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Overview

The Match between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods may have fizzled as a pay-per-view spectacle, but the venue was certainly a showcase during the Black Friday, 2018 broadcast. Shadow Creek has the reputation of being one of the most expensive courses built in America, a reported $47 million at the time. Designer Tom Fazio said that budget was necessary at Shadow Creek to perform what he now calls “total site manipulation,” creating an environment where none existed, by carving rolling hills and canyons from the flat desert floor north of Las Vegas and pumping in plenty of water. Alas, this once-in-a-lifetime dream design has been too successful, triggering many equally expensive, but inferior, imitations.

About

Holes 18
Length 7560
Slope 145
Price $600
Facility Type Public
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA/Steve Wynn/(R)Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.9

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.78
Character
8.08
Challenge
7.69
Layout Variety
7.88
Fun
7.61
Aesthetics
8.17
Conditioning
8.19

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