How this was built on the plot it was built is astounding. To say that something about this course felt mildly artificial is a testament to how well it is executed. Great layout, exceptional caddy and a perfect day of weather. The only let down if the day was that I didn't have time for a second lap.
The best course in Las vegas. Fast greens. Great water features. Unbelievable beauty at this course. If you have the chance to play here make it happen.
I was very excited to get the opportunity to play Shadow this week. It was everything I expected it to be. Great layout, perfect fairways and greens, very friendly staff, and great forecaddies. If you get the opportunity, you have to play it!
Well there is hype there is expectation and there is delivery. The previously owned Steve Wynn, Tom Fazio design and ultra exclusive course is now open to guests of any MGM property. Though at $500.00 a person green fee it still gets no play. Aside from my two foursomes, the only other group on the course was the President of Aria and his guys who played through us. The $500.00 fee includes private stretch limo 1 per foursome to and from the MGM property of your choice, greens fee, a forecaddie as well as use of the facility. Outrageous to pay that for a round of golf maybe, but then again an avid golfer has though experiences that are once in a lifetime. Would I play it again, tough call big price tag but was it worth my wild this time absolutely.
First off in North Las Vegas in the middle of nowhere you go through the gates and you say ok what is through here. Then you realize someone transformed the desert into a Georgia / Carolina golf course that is simply unbelievable spectacular. Clubhouse is small and traditional as without public play you don't need much and the landscape and grounds are immaculate. Wildlife everywhere from the multiple pheasants following you around to the snakes, deer and hogs it's pretty unbelievable this place exists out here. Moose our forecaddie was fun & informative, though he couldn't read a putt to save his life LOL.. I am a good putter so I normally don't need that much help but he did misclub me and misread me a few times.
Course itself was what can I say AUGUSTA to me. Hills, water carries, rolling gently and sometimes violently up and down these manmade hills. I have no words to describe the level of golf this place is only to say if you have the means and opportunity and you are a golf enthusiasts do it boys. Greens compared to Cascata the day before not even close. Probably running 10/11 fair bent grass greens. Biggest difficulty is going long oh boy. Heavy grass behind does not allow you to chip down the hill it grabs and holds your ball so knock it back on the green and take your medicine no up and downs from behind a hole be short no long. Bunkers deep white sand that was easy to get out of a pleasure in fact.
Service and staff incredible. What can I say, It was truly a awe inspiring experience.
Probably one of the nicest golf courses in all of America and I think most hard core golfers would probably agree with that statement. With that being said, the way I played the course would have disgusted most true golf enthusiasts. I think my caddy spent more time looking for my errant balls than doing anything else that day. I think I must have lost 2 sleeves of balls into the waterfall on one hole. This place is a true oasis in the desert. More than worth the 500 dollar green fee if you're a golf fanatic. But if you're a golf hack like me, just try to get one of your high roller buddies to take you there after they get comped from dropping 20 grand at the black jack tables. If you're lucky you might even run into MJ at the clubhouse.