The Best Public and Private Golf Courses in Nevada

Shadow Creek, Nevada’s top-rated public-access golf course, is renowned for being unlike any other pay-per-view or casino-operated development. It’s an oasis created by Tom Fazio, hidden out of reach of most golfers.

Generally, players must stay at an MGM Resorts International property to access it, and a game at Shadow Creek includes a limo ride to the course. The layout, recently made even more famous with several made-for-TV and PGA Tour competitions, doesn’t really seek to increase games played and features a green fee of up to $1,000. Golfweek’s top reviewers rated it the #10 course built in the United States since 1960.

But there are plenty of other public access options around Las Vegas and Nevada. Keep scrolling to see the best of them.

Golfweek’s Best offers numerous lists of course rankings, with that of best public access courses in every state among the most popular. All of the courses on this list allow public access in one way or another, whether it’s standard daily green fees, through a resort, or by staying at an affiliated hotel. If there is a will, there is a starting time.

Also popular are the Top Golfweek rankings of the best private courses in each state, and this list of private Nevada offers is also included below.

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(m): Modern course, built in 1960 or later
(c): classic course, built before 1960

Note: If there is a number in parentheses with the m or c, it indicates where this course ranks among Golfweek’s top 200 modern or classic courses.

Cascata in Nevada (Courtesy of Cascata)

1. Shadow Stream
North of Las Vegas (10m)

3. Wolf Creek
Mesquite (m)

4. Edgewood Tahoe
Tahoe (m)

6. Coyote Springs
Coyote springs (m)

9. Tilted Village (Championship)
Tilted village (m)

15. Best of Bear
Las Vegas

Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas.

Southern Highlands Nevada (Golfweek Files)

1. Clair Creek Tahoe
Carson City (103m)

2. Southern Highlands
Las Vegas (T151m)

3. TPC Summerlin
Las Vegas

Michael C. Ford