Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

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December 12, 2013 | 11:40 a.m.

Golfweek's Best: Casino Courses, 2013

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

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December 13, 2012 | 9:20 p.m.

Golfweek's Best: 2012 Casino courses

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

Golfweek’s Best: Casino Courses 2012

Location,

Opened, Architect(s), Avg. rating


1. Shadow Creek

North Las Vegas, Nev.

1990, Tom Fazio, 8.12


2. Fallen Oak

Saucier, Miss.

2006, Tom Fazio, 7.29


3. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro)

Fort McDowell, Ariz.

2006, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw, 6.89


4. French Lick Resort (Dye)

French Lick, Ind.

2009, Pete Dye, 6.73


5. The Greenbrier (Old White TPC)

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

1915, C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor, Lester George, 6.66


6. Barona Creek

Lakeside, Calif

2000, Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode, 6.62


7. Cascata

Henderson, Nev.

1999, Rees ...

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December 7, 2011 | 4:23 p.m.

Test of time

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

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 ...

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December 9, 2010 | 2:59 p.m.

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.
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 ...

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Categories: Casino Courses
December 28, 2009 | 9:39 a.m.

Where the action is

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

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“In most betting shops you will see three windows marked ‘Bet Here,’ but only one window with the legend ‘Pay Out.’ ”

That observation by mercurial British journalist Jeffrey Bernard underscores the lucrative nature of the gambling business – for the operators, that is, if not the players.

The American Gaming Association reported that casinos’ gross gambling revenues – the amount wagered minus players’ winnings – grew from $22.2 billion in 1999 to a high of $34.13 billion in 2007 before dipping to $32.54 billion last year. Even when you take out ...

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December 9, 2009 | 4:24 p.m.

2009 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

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July 7, 2008 | 11:45 a.m.

2008 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

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July 7, 2007 | 11:46 a.m.

2007 Golfweek’s Best Casino Courses

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