Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses, 2015

Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses, 2015

Golfweek's Best

Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses, 2015

No. (2014 rank)

Location, opened

Architect(s)

Avg. rating

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1. (1) Shadow Creek GC

North Las Vegas, Nev., 1990

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 8.05


2. (2) Fallen Oak GC

Saucier, Miss., 2006

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 7.32


3. (3) The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 1915

Lester George, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

Avg. rating: 6.84


4. (5) French Lick Resort (Dye)

French Lick, Ind., 2009

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.78


5. (4) We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

Fountain Hills, Ariz., 2006

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 6.69


6. (8) Cascata

Henderson, Nev., 1999

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.67


7. (9) Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn., 2004

Jeff Brauer

Avg. rating: 6.55


8. (7) Barona Creek

Lakeside, Calif., 2000

Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode

Avg. rating: 6.54


9. (6) Salish Cliffs

Shelton, Wash. 2011

Gene Bates

Avg. rating: 6.39


10. (9) Nemacolin Woodlands (Mystic Rock)

Farmington, Pa., 1995

Pete Dye

Avg. rating: 6.39


11. (19) The Preserve

Vancleave, Miss., 2007

Jerry Pate

Avg. rating: 6.31


12. (11) Wynn GC

Las Vegas, 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.30


13. (21) Spirit Hollow

Burlington, Iowa, 2000

Rick Jacobson

Avg. rating: 6.29


14. (12) French Lick Resort (Ross)

French Lick, Ind., 1917

Donald Ross

Avg. rating: 6.28


15. (13) We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)

Fountain Hills, Ariz., 2001

Scott Miller

Avg. rating: 6.25


16. (14) Ak-Chin Southern Dunes GC

Maricopa, Ariz., 2002

Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt

Avg. rating: 6.14


17. (16) Lake of Isles (North)

North Stonington, Conn., 2005

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 6.13


18. (17) Chariot Run

Laconia, Ind., 2003

Bill Bergin

Avg. rating: 6.10


19. (15) Edgewood Tahoe GC

Tahoe, Nev., 1968

George Fazio

Avg. rating: 6.10


20. (18) Firekeeper GC

Mayetta, Kan., 2011

Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay III

Avg. rating: 6.07


21. (20) Sweetgrass GC

Harris, Mich., 2008

Paul Albanese

Avg. rating: 6.00


22. (22) Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat)

Verona, N.Y., 2003

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 6.00


23. (29) Inn of the Mountain Gods

Mescalero, N.M., 1976

Ted Robinson

Avg. rating: 6.00


24. (31) Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote)

Verona, N.Y., 2004

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 5.97


25. (24) Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho, 2003

Gene Bates

Avg. rating: 5.94


26. (25) Belterra GC

Florence, Ind., 2001

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 5.92


27. (23) Meadows at Mystic Lake

Prior Lake, Minn., 2005

Garrett Gill, Paul Miller

Avg. rating: 5.92


28. (28) Talking Stick (North)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 5.91


29. (30) Contraband Bayou GC at L’Auberge

Lake Charles, La., 2005

Tom Fazio

Avg. rating: 5.90


30. (27) The Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., 1925

Jack Nicklaus, George O’Neil

Avg. rating: 5.90


31. (33) Seneca Hickory Stick

Lewiston, N.Y., 2011

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Avg. rating: 5.83


32. (34) Grand Bear

Saucier, Miss., 2000

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.80


33. (35) Journey at Pechanga

Temecula, Calif., 2008

Steve Forrest, Arthur Hills

Avg. rating: 5.77


34. (26) Sandia GC

Albuquerque, N.M., 2005

Scott Miller

Avg. rating: 5.77


35. (37) Apache Stronghold

San Carlos, Ariz., 1999

Tom Doak

Avg. rating: 5.74


36. (36) Sewailo GC

Tucson, Ariz., 2013

Notah Begay III, Ty Butler

Avg. rating: 5.73


37. (38) Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino

Brooks, Calif., 2008

Brad Bell

Avg. rating: 5.69


38. (39) French Lick Resort (Sultan’s Run)

Jasper, Ind., 1992

Tim Liddy

Avg. rating: 5.64


39. (32) Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Cumberland, Md., 1998

Jack Nicklaus

Avg. rating: 5.64


40. (40) Dancing Rabbit GC (Oaks)

Philadelphia, Miss., 1999

Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate

Avg. rating: 5.63


41. (41) Rio Secco GC

Henderson, Nev., 1997

Rees Jones

Avg. rating: 5.60


42. (46) Turning Stone Resort (Shenandoah)

Verona, N.Y., 1998

Rick Smith

Avg. rating: 5.58


43. (45) Whirlwind GC (Cattail)

Chandler, Ariz., 2002

Gary Panks

Avg. rating: 5.53


44. (43) Sevillano Links

Corning, Calif., 2007

Mike Stark

Avg. rating: 5.52


45. (42) Whirlwind GC (Devil’s Claw)

Chandler, Ariz., 2000

Gary Panks

Avg. rating: 5.51


46. (44) Dancing Rabbit GC (Azaleas)

Philadelphia, Miss., 1997

Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate

Avg. rating: 5.50


47. (49) Talking Stick (South)

Scottsdale, Ariz., 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

Avg. rating: 5.45


48. (48) WinStar GC

Thackerville, Okla., 2006

D.A. Weibring

Avg. rating: 5.45


49. (NR) Windance CC*

Gulfport, Miss., 1986

Mark McCumber

Avg. rating: 5.41


50. (NR) Mohegan Sun CC at Pautipaug#

Baltic, Conn., 2012

Geoffrey S. Cornish, Robert McNeil

Avg. rating: 5.39

*-new to list; #-returns to list

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