2010 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

View of the Dye Course at French Lick Resort, ranked No. 5 on the 2010 Golfweek's Best Casino Course list.

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

8.07

2. Fallen Oak Golf Club

Saucier, Miss. 2006

Tom Fazio

7.36

3. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro)

Fountain Hills, Ariz. 2006

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

6.95

4. Barona Creek Golf Club

Lakeside, Calif. 2000

Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode

6.72

5. French Lick Resort (Dye)

French Lick, Ind. 2009

Pete Dye

6.71

6. Cascata

Henderson, Nev. 1999

Rees Jones

6.64

7. Atlantic City Country Club

Northfield, N.J. 1923

William S. Flynn, Tom Doak

6.51

8. The Greenbrier (Old White)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 1915

Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor

6.48

9. Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn. 2004

Jeff Brauer

6.39

10. We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla)

Fountain Hills, Ariz. 2001

Scott Miller

6.29

11. Meadows at Mystic Lake

Prior Lake, Minn. 2005

Garrett Gill, Paul Miller

6.21

12. French Lick Resort (Ross)

French Lick, Ind. 1917

Donald Ross

6.15

13. Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho 2003

Gene Bates

6.14

14. Talking Stick Golf Club (North)

Scottsdale, Ariz. 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

6.1

15. Wynn Golf Club

Las Vegas 2005

Tom Fazio

6.08

16. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club

Tahoe, Nev. 1968

George Fazio

6.03

17. Journey at Pechanga

Temecula, Calif. 2008

Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest

5.94

18. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azaleas)

Philadelphia, Miss. 1997

Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate

5.91

19. Lake of Isles (North)

North Stonington, Conn. 2005

Rees Jones

5.9

20. Southern Dunes Golf Club

Maricopa, Ariz. 2002

Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt

5.9

21. Yocha Dehe Golf Club

Brooks, Calif. 2008

Brad Bell

5.86

22. Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote)

Verona, N.Y. 2004

Tom Fazio

5.85

23. Grand Bear

Saucier, Miss. 2000

Jack Nicklaus

5.82

24. Sweetgrass Golf Club

Harris, Mich. 2008

Paul Albanese

5.8

25. Contraband Bayou Golf Club at L’Auberge

Lake Charles, La. 2005

Tom Fazio

5.8

26. Sequoyah National Golf Club

Whittier, N.C. 2010

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

5.8

27. Sandia Golf Club

Albuquerque, N.M. 2005

Scott Miller

5.79

28. Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat)

Verona, N.Y. 2003

Robert Trent Jones Jr.

5.77

29. Belterra Golf Club

Florence, Ind. 2001

Tom Fazio

5.68

30. Blue Top Ridge

Riverside, Iowa 2007

Rees Jones

5.63

31. Talking Stick Golf Club (South)

Scottsdale, Ariz. 1998

Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw

5.62

32. Chariot Run Golf Club

Laconia, Ind. 2003

Bill Bergin

5.6

33. Spirit Hollow Golf Club

Burlington, Iowa 2000

Rick Jacobson

5.57

34. Rio Secco Golf Club

Henderson, Nev. 1997

Rees Jones

5.55

35. Sevillano Links

Corning, Calif. 2007

Mike Stark

5.54

36. Cherokee Hills Golf Club

Tulsa, Okla. 1924

Perry Maxwell, Tripp Davis

5.5

37. Oasis Golf Club (Palmer)

Mesquite, Nev. 1995

Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay

5.48

38. Whirlwind Golf Club (Cattail)

Chandler, Ariz. 2002

Gary Panks

5.48

39. The Preserve

Vancleave, Miss. 2007

Jerry Pate

5.41

40. Shell Landing Golf Club

Gautier, Miss. 2002

Davis Love III

5.38

41. Turning Stone Resort (Shenendoah)

Verona, N.Y. 1998

Rick Smith

5.37

42. Whirlwind Golf Club (Devil’s Claw)

Chandler, Ariz. 2000

Gary Panks

5.29

43. Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Oaks)

Philadelphia, Miss. 1999

Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate

5.26

44. Apache Stronghold

Globe, Ariz. 1999

Tom Doak

5.26

45. The Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. 1925

George O’Neil, Jack Nicklaus

5.24

46. Eagle Falls Golf Club

Indio, Calif. 2008

Clive Clark

5.21

47. Inn of the Mountain Gods

Mescalero, N.M. 1976

Ted Robinson

5.12

48. Bridges Golf Club at Hollywood Casino

Bay St. Louis, Miss. 1997

Arnold Palmer

5.06

49. Bali Hai Golf Club

Las Vegas 2000

Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt

4.82

50. Koasati Pines

Kinder, La. 2002

Kevin Tucker

4.5

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