Shadow Creek Golf Course

5.0000000000 5.0 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7239 yards

  • 5400 Losee Rd, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031
  • (702) 399-7111
  • (702) 399-8225
  • www.shadowcreek.com

Year built: 1990
Architect(s): Tom Fazio, Andy Banfield
Type: Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 7239 yards 0.0 0
Regular 72 6701 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 5.0 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

6 out of 6 reviews


Reviews


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"Just as good the second time around"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Having already played Shadow Creek, I knew what to expect - a limo ride to the course from an MGM property, a fantastic caddie, immaculate course conditions, the waterfall on no. 17 and a great host in GM Mark Brenneman, who loves to tell stories about life at one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Visiting for a second time, it was all about trying to score. This made me pay close attention to the strategy of Tom Fazio's work. His par 3s and par 5s at Shadow Creek are as good as golf gets. Risky but fair. Awfully scenic, too. My only minor issue would be a few too many long par 4s. Most players tee it up at the 6,626-yard member tees, setting up four super-sized holes - the 449-yard third, the 442-yard sixth, the 442-yard 14th and stream-laden 433-yard 15th. A trio of shorter holes try to balance things out - the 344-yard first hole, the potentially driveable 284-yard 11th and 355-yard 12th. The point is - unless you're on your game - it's so hard to beat your handicap at Shadow Creek. It's kind of like Vegas. The house wins every tie.


Player Tip: Take an extra club on the approach over the water on No. 18. it always seems play a half club longer.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"First Class Golf Experience"


Brkyrd's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Playing Shadow Creek is a true treat and an overall amazing experience. Definitely Top 100, sort of what I would imagine playing Augusta National would be like. The facilities are first rate and the staff is very friendly. The course is an oasis, hard to imagine that you are in Las Vegas. I am a fan of Tom Fazio's layout. To be able to play this course is certainly a good reason to stay at an MGM resort such as Aria.


Player Tip: Stay at Aria (or another MGM resort) for an opportunity to play this amazing bucket list course

18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Shadow Creek: A playground of privilege in North Las Vegas"


JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's not what you see - it's how you feel - that makes playing Shadow Creek Golf Club so special.
The air of exclusivity is so thick inside the gates at Shadow Creek, regular guys like you and me feel like we shouldn't be there. This is where Jordan, Clooney and Matt Damon hang out, away from the glaring spotlight of their very public lives.
Getting a glimpse of their Shangri-La is, in my opinion, worth the $500 price tag.
What the priciest green fee in America buys is a private experience where golfers feel like the Hollywood A-lister. Those who want to play Shadow Creek must stay at an MGM property, where they are picked up by limo and escorted to the club 20 minutes from the strip. Fore caddies (but not their tip) are included.
Tom Fazio built Shadow Creek for casino mogul Steve Wynn in 1989, transforming a featureless desert wasteland into a lush paradise of trees, ponds, babbling brooks, fast greens and one famous waterfall behind the 17th green. Excellent risk-reward opportunities abound on a surreal layout that's picturesque and fun to play.


Player Tip: If the $500 price tag feels painful, consider this. Stay at an MGM property that's on the inexpensive end - say Luxor - to soften the blow.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Shadow Creek"


BPD2577's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2013
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was possibly the best golf experience of my life. Playing Shadow Creek is something all avid golfers should experience. The unique setting of a manufactured environment in the Nevada desert is like nothing I have seen in golf. While manufactured, the course matches the environment perfectly. This is Tom Fazios best work as a course architect; playable, different and fair golf holes make the golf experience at Shadow Creek very memorable. The course condition is second to none and the clubhouse setting reminded more of Augusta National then the Las Vegas strip. If golf exists in heaven, I hope they've been to Shadow Creek.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Absolutely spectacular!"


Charlotte6229956's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Shadow Creek is hands down probably the most spectacular course I've ever played. I played there on my honeymoon and really didn't know too much about it. Everything about the day was amazing. You really feel like you are playing at Augusta National yet just over the tee box is a desert... There are creeks, water falls, cool wildlife and the greenest grass you've ever seen.
This is worth the money and should be on every golfer's bucket list. They do not have ladies tees but I was fine to play from the first set of men's tees.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"No. 1 on your list"


BillBowmanGA's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If you’ve got a golf course bucket list and Shadow Creek isn’t at the top, you need to re-think the list. This Tom Fazio layout, from start (including a limo ride to the course) to finish, will surpass any and all expectations of a round of golf. Five stars isn't a high enough rating for this course. It’s not just one or two holes that will take your breath away…it’s all 18. Stunning water features, brilliant bunkering and true-rolling greens make this one worth the price of admission. If there’s one course in Vegas that I’d play every day, this is it.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course