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4.0
799 Reviews (799)
5 Stars
190
4 Stars
402
3 Stars
128
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
32
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
84.4%
Recommend this course
666 out of 799 reviews
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4.1
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.6%
Recommend this course
95 out of 111 reviews
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4.1
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.9%
Recommend this course
126 out of 145 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 5375 yards
Slope 116
Rating 66.1
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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.

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4.0
799 Reviews (799)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden gem in the heart of Palm Desert

Friendly staff, clean and well maintained carts, the course is a hidden gem in the heart of Palm Desert, terrific value and well worth a visit!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/07/2020

Hi MlUOWdKcVHJ9lGOzEH8d. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course with lots of character.

Course in great shape and has plenty of challenges. Some narrow fairways, greens fast with lots of slope. Definitely worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us rosplace. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shadow Mountain Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/18/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159839398. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Shadow Mountain

What a gem! The greens were in great condition and the staff was very friendly
I look forward to my next round soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Hi u000002787530. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/16/2020

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.

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

Historic old course in great shape.

This is a historic old course nestled in the heart of Palm Desert. The course is in great shape with fast smooth greens, nice fairways, and consistent rough. They course plays just under 5,400 yards from the back tees, is a little tight, and nice variety of hole designs. The bunkers are well maintained and there is some water to add to the challenge. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We enjoy playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/16/2020

Hi u000005311584. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall excellent experience and value.

Only concern is no separation between driving range and fairways. Cart on hole 1 fairway was hit by ball from driving range and numerous range balls all over fairway. Otherwise, excellent experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Hi u547590866. 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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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Snail Pace of Play

I have played a lot of golf at a lot of different places. So I’m accustomed to various paces of play But this “9” holes was slower than any I have ever played. We quit after 9 because of it. The foursome in front of us had 3 open holes in front of them. No marshal in site. When you have to wait to hit EVERY SINGLE SHOT, this makes for an unpleasant experience.
The staff were very nice and friendly as were all the fellow golfers. But 2 hrs and 38 mins to play 9 holes is just painful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Hi there. We apologize for any inconvenience. We generally never have 9-hole rounds that long ever. Please reach out to our team in the pro shop. Thanks!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Short and Sweet

We arrived early and were paired up with two wonderful ladies. I played the back tees tat 5375 yds with a slope of 116 and a rating of 66.1. Clearly a short course.Par 70 (34/36) for the men and 71 for the ladies.. Designed by Gene Saracen in 1958 tHe course has a lot of interesting holes. We finished in 2 1/4 hours without rushing. We enjoyed the experience thoroughly. One criticism I had was that the driving range is right beside the first hole so a lot of the range balls were on our fairway. They should put up a net. There were no GPS's, but the price through GolfPass was very reasonable.. The fairways were a bit longer than a lot of other clubs in the area, which made striking the ball easier. Rough was a bit challenging and the greens broke a lot less than we expected. The speed was around 9 1/2.
We got our money’s worth.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us Don4215331. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shadow Mountain Golf Club thanks you!

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

Course for average golfers

We play the course one time each year when we come in March. Course is just right for your average golfer.. Not too long, pretty straight forward, and reasonable price. I think due to the quality of golfers, our round was very slow; took us five hours. Has good food and at a fair price. Will continue to play the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/10/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u000005711439. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Shadow Mountain Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shadow Mountain

A very friendly course with generous fairways but smallish greens.Staff are friendly as well. The front desk or marshall could do a better job of pairing up people a our foursome had a twosome waiting on most holes and two more twosomes behind them We had a slower foursome in front of us so not much point to let them play through. We did get around in 3.5 hours.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/09/2020

Hi QBJim11. 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!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/09/2020

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.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/05/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, rcmassey. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Hi u314159768682. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/04/2020

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.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, WendySmeaton1! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/03/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, phaser21. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Canadian Guest

Staff at the clubhouse should come to work understanding without customers they have no job. Friendly people are more enjoyable to deal with.
The starter was just plain rude and a bit condescending.
The course is challenging for a small tight course, you better have a fairly straight shot to enjoy the course.
The lack of a marshal is evident otherwise its fine.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Hello bertbandola. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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

Lots of trees

A nice course but front nine greens are a bit rough. Not much water, but lots of trees to make each hole a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Hi Carla7815847. 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.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 02/28/2020

Hi u512965884. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club.

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