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3.9
684 Reviews (684)
5 Stars
154
4 Stars
346
3 Stars
108
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
30
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
82.7%
Recommend this course
568 out of 684 reviews
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3.9
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.2%
Recommend this course
81 out of 101 reviews
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3.9
132 Reviews (132)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.8%
Recommend this course
108 out of 132 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 5375 yards
Slope 116
Rating 66.1
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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
684 Reviews (684)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem In Palm Desert

I can't say enough about this course and play it numerous times throughout the year. As usual I played 7 mornings in a row (7/1-7/7) at 6:30am and had a great time. In July expect the fairways to be punched but it definitely didn't affect any portion of the game and the greens were still rolling quick and true. Can't wait to get back down there in November and play it once the over-seeding is completed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/11/2019

Hi. 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 GC!

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Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 07/02/2019

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

Fun course, easy in and out

Lots of challenging holes, good greens, good pace of play

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/27/2019

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 06/04/2019

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

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 06/03/2019

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

Good condition

Course was in great shape, fairways were free of leaves and pace of play was perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/30/2019

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!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value, nice short course.

The only knock on this course - first hole you're paralling the driving range, so range balls are bombarding you on you second shot...also, have to be really cautious of balls from other players on parallel holes. Course conditions were fine, the greens were no worse than most public courses...for the money, this was an excellent course....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/28/2019

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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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
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Commented On 05/29/2019

Hi. 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 GC.

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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

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

Solid golf venue

This is a solid pick for a round of golf amongst renowned golf venues in Palm Desert.
Looking for a maximum 4 hour round? This Gene Sarazen design will deliver.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great play for value

Length of course has nothing to do with difficulty. The course is challenging.....if you believe in course management then this is the course. It is great for fine tuning your mid to short game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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

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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

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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

Perfect Challenge for my Ability

Great course -narrow enough to challenge my shots, not too long, tough greens, but they were in great shape. I'm a senior, and can't drive much over 200 yds. This course is not too long - can sometimes get on the green in 3. Break a hundred about 1/2 the time. I love the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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

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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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