These five casino courses are a golfer's jackpot

Thursday September 11th, 2008
The Tom Fazio/Jerry Pate-designed Azaleas Course at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw, Mississippi.
Dancing Rabbit Golf Club

Gambling and playing golf have been synonymous forever, but if you're looking for a truly memorable round, these casino-owned tracks are a lock.

Shadow Creek Golf Club North
Las Vegas, Nevada
7,239 yards, par 72
Green fees: $500
702-791-7161, shadowcreek.com

MGM/Mirage's hangout for high rollers is an Tom Fazio-designed oasis of pine trees and waterfalls. The par-5 18th remains one of the greatest holes you can play.

Fallen Oak
Biloxi, Mississippi
7,487 yards, par 72
Green fees: $200
228-386-7015, fallenoak.com

If the Beau Rivage hotel, a 2008 Golf Magazine Silver Medalist, weren't so good, you might be tempted to just camp out after your round on this beautiful Southern gem.

Cascata
Boulder City, Nevada
7,137 yards, par 72
Green fees: $350-$500
702-294-2000, golfcascata.com

This Rees Jones-designed, Harrah's-owned track is draped across stark mountain slopes and offers occasional Bighorn sheep sightings and a river that runs through the clubhouse.

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Saguaro Course)
Fort McDowell, Arizona
6,912 yards, par 71
Green fees: $75-$210
480-836-9000, wekopa.com

Architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw routed the fairways so that each tee is just steps away from the previous green. The result is the rare walker-friendly desert course — with great views of the Four Peaks Wilderness Area thrown in.

Dancing Rabbit Golf Club (Azaleas Course)
Choctaw, Mississippi
7,128 yards, par 72
Green fees: $135-$150
601-663-0011, dancingrabbitgolf.com

The strength of this Tom Fazio/Jerry Pate design lies in its variety, thanks to holes such as the split-fairway par-4 3rd hole and the long, watery par-4 18th. And for after-round fun, the Pearl River Resort, a 2008 Golf Magazine Silver Medalist, is just down the street.

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