Some Casino owners figured that some of their clients would need a break from the tables and so they built them a golf course. These Casino courses have ended up being some of the country’s best modern golf courses. Las Vegas is the original and for some time the only destination for Casino golf courses. That has however changed overtime given the numerous golf and gaming destinations all across the country. That includes most Southwestern and Midwestern states such as San Diego, Palm Springs, and Scottsdale just to name a few. These Casinos enjoy advantages such as land and water-use rights that allow them to build magnificent routings in very minimal or no restriction at all. Part of the reasons why they have been better designed to give their clients the best of two worlds and more importantly the best-golfing experience. Here is a compilation of 13 of the best Casino golf courses in case you are interested in the experience.
1. Shadow Creek Golf Club
Located in North Las Vegas Nevada desert, this course was designed by the famous architect Tom Fazio. Shadow Creek in itself is an experience; with the high waterfalls and mellow gardens framed by glorious mountains. The landscape in itself is a masterpiece. To gain entry to this one of a kind golfing resort one has to register as a guest at an MGM Resorts InternationalTM. That goes on to show just how majestic this golf club is, given that the MGM Resorts are among the finest resorts Las Vegas has to offer.
2. Fallen Oak Golf Club
This golf club located in Saucier Mississippi is another of Tom Fazio’s great designs, which raises the golf luxury standards in this region to unparalleled heights. This Mississippi’s number one golf course according to Golfweek is exclusive to guests of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino which happens to be an MGM resort.
3. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
From Lake Tahoe Nevada this Casino course by George and Tom Fazio boasts of its natural setting. From Lake Tahoe’s sparkling South shore to age-old pines, snow-capped Sierras and emerald greens just to name a few factors that make this course a place of synergy and balance.
4. The Old White TPC Course at the Greenbrier
Located at the White Sulphur Springs, W Va. this golf course designed by Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor, and Lester George as among a collection of other classic golf courses within the Greenbrier. The Old White TPC which is perhaps the best of the Greenbrier courses is also the first of the Greenbrier courses. It was recently reopened to host the 2017 Greenbrier Classic, which is an annual PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Event.
5. The Saguaro Course at We-Ko-Pa Club
Found in Fort McDowell Arizona the Saguaro Course has been uniquely designed to include desert-golf characteristics to the traditional golf course design. That is the work of Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore who applied a minimalist style in this design to create a now award-winning Casino course.
This beautiful course designed by Rees Jones in Boulder City Nevada offers an amazing golfing experience. Its 418-foot waterfall which transforms into a river before it finally becomes a soothing stream is just among the many features that express the serenity and beauty of this course. It also offers price flexibility to its clients.
7. The Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort
This golf course designed by Pete Dye himself is among other spectacularly designed courses within the French Lick Resort located in Southern Indiana. This course has been set up on the hillside of one of Indiana’s highest points to give you a unique scenic experience as you golf. The course has hosted the 2015 Senior PGA Championship and has been hosting the Legends of LPGA Championship since 2013.
8. Barona Creek Golf Club
Located in Lakeside California, this Casino golf course is among the top courses in California. Having been designed by Gary Roger Baird and Todd Eckenrode, this course entails a beautiful blend of the rocky hillside of the Barona valley which creates a fun routing. Barona Creek is an award-winning course; its highest one yet is the #1 course to ever host a Web.com Tour event by Golf Advisor, among many others.
9. Salish Cliffs Golf Clubs
This Gene Bates-designed course located in Shelton WA occupy’s the same property as the Little Creek Casino and Resort. This course not only boasts of its extended evergreens but also its unique amenities such as; golf instructions by PGA professionals, GPS enabled golf cart fleet and an award-winning golf shop just to name a few.
10. Mystic Rock Course at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
This course, which is another design of the legendary Pete Dye has been beautifully carved up the rugged terrain of the rocks at the heart of Pennsylvania’s Allegany Mountains. It is among the country’s finest golf courses; it even hosted the 84 Lumber Classic from 2003 to 2006.
11. Wynn Golf Club
From Las Vegas, this Casino golf course is yet another masterpiece by Tom Fazio. Access is exclusive to guests at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort within 90 days in advance. Non-guests can take up to 30 days in advance to make reservations.
12. Wilderness at Fortune Bay
This course was carved up at the shores of Lake Vermilion in Minnesota’s remote iron range by one Jeffery Brauer. This Casino course has a grand design from its high pines to its dramatic rock outcroppings. Not to mention wonderful amenities such as; full-service Pro-shop and GPS systems on all carts.
13. AK-Chin Southern Dunes
This golf course boasts of a unique Australian Sandbelt-inspired layout, designed by Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt located in Maricopa Arizona. The course provides a scenic experience over the Arizona desert even as you enjoy their superlative golf customer service.
All these courses provide the ultimate golfing experience, all you have to do is find one close to you and make the trip to golfing paradise.