Initially one of the most exclusive golf courses in America, Shadow Creek is now available for the public. The championship golf course was opened for play in 1989 and was sculptured out of the rugged desert by Tom Fazio and Andy Banfield. Situated in a breathtaking location with a majestic backdrop onto the mountains, producing one of those courses you have to see to believe.
In 2018 two of the most decorated legends in golf, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, went head-to-head at Shadow Creek for a crazy $9 million cash prize, where Phil Mickelson went onto take the victory after 22 holes, including a floodlit finishing par 3 hole. In typical Vegas fashion, the format also consisted of side bets for the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin, where the winnings were donated to charity.
The golf course is available to guests of the MGM Mirage Resort, and those fortunate enough to qualify will enjoy the ultimate luxury golf experience. From the resort, guests will be transported in a stretch limo to the golf course, where your caddy will take the clubs from the car straight to the first tee.
No expense is spared at Shadow Creek, which is certainly not the holiday option for the golfing purist. But then, golfing purists will not be at home in Las Vegas anyway, so why not embrace the Vegas atmosphere? Shadow Creek is over the top from the word go, in terms of both service and the golf course, but there are surely few comparable golfing experiences the world over.