Shadow Valley Golf Course

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6304 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 69.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6304 yards 69.8 127
Blue (W) 72 6304 yards 75.9 138
White 72 5920 yards 67.8 122
White 72 5920 yards 74.0 133
Yellow 72 5331 yards 65.0 107
Yellow (W) 72 5331 yards 70.1 122
Red 72 4504 yards 61.5 102
Red (W) 72 4504 yards 65.2 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews


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"Two courses in one"


u2743146's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

It never ceases to amaze me how SVGC plays like 2 completely different courses. The front plays almost as a links- exposed greens, lots of fairway slope. The cant of the fairway will make or break your 9.

The back is all angles. You need to be able to move the ball in both directions, hit low & high shots, and have good distance control. It's a parkland 9, with trees bordering every fairway but 1. Wondwrful short yard challenge. Highly recommended


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"No two holes alike (almost)"


sorenj's avatar
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Idaho Advisor
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My favorite part of this track is that there are (almost) not two holes that are alike. You could argue that 10 and 12 are similar (dog leg left par 4's requiring either a relatively short tee shot, or a successful cutting of the corner over trees); however, even these holes differ quite a bit after you get beyond the general nature of the tee shot.

The short par 4 second hole is a perfect example of the interesting course elements in play here. After a short tee shot (I use a 7 iron unless I'm feeling bold and trying to cut part of the corner over trees - even then just a 5) you are left with another fairly short downhill shot (a wedge if you cut a little off the corner with a longer club, else an 8 or 9) into a shallow green with a creek running in front of it and OB on the other three sides.

Most of the holes on the front nine have some sort of roll or elevation change, while much (all but 2 holes) of the back flattens out. The back, however, features dog legs or other course elements on each hole to keep things interesting. There is more OB on this course than you will find on most Treasure Valley courses so if you are not shooting accurately you can go through quite a few balls; however it's a pleasure - both interesting and scenic - to play as long as you are fairly accurate.

I've seldom had issues with pace of play here, with things generally moving along quite nicely. The clubhouse folks are always welcoming and friendly as well. Shadow Valley is one of the better courses in the Boise area and certainly worth having toward the top of your "get out and play" list.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Worth the short drive!"


mwpearce03's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing this course; definitely worth the short drive to the outskirt of Boise. I found it to be challenging, but very fun! Each hole keeps you on your toes, as you strategically maneuver your way around the course. The staff was very friendly and offered me a free bottle of water and a cookie on my way to the first tee. Some of the greens were inconsistent, but they're in the process of resolving the issue. *All of the greens were in good condition and played well - just a couple differed from the others. This course is now on my list for playing when I'm in town for business.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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