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Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.0
Conditions
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6658
Slope 135
Rating 72.2
Type Public
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
Scorecard for Shadow Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.0/136 339 537 394 195 432 572 158 395 445 3467 367 206 354 439 182 582 376 178 559 3243 6710
Gold M: 70.5/134 317 517 360 177 423 553 148 358 427 3280 356 190 338 421 165 525 350 164 538 3047 6327
Silver M: 68.9/128 W: 74.2/134 303 492 343 160 396 519 135 350 403 3101 325 167 331 389 152 505 336 150 506 2861 5962
Jade W: 70.9/124 265 467 335 141 369 448 118 332 354 2829 286 122 291 366 134 490 289 139 456 2573 5402
Handicap 11 9 15 7 3 1 17 13 5 18 6 2 4 16 14 8 10 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Gary Baird

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared or golf type shirts required; No blue jeans, no cut-offs; Ladies appropriate golf attire

Reviews

3.5
213

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 40
Watching the Game 25
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 54
Water Hazards 46
Bunkers 43
This course/club is great for:
Locals 45
Advanced Golfers 34
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 21
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 37
In the 'Burbs 32
Convenient to the City 22
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

welcome surprise

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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Horrible customer service.

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.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Still a good challenge

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough day

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Fair
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

closeing?

It appeard this coarse might be closing soon
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Pace of play sucked

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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Greens

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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great day.

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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The bones of a nice track

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?
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good

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