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4.0
733 Reviews (733)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
42
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
82.0%
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4.2
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.0%
Recommend this course
73 out of 83 reviews
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4.2
150 Reviews (150)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.0%
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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
733 Reviews (733)

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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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Fun Course, Ridiculously Slow Play

I've been playing at Shadow Glenn off and on for the last 15 years, or so. I like to play different courses and I play SG a couple of times a year. I appreciate the improvements they've made lately as well The course is usually in good shape, fast greens fun and challenging. The front 9 is especially a challenge. My only gripe is the slow play I've experience the last 3 times I've played the course. All within the last 6 weeks on a Saturday. I realize that Saturdays are crowded on many courses and it can be slower, however 5 hour play is ridiculous. There were groups spending 15 minutes on the greens, taking several mulligans on the tee box without regard for other groups being them. This has been typical each time I've played. There are no marshals on the course and when you call the clubhouse nothing is done about it. I know for sure I'm not the only one frustrated with this issue; I hope that someone will pay attention to this and solve the problem by implementing marshals on the course and promoting faster play. I really like the course but I'll spend my time and money elsewhere until it's fixed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Course

For winter conditions was pretty good. Pace of play was slow. Five hour round. But not as bad as some have played, was the weekend. If they work on beautification on this course this would be a awesome track. Great varied terrain and greens were above average. Enjoyable round of golf all around would play again for sure. I would really like to see it in the spring.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

God awful time today

No Marshall at all, we never saw anyone maintaining pace of play. We made the turn in 2 hours and 47 minutes, went to get something at the turn and the golf shop was closed and no one in the grill.
We got thru hole 13 and had to finish because it had already been 4 hours and we have lives to get to. I like the course and it was in pretty decent condition, but the golf staff and lack of monitoring pace of play is an absolute joke. We were on pace for a 5 1/2-6 hour round of golf. I play 2-3 rounds a week and this is the slowest and least policed golf course I’ve played in the last year and a half. I want my money back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Greens

Beautiful day and a beautiful course. The bunkers were a bit shallow and grainy, my foursome played in four hours and twenty-five minuets.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Impressive

Hands down the best value golf course in Austin. There is nowhere else you are playing for under $60 on a weekend that even compares to this. Greens were better than courses in the area I've payed over a hundred to play.

This course is highly underrated; I love that it's a full layout and not some rinky dink 6200 yard course with slow greens and wide fairways. This is a REAL golf course but on the other hand with 5 tee boxes anyone can play it. You will elevate your game playing and practicing here. It's also beautiful and surrounded by woods and untouched land

Will be back for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Exceeded Expectations

I've been coming out here for years but I don't play much golf during the winter months so I hadn't been here since October and was very pleasantly surprised at all the changes taking place.

Pro shop and clubhouse look as clean and tidy as they have ever been, and the new staff is awesome. They also just got new carts for this year and on the course they have cut down numerous trees and also added another tee box. Holes like #9 play way differently now and the greens are in ridiculously good shape for this time of year. Overall just everything appears to be getting better

The course layout has always been extraordinary for a course in this price range, but in the past it never lived up to its potential in terms of course conditions or overall amenities and service. Not sure if it's due to Bluebonnet closing but this place appears to be absolutely booming. Never in a million years did I think the parking lot would be packed before 10AM in the winter.

Excited to see what this year holds in store for ShadowGlen

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Deluxe

Busiest I had ever seen ShadowGlen, so not too surprised my round took about 5 hours. But all things considered it’s a weekend at a public course, people need to stop expecting to play a 4 hour round at 10am on a Saturday. There is no other place you are gonna play in the Austin area for this price that has a layout and course conditions like this. The clubhouse is the coolest I’ve seen in a long time too; deer mounts everywhere, dogs napping in the pro shop, and awesome staff. Just an overall great vibe there, refreshing change from some of the other courses around. Memberships out there are also a great value, do the math on it there’s nothing out there even close to as good of a deal

Definitely will be back, hopefully on a weekday though when I can get done in 3 and a half hours

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Slow pace of play

Playing a 5 1/2 hour round is not fun. The marshalls did not enforce any pace of play as far as we could tell. Golf is not fun when it’s required to wait for 10 minutes before every tee off. It’s a shame because it’s a fun, challenging course in decent condition.

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

Thoroughly impressed

Had not played here before and was not expecting all that this course had to offer for the price. I've been playing Star Ranch and Avery Ranch and paying the full $79 green fee and thought I was getting more for that price, i could not have been more wrong. Brand new carts at ShadowGlen, course looks awesome and greens were rolling very well. The young and vibrant staff is refreshing change from many of the stuffy uptight pros at these so called higher quality courses. Just love the vibe here it's casual and laid back but for the serious golfer. And the layout is awesome, can be an ultra challenging test for better player from the tips but a fun round for a mid handicapped senior. Will be coming back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Challenging Course, need to try it again in the spring

Summary, nice course in winter conditions,, needs a bit of TLC, great consistent greens, smallish clubhouse, I though it was over priced with a bucket of balls at $61.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Pro shop staff were more interested in their phones than customers. General manager was unfriendly and cold. Snack bar staff was nice and good service.
Golf course layout was good. Conditions were mediocre at best. Bunkers were terrible. Greens hold nicely but cups were worn out (must have been there for days). Lots of weeds around the greens and collars. Fairways had large muddy areas even though it had not rained.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellence

Love this course, such a great layout compared to other public courses in the area and challenging too which I love to see. Greens are rolling perfectly as well, course conditions were surprisingly good for this time of the year. Pace of play can get slow on weekends but what do you expect at a public course on weekends

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Loved what they've done with the place

Hadn't been here since summer; wow this place has improved. New carts, clubhouse and pro shop are clean and look as good as they ever have, and new management and staff really creates a great experience here. The changes also extend to the course, various trees have been removed and trimmed and another tee box added to make course more playable. All the members here are awesome as well, will be making this my home course from now on,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Value in Town: Confirmed

Heard this place was a great value and it does not disappoint. Such a nice and refreshing atmosphere with the young staff. Course layout is excellent great mix of easy/difficult holes and the greens were rolling phenomenally, loved that there are five tee boxes as well; makes things fun when you have golfers of all different skill levels in your group. I will definitely be back here, probably to purchase a membership.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Poor communication

Little did I know, there was a 60 man tournament that was set to tee 10 minutes before the public. Would’ve liked a heads up from the course. Also wet like a marsh on half the fairways

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course conditions, no Marshall.

Overall the course was in great condition, a couple muddy spots but what else can you expect in mid October. Tee time was for 2:46pm and couldn’t finish hole 18 due to slow pace of play with no one to enforce slow playing. Apparently the Marshall generally leaves around 4, so I was told. But we finished playing around 7pm. Not to mention it was 90° with zero cart girl making her rounds after passing us on the first hole. Come early and prepared, you’ll enjoy the course much more with the nice greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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