Shadow Lakes Golf Club

3.7700000000 3.8 stars from 5 (213)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6658 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

  • 401 West Country Club Drive, Brentwood, CA 94513
  • (925) 516-2837
  • (925) 516-2045
  • www.shadowlakesgolf.com
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Year built: 2001
Architect(s): Gary Baird
Type: Public
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bluegrass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared or golf type shirts required; No blue jeans, no cut-offs; Ladies appropriate golf attire
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6658 yards 72.2 135
Gold 71 6327 yards 70.6 133
Silver 71 5962 yards 69.0 130
Silver (W) 71 5962 yards 74.2 130
Jade (W) 71 5402 yards 70.9 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 213 Reviews
5 stars:
42
4 stars:
107
3 stars:
44
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

186 out of 213 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks watching the game patio dining  

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"welcome surprise"


u000003210883's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was glad to see the availability of a foursome the day after Thanksgiving...Greens were in fantastic shape and overall the course was in great shape for this time of year. Bunkers were poorly maintained. Was overall very happy knowing the limited service at this course and look forward to playing it again soon


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible customer service."


gary2u's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

It's a shame that this beautifully designed course is so horribly managed. We arrived to a shuttered pro shop with no signs alerting us to check in at the bar. After walking around looking for a place to check in we finally found an employee who directed us to the bar. When we informed them we were checking in, the response was "cash only". No welcome, no smiles, almost as if we were putting them out by showing up. After paying the green fees we were told we could find a cart out front in the roundabout. We walked around to the front where there were nothing but dirty carts being returned and were told that no, the carts are all around the back by the bar. So we schlepped our clubs all the way back around the building to find that the carts had no keys. Back into the bar for a key where the bartender said " oh yeah". No apologies. The course itself is a fantastic design with great views and a very challenging layout. Unfortunately, the management has really let the upkeep go. The fairways were rough and patchy. The bunkers have no sand. None. All hard packed dirt which apparently is good because they don't have to bother with putting rakes out. We need off at 1:00 and it was a hot day, yet the course was extremely wet in places and seems to be over watered. The price was great, but I would gladly have paid twice as much if the course and amenities were up to par. Really sad to see what was obviously once a gem reduced to this.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Still a good challenge"


B0r1cua's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I had not played this course in over a year, and it is not as pristine as it used to be. With the drought and the fact they were closed during winter, it is understandable. The course is still challenging and a good deal. There was no sand in the bunkers and the carts were from Deer Ridge, so we didn't have the pin placement chart. We were unfortunate to be behind a thresome in which 2 out of 3 we're super rude and ended up making all kind of racist remarks and wanting to fight. They were drinking a lot. So I spoke with the guys from the staff that were driving around and they took care of it and kept it from escalating. They were very professional and kept checking on us for the rest of the round and even got us free drinks. Nicholas rocks!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough day"


endlsumer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 2.5 hrs to play the front. Finished the tenth hole and had a three group back up on a par three. Number 12 had a twosome on the green a twosome in the fairway, a twosome on the tee and a twosome waiting on the tee. No one was regulating the groups! Our threesome walked off the course realizing it was going to be 3 plus hours to play the back nine. We love this course, but no one was managing the pace of play or groupings.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"closeing?"


travis88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It appeard this coarse might be closing soon


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Needs work"


mercury10's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in amazing shape but there were a lot of missing ball cleaners. Parts of the course were very wet which is surprising since it was over 100 degrees the past two days.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Pace of play sucked"


torainca's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

It took us 3 hours to play 9 holes, waited on every hole. The course was in decent shape, greens were in good condition, fairways pretty good, bunkers sucked

They really need to do something about the pace of play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Greens"


scmaota's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice large greens that slope in all the right places. Very nice putting trak. Fairways are dry and you will need to drop if in a dry crevice in the fairway or you will be hitting out of little dry divots that are not from past shots. Bunkers are very dry and no sand but just pick it out like on clay or pine needles, same surface. Do not try to splash out of bunkers as you will blade it or hurt your hands. Tee boxes were great. Great course for the value. Will return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day."


mercury14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good company and great weather. For a course that is open part time, I am impressed w/ the better than average course conditions. Most of the fairways were green and tufted, however the 16th fairway was mostly dirty and the fact that this is a down hill lie into an island green makes the approach shot over water almost impossible. I would like to see more care taken on the 16th fairway, but overall the staff is "moving mountains" keeping this obviously financially burdened course alive!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The bones of a nice track"


Chris2757211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Price was right so drove 40 minutes to check it out. I liked the angles and the elevation changes. The course has just not been attended to as it could have been. Bunkers are atrocious. Fairways have a lot of growth and therefore very little roll. Greens are in pretty good shape. It just left me wondering.. "What if they really wanted to make this a four star track?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"I keep coming back"


Eric1956641's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Been playing here for a few years and I come back for the terrain, great layout and challenging greens. I really like many of the holes that require a mix of strategy but are open enough to encourage long driving. The greens are often multi-tiered and require a careful look before putting, Greens and fairways are pretty well maintained. Tee boxes are OK, sand traps are hard dirt, and weirdly, some ball washers are missing or empty. Nevertheless, for the price, layout, and good pace of play, I can have a really enjoyable round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Deal"


counselorjrm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is still in great shape. Go play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"All Things Considered"


leespalace's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions were overall fair. You could see areas that have not been attended to for a period of time (overgrown vegetation, no sand in some bunkers-hard as a rock, standing water in other bunkers, ants on the greens, massive bird droppings on and around 17th green). All things considered it was in better condition than expected.


Player Tip: Hole 9: Don't set your clubs on the ground-ants

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Only for sunday"


haacker24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played this course following a regular event that they hold every Saturday. The play was slow because the group ahead of us wasn't playing ready golf. It was so bad that half our foursome left the course after 15 holes. This course is only open on weekends and this event made for a miserable round.Thank you (not) Shadow Lakes for letting these types of golfers dominate your course on Saturday morning.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very good greens but sand traps unplayable"


golfonline's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've not been there in a while but heard that the greens, which are critical to me for good golf, were in very good shape. They rolled near perfectly which is why I would go back. We took drops for sand shots in the unplayable green bunkers (1x) but played fine out of fairway bunkers. Staff inside was great as you sign up at the bar. Glad we played it!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad Things are Coming"


haacker24's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The course was in OK condition when I played it but in a month or two it looks like it will be terrible. The amount of play this course gets will beat up the fairways and it will look like the sahara come the end of summer. This course needs water but we are still in a drought. Have fun playing off the dirt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"this course have a nice view"


u000003814531's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is very relaxing easy to play wide fairways good for average players as well as for begginners.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Solid conditions!"


u00000475356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

shadow was in great shape! Greens were pure and the landing areas were nicely cut.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course has some problems"


dnlmllny's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First of all price was good,course is fun to play but,the bunkers were horrible,pure dirt.The brake didn't work very good on the cart,it wouldn't engage when I parked it.Greens were nice.They need a marshal to speed people up,every hole we waited.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Could be great"


hhhud1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fun course, that has some fast greens, some slow, 8 feet wide tee boxes, and some sadistic pin placements.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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