Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, NV
Tee Time: October 23, 2016, 1:00, 82 F, sunny
Designer: Dennis Rider, 2000
Playing Partners: CJ Phelan
Tees: Champions, Par 72 (70.9 rating/138 slope/6,309 yards)
Course Handicap: 11 (8.6 index)
Stats: 87 (41-46); 40 putts; 8/14 fairways; 10/18 greens; 2 penalty strokes
Many generations of video games ago (so like, 15 years) Tiger Woods’ EA golf games added in fantasy courses. My research is spotty, but it started in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 when they began adding fantasy courses, fictional settings that had these crazy holes in a mesmerizing setting. They were named Penguin Falls, The Predator, Emerald Dragon and Wallaby Creek, among others. Then, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, they added a new fantasy course: Wolf Creek. Except this is a real place. It may seem like something only a video game designer could conjure up, but thankfully it was Dennis Rider who brought this fantasy landscape to life just an hour up the road from Sin City.