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3.9
842 Reviews (842)
5 Stars
201
4 Stars
421
3 Stars
137
2 Stars
50
1 Stars
33
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
83.7%
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702 out of 842 reviews
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3.9
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.6%
Recommend this course
62 out of 76 reviews
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4.0
157 Reviews (157)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.7%
Recommend this course
133 out of 157 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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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.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lockers

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.9
842 Reviews (842)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Classic Palm Desert Course

This course has the right balance for the price. Easy checkin. Friendly staff and golfers. It was challenging at times to locate the green if you don’t know the course - but that is part of the adventure. Narrower fairways than the newer desert courses but that is part of the fun too. Enjoyed the beautiful desert landscape and the foothills. I would play again - really helps with sharpening your game and skills.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/05/2020

u314160537147, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Worth a return visit

This course offers a layout that permits a challenging yet friendly experience.
The Gene Sarazen design makes each hole unique and you get the bonus of getting around the course quickly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/31/2020

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
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

1st time at Shadow Mountain

Kinda fun to play one of the oldest courses in the desert.. Cool older mid-century homes. fun to imagine who has lived in them and who has played the course. Course was in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thank you for sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon. Thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice and easy if you can hit straight

Great course got 9 over easy fairways and fun little course

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

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
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Decent but Old Course

The staff was great in getting you setup for tee off. Carts had ice chest and ice was available. No GPS on carts distances were by markers. The fairways had numerous dry and dead areas but the greens were great with alot of bunker/sand trap protection. The driving range need nets, balls were being hit into the fairway and you had to be alert.

Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hi dz1876! 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
Reviews 51
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Greens

Greens were very good, speed medium, smooth surface.
Tees and Fairways are pretty bad. Tees need mowing, fairways bare probably until overseed in fall. Got to play winter rules(summer rules?) in desert, bump it to some grass. Overall a great value. Played alone in 2.5 hrs early morning.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Hi physgolf! 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
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Old school

Old course, short, fairways patchy, small greens good condition for summer. Wide open, good value for the price.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Staff was very friendly and professional, course however was quite lacking

This is an old course. The maintenance staff was in process of aerating the course so there were tons of what appear to be bird droppings - just dirt though. They probably ought to just close the course when they do this. Course was very fast. I had an 8:45 tee time - no one was there so I went out early. Finished in about 2 hours 15 min - some of the holes I played two balls. Nothing terribly long on this course - I think there were 2 par 5's - both in the 400 yard range. Signage between holes is a challenge - I got lost a couple times. It would be helpful if they put more signs for carts - multiple times I drove right up to green as there was no clear indication where you were supposed to drive or park when putting. Bang for the buck - $20 was quite reasonable especially given heat and course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/05/2020

Hello, fgtrpf5. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience. Let us know how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Older course design

The greens were in good shape but small. The fairways were in poor shape. It was difficult to find grass to hit from.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun executive course.

Great value and no pressure. Not very busy this time of year. Fairways are barren in places. Good starter course before moving up to a full course. Plenty of bunkers and a little water.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Hi u123625719. 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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great 18 Hole

Great 18 hole course with narrow fairways and a few hazards. Went there on 4th of July in 100 degree weather and the grass looked great. Good greens and atmosphere. Would come here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Hi nklencioni. 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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/29/2020

Hi Rangerick. 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
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/29/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160044735! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shadow Mountain Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent landmark golf course

I played this course with my father in-law and we had an absolute blast. I’m a golfer with a fair amount of experience and thoroughly and enjoyed it. My father in-law just picked up the game a few months ago but really enjoyed it and made his first par today. The value for the money is unbelievable and it is crazy to see gene sarezen’s mind when it came to course design.
It is summertime in the desert so courses are gonna be dryer than usual and any time after Father’s Day courses are going to need some arification but this course is healing well. Great course definitely recommend

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/29/2020

Thank you for your review, u314160264178. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shadow Mountain Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Hot weather
Used cart

Sanded greens

Showed up to play 18 holes but was told back nine was closed due to sanding. Had to play the front nine twice. BUT what they didn't tell me was the front nine greens were also sanded which made putting a joke. Need to give this course at least 2-21/2 weeks before greens will recover

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

No warning

Front 9 closed. Played the back 9 twice... not what I expected. There was no warning.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2020

Hi UncleBoo. 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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun round of Golf, not too hard to play

Course was in great condition and we had fun playing this course in a good pace. Staff was very friendly. Will definitely come back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/19/2020

Hi TNTToni. 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
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice but narrow fairways

This course is challenging in the fact that the fairways are very close and there are lots of houses sometimes on both sides of the fairway. Hope you drive goes straight. The greens were a little to closely cut. Sometimes we had problems figuring out which way to go to the next tee box. This could have been marked better but it also could be because everything is so close. Had fun. The best part is if you are in to looking at mid century homes that is the type that lines the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/18/2020

Hi Tilson. 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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