Shadow Mountain Golf Club

3.6720000000 3.7 stars from 5 (378)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 5375 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 66.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5375 yards 66.1 116
Blue (W) 71 5375 yards 71.1 125
Gold 70 5223 yards 65.4 114
Gold (W) 71 5223 yards 70.3 123
White (W) 71 5062 yards 69.4 121
White 70 5062 yards 64.7 112

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 378 Reviews
5 stars:
68
4 stars:
191
3 stars:
68
2 stars:
29
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

312 out of 376 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions at a resort   Great for seniors walkers locals   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"My Home Course"


kimmanfredi's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I love Shadow Mountain Golf Course. From the minute I enter the gates I am greeted by the pro, manager, and assistants. My clubs are put into the cart and ice buckets are filled. There is always an available tee time and the course is in great condition. Shadow Mountain is not a long course but it's Gene Sarazen design offers plenty of opportunities to craft and improve my game. The only reason I am hesitant to give this course a perfect score is the fear it may get too crowded! Best value and venue in Palm Desert.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


Brian4717135's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall had a good time playing here. The workers were super friendly. The course was in good condition well maintained. I would come back to play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A real gem"


u000002831775's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Shadow Mountain proves a course doesn't have to be long to be a good test, but with several uphill holes plays longer than the card. Narrow fairways, small, fast and well bunkered greens require good shots. Fairways and greens in excellent condition. Fast pace of play, less than four hours, and friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



bobpedersen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Beginners Track"


therock2211's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course is good for beginners. Short course measuring only 5300 from tips. Some dried out spots and the tee box on 16 is GUR. This meant the tee box was relocated to a down slope and shortens the hole by 50 yards. When I was playing the sprinklers kept going off and it was hard to him my shot without getting sprayed. You play through a country club so can lose a few balls to rooftops. Good beer prices for a hot day!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u527814633's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This was our first time to Palm Springs it was great. The shadow mountain course was fantastic! Everything was perfect condition and the price was also great we paid $22. We got to the course a little early and they let us play then. There was no one in front of us most of the round we played in about 3:15. My wife loved it easier and shorter than we played day before. I highly recommend this course just a little shorter and easier!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day at Shadow Mountain"


rprout's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good shape and we played in less than 3 hours!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000005438338's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course at one time was obviously private but due to lack of member support and increase economic pressures they have gone to a status of semi-private, the problem that we had was being in front of a 3 some of members who were constantly pressing us (a 2 some) and at times hitting into us.... one person in our group had never played the course before but was a strong 14 handicap, myself I'm a nine handicap but need a little help with alignment...I lost most of eyesight from agent orange... we played the round in 2 hours and 12 mins... your members should either learn course equittic or pay higher dues and close the course for public play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Shadow Mountain Golf Club on 05/08/2017:

Hello John, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience, and we would like to have you reach out to us so we can further discuss. Please reach out to us at - smgcgenmgr@gmail.com. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.

"Great Shape, Solid Test, Real Value"


DTwoDoubleD's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I know why The Squire (Gene Sarazen) labeled this a "thinking man's course" when he cut the ribbon back in 1958. This course forces you to think - if you want to score.

The greens were pristine; they rolled-true and at the right speed (probably just under 10) for the amount of undulation in the green complexes.

This is a must-play when you are visiting the Coachella Valley.

This has to be the best value in The Desert!


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



lkbern's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u085373652's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Shadow Mountain Golf Club on 05/02/2017:

Thanks for the review of our course, Richard. We appreciate your feedback and business and hope to see you on the course again soon!


paulbarb1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



Elk2020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u8806327's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Pin placements made up for the shorter length of the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Shadow Mountain April 18/17"


Raven552's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful and well kept, but we found the greens extremely fast and somewhat deceiving. It was a little shorter than we had expected but still challenging. The staff was great. Overall, it was a very satisfying round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Really fun course."


Paulwretired's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Short enough for the ladies to have fun. And with the trees and water it can challenge the guys as well. Very nice people on staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u384164401's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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