Tour the Courses

A video montage of the course built in the desert of Las Vegas. Shadow Creek was the vision of casino/hotel owner Steve Wynn. The course was designed by Tom Fazio at a cost of more that $40 million. Shadow Creek literally grew out of the barren Las Vegas desert and is a prime example of Fazio's "total site manipulation" design approach. Virtually all of the trees, water features and mounds were created as part of the design.
The National Golf Links of America in Southhampton, Long Island, is one of the most important early golf course designs in America. Charles Blair Macdonald, who is known as the "Father of Golf Course Architecture in America", modeled National Golf Links after the best holes and features he saw while touring Scotland, Ireland, and England. It opened for play in 1909.
Pinehurst No. 2 was completed by Donald Ross in 1902. Ross, one of America's most influential golf course architects, totally redesigned the course in 1934 in preparation for the 1935 PGA Championship. In 2010, the design firm of Coore & Crenshaw restored Pinehurst No. 2 to Ross' original design vision. In 2014 Pinehurst No. 2 will host the men's and women's U.S.Open Championships on consecutive weekends.
Businessman Mike Keiser built five golf courses along the sparsely populated southern Oregon coastline. His vision "if you build it, they will come" has proven successful. The four 18-hole courses have consistently all been ranked among the best courses in America. The fourth 18-hole course, Old Macdonald was a tribute to Charles Blair Macdonald's influence and importance.

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Trees and sand traps lining a fairway at Shadow Creek Golf Course


Pot bunkers at The National Golf Links of America


Golfer hitting out of a bunker at The National Golf Links of America


Golfer teeing off at a hole at Pinehurst No. 2


David McLay Kidd walking on a fairway at Bandon Dunes