Golfing the Eagle Falls Resort at the Fantasy Springs Casino

This past Christmas my family and I headed off to the California desert for a little fun in the sun. My kids took their beach gear to lounge at the pool and I grabbed my golf bag looking to take in one of the hundred or so golf courses that are found in Palm Springs and the desert resort cities of Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Indio.

Before I left I searched on-line for some of the top courses and found the Eagle Falls Golf Resort which is part of the Fantasy Spring Casino in Indio. Designed by renown golf architect Clive Clark, the Eagle Falls Golf Resort has carved out of the desert a beautiful golf course that is full of elevations, water features and foliage rarely seen on a golf course that is open to the public.

This 18-hole course has three sets of tees with distances ranging from 5,729 to 6,715 depending upon whether you set up at the Falcon, Hawk or Eagle t – boxes. At par 72 the course is a challenge to the high and low handicap golfer.

The signature hole is the par five 18th which has a working waterfall, hence the name Eagle Falls.
In the distance you can see the twelve story 250 room tower of Fantasy Springs Casino hotel.

All told the course has three par fives and three par threes. According to the golf shop and some of the promotional literature I read Eagle Falls was named the desert’s best value course two years in a row by Greenskeeper.org and is the site of the annual Playboy Golf scramble as well as the Frank Sinatra Celebrity golf event, benefiting the Barbara Sinatra Children’s charities.

The day that I was out the sun was shining bright, but it was a little windy making the course all the more challenging. My playing partner and I got a special rate because he was staying at the casino hotel, but for those not staying at the casino the regular rate that time of year is about $75 dollars, less if you want to try one of the twilight rates.

The pro shop was a little disappointing, nothing more than a box car out in the desert. But it was fully stocked with the latest gear. There is also a snack bar and attractive girls selling food and drink on the course. Our golf cart had a GPS built into it, so I didn’t have to guess how far to the nearest hazard or green.

When we got done, we went over to the casino for a little black jack, poker and roulette.

A Few Pieces Of Information For Anyone Thinking Of Staying In Atlantic City Hotels

If you are taking a vacation to Atlantic City, New Jersey you cannot afford to not experience the exquisite hospitality of Atlantic City hotels. With such a magnificent coastline, it is not surprising that the city has an array of beach side hotels offering coastal activities including water skiing, jet skiing, para sailing, etc. And then there are several hotels in the downtown area where you can always remain close to the leading attractions of the “Vegas” of the eastern seashore.

The Boardwalk also hosts several hotels, with some of them being old enough to be called antiques and have now undergone renovation and reemerged as casino hotels. There is no doubt as to why Atlantic City is the top gambling destination on the map of the United States.

When you visit Atlantic City, you’ll be able to find many offers; all courtesy to the tough competition between the hotels and casinos that reside there. Even if there is a flood of visitors and vacationers, you will always be treated like a king as the hotels want you to come to them. And, there are always going to be some concessions coming your way.

It doesn’t matter what your budget is, you will always be able to find Atlantic City hotels that match your pocket, taste, and requirements. The duration of stay has a significant impact on the rates offered. For example, if you extend your stay you would be able to enjoy some further concessions. In addition, visiting during specific periods of the year can help you hook up some amazing deals. There is no doubt that the summers would be costly but you can still get the hotels to offer you something better. After all, they don’t want to turn down their customers.

There are some great package deals for those traveling in groups or to those who are connected with some associations. Senior citizens can also save some good amount of money in the form of concessions. And, if the booking has been done through specific travel agencies you may get additional percentage discounts.

When it comes to tariffs, you can expect to pay around $120 to $350 for suites and deluxe rooms that fall in the luxury segment. And, going down a little you can find rooms starting at $60. Even if you are traveling on a tight budget, there are many hotels that would offer you rooms starting at $40. The rates are fixed by the hotels on the basis of the dimensions of the room and the bed, the number of beds and class.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to visit the city to enjoy your favorite casino game or to explore the beaches, you would never find any difficulty when it comes to finding affordable and classy hotels.

Atlantic City Casino Resort

If you want great casino experiences without going to Las Vegas, considering Atlantic City Casino Resort might be the place for you. Here you’ll get high class gambling entertainment as you elevate your game with the best table action around. This casino resort offers some of the highest limits in town, and very few – if any – can match their personalized service.

This casino entertainment hotel has a brand new poker room, where you can play your favorites – Texas Hold ‘Em and 7-Card stud. You can also play baccarat, a really elegant game that’s easy to play. If you want it really simple, nothing is more fun to play than the Big Six Wheel. Your only task is bet on the number or symbol of your choice, then the dealer will spin the wheel and the number it stops on is the number that wins. Can it get any easier?

Blackjack-fans can entertain themselves with “21”, one of America’s most popular casino games. Spanish 21 is the ultimate blackjack variation, where the blackjack game is combined with the multiple payoffs of a slot machine. This casino resort even has five spot tables exclusive to Resorts! And of course you can play poker in many variants like 5 card poker (Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride), Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em. It goes without saying that Craps and Roulette are amongst these exhilirating gambling games, not only of chance but which take knowledge of reasoning included in this, as within every great casino.

Another interesting and entertaining game this Casino hotel has included is Pai Gow. This dominoe game originated in ancient China and is played with 32 dominoes, 11 of which are identical pairs. The purpose is to make two ranking hands using 4 dominoes, a high hand and a low hand. If your rankings for both hands are higher than the dealer’s, you win!

This casino resort gave me a comfortable, classy and entertaining experience and I highly recommend that you try it for a weekend. Always remember though, this excellent advice from the resort’s staff: “Bet with your head, not over it.”