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4.0
721 Reviews (721)
5 Stars
244
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
40
1 Stars
28
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
83.3%
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624 out of 721 reviews
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4.4
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.1%
Recommend this course
77 out of 81 reviews
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4.2
149 Reviews (149)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.9%
Recommend this course
131 out of 149 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7174 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2
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ShadowGlen Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways TifSport Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roy Bechtol (2003) Randolph P. Russell (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.0
721 Reviews (721)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 13
Watching the Game 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Water Hazards 52
Undulating Greens 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
Locals 58
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 60
Worth the Drive 50
In the 'Burbs 28

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3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent golf today

Thoroughly enjoyed the round. Shot a little over my norm. Still really nice conditions and pace of play. Did not have to wait on a single tee all day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course/ opportunities

I enjoy playing this course. I am new to golf and it is conveniently located. There are some opportunities with drainages specifically at Hole 2 behind the bunkers. There is an area with stagnant water and weeds that look like they need to be managed.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Private Course Quality

Beautiful course, cannot rave enough about it. Greens were rolling very well despite the rain and the vertical cutting and sanding a few weeks ago. Just keeps getting better and better can't wait until fall when it's not crowded everyday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice course in great condition

Given the heat and drought conditions, the course was in really good shape. The greens were rolling true and the fairways weren't rock hard like some other area courses. As it was Monday and very hot, the course wasn't crowded and I played quickly as a solo. The more I play this course, the more I like it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value, Good Course

Course Condition: Solid - it was end of August. Most TX courses are dirt around now. I was happy w conditions.
Pace was great. Not much pressure on course, but highs were 100d today. Still, even in this heat, a lot of TX courses are packed and slow.
Good beer selection but clubhouse diner was sub-par. Friendly people, but this isn’t where you hang out w golf friends.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

As advertised

I have heard a lot of hype about this course and was eager to play, First few holes were slow because some group wanted to play as a group of like 8 and they were all hacks but they were actually really cool and let us through and were cheering us on. Its a really really beautiful place to be when the sun goes down. I travel down here for business all the time and usually just snag GolfNow hotdeals wherever but Im more than willing to pay full rate here because it is a great value

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Home

I've been playing this course nonstop since I moved down here from the east coast at the beginning of the year.. I could go on and on about the course and how much it has improved but I still suck so what I love most here is the sense of community and the overall atmosphere. The staff is young intelligent and attractive and they really care about the place. I'd never before seen a public golf course staff pick up cigarette butts in the parking lot before. There are a lot of really nice members; good family oriented people and other young people like myself. I didn't know a soul in Austin when I came down here and now I've met numerous people out here that I golf with and have become friends with.

They've made numerous improvements and say "they are just getting started". Seems to me like ShadowGlen is the future of Austin public golf. Hope they continue to do well

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Live Action

Shadow Glen is deluxe. Great staff, course in excellent shape, especially the greens. They roll true and are perfect speed, high 9's I was told by pro shop. These mullets in front of me tried to play as a six some but thankfully a Marshall was on it. Til next time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course for all skill levels and awesome staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Consistent Quality

I have a job where I travel every week and as a result have been able to play a good number of public golf courses in Texas and there's a couple things that always make ShadowGlen stand out to me. For starters, every time I come here whether its only been a week since I was last there or a month they have always made new improvements. I look forward to coming here just to see what new improvement they are starting. They have a young vibrant staff who really seems to care about the place. The fairways and greens are seriously too good to be true for a course in this price range. I've played numerous private courses this summer that aren't even close to being this nice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great conditions and value

Great course for the price and the greens and fairways are in excellent condition compared to others in the same price range. Holes are spaced out and not on running alongside each other, which can be the case with some of the Austin courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Busy, due to COVID-19, but in great shape

This was my first time at ShadowGlen, and it did not disappoint. The greens were in great shape, a little hard, but rolled true. The fairways were impeccable. Some of the tee boxes (I played gold) could use work, but overall it was worth every cent. There are some tough holes (the par 5s on the back), so don’t be afraid to play the easier tees. Definitely recommend a round out here. Also, the clubhouse has great beers on draft for after the round, and a very friendly and cute staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course, Great Condition

Course is in excellent condition, you can tell they are putting money back into the course and making it even better. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Cheering Section Hole 2

The pace of play was slow. The group in front of us had three carts and were VERY selective of their shots, which ended up poorly after swinging anyway. Overall, the course itself was in fairly good shape. Good greens, well kept fairways, and looked good. The sand bunkers are awful, like hitting off the cart path.

Beware hole number 2. There is a washed up old man living there who loves to scream at people on the fairway. If you want a real treat, accidentally hit your ball even remotely near his fence, he thinks he is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and will come scream during your shots. Almost worth the price of admission itself.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough course

Not sure why they flip flop first nine holes with back nine, its SUCKS.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT COURSE

Play this course couple times a month. Challenging but fair course. Good tee box selection to fit player handicap . Having played yesterday, the greens are in excellent condition. Amazing considering the amount of play. Great to see they are continuing with ongoing upgrades, improvements to the course. Friendly, positive staff and ownership. Worth every penny. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Public Course in Austin

You really can't beat this place, It's not that there's any one thing that's just way better than any other course its that they check all the boxes. It's away from the city and very serene and quiet out there, you only hear cars and highway noise on a few holes. Back 9 is gorgeous when the sun sets. The layout is very unique and a big reason why I keep coming back. It's totally different than the rest of Austin, its surrounded by tall deciduous trees and while there's lots of elevation changes, it's not hill country elevation change style. Nonetheless they still have some links style holes. The layout overall is challenging to a level where you can feel good about your game posting a good round here. but its super playable from the forward tees.
The course is typically in good shape, the greens were pretty rough after they aerated a few months ago but they are way better now which is amazing considering this place is booked up everyday. The bunkers are rough and my guys always b**** but they are hazards you are supposed to be penalized for hitting in them.
But just the overall atmosphere out there is incredible. its a real golf course but without the snobby uptight feel. You go to some courses and the staff all acts like they have staff bags shoved up their ***es. Here they got dogs walking around the clubhouse, Tigers masters wins on replay in the bar, real Texas country music playing and the staff is all young and cool.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Thanks for the great review brother! More improvements to come, see you next time!

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