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It was on the front line for a while. Only resort in New Vegas no one wanted to get sent to. Doesn't have that kind of importance anymore, though. They pulled most of the troops out of there after we took the Hoover Dam.”— Craig Boone
Before the war, the area around the House Resort was a luxurious country club owned by Robert House. Abandoned in the wake of the Great War, the resort stood empty for nearly two centuries before it was claimed by the New California Republic Army as its frontline base. In 2277, it was one of the main battlegrounds with the Caesar's Legion during the First Battle of Hoover Dam.
Following the New California Republic's victory at the Dam, Camp Golf found itself deeper in NCR territory. No longer on the frontlines, the camp lost much of its importance and the Republic pulled most of its troops to other postings. Camp Golf became a posting for under-performing soldiers, where their NCOs try to put them into shape. The most infamous is the Misfits platoon, giving Sgt. McCredie a near-perpetual headache. It doesn't help that the soldiers usually end up emptying bottles of alcohol into their bellies, rather than magazines of bullets at training targets.
However, the base has another facet. The former House Resort building was claimed by the NCR Rangers as the central hub of their deployment in the Mojave. All Ranger stations are coordinated by Chief Hanlon from the terrace overlooking Lake Las Vegas, with the luxurious interior providing Rangers with a place to rest, recoup, and rearm between deployments. The troopers, assigned to cramped canvas tents on old golf fields outside, dislike this kind of stratification.
The Camp occupies the ground and the building of the former House Resort & Country Club, accessible down a road branching off to the east from the interstate, on the northern side of Lake Las Vegas. The access road is monitored by two elevated watchtowers and bordered by what remains of the fence and rows of sandbags. Five more watchtowers manned by NCR troopers monitor the surrounding area in all directions, with emphasis on the northern approaches, along the edge of Lake Mead.
The former golf course on the southern side has been turned into the Army's barracks, with the shooting range at the edge, by the access road. Two rows of five tents have been set up alongside the main "alley", provided for enlisted personnel such as the Misfits, with the command tent and satellite uplinks located at the northern end of the alley. The mess hall is to the west, by the shooting range, while the medical tent lies to the east of the command tent.
The House Resort lies on an elevated artificial platform and is used by the Rangers and officers as quarters and administrative center. Perhaps the most notable element of Camp Golf, however, is the giant pipeline that circles the Resort building and exits southwest towards Las Vegas, drawing water into the water network from the earthen dam at Lake New Vegas.
- House Resort
- Camp Golf command center
- Camp Golf infirmary
- Camp Golf mess tent
- Camp Golf tent (nine of them)
- Misfits' tent
- Chief Hanlon, head of the Rangers
- Sgt. McCredie, commander of the Army troops stationed at Camp Golf
- Doc Sawbones, the local physician
- The Misfits
- Mags, platoon leader
- Razz, reformed chem fiend
- Poindexter, supremely intelligent slacker
- O'Hanrahan, honest rifleman from the country
- 5 Nuka-Cola Quartz: In the kitchen.
- Magazines (Boxing Times, Meeting People, 2 Fixin' Things, Programmer's Digest, Future Weapons Today, Lad's Life, Locksmith's Reader, and Tales of Chivalrie): In the upstairs bedrooms.
- 3 Sunset Sarsaparilla star bottle caps: Found on the dressers in the first room on the left, right next to the northern staircase.
- Lucky 38 VIP keycard: Inside the small office behind the reception, on a desk.
- Drugs: 23 empty syringes, 2 Steady, 3 Buffout, 2 Rebound, 3 Fixer, 3 Jet, and a Psycho: Inside a room in the back hallway upstairs.
- Misfits' tent
- Lad's Life: inside a small trailer to the southeast along the lake shore in a picnic area.
- Command tent
- Lad's Life: on the middle desk to the right of the entrance.
- Programmer's Digest: on the desk behind the above.
- Power fist: in the footlockers and duffel bags.
- Plenty of different ammunition types.
- Due to misplaced animation triggers, NCR troopers may use the standard typing animation inside the mess hall.
Camp Golf appears in Fallout: New Vegas.
- The Courier: "What was Camp Golf like?"
Craig Boone: "It was on the front line for a while. Only resort in New Vegas no one wanted to get sent to. Doesn't have that kind of importance anymore, though. They pulled most of the troops out of there after we took the Hoover Dam."
(Craig Boone's dialogue)
- Rose of Sharon Cassidy: "Not much reason to ship water here, but liquor... hard to meet demand."
"Used to ship a lot of liquor here, soldiers here have too much free time."
(Rose of Sharon Cassidy's dialogue)