Shady Valley Golf Club
|Red (W)||70||5193 yards||69.9||118|
|Blue M: 72.8/135||344||526||150||405||178||392||398||410||370||3173||437||430||415||165||428||392||455||225||501||3448||6621|
|White M: 70.4/131 W: 75.8/134||329||490||140||379||155||362||356||390||352||2953||420||402||389||150||405||367||445||175||480||3233||6186|
|Green M: 66.8/121||319||427||136||312||140||346||312||342||334||2668||386||349||378||141||299||281||411||153||405||2803||5471|
|Red M: 66.0/119 W: 70.4/118||309||427||136||310||140||274||297||325||330||2548||384||332||360||106||297||281||391||150||401||2702||5250|
|Fast W: 69.3/117||215||362||130||233||125||232||200||260||252||2009||331||274||265||102||255||222||285||145||352||2231||4240|
Nice Course, Good Layout
Note to self: when the course is called Shady anything, that means lots of trees! Wife and I played at Shady Valley while visiting family in the area. Rate paid is for ClubCorp members. Old course with interesting layout. Not many straight holes - lots of doglegs. Lots of trees. Fairways and greens in outstanding shape (except at 11 AM they still hadn't replaced the tee markers after mowing). Traps were a mixed bag, Some dirt. Some clay. Some sand. Members were great about letting a twosome play through. Golf shop staff seemed like we were bothering them. Recommend the course if in the area.
Definitely worth playing
Make sure you stay in the fairway and on the greens. Some of the most penalizing rough in the metroplex. Greens were great but had just a touch of sand still on them. Probably close to impossible once it is all gone.
Cool course to be able to play that is private. Well maintained. Nice club house.
time to sell
every now and then you get to a course and find out it is way past its prime. this is one of those courses, outdated and frayed around the edges. only one elevation change, up one hole, down the next, it is flat and not very exciting other than the creek which winds through this flood plain. it is time to sell this course, build a park and perhaps housing on the back nine.
Fun course to play tight fairways and lots of bunkers
When Shady Valley is available, you should play it....
Being a private club, the opportunities to play Shady Valley are limited. So when it was available yesterday, I jumped at it. This course is fun and challenging! It's only 6,550 yards from the tips, but it is sneaky long and is a shot-maker's course. The greens were absolutely perfect yesterday, the tees were good, traps well maintained. Fairways could use a little work, but otherwise this is a great course to go play.
I recently got married in the downtown Fort Worth area. The day of the wedding Shady Valley and club general manager Dee Thomas hosted my groomsmen, family and extended family friends, a total of 20 guys. Mr. Thomas and staff accommodated the group and all had a great time. Great course, great club!