Shadow Mountain Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Palm Desert, California.
Shadow Mountain Golf Club first opened for play in 1958. It is the oldest course in Palm Desert. Another way to say it is, "Shadow Mountain was Palm Desert's first golf course." The course was designed by Gene Sarazen. Summarizing the layout of the course, Sarazen said: “The new modern course of this type is shorter than most, but is not easier to play. It will give the golfer who uses his brain a chance against the competitor who hits with power, and I think it will be one of the sportiest and most challenging courses in the entire area”.
Blue tees: par-71, 5,388 yards
Red tees: par-71, 5,200 yards
$31 (cart included), played on Saturday, April 2014 at 6am
This course is very much fun. Very mature with very good bunkers. It has two par fives that are very reachable for a long hitter however the greens are very well protected. The courses main defense is it's greens. They are very fast and undulating. If you are above the hole it's three putt time. Golfers of every level can enjoy this course.
Member (cart included), played on Monday, May 2014 at 8am
Shadow Mountain is 5375 yards long. It is ideal for the senior golfer who no longer hits his drives over 200 yards. Built to test but not overtax golfers, the par 70 Palm Desert golf course is one of few in the desert that can still be walked. The course challenges golfers of all abilities and rewards golfers who shape their shots and use their head more than their driver. With over 700 mature palm trees, the fairways are well defined and the challenging greens are protected by well placed sand bunkers. Tucked in the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains of south Palm Desert, Shadow Mountain Golf Club is protected from the winds that plague many desert golf courses.
$51 (cart included), played on Wednesday, March 2011 at 8am
Great course, friendly people both staff and players we met. Has great membership promotion at a value well worth looking into. Lot of daily games for their members.
$46 (cart included), played on Wednesday, January 2011 at noon
Great course for testing shot making (not distance) Definitely a finesse layout designed by Gene Sarazen (the only one he did)Fun to play with tricky greens.
$51 (cart included), played on Thursday, January 2009 at 6am
As of now this course is accepting outside public play. Nine 4somes per day. Narrow fairways and small greens make for some tricky shots!
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