No matter how fond you are of golf, sometimes you don’t have the energy to play 18 holes. We know, it’s a big chunk of time, even for vacationers who have all the time in the world. Now, Lake Havasu City has a new nine hole course that you may have already played before. Let us explain.
We love playing nine holes – they’re just as scenic as any other. Not to mention they’re perfect in a time crunch, short courses are much more attractive for beginners, and nine holes are also a lot more walk-able, assuming of course, you actually want the exercise.
This season, the Island Golf Club at The Nautical Beachfront Resort has shortened to nine holes from 18 previously. Our favorite hole of the newly configured 2,250-yd. par 32 course is the fifth hole; a 436 yard par 5. It’s the longest hole, giving expert drivers a good chance to soar, and can “putt for dough” for a birdie or eagle.
The Island Golf Club has been a foundation for Lake Havasu City golf for more than 50 years, surrounded by the Mohave Mountains and featuring breathtaking views of the lake.
It welcomes tee time reservations up to one week in advance. What’s more, its fairways and greens were overseeded last September, making for some excellent playing conditions.
And when you’re done, head to Bogey’s Bar & Grill which offers indoor and outdoor seating, in a lush setting overlooking the course. Ask for manager Kim Byers’ world-class Bloody Marys made from scratch. You want a pre-packaged, preservative-filled Bloody Mary mix? Sorry, Kim wouldn’t hear of it.
Learn more about the Island GC and other golf courses in Lake Havasu City at: