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Shadow Glen the Golf Club

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5.0
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.9
Amenities
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7051 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.6
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7051 yards 74.6 136
Black/Green 72 6757 yards 73.2 134
Green 72 6563 yards 72.4 132
Green/Silver 72 6261 yards 70.9 127
Silver 72 6044 yards 70.1 126
Silver (W) 72 6044 yards 75.6 135
Silver/Gold 72 5683 yards 68.4 124
Gold 72 5373 yards 67.1 120
Gold (W) 72 5373 yards 72.1 130
Gold/Red (W) 72 4982 yards 70.4 123
Red (W) 72 4506 yards 67.8 119
Scorecard for Shadow Glen
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Champions M: 74.9/131 360 552 348 146 571 465 423 193 410 3468 585 427 260 477 285 176 419 448 506 3583 7051
Tournament M: 73.1/123 360 511 348 146 519 441 423 162 410 3320 562 427 228 445 285 176 392 416 506 3437 6757
Regular M: 72.0/122 W: 74.1/125 343 511 328 130 519 441 393 162 387 3214 562 401 228 445 263 156 392 416 486 3349 6563
Masters M: 70.7/121 W: 71.7/123 343 461 328 130 480 398 393 156 387 3076 514 401 197 419 263 156 346 384 486 3166 6242
Club M: 69.5/119 W: 70.7/122 320 461 300 130 480 398 373 156 359 2977 514 384 197 419 236 137 346 384 450 3067 6044
Forward W: 67.1/113 248 430 228 116 451 374 332 142 339 2660 423 373 146 396 230 122 316 355 430 2791 5451
Handicap 5 9 11 17 3 1 13 15 7 2 8 16 4 14 18 6 10 12
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 10 8 14 16 6 2 12 18 4 3 11 17 7 13 15 1 9 5

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jay Morrish (1989) Tom Weiskopf (1989) Tom Watson (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Shadow Glen Learning Center"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Shadow Glen: THE Golf Club most certainly IS!

In Olathe, Kansas, there is a golf club that truly IS a golf club. Half an hour southwest of Kansas City lies Shadow Glen - The Golf Club. Golf Digest named it as America's Best New Private Course in 1990, after opening in 1989. It has remained in the state's Top Five ever since. The reasons for this are many: It is private and has terrific staff throughout. The membership is well-heeled, so they expect nothing less than great. And the property is spectacular: Rolling elevation changes, marked with great water features, thick tree lines, excellent bent grass greens and zoysia on the tees and fairways. Oh, and one last little thing: Try to find another golf course on the globe built by Tom Weiskopf, Jay Morrish AND Tom Watson.

Design-wise it is a full reflection of all three men and their vision of golf course architecture. True to Tom's form, there are holes which will allow you to take the ball in low and on the ground. Morrish's flourishes are seen throughout, with his guiding views of maintaining the inherent flow already existant in the landscape. Holes like numbers 5 and 9 come to mind. And great putting surfaces are found here: Medium to large with good undulation and terrific setting for pins never cease to be a function of Weiskopf's designs. Typically, all three demand that you are able to move the ball independantly. That remains true here. And the mix of par threes is something to behold, as they are each very different from the next.

Hole 2 (The Meadow) is a strong par five that asks for a fade against a fairway canted right to left. Number 5 (Stonewall - which marked the property line, years ago. You'll see it by the tee box.) is a dogleg left at 571 yards, again a par five of notable strangth. Nine (Vail) moves downhill, encouraging a draw off of the tee to a well-protected green with water right and bunkering left. Number 12 (called Hangtime) offers a 260 yard three par that drops 70 feet - just an all-world three shotter. The 13th hole (Oxbow) is a brawny par four that doglegs right, with a pond protecting the left side of the green. Number 14 (named Wild Turkey for residents that occupied the grounds when Watson was staking out the hole) is a complete blast: From the tips, it 285 yards. Six bunkers are speace strategically, directionally and distance-wise, forcing you to commit to a specific shot to a specific target ... to a crazily small green. From there, the finishing holes are a complete blast.

If you are in the Kansas City area and have a way to get on this track, do it. Slope ratings are very close from tee to tee: 136 at a little over 7000 yards from the Black, to 134 at 6757 and 132 at 6563. As to the facilities, the clubhouse was renovated in 2015 but still maintains its modernish, welcoming tones. Food and beverage is what you would expect here: phenomenal. And, finally, there ARE a wide variety of memberships available at Shadow Glen. In all honesty, THIS is a club I would love to call home. See if you don't think so, as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

just wow

I play golf all over the world while on work trips. My buddy suggested I play his course. All I can say is wow. Not what I expected from a Kansas course. He said this was the best new private course in America in the 90's. That is an understatement. Easily in my top 3 of all time. I only wish it was closer to home or it would be my home course. Great layout, challenging but fair, fantastically true greens. Just wow. Don't pass up an invite to play this place. Not sure how it has stayed so under the radar.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Now this is a golf course

I'm spoiled...Now I know what the pros get to see and play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Best Course in Kansas City

This course is as good as it gets in KC. The terrain and undulations are what sets this course apart from all others. It's in great shape, but most importantly is REALLY fun to play! So many options. I love it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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