Golfweek's Best: Casino Courses, 2013

Nevada’s Shadow Creek still holds the trump card on the casino list.

Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses 2013

Rank, (2012 rank), Name

Location

Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating


1. (1) Shadow Creek

North Las Vegas, Nev.

1990, Tom Fazio, 8.17


2. (2) Fallen Oak

Saucier, Miss.

2006, Tom Fazio, 7.25


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

Fountain Hills, Ariz.

2006, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, 6.89


4. (5) The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

1915, Lester George, Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor, 6.83


5. (4) French Lick Resort (Dye)

French Lick, Ind.

2009, Pete Dye, 6.71


6. (7) Cascata

Henderson, Nev.

1999, Rees Jones, 6.55


7. (6) Barona Creek

Lakeside, Calif.

2000, Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode, 6.55


8. (9) Wilderness at Fortune Bay

Tower, Minn.

2004, Jeff Brauer, 6.54


9. (10) Salish Cliffs

Shelton, Wash.

2011, Gene Bates, 6.52


10. (8) Atlantic City CC

Northfield, N.J.

1923, Tom Doak, William S. Flynn, 6.44


11. (12) French Lick Resort (Ross)

French Lick, Ind.

1917, Donald Ross, 6.35


12. (11) We-Ko-Pa (Cholla)

Fountain Hills, Ariz.

2001, Scott Miller, 6.25


13. (16) Wynn GC

Las Vegas

2005, Tom Fazio, 6.22


14. (21) Ak-Chin Southern Dunes GC

Maricopa, Ariz.

2002, Brian Curley, 6.10


15. (15) Sandia

Albuquerque, N.M.

2005, Scott Miller, 6.07


16. (20) Chariot Run

Laconia, Ind.

2003, Bill Bergin, 6.07


17. (14) Firekeeper

Mayette, Kan.

2011, Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay III , 6.03


18. (13) Edgewood Tahoe

Tahoe, Nev.

1968, George Fazio, 6.01


19. (19) Talking Stick (North)

Scottsdale, Ariz.

1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, 5.98


20. (24) Lake of Isles (North)

North Stonington, Conn.

2005, Rees Jones, 5.96


21. (18) Turning Stone Resort (Atunyote)

Verona, N.Y.

2004, Tom Fazio, 5.95


22. (17) Turning Stone Resort (Kaluhyat)

Verona, N.Y.

2003, Robert Trent Jones Jr., 5.95


23. (23) Meadows at Mystic Lake

Prior Lake, Minn.

2005, Garrett Gill, Paul Miller, 5.95


24. (22) Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho

2003, Gene Bates, 5.92


25. (36) Contraband Bayou GC at L’Auberge

Lake Charles, La.

2005, Tom Fazio, 5.92


26. (28) Sweetgrass

Harris, Mich.

2008, Paul Albanese, 5.91


27. (32) The Preserve

Vancleave, Miss.

2007, Jerry Pate, 5.89


28. (27) Belterra

Florence, Ind.

2001, Tom Fazio, 5.87


29. (25) Seneca Hickory Stick

Lewiston, N.Y.

2011, Robert Trent Jones Jr., 5.85


30. (26) Grand Bear

Saucier, Miss.

2000, Jack Nicklaus, 5.77


31. (31) Journey at Pechanga

Temecula, Calif.

2008, Steve Forrest, Arthur Hills, 5.67


32. (35) Spirit Hollow

Burlington, Iowa

2000, Rick Jacobson, 5.66


33. (34) Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas)

Philadelphia, Miss.

1997, Tom Fazio, 5.65


34. (30) Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino

Brooks, Calif.

2008, Brad Bell, 5.64


35. (29) French Lick Resort (Sultan’s Run)

Jasper, Ind.

1992, Tim Liddy, 5.64


36. (40) Sevillano Links

Corning, Calif.

2007, Mike Stark, 5.57


37. (41) Turning Stone (Shenendoah)

Verona, N.Y.

1998, Rick Smith, 5.54


38. (44) Whirlwind (Devil’s Claw)

Chandler, Ariz.

2000, Gary Panks, 5.53


39. (39) Apache Stronghold

San Carlos, Ariz.

1999, Tom Doak, 5.52


40. (38) Dancing Rabbit (Oaks)

Philadelphia, Miss.

1999, Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate, 5.51


41. (43) Rio Secco

Henderson, Nev.

1997, Rees Jones, 5.49


42. (42) Blue Top Ridge

Riverside, Iowa

2007, Rees Jones, 5.49


43. (33) Talking Stick (South)

Scottsdale, Ariz.

1998, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, 5.45


44. (NR) Rocky Gap Casino Resort*

Cumberland, Md.

1998, Jack Nicklaus, 5.45


45. (47) The Greenbrier (Greenbrier)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

1925, Jack Nicklaus, George O’Neil, 5.41


46. (49) Inn of the Mountain Gods

Mescalero, N.M.

1976, Ted Robinson, 5.40


47. (37) Mohegan Sun CC at Pautipaug

Baltic, Conn.

2012, Geoffrey S. Cornish, Robert McNeil, 5.40


48. (50) Whirlwind (Cattail)

Chandler, Ariz.

2002, Gary Panks, 5.39


49. (NR) WinStar Golf Club*

Thackerville, Okla.

2006, D.A. Weibring, 5.35


50. (NR) The Bridges GC at Hollywood Casino*

Bay St. Louis, Miss.

1997, Arnold Palmer, 5.29

*-new to list

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