Mesquite Gaming, owner of Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo and Casablanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa, announced its newest Director of Golf, Brian Wursten. In his role, Wursten will oversee the daily operations for both the Palms and CasaBlanca Golf Courses, as well as for the Mesquite Amateur and Nevada Open golf tournaments.
“Brian is a welcomed addition to our team,” said Anthony Toti, chief executive officer of Mesquite Gaming. “His professionalism, vast experience and extensive golf course operations knowledge make him a true asset to our renowned courses here in Mesquite.”
Wursten brings a wealth of experience to Mesquite Gaming having worked in various positions in the golf industry for the past 20 years, spanning all roles from Golf Pro to Golf Course General Manager. Most recently, Wursten served as general manager for more than 12 years with Vanguard Golf Management, which operates several golf courses in Utah and the Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Mesquite, Nevada.
Active in the community, Wursten is currently running for Mesquite City Council. He has lived in Mesquite for 23 years and raised his family, including four children. He has served on local boards for Salvation Army and Chamber of Commerce. Wursten is also a member of the Mesquite Community Theater and is president of the Virgin Valley Junior Golf Association.
Attracting golfers from throughout the country, the renowned Palms Golf Course offers scenic elevation changes. With its challenging holes and mountainous terrain, the course features a par five hole with a 114-foot drop to the fairway below. The 18-hole CasaBlanca Golf Course, designed by Cal Olson, lies etched in the wetlands of the Mesquite Valley.