Shadow Creek Golf Course


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Shadow Creek Golf Course Est. 1990

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Shadow Creek Golf Course: Las Vegas is a city of superlatives. In golfing terms nowhere embodies this phenomenon more than Shadow Creek. For guests staying at MGM Resorts hotels, there's the chance to dig deep into your wallet and book onto Vegas's most extraordinary golf course, previously the domain of only a privileged few.

Shadow Creek is laid out in an enchanting Steve Wynn inspired oasis, which for many years doubled as his private home. Where flat arid desert previously existed, you'll find an enchanting, undulating, woodland golf course ...... yes, woodland! Taking its cue from Augusta National, Sherwood Country Club and Pine Valley, this world-class Tom Fazio-designed layout has to be played to be believed.

During the building of the course, pines, willows and many other non-indigenous trees were brought in to line the rolling fairways and stand sentinel around the superb sloping greens. And not just a few saplings, but tens of thousands of mature trees. The land was shaped, the trees planted and the water hazards filled. The result was dazzling.

Not content with creating an extraordinary woodland retreat in the middle of the Nevada desert, Wynn and Fazio also imbued their challenging design with cascading waterfalls, stony streams, rock-lined ponds and plenty of stylish bunkering. This outstanding collection of tree-lined holes contains many gems, among them a wonderful collection of par-3s. With European and Oriental pheasants roaming the grounds, and seemingly not a blade of grass, shrub or tree out of place, Shadow Creek is undoubtedly the crown jewel in Las Vegas's glittering array of golf courses.

MOST MEMORABLE HOLE: The par-3 17th. 164-yards from the back tees and only water between the tee-box and a small rock-fronted green.

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Making Contact

Shadow Creek Golf Course
3 Shadow Creek Drive,
Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
USA
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Office   +1 (866) 260 0069
Pro Shop   +1 (702) 791 7161
Fax

 

Email  
Website   www.shadowcreek.com
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Golf Pro
 
Monte Montgomery (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Woodland (with desert beyond)
 
Designer: Tom Fazio in collaboration with owner Steve Wynn.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7560 6701 6742
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.5 73.2
 
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How2Get There?

8 miles N of the Las Vegas Strip
Having made your booking to play at Shadow Creek, you will know that getting there is easy. From the lobby entrance of whichever MGM MIRAGE group hotel you are staying at, you will be whisked away to Shadow Creek in a stretch limo. Driving there with your own vehicle is not an option.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 resort guest fee, 18-holes (for guests of MGM resorts): $500. [Contact MGM Resorts hotel or club for full details]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Shadow Creek is a private club. Visitors can play if staying at MGM Resorts hotels in Las Vegas. Tee-times generally available on Mon-Thurs. Casino-hosted guests only on Fri-Sun.  Must book in advance. MGM Resorts hotels in Las Vegas include: ARIA, Bellagio, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, Monte Carlo, Circus Circus and Railroad Pass).
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Other Information
Walking permitted with a caddie. Caddies are mandatory for visitors.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Shadow Creek was originally created and owned by Steve Wynn, the casino resort developer who is credited with spearheading the dramatic resurgence and expansion of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1990s. Wynn also used to live in the house opposite the clubhouse and 18th green. More recently the golf course was sold to MGM Resorts as part of their huge purchase of the hotels and casinos previously developed by Steve Wynn. Shadow Creek is still referred to by many local golfers in Las Vegas as Mr. Wynn's private course.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 26th best course and 5th best public course in the USA; No.1 golf course in Nevada.
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Location

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Latitude: (36.2579)
Longitude: (-115.1057)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Bellagio Las Vegas AAA 5-diamonds
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
+1 (702) 693 7111
www.bellagio.com

Contentment and opulence are the hallmarks of the Bellagio hotel experience. With 3,933 guest rooms and suites, this AAA 5-Diamond Award winning resort hotel, spa, entertainment centre and casino is one of the most luxurious addresses at which to stay in Las Vegas.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Wynn; Las Vegas National; Bali Hai
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Golf within 20 miles Virtually all Las Vegas golf courses are within a 20-mile radius of this hotel.
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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 (702) 891 7777
www.mgmgrand.com

The MGM Grand is undeniably grand ! One of the iconic buildings on the Las Vegas Strip, it is (among other things) one of the world's largest hotels, with over 5,000 rooms and suites. A huge casino, world class eating, amazing spa, large rooms and real life lions all feature here. If you want to see Las Vegas and completely immerse yourself in the culture there are few better places to do that than the MGM Grand.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles Wynn; Las Vegas National; Bali Hai
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Golf within 20 miles Virtually all Las Vegas golf courses are within a 20-mile radius of this hotel.
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