Golfweek's Best 2023: Top 50 casino golf courses in the U.S.

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort (Courtesy of French Lick Resort)

Welcome to Golfweek’s Best 2023 Casino Courses in the United States. This list focuses on courses owned and/or operated by or in conjunction with casinos, with data pulled from Golfweek‘s massive database of course rankings.

The hundreds of members of Golfweek‘s course-ratings panel continually evaluate courses and rate them based on our 10 criteria. They also file a single, overall rating on each course. Those overall ratings on each course are averaged to produce a final rating for each that is then used to compile the Golfweek’s Best course rankings.

Listed with each course below is its average rating, location, designer(s) and whether the course is modern (m, built in or after 1960) or classic (c, built before 1960).

* New or returning to the list

Nos. 1-10

Fallen Oak

Fallen Oak in Mississippi (Jason Lusk/Golfweek)

1. Shadow Creek 7.98
North Las Vegas, Nev.; Tom Fazio; m

2. Fallen Oak 7.20
Saucier, Miss.; Tom Fazio; m

3. Yocha Dehe at Cache Creek Casino 6.90
Brooks, Calif.; Brad Bell; m

4. French Lick Resort (Pete Dye Course) 6.83
French Lick, Ind.; Pete Dye; m

5. The Greenbrier (Old White) 6.81
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; Charles Blair Macdonald, Seth Raynor, Lester George; c

6. We-Ko-Pa (Saguaro) 6.60
Fort McDowell, Ariz.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw; m

7. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay 6.48
Tower, Minn.; Jeff Brauer; m

8. Turning Stone Resort Casino (Atunyote) 6.45
Verona, N.Y.; Tom Fazio; m

9. French Lick Resort (Donald Ross Course) 6.40
French Lick, Ind.; Donald Ross; c

10. Barona Creek 6.39
Lakeside, Calif.; Gary Roger Baird, Todd Eckenrode; m

Nos. 11-20


Mystic Rock at Nemacolin in Pennsylvania (Courtesy of Nemacolin/Evan Schiller)

11. Nemacolin (Mystic Rock) 6.38
Farmington, Pa.; Pete Dye; m

12. The Preserve 6.36
Vancleave, Miss.; Jerry Pate; m

13. Edgewood Tahoe 6.35
Tahoe, Nev.; George Fazio; m

T14. Ak-Chin Southern Dunes 6.33
Maricopa, Ariz.; Brian Curley, Lee Schmidt; m

T14. Spirit Hollow 6.33
Burlington, Iowa; Rick Jacobson; m

T14. Island Resort and Casino (Sweetgrass) 6.33
Harris, Mich.; Paul Albanese; m

17. Salish Cliffs 6.29
Shelton, Wash.; Gene Bates; m

18. Circling Raven 6.25
Worley, Idaho; Gene Bates; m

19. Wynn Golf Club 6.24
Las Vegas; Tom Fazio; m

20. The Country Club at the Golden Nugget* 6.20
Lake Charles, La.; Todd Eckenrode; m

Nos. 21-30

We-Ko-Pa’s Cholla Course (Courtesy of We-Ko-Pa/Lonna Tucker)

21. We-Ko-Pa (Cholla) 6.19
Fort McDowell, Ariz.; Scott Miller; m

22. Dancing Rabbit (Oaks) 6.11
Philadelphia, Miss.; Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate; m

23. Meadows at Mystic Lake 6.10
Prior Lake, Minn.; Garrett Gill, Paul Miller; m

24. Sage Run 6.06
Bark River, Mich.; Paul Albanese; m

T25. Fantasy Springs Resort (Eagle Falls) 6.02
Indio, Calif.; Clive Clark; m

T25. Firekeeper 6.02
Mayetta, Kan.; Jeff Brauer, Notah Begay; m

27. Casino del Sol (Sewailo) 5.99
Tucson, Ariz.; Notah Begay, Ty Butler; m

28. Blue Top Ridge 5.96
Riverside, Iowa; Rees Jones; m

29. Lake of Isles (North) 5.95
North Stonington, Conn.; Rees Jones; m

T30. Tatanka 5.91
Niobrara, Neb.; Paul Albanese; m

T30. Nemacolin (Shepherd’s Rock) 5.91
Farmington, Pa.; Pete Dye; m

Nos. 30-40


Whirlwind’s Devil Claw in Arizona (Courtesy of Whirlwind)

32. Turning Stone Resort Casino (Shenendoah) 5.89
Verona, N.Y.; Rick Smith; m

33. Sandia 5.87
Albuquerque, N.M.; Scott Miller; m

34. Journey at Pechanga 5.84
Temecula, Calif.; Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest; m

35. The Greenbrier (Greenbrier) 5.81
White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.; Seth Raynor, George O’Neil, Jack Nicklaus; c

T36. Whirlwind (Devil’s Claw)* 5.77
Chandler, Ariz.; Gary Panks; m

T36. Seneca Hickory Stick Golf* 5.77
Lewiston, N.Y.; Robert Trent Jones Jr.; m

T38. Dancing Rabbit (Azaleas) 5.76
Philadelphia, Miss.; Tom Fazio, Jerry Pate; m

T38. Shell Landing 5.76
Gautier, Miss.; Davis Love III; m

T38. Kalispel Golf 5.76
Spokane, Wash.; Jim Barnes, Robert Johnstone; c

Nos. 41-50

Sequoyah National

Sequoyah National in North Carolina (Courtesy of Sequoyah National)

41. Whirlwind (Cattail) 5.73
Chandler, Ariz.; Gary Panks; m

42. Sequoyah National 5.71
Whittier, N.C.; Robert Trent Jones Jr.; m

43. Cherokee Hills 5.70
Catoosa, Okla.; Perry Maxwell, Tripp Davis ; c

44. Turning Stone Resort Casino (Kaluhyat) 5.66
Verona, N.Y.; Robert Trent Jones Jr.; m

45. Thornberry Creek at Oneida 5.61
Oneida, Wis.; Rick Jacobson; m

T46. Belterra 5.54
Florence, Ind.; Tom Fazio; m

T46. Rocky Gap Casino Resort* 5.54
Flintstone, Md.; Jack Nicklaus; m

48. Rolling Hills Casino and Resort (The Links, formerly Sevillano Links)* 5.47
Corning, Calif.; Mike Stark; m

49. Talking Stick (O’odham) 5.45
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw; m

50. Talking Stick (Pipaash) 5.41
Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw; m

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