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3.9
673 Reviews (673)
5 Stars
148
4 Stars
341
3 Stars
108
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
30
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
82.3%
Recommend this course
557 out of 673 reviews
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Avg Rating
3.8
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.1%
Recommend this course
87 out of 110 reviews
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3.8
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.5%
Recommend this course
101 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 5375 yards
Slope 116
Rating 66.1
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Shadow Mountain Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 5375 yards 66.1 116
Blue (W) 71 5375 yards 71.1 125
Gold 70 5223 yards 65.4 114
Gold (W) 71 5223 yards 70.3 123
White (W) 71 5062 yards 69.4 121
White 70 5062 yards 64.7 112
Scorecard for Shadow Mountain
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 66.4/117 W: 71.9/121 334 312 285 138 330 349 177 155 436 2516 290 283 362 307 319 362 128 396 428 2875 5391
Red W: 70.8/118 324 301 280 129 323 339 169 149 421 2435 283 278 356 297 310 340 116 389 419 2788 5223
Handicap 3 13 7 17 1 5 9 15 11 14 10 6 12 8 4 18 2 16
Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 5 34 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 70
Handicap (W) 6 12 14 17 1 8 10 15 3 4 13 7 11 2 5 18 16 9

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Sarazen

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.9
673 Reviews (673)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 63
Bunkers 46
Water Hazards 32
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 69
Walkers 48
Locals 47
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 69
Near Local Attractions 26
At a Resort 10

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Course in very good shape, friendly staff, quick play. Great $$ value! Some parallel fairways so better hit it straight!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun but challenging historic course

Shadow Mountain is great. Built by Gene Sarazan you feel the history when on the property. A very walkable course but with a cart you could finish in 3 hours or less. It may be a short course but it is certainly challenging. The greens have undulation and roll well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/23/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Shadow Mountain GC, We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great little course

It’s a short course but historic & really nice. It was in great condition & the view is amazing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/21/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Shadow Mountain!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really good place to play!

You think of the Month of May as hot in Palm Springs, well maybe a bit, but some great golf was had at this course. Pace of play good, course NOT crowded, staff friendly. Of course, this time of year the pro shop was a bit thin, but...still a good value and a great challenge for a narrow shorter course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/16/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Shadow Mountain Golf Club! We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice little short course

We only played front nine but very good condition and very friendly staff, would play again next time in town

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/16/2019

Hello! Thank you for your 5-star rating. We hope to see you again next time you're in town!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

good value for the money

Pleasant course environment with moderate difficulty. Very helpful staff. Course well maintained although the greens are somewhat dry and fast moving. Definitely a good value for the money

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/14/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful as always

We are in our 70's, and the course is a perfect challenge. There are hazards, narrow fairways, challenging greens. I'm delighted if I can score under 50 on nine holes. Course is excellent shape, and the pace of play was very comfortable. We'll play again this season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/16/2019

Hello. Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another great round at SMGC

We know the course, but it still requires serious attention. The fairways and greens are in excellent condition, and now that we are in shoulder season, the pace of play is excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating of us here at Shadow Mountain Golf Club! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved The Experience- Only 3 Hours to Play

I can only imagine that Frank, Bing, Bob (Hope), Jackie (Gleason), Jimmy (Demaret), Gene (Sarazan), etc. were standing/playing in the same places that I was yesterday, only they were here in the 50's, 60's and so on. This is a great course that is surprisingly challenging, due, in part, to its tightness. Greens are very good and bunkers are in good shape. Fairways and tee zones are excellent. Course very conveniently located near the heart of Palm Desert. I only wish that the tees were placed at or near the measurement monuments, not 5 20 yards ahead of where they are meant to be. This practice skews the USGA handicapping process because it makes the course much shorter than the designated yardage. This is a bad policy that too many courses practice and it should be challenged and corrected at SM and universally.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/09/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! We will pass along your feedback to our team! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very short course with offsetting challenge in small greens, bunker-protected. Sand in traps was unusual nd very heavy due to mix used. Pace of play was far too slow for the length of the course. Left after hole 15 with three groups at a very short par .

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 05/06/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 05/06/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Cozy Club Atmosphere/Excellent Value

Very conveniently located and 3-3.25 hour pace. Tees, bunkers and greens in very good shape. Staff is very professional. Tight but fair layout. Landing/cart area at the clubhouse could use some shade. Clubhouse has a nice bar and the patio area which is pleasant but with no view. Why not somehow elevate it to create a view? Discovered that the clubhouse actually has a billiard table which is slightly less than regulation in size but in new condition. Quality pool sticks provided. No charge to play. Good spot for post-golf drinks and honing your pool game.

Overall, this is a hidden and convenient gem of relatively medium length par 70 course, one which is very challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/02/2019

Hi! Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team to let them know their work isn't going unnoticed! We look forward to seeing you again soon here at Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value

Finished the round in under 3 hours. Not a resort course but great for the casual golfer. Great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/25/2019

Hi. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shadow Mountain

Short course but very narrow. So all in all it’s a good level of difficulty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/25/2019

Hi Jimmy. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Meh

Not impressed with this course for the money. Fairways in marginal shape. Greens so so. Layout a bit repetitive. Staff non existent or not friendly. No real pro shop. Would not recommend.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello, Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Management Has Dedication, Imagination and Perseverance. Fun Course!

Management under the GM, Jenn, has done an exceptional job during the last 6-12 months. Restrooms immaculate, pro shop organized, very professional staff, Lucene/Jenn/Head Pro all wonderful, and the course is in exceptional shape and very conveniently located just a few blocks south of El Paseo. What more could one wish for from this nostalgic Gene Sarazen designed course, Circa 1960's? This course is definitely challenging and will test all aspects of your game.

NO, I AM NOT A STOCKHOLDER OR EMPLOYEE AT THIS CLUB (HA) BUT I DO APPRECIATE THE FINE WORK BEING DONE AT SHADOW MOUNTAIN BY A DEDICATED GROUP OF MANAGEMENT AND WORKING STAFF MEMBERS.

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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5-star rating! Our main goal is to continually provide excellence for our golfers, in all aspects of the club. We'd love to see you again very soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/15/2019

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A hidden gem

Classic golf course! Not a long course but tight with small greens and bunkers to challenge even the best players. Rough is thick enough to penalize and greens roll true with some subtle breaks.
Due to shorter length, pace of play is excellent at 31/2 hours. The mid-century modern homes are also fun to see as you experience the course. Definitely worth playing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Hello. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Location, Well Managed and Gene Sarazan Design

This 1950's era course is very well located, fun, challenging and in good condition. The management here is VERY friendly and they (Jen) are operating the course and overall facilities very very well. The greens and fairways are in great condition.

Donald E

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/09/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time tor review us here at Shadow Mountain Golf Club, and for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us on the day of your round, and that you were pleased with the friendliness of our staff and the conditions of the course. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun!

This is a fun shorter track. Narrow with small greens.
Course is in good shape!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 04/09/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Shadow Mountain Golf Club, and for the four stars. We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience with us on the day of your round, and that you were pleased with the conditions of the course. We hope to see you again in the future!

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