Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses 2011

Hole No. 17 at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas, Nev.
Hole No. 17 at Shadow Creek in North Las Vegas, Nev.

Thursday, December 15, 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