Report: Most Expensive Green Fee In Golf Set To Get Even More Costly

Shadow Creek Golf Course has hosted several high-profile professional events but drives a high price for the casual golfers wanting a tee time

Sungjae Im hits an iron shot at Shadow Creek
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The opportunity to play some of the world's most prestigious courses can often cost a pretty penny. The stadium course at TPC Sawgrass, for example, will set you back $800, while Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links will cost around $600.

None of them, however, get near to the cost of a round at Shadow Creek Golf Club. Made available for tee times in 2000, the MGM-owned course in Nevada, which is one of the best golf courses in Las Vegas, used to cost $500. Since then, the price has continued to rise with golfers having to pay around $1,000 for a round at the Tom Fazio course since 2021. 

If $1,000 seems a lot, it's now reportedly set to get even pricier, 25% more, to be exact. The course is currently closed for maintenance, but when it opens again for bookings in October, recreational golfers will have to pay $1,250 for a round at the Las Vegas course during peak times.

First reported by, the course management is yet to comment on the price rises, with the layout previously hosting the 2018 edition of The Match between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Since 2021, it has also played host to the Bank of Hope Match-Play on the LPGA Tour and staged the CJ Cup as part of the Las Vegas swing on the PGA Tour.

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To play the course, you must be staying at the MGM hotel in Las Vegas, with tee times extremely limited to the public from there! Regarding its history, MGM bought this course from Steve Wynn, a Vegas hotel and real-estate magnate, who had built it, at a rumoured cost of dozens of millions of dollars, as a private place for him to invite his friends for a round.

Ben Fleming

Ben joined Golf Monthly having completed his NCTJ in multimedia sports journalism at News Associates, London. He has covered a variety of sports and has also worked as a freelance journalist for The Independent and Stats Perform. An avid, albeit distinctly average golfer, he is a member of Nevill Golf Club. One of his best golfing moment was winning a 100/1 bet on Seamus Power and Thomas Detry to finish first and second at the 2022 Bermuda Championship.