Ever wonder what the world's most expensive golf course costs to play and where it is? Look no further! The green fees at Shadow Creek Las Vegas will cost you $500.00 a round, which includes club rental, a personal caddie and a round trip limousine ride from the Strip.
Shadow Creek was designed by the maestro, Tom Fazio and built in 1989 by Steve Wynn, to the tune of 60 million dollars. So what do you get for 60 million these days? The site is a 1400 square meter 18 hole paradise. It was built from beneath the ground up meaning the dirt was dug from beneath the desert sand and pushed out to create a giant berm. Over 21,000 trees from 200 varieties were planted within and around the perimeter to seclude golfers from the common folk on the outside.
Shadow Creek was originally built for invited guests of the MGM Mirage Resorts (which include, The Belagio, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay to name a few) only, with tee times set an hour apart. Now, all guests of the MGM Mirage properties are welcome to pay and play.
The course features, streams, waterfalls, exotic birds and amazing views. Each unique hole is its own entity and not visible from another. The club boasts that every one of their holes could be a feature hole at a regular course.
The course is played mainly by PGA professionals and spokespeople. It's rare if Shadow Creek sees more than 2 dozen rounds a day.
Here is an unofficial list of some of the other most expensive golf courses in the world:
* Pebble Beach Golf Links Calif. USA: $495.00, this does not include any perks like limo's etc.
* Old Head Golf Links, Kinsale Ireland: About $460.00
* Pinehurst No.2, Pinehurst NC USA: $410.00
* Royal Birkdale, Southport England: $350.00
* Trump National Golf Club LA USA: $375.00
* The Royal Melbourne, Melbourne Australia: $375.00
* Old Course-Sunningdale Golf Club, Berkshire England: $350.00
* The Ocean Course-Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah SC: $350.00
* Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Pebble Beach USA: $330.00
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