Shadow Ridge Golf Club

4.4032764706 4.4 stars from 5 (531)
  • 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: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 531 Reviews
5 stars:
311
4 stars:
170
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

489 out of 528 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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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2019
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



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



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



pattip's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great course with lots of challenges."


Don4215331's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy coming back to this course. It has a very good practice area. I recommend that you spend a lot more time on the putting green than I did. The greens are fast and tough to read. The fairways were in great shape, but the tee off areas need some work. There's a good variety of original holes. The employees were terrific. If it cost less I'd be back here a lot more often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Not woman friendly"


u000007415301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a resort course I was surprised at the difficulty level for an average female golfer. The men I was playing with were playing the combo tees and on many holes we were teeing off from the same tees. I have never played at a course where the men’s combo tees were the forward tees.

Would not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Frost freeze delay!"


Jon1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, perfect day, slow play and frost delay led us to paying for a 1;30 tee time and only getting in 12 holes. Very disappointing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Shadow Ridge Palm Springs"


Gary9963894's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing at Shadow Ridge, one of the best Courses in the Valley. Staff are always friendly and helpful, can’t wait for the next time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun challenging Course to Play"


golfetteputter's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2019
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day we played was a tad foggy and damp, however those conditions did not effect play as the course is in excellent condition from Tee to green. It is Unfortunate that golfers do not fix their divot marks on the green. Just a freindly reminder to golfers, Be Kind and fix your divots.

Will definitely play again.


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



Mitchell3720412's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, slow play"


rniederk's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great layout and condition, but pace of play is too slow to be enjoyable. Common to see 4 groups backed up on the par 5’s, especially on the back 9. Marshal not around much, but when we asked about the pace his reply was, “You’re right on pace, so I don’t know what you’d like us to do.” Our understanding from the staff is that the target pace is about 4.5 hours and there was no sense of need to do anything to make it any faster than that. As this is not aligned with my own opinion on pace of play, I doubt I’ll be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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