Falcon Ridge more or less the budget option of Mesquite, though that's a relative term, as it's not particularly cheap unless you're willing to play in the Summer heat. It does have some great holes, but not as consistently as other courses of Mesquite.
The front 9 is mostly rather boring, there just isn't much that takes advantage of the landscape in meaningful ways. It's not necessarily bad forgettable enough that I struggled to remember much about it before doing this review.
The back 9, on the other hand, is much better and delivers on the Mesquite flavor, big rises and of course: a massive downhill drive par 5. Forgiving they aren't, but make for a much more exciting experience than the front.
12: The signature hole, a dog-leg left par 5 with a lot of water to play around, especially toward the green. A good drive may be able to attempt the green in two, but attempt at own risk.
13: A sharp dog-leg right up-then-down par 4, and the handicap 1 for a reason. Requiring a shot across water to reach the green going downhill, pick the right club or else.
For the summer price and those who can stand the heat, you'll get your money's worth. Or if you're spending a week in Mesquite it might be worth considering. But it isn't a destination course to play by itself.
Date: June 23, 2021