2009 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses

Rank. Course Name
Location - Opened
Architects
Avg. rating

1. Shadow Creek Golf Club
North Las Vegas, Nev. 1990
Tom Fazio
8.13

2. Fallen Oak Golf Club
Saucier, Miss. 2006
Tom Fazio
7.28

3. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)
Fountain Hills, Ariz. 2006
Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
6.96

4. Cascata
Henderson, Nev. 1999
Rees Jones
6.71

5. Barona Creek Golf Club
Lakeside, Calif. 2000
Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode
6.65

6. French Lick Resort (Dye)
French Lick, Ind. 2009
Pete Dye
6.64

7. Atlantic City Country Club
Northfield, N.J. 1923
Tom Doak, William S. Flynn
6.49

8. Wilderness at Fortune Bay
Tower, Minn. 2004
Jeff Brauer
6.36

9. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla)
Fountain Hills, Ariz. 2001
Scott Miller
6.22

10. Meadows at Mystic Lake
Prior Lake, Minn. 2005
Garrett Gill, Paul Miller
6.17

11. Circling Raven
Worley, Idaho 2003
Gene Bates
6.11

12. Lake of Isles (North)
North Stonington, Conn. 2005
Rees Jones
5.97

13. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club
Tahoe, Nev. 1968
George Fazio
5.95

14. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azaleas)

Philadelphia, Miss. 1997
Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate
5.95

15. French Lick Resort (Ross)
French Lick, Ind. 1917
Donald Ross
5.91

16. Journey at Pechanga
Temecula, Calif. 2008
Steve Forrest, Arthur Hills
5.85

17. Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote)
Verona, N.Y. 2004
Tom Fazio
5.80

18. Wynn Golf Club

Las Vegas 2005
Tom Fazio
5.80

19. Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat)

Verona, N.Y. 2003
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
5.75

20. Sweetgrass Golf Club
Harris, Mich. 2008
Paul Albanese
5.75

21. Sandia Golf Club
Albuquerque, N.M. 2005
Scott Miller
5.73

22. Grand Bear
Saucier, Miss. 2000
Jack Nicklaus
5.68

23. Blue Top Ridge
Riverside, Iowa 2007
Rees Jones
5.67

24. Belterra Golf Club
Florence, Ind. 2001
Tom Fazio
5.60

25. Sevillano Links
Corning, Calif. 2007
Mike Stark
5.55

26. Oasis Golf Club (Palmer)

Mesquite, Nev. 1995
Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay
5.54

27. The Bridges GC at Hollywood Casino Bay
St. Louis, Miss. 1997
Arnold Palmer
5.50

28. Whirlwind Golf Club (Cattail)
Chandler, Ariz. 2002
Gary Panks
5.47

29. Rio Secco Golf Club
Henderson, Nev. 1997
Rees Jones
5.46

30. Turning Stone Resort (Shenendoah)
Verona, N.Y. 1998
Rick Smith
5.44

31. Eagle Falls Golf Club

Indio, Calif. 2008
Clive Clark
5.43

32. The Preserve
Vancleave, Miss. 2007
Jerry Pate
5.37

33. Inn of the Mountain Gods

Mescalero, N.M. 1976
Ted Robinson
5.36

34. Whirlwind Golf Club (Devil’s Claw)
Chandler, Ariz. 2000
Gary Panks
5.32

35. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Oaks)
Philadelphia, Miss. 1999
Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate
5.26

36. Apache Stronghold
Globe, Ariz. 1999
Tom Doak
5.26

37. Yocha Dehe Golf Club
Brooks, Calif. 2008
Brad Bell
5.25

38. Cherokee Hills Golf Club
Tulsa, Okla. 1924
Tripp Davis, Perry Maxwell
5.19

39. Koasati Pines
Kinder, La. 2002
Kevin Tucker
5.00

40. Bali Hai Golf Club
Las Vegas 2000
Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt
4.85

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