Shadow Creek Golf Course

An MGM Resorts Entertainment Destination

Perhaps you've never heard tales of this legendary place sculpted from the Nevada desert by renowned architect Tom Fazio. May we assure you, descriptions, however grand, do not begin to do this masterpiece justice. Shadow Creek must be played. Shadow Creek must be experienced. Only then can true lovers of the game begin to appreciate its breathtaking beauty.

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Natural Splendor

The beauty of this monument and classic golf course design stands today, ready to be shared and enjoyed by all who honor and respect the game and seek its challenges at the highest level.

Your Entry

Your entry to Shadow Creek begins when you register as a guest of an MGM Resorts International® destination - the finest resorts Las Vegas has to offer. A private limousine will transport you to and from your appointment and upon arrival, your personal caddie will greet and guide you through a golfing experience you will never forget.


Shadow Creek is without a doubt one of the most unique golf course experiences in the world. In fact, I believe if a non-golfer ever visited the course, they would say it is one of the most amazing places they ever visited. Personally, it may be the most memorable involvement I have had over my many decades in the golf business. I have thought about Shadow Creek so many times—the initial idea stages, routing plans, scale model construction and first impressions after opening. We are approaching almost 25 years of play and I am still amazed with the whole experience. It is such a special place from so many aspects—great golf, great environment, great services—a place one can’t wait to return. There have been many wonderful golf courses created in the last several decades and I honestly believe Shadow Creek is in a separate category. It is very difficult to explain even after a visit. The total feel is distinctive and captivating. I believe it should be labeled one-of a-kind! I am honored to be a part of Shadow Creek. — Tom Fazio

Take the Challenge

"Every hole at Shadow Creek has characteristics that make a score of par an achievement. On the short and majestic 17th hole, for instance, the green has three times the width than the depth, so yardage control becomes of paramount importance. Like the 12th at Augusta, any tee shot allowing use of a putter for a second shot is an accomplishment."

Tom Fazio

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Walk with us now along our manicured fairways. Imagine perfect greens, guarded by crystal blue water. Imagine how it must feel to be there. There is nothing quite like it on earth.

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Course Information

Hole 1

Par 4  •  344 – 415 Yards

"Shadow Creek is the place I would like to be buried when my days are done. It's my favorite place on the planet."

Julius “Dr. J” Erving
NBA Icon Whose Slam Dunks
are the Stuff of Legends

Hole 2

Par 4  •  449 – 486 Yards

"Shadow Creek is so amazingly beautiful, you forget about how difficult and strategic the golf course is."

Mike Piazza
12-Time MLB All-Star

Hole 3

Par 4  •  449 – 486 Yards

"Leaving Las Vegas’ desert surroundings and entering the forested wilderness that is Shadow Creek is a shock to the senses. No matter how much you may have heard of it… the question that continues to run through your head while experiencing Shadow Creek is, how did it get here?"

Tom Kite
U.S. Open Champion and
World Golf Hall of Fame Member

Hole 4

Par 5   •   512 – 581 Yards


Wayne Gretzky

20-Year NHL Player
Known as “The Great One”

Hole 5

Par 3   •   140 – 202 Yards

"Whenever I par it, I feel like I’ve accomplished something and when I leave Shadow Creek for the day, I can look to the left from my limo window at no.5 and smile.

Jerry Weintraub

Well-Respected Hollywood
Executive and Philanthropist"

Hole 6

Par 4   •   442 – 507 Yards

"There's nothing like the Creek!"

Winky Wright

Light-Middleweight Championship Boxer

Hole 7

Par 5   •   490 – 571 Yards

"Shadow Creek doesn’t feel like Las Vegas. It is the toughest and prettiest I've ever played."

Aaron Rodgers

NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl MVP
Led the Green Bay Packers to a 2010 Super Bowl Victory

Hole 8

Par 3   •   162 – 200 Yards

"I’ve loved Shadow Creek since the first time I played it and I’ve played it over 100 times but can’t say I’ve mastered it.

Michael Jordan

Recognized by Many as the
Greatest NBA Player of All Time

Hole 9

Par 4   •   391 – 460 Yards

"As soon as you pass the red phone booth, the fun begins. I’ve spent a lot of time sitting on the 9th tee box just looking out and relaxing. Relaxing, that is, until I tee off."

Rocco Mediate

Six-Time PGA Tour Event Winner
and Two-Time Champions Tour Winner

Hole 10

Par 4   •   391 – 460 Yards

"It's North Carolina majesty in the middle of the desert."

Jerome “The Bus” Bettis

NFL Great and Super Bowl Champion

Hole 11

Par 4   •   284 – 324 Yards

"In a practice round for fun, I would take a shot at driving the green. The ball goes a little further in Las Vegas and doesn't everyone take a gamble in this city?"

Davis Love III

Winner of 20 PGA Tour Events and
Major Championship Winner

Hole 12

Par 4   •   355 – 405 Yards

"Shadow Creek makes mere mortals, like myself, feel like gods-not that I play like one, but the aura consumes me and for brief moments I feel like I can do anything."

Brandi Chastain

Scored Winning Goal Against China
in 1999 FIFA World Cup Final

Hole 13

Par 3   •   203 – 257 Yards

"If they blindfold you, flew you and then dropped you in the middle of Shadow Creek, you'd feel like you're in a picture."

John Smoltz

Eight-Time MLB All-Star Team Member
and World Series Champion

Hole 14

Par 4   •   442 – 493 Yards

"Shadow Creek is a privilege to play and the more I play it, the better it gets. It’s legit."

Greg Maddux

World Series Champion and Inductee
into the MLB Hall of Fame

Hole 15

Par 4   •   433 – 482 Yards

"Through the years I have played the top golf courses in the world and this hole has to be one of the most favorite holes I've played."

Hal Sutton

Renowned 14-TimePGA Tour Champion

Hole 16

Par 5   •   561 – 622 Yards

"One time when I was playing with Aaron Rodgers and Michael Jordan and was behind the green with a very tricky downhill chip­—it went in for an Eagle! A lifetime memory!"

Brian Baumgartner

Film and Television Personality

Hole 17

Par 3   •   140 – 154 Yards

"One of the prettiest, yet most difficult shots in golf."

Aaron Rodgers

Led the Green Bay Packers
to a Super Bowl Victory in 2010

Hole 18

Par 5   •   503 – 529  Yards

"Even those who do not have a great day scoring end their journey through one of the world's greatest golf experiences with one of my favorite golf holes in the world."

Phil Mickelson

Five-Time Major Champion and
42-Time PGA Tour Event Winner


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