Most expensive green fee in the world is set to rise even higher

Shadow Creek in Las Vegas already has the most expensive green fee in the world, and thanks to a new renovation plan, the price is going up.

Shadow Creek
Shadow Creek

Set just 20 minutes away from the Las Vegas strip, Shadow Creek currently holds the crown of being the most expensive green fee in the world. While the cost of living crisis is hitting most of us in the pocket, it appears the high-rollers of Las Vegas are immune, with the course requiring a $1,000 entry if you want to grace its fairways. 

Or at least that's what it used to cost. Thanks to a renovation plan that has been running during this summer, when the course reopens on 18 October, the price of a green fee will rise to a staggering $1,250 during peak season. 

To put that into context, you could currently fly from London to Barcelona and back 28 times for the same price.



Only two years ago, Shadow Creek caught the attention of golfers everywhere by becoming the first course in the world to charge $1,000, and since overtaking Pebble Beach as the most expensive green fee in 2019, it hasn't looked back.

The new price hike will see Shadow Creek cost almost double what Pebble Beach charges ($625), but if you want to play it, the cost is probably the least of your worries.

Despite being open to the public, the MGM-operated course only offers a small number of tee times a day, and they are reserved for golfers who have managed to earn an invite, typically by spending boatloads of cash at an MGM casino.  

The Match
The Match

The Tom Fazio design hosted the CJ Cup in 2020, but the general golfing public got their first look at the course when it hosted 'The Match' in 2018, the $9 million showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

While the match was a bit of a disappointment, the course wowed viewers thanks to its stunning design and immaculate conditioning.

Shadow Creek
Shadow Creek

An aerial map of the course highlights its stark contrast to the surrounding environment, with the luscious resort-style layout having been miraculously carved into the harsh and baron Nevada desert. 

One of the truly great modern designs, Shadow Creek regularly features right at the top of the course rankings in America, so if you fancy a round, you better start saving.


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