Top 10 Casino Golf Courses
One attraction that many casino resorts use to bring in guests is golf. Many casinos offer full golf courses for lovers of golf, but sadly many of the courses offered by casinos are forgettable. Today I give you my choices for the top 10 casino golf courses.
Atlantic City Country Club
The AC Country club is actually the oldest golf course in the world owned by a casino. Originally constructed in 1897, Caesars entertainment purchased the property in 1998 and hired Tom Doak to renovate the course. This course holds the claim as the first one to use the terms “birdie” and “eagle.” Both the US Amateur Open and the US Women’s Open have been played here in the past.
Wynn Golf Club
If you were to drive down the Las Vegas Strip, you would have no clue that there was a golf course nearby. Just on the other side of the back of the Wynn Las Vegas is the Wynn Golf Club, a beautiful course designed by Tom Fazio. This is an excellent course where many local pros and aspiring pros come to in order to perfect their game.
Shadow Creek – MGM Mirage
Shadow Creek is famous not only for being a fantastic casino golf course, but also as one of the top 10 golf courses in the United States. When it was originally constructed in 1990, Shadow Creek was the most expensive course ever made. You are going to have to shell out a few bucks to play here as it costs $500 per play in order to play and you must be staying at the MGM grand. However, as part of that fee you do get a caddie and a limo ride to the course.
Owned by the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS, Fallen Oak is often referred to as the “Shadow Creek of the East.” Like the Wynn Golf Club, Tom Fazio also designed this course and only Shadow Creek was ranked higher by Golf Week for best casino courses. This world class facility is also host to a Champions Tour Event, making it a must play for any avid golfer.
Operated by the Ford McDowell Casino in McDowell, Az, the We-Ko-Pa Saguaro is considered as challenging as any of the top courses in America. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw collaborated together to create this desert course that plays extremely tough and is considered a test for even the most seasoned golfer.
Ocean Golf Club
The Ocean Golf Club at the Atlantis Paradise Island Casino in the Bahamas is a par 72 championship course stretching over 7,100 yards. Golf Digest Magazine rated this course as the #8 resort course in North America and the Caribbean. Tom Weiskopf designed this beautiful course with fantastic ocean views. The course is host to several televised golf events that includes the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.
Grand Bear Golf Course
The Grand Bear Golf Course in Saucier, MS is a Caesars run property and was designed by Jack Nicklaus. The par 72 course stretches over 7,200 yards and has a 75.5 course rating with 143 slope from the “Grizzly Bear” tees. This championship forest course is sculpted among protected wetlands and is a great challenge for any golfer.
Turning Stone Resort
Turning Stone Resort doesn’t have just one, but five golf course on its property in Verona, NY. Three of these courses are championship courses designed by Tom Fazio, Rick Smith, and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The courses have been recognized by Golf Magazine, Golf World, and Golf Digest as among the best golf resorts in North America.
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
The Dancing Rabbit Golf Club at the Pearl River Resorts in Choctaw, MS is a pair of par 72 courses designed by Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate. Known as “The Azaleas” and “The Oaks”, these courses have their own unique charm and are spread out over 700 acres. These course are nestled and designed around spring-fed creeks and streams and have been setup to give golfers a strong challenge while taking in the beauty of nature.
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay
The Wilderness at Fortune Bay is true to its name as this beautiful course is set in the woodlands of Lake Vermillion just outside of the Minneapolis, MN and provide for some of the best views you will find on a golf course. This course is 7,207 feet from the back tees and the course is so massive that carts are equipped with GPS.
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