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Fact - I have played neither. While I've resigned myself to the expectation that I might pay $500 to play Pebble Beach, I'm not seeing anything that would motivate me to drop that kind of coin for either of those two courses.

If checking off the top 100 lists, Shadow appears on most of them, not sure about Wynn.

OK, I checked...

FWIW
Golfweek Top 100 Modern: Shadow Creek #10

Wynn does not appear on either Top 100 or Next 100

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easy answer...where are you staying? You have to be staying at an MGM property to play Shadow Creek. Likewise with Wynn (unless they've changed this rule recently). Wynn is fun and the location is convenient. I imagine that it's like playing a Trump course (how opulent can you make a golf course). That being said, I'd love to play Shadow Creek. I got to go on the grounds back in April for the MJ Celebrity event and it was awesome. The practice facility is amazing and it's a course I really want to play after seeing it.

My only problem is I have no desire to pay for a room at an MGM hotel when I have comps at other properties. Hmmm...

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Between the two its Shadow Creek. Its not even close. Wynn is about location, and while it is a great track, it was never built for the long term.

Shadow was originally built by Mr. Wynn with a blank check for Mr. Fazio to design and be world class.

Driver PXG GEN4 0811x (9) / Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White
Fairway:  PXG GEN4 (13) / 14.0 

Hybrid:  PXG 0317 X  PXG GEN4 (19) / Mitsubishi MMT 80
Irons:  PXG PXG GEN4 0311 P (4 - Pw) / True Temper Elevate Tour 
Wedge:  PXG Sugar Daddy Forged (50/9, 54/10 and 58/9) / True Temper Elevate Tour 
Putter:  PXG Closer, 39.5" ArmLock
Ball:  Bridgestone B X
Bag:  PXG - Fairway White Camo Cary/Stand

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Shadow hands down. A buddy and I decided to bite the bullet and splurge on ourselves. The limo ride over right from the MGM takes about 20-Min. Pulling into the driveway you enter another world. Not a brown blade of grass anywhere. Wild hens and pheasants running between the trees.

The course condition is exceptional and our caddie was cool. He loaded our bags on a cart, he rode and we walked. He had every drink you could want in the cart ice cold. The range has private enclaves you could hit from and not see anyone else. Starts out benign but gets harder as you make the turn and get into the back nine. I dunked my ball in the water on the signature 17 th par 3 . Crap. After our round we went into the locker room and took a shower and changed and ate at the modest grill for lunch. Pro shop is also modest and kinda small but has all the overpriced stuff you could want as usual. Loved my time there and would love to go back. Other people were there but we never saw them at all out on the course. It was like we were playing all by ourselves the whole round.

Wynn was ok. Not as surreal and intimate as Shadow, and I felt more ripped off even though the green fee was 300 vs 500 for Shadow. would have rather paid a bit more and played Shadow again . Condition of the course was nice but agree with the previous poster who said the greens were slower. They looked fast but played slow, never quite got the feel of the greens that day.

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