA slope of 126 and a USGA rating of 73.2. Four sets of tees are also available to accommodate various levels of play. From the front tees, the course measures 5,620 yards, carries a USGA slope of 124 and a USGA rating of 72.5.
Nevada Golf Straight Ball Guide named hole #9 at Mojave the most difficult and challenging par 4 in the state of Nevada. Hole #9, aptly dubbed “The Brute,” measures 480 yards and features a dogleg and a water hazard. Hole #18 is the course's most popular hole and is named “Double Cross” because golfers must cross over water twice to complete the hole. Hole #17 is an island green, with holes 16, 17 and 18 making up the course's three water holes.
The clubhouse at Mojave has a very open atmosphere and features a snack bar and pro shop. Directly outside the clubhouse, guests will find the practice facilities, which include a double-ended driving range, a putting green and chipping area. Access to the practice facilities is included with the greens fee. Lessons are also available from LPGA pro Keri Stewart in individual and group settings. The annual Southern Nevada Amateur Championship, the biggest amateur championship in Nevada, is held at Mojave. Mojave is chosen for the event over all other courses in Nevada, which speaks volumes on the course's overall quality.