Shadow Ridge Golf Club

4.3584882353 4.4 stars from 5 (539)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7006 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 9002 Shadow Ridge Rd, Palm Desert, California 92211, Riverside County
  • (760) 674-2700
  • (760) 674-2710
  • www.golfshadowridge.com

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Nick Faldo (2000), Lee E. Schmidt (2000), Brian Curley (2000)
Type: Public/Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Marriott Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7006 yards 73.7 135
Green 71 6621 yards 71.5 130
Gold 71 6204 yards 69.2 125
Gold (W) 71 6204 yards 75.8 140
Combo (W) 71 5708 yards 73.2 132
Combo 71 5708 yards 67.0 120
White (W) 71 5158 yards 70.8 128
White 71 5158 yards 64.5 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 539 Reviews
5 stars:
314
4 stars:
173
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

494 out of 536 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Birthday round"


hwangjae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We drove 1.5 hours to Palm Springs to play the course and found out all greens were aerated. If we knew this in advance, I would cancel my tee time and play else where. We paid $76 through Golfnow.com. I would never play this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Birthday round"


hwangjae's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We paid $76 to play the course today. We drove all the way from OC to celebrate my birthday. However, we were not informed that the all greens were aerated by Golfnow.com. We did not enjoy the round at all. Overall course condition was below average or similar to a muni course or worse. The whole experience was a huge disappointment.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Scary to start, but end with a smile"


burkes3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paided the extra $20 to play at 7:21 instead of 10:00, looking back 10 would have been better, not to the fault of the golf course, but maybe due to tee times. It was extremely windy, Mother Nature is strange but it simmered down after the first hole, what didn’t simmer was the multiple parties of 4 stacked in front of us and the party behind us. Whom tees off 3 minutes after our 7:21 to create the perfect golf sandwhich on a day that was not busy to begin with. Still had fun but would recommend the later booking and was uniformed they just punched the fairways and greens. Served for a bumpy rode


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Mikegade's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Summer Golf"


Almost00's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great staff, great value especially if staying at the resort. One of our groups favorite desert courses.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful layout, especially the front 9"


Swithinbank's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed this course from the moment we arrived. The front 9 has no houses and fabulous views. We were a group of varied skill levels, 13-32 handicap and we played from different tees and all had a great time.

The layout is fair but also challenging. Great beer in the 19th hole too. Very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Shadow Ridge"


nickesquire's avatar
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2019
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Rode the Greens (6621/71.5/130) in 4.5H twilight using Forelinx. Paired with Ed and Heather, we waited on most holes. The weather was in the low 90's, clear and fairly calm.

Fun Nick Faldo design. The landing areas on most par 4 & par 5 tee shots are generous in width. The par 3's offer a good variation in length and look. Two par 4's over 460 from the next to back set of tees. Several risk/reward par 4's that could produce birdies or doubles.

The course has mostly transitioned back to Bermuda for the summer. The tees were mostly lush, with only a couple needing divot attention.

The fairways were semi lush and firm. Well maintained, mowed low, nice to play from.

The rough was mostly lush and just tall enough that the ball sat down enough to usually be punitive. Nice to chip out of.

The green side sand traps were well maintained with good quality white sand. Some fairway traps are waste bunkers & less maintained. Numerous traps on this course are large, deep, and need to be avoided by most amateurs.

The Bermuda greens putted medium fast speed and rolled well. They were firm but held approach shots with some run out. Usually no significant ball marks because of their firmness.

The customer service was good from everyone encountered. Drink cart out and around numerous times. Water stations on the course every couple of holes. Good GPS on the carts. Practice facility is all grass and includes balls with your fee. Recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mrussell763's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Links in the desert"


longknocke2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy course to maneuver off the tee. It's the greens where the challenge sets in. Severe undulations, plus traps deep enough that you may need a ladder to get in them. Visuals are solid. The only apprehension was the pace of play. We were near the five-hour mark on the 16th hole, so we left directly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



schluchterer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Difficult but manageable"


snoopH's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Marriott resort course has a good setup. Practice putting green has undulation that is similar to the course. Practice range is iinclide with enough balls to warm you up. The course itself is in good condition with few dead spots. I found the fairways were fairly tight for a resort course. The other difficulty is the greens which undulate quite a bit. Bring your A game. Staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Target shots"


snoopH's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

The fairways are fairly wide but bunkers are located in strategic spots that will probably catch the average players shot. Greens are large but have enough undulation that if your ball lands in the back and the pin is in the middle or front you have a long putt over at least one hill so chip shots onto the green is important to keep your score low. Tee boxes are in average condition while fairways and greens are in better condition. The practice putting green is a good example of overall green character. 18th hole is picture worthy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Another spectacular day at Shadow Ridge"


playtight18's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Shadow Ridge is one of my favorite courses anywhere!

There is a great mix of scoreable holes (short par 4's , reachable par 5s) with some very challenging ones where par is a great score. The course is always in fantastic shape and plays firm and fast. The practice area is excellent. It has the feel of a private club in every way.

The course is generous off the tee. The challenge begins with your 2nd shot. I would say it is definitely a second shot golf course. There are many deep penalizing bunkers that surround most greens. (Stay out of these if you want to score well.) The greens are large but have a lot of undulation and can be penalizing if you don't put your ball in the correct spots as the greens are typically firm and fast.

I would highly recommend recommend shadow ridge to to any and all golfers, regardless of handicap. I am a 3 handicap and I played with my dad who is a 35 and we both enjoyed the course and had a great time. One last thing to consider. Make sure you pick the right tees. You don't want to be hitting long irons or fairway woods all day into the challenging greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Mi2268357's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great game"


ljpyear's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rarely do my husband and I have a great game at the same time - today we did! Love this course - wish it wasn’t so pricey!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent experience!"


elizabethjohng's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played Shadow Ridge for years. This course simply does not get old. Plenty of risk-reward holes to keep things interesting and the conditions are perfect. The staff is always friendly and the off the course amenities are first class. A must play...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A gem."


u140369674's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pretty course, immaculately kept, nice risk and reward balance on each hole keeps you thinking and makes it suitable for intermediates to experts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Waynodraino's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Artvegas's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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