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Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses 2011

Location

Opened, Architect(s) – Avg. rating


1. Shadow Creek

North Las Vegas, Nev.

1990, Tom Fazio – 8.07


2. Fallen Oak

Saucier, Miss.

2006, Tom Fazio – 7.31


3. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

Fountain Hills, Ariz.

2006, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw – 6.90


4. French Lick Resort (Dye)

French Lick, Ind.

2009, Pete Dye – 6.74


5. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

1915, C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor, Lester George – 6.70


6. Barona Creek

Lakeside, Calif.

2000, Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode – 6.65


7. Cascata

Henderson, Nev.

1999, Rees Jones – 6.62


8. Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield, N.J.

1923, William S. Flynn, Tom Doak – 6.54


9. Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn.

2004, Jeff Brauer – 6.43


10. We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)

Fountain Hills, Ariz.

2001, Scott Miller – 6.32


11. Salish Cliffs

Shelton, Wash.

2011, Gene Bates – 6.26


12. French Lick Resort (Ross)

French Lick, Ind.

1917, Donald Ross – 6.18


13. Southern Dunes

Maricopa, Ariz.

2002, Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt – 6.17


14. Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho

2003, Gene Bates – 6.15


15. Edgewood Tahoe

Tahoe, Nev.

1968, George Fazio – 6.12


16. Wynn Golf Club

Las Vegas

2005, Tom Fazio – 6.10


17. Talking Stick (North)

Scottsdale, Ariz.

1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw – 6.06


18. Firekeeper

Mayetta, Kan.

2011 Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay III – 6.02


19. Sandia

Albuquerque, N.M.

2005, Scott Miller – 6.00


20. Chariot Run

Laconia, Ind.

2003, Bill Bergin – 6.00


21. Meadows at Mystic Lake

Prior Lake, Minn.

2005, Garrett Gil, Paul Miller – 5.99


22. Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote)

Verona, N.Y.

2004 Tom Fazio – 5.95


23. Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat)

Verona, N.Y.

2003, Robert Trent Jones Jr. – 5.91


24. Lake of Isles (North)

North Stonington, Conn.

2005, Rees Jones – 5.86


25. Yocha Dehe

Brooks, Calif.

2008, Brad Bell – 5.84


26. Grand Bear

Saucier, Miss.

2000, Jack Nicklaus – 5.83


27. Sweetgrass

Harris, Mich.

2008, Paul Albanese – 5.81


28. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas)

Philadelphia, Miss.

1997, Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate – 5.80


29. Journey at Pechanga

Temecula, Calif.

2008, Steve Forrest, Arthur Hills – 5.73


30. Talking Stick (South)

Scottsdale, Ariz.

1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw – 5.72


31. Spirit Hollow

Burlington, Iowa

2000, Rick Jacobson – 5.66


32. The Preserve

Vancleave, Miss.

2007, Jerry Pate – 5.63


33. Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L’Auberge

Lake Charles, La.

2005, Tom Fazio – 5.62


34. Belterra

Florence, Ind.

2001, Tom Fazio – 5.61


35. Apache Stronghold

San Carlos, Ariz

1999, Tom Doak – 5.57


36. Blue Top Ridge

Riverside, Iowa

2007, Rees Jones – 5.57


37. Rio Secco

Henderson, Nev.

1997, Rees Jones – 5.54


38. Oasis (Palmer)

Mesquite, Nev.

1995, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay – 5.50


39. Turning Stone Resort (Shenendoah)

Verona, N.Y.

1998, Rick Smith – 5.47


40. Sevillano Links

Corning, Calif.

2007, Mike Stark – 5.47


41. Cherokee Hills

Tulsa, Okla.

1924, Perry Maxwell, Tripp Davis – 5.45


42. Whirlwind (Devil’s Claw)

Chandler, Ariz.

2000, Gary Panks – 5.44


43. Seneca Hickory Stick

Lewiston, N.Y.

2011, Robert Trent Jones Jr. – 5.40


44. Shell Landing

Gautier, Miss.

2002, Davis Love III – 5.39


45. The Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

1925, George O’Neil, Jack Nicklaus – 5.25


46. Sequoyah National

Whittier, N.C.

2010, Robert Trent Jones Jr. – 5.25


47. Whirlwind (Cattail)

Chandler, Ariz.

2002, Gary Panks – 5.23


48. Dancing Rabbit (Oaks)

Philadelphia, Miss.

1999, Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate – 5.16


49. Inn of the Mountain Gods

Mescalero, N.M.

1976, Ted Robinson – 5.16


50. Badlands (Desperado & Diablo)

Las Vegas

1995, Johnny Miller – 5.15


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