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4.3
543 Reviews (543)
5 Stars
316
4 Stars
174
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
86.9%
Recommend this course
497 out of 543 reviews
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4.0
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
81.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 21 reviews
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4.3
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.0%
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42 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 7006 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.7
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Shadow Ridge Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2000
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Faldo (2000) Lee E. Schmidt (2000) Brian Curley (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.3
543 Reviews (543)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Patio Dining 32
Brunch 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 78
Undulating Greens 69
Water Hazards 57
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 51
A Weekend Splurge 41
Locals 36
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 65
Convenient to the City 44
Worth the Drive 26

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5.0
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Great value

Everything was awesome for this time of year particularly green watered fairways. Need a drink cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
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Hot weather
Used cart

Do not Play this course if aerification notice

Going in I knew there was course maintenance going on but by aerification I believed it would be just the greens being punched. This was not the case!! - The entire course was basically ripped up including tee boxes. To me this made the entire course unplayable!. I came close to breaking an ankle on a tee shot when my left foot twisted and went down a hole made by the 'aerification'. The aerification is actually creating large gouges (not just punches) . I understand that it is being prepared for qualifiers in August, but really this course should have been closed down until it had recovered.
I know that by August it will be in great shape, but now it is not in playable shape, hence the poor review.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Punched

Pretty annoying that we aren’t notified when a course is punched. It makes the whole experience pretty pour

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birthday round

We drove 1.5 hours to Palm Springs to play the course and found out all greens were aerated. If we knew this in advance, I would cancel my tee time and play else where. We paid $76 through Golfnow.com. I would never play this course again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birthday round

We paid $76 to play the course today. We drove all the way from OC to celebrate my birthday. However, we were not informed that the all greens were aerated by Golfnow.com. We did not enjoy the round at all. Overall course condition was below average or similar to a muni course or worse. The whole experience was a huge disappointment.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scary to start, but end with a smile

Paided the extra $20 to play at 7:21 instead of 10:00, looking back 10 would have been better, not to the fault of the golf course, but maybe due to tee times. It was extremely windy, Mother Nature is strange but it simmered down after the first hole, what didn’t simmer was the multiple parties of 4 stacked in front of us and the party behind us. Whom tees off 3 minutes after our 7:21 to create the perfect golf sandwhich on a day that was not busy to begin with. Still had fun but would recommend the later booking and was uniformed they just punched the fairways and greens. Served for a bumpy rode

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Summer Golf

Great course, great staff, great value especially if staying at the resort. One of our groups favorite desert courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful layout, especially the front 9

We really enjoyed this course from the moment we arrived. The front 9 has no houses and fabulous views. We were a group of varied skill levels, 13-32 handicap and we played from different tees and all had a great time.

The layout is fair but also challenging. Great beer in the 19th hole too. Very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1 Contributor
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Shadow Ridge

Rode the Greens (6621/71.5/130) in 4.5H twilight using Forelinx. Paired with Ed and Heather, we waited on most holes. The weather was in the low 90's, clear and fairly calm.

Fun Nick Faldo design. The landing areas on most par 4 & par 5 tee shots are generous in width. The par 3's offer a good variation in length and look. Two par 4's over 460 from the next to back set of tees. Several risk/reward par 4's that could produce birdies or doubles.

The course has mostly transitioned back to Bermuda for the summer. The tees were mostly lush, with only a couple needing divot attention.

The fairways were semi lush and firm. Well maintained, mowed low, nice to play from.

The rough was mostly lush and just tall enough that the ball sat down enough to usually be punitive. Nice to chip out of.

The green side sand traps were well maintained with good quality white sand. Some fairway traps are waste bunkers & less maintained. Numerous traps on this course are large, deep, and need to be avoided by most amateurs.

The Bermuda greens putted medium fast speed and rolled well. They were firm but held approach shots with some run out. Usually no significant ball marks because of their firmness.

The customer service was good from everyone encountered. Drink cart out and around numerous times. Water stations on the course every couple of holes. Good GPS on the carts. Practice facility is all grass and includes balls with your fee. Recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Links in the desert

Easy course to maneuver off the tee. It's the greens where the challenge sets in. Severe undulations, plus traps deep enough that you may need a ladder to get in them. Visuals are solid. The only apprehension was the pace of play. We were near the five-hour mark on the 16th hole, so we left directly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Difficult but manageable

This Marriott resort course has a good setup. Practice putting green has undulation that is similar to the course. Practice range is iinclide with enough balls to warm you up. The course itself is in good condition with few dead spots. I found the fairways were fairly tight for a resort course. The other difficulty is the greens which undulate quite a bit. Bring your A game. Staff was very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Target shots

The fairways are fairly wide but bunkers are located in strategic spots that will probably catch the average players shot. Greens are large but have enough undulation that if your ball lands in the back and the pin is in the middle or front you have a long putt over at least one hill so chip shots onto the green is important to keep your score low. Tee boxes are in average condition while fairways and greens are in better condition. The practice putting green is a good example of overall green character. 18th hole is picture worthy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another spectacular day at Shadow Ridge

Shadow Ridge is one of my favorite courses anywhere!
There is a great mix of scoreable holes (short par 4's , reachable par 5s) with some very challenging ones where par is a great score. The course is always in fantastic shape and plays firm and fast. The practice area is excellent. It has the feel of a private club in every way.
The course is generous off the tee. The challenge begins with your 2nd shot. I would say it is definitely a second shot golf course. There are many deep penalizing bunkers that surround most greens. (Stay out of these if you want to score well.) The greens are large but have a lot of undulation and can be penalizing if you don't put your ball in the correct spots as the greens are typically firm and fast.
I would highly recommend recommend shadow ridge to to any and all golfers, regardless of handicap. I am a 3 handicap and I played with my dad who is a 35 and we both enjoyed the course and had a great time. One last thing to consider. Make sure you pick the right tees. You don't want to be hitting long irons or fairway woods all day into the challenging greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great game

Rarely do my husband and I have a great game at the same time - today we did! Love this course - wish it wasn’t so pricey!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent experience!

I have played Shadow Ridge for years. This course simply does not get old. Plenty of risk-reward holes to keep things interesting and the conditions are perfect. The staff is always friendly and the off the course amenities are first class. A must play...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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