Shadow Ridge GC: #1Shadow Ridge Golf Club

Shadow Ridge Golf Club
9002 Shadow Ridge Rd
Palm Desert, California 92211
Riverside County

Phone(s): (760) 674-2700
Fax: (760) 674-2710
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Nick Faldo brings his exacting, often critical eye to West Coast golf for the first time at this Shadow Ridge Golf Course in Palm Desert. Faldo wanted a design that forced a ton of strategic choices and the architect team of Brian Curley and Lee Schmidt delivered for him.

Options? You want options!

Ten of Shadow Ridge's 18 holes are doglegs. The towering Santa Rosa Mountains serve as backdrop. The tall native tawny grasses contrasts sharply with the white sand bunkering. But it's the golf choices that are likely to seize your attention at this 7,006-yard, par-71 course.

The finish alone is enough to rattle an average golfer to the bone. No. 17 is a 157-yard par 3 that puts the wind in your face and nothing but trouble straight ahead. There's a lake to carry, deep bunkers and a green that slants left to right like a wayward chalkboard. No. 18, a 446-yard par-4, places both a stream and big fairway bunkers right in the straightest path to the green.

"The fairways are generous and the bunkering style is bold," Faldo said. "And the greens have plenty of subtle undulations that reward and encourage a variety of approach shots."

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Brian Curley, Lee E. Schmidt, Nick Faldo
  • Public/Private: Public/Resort
  • Year opened: 2000
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Welcomed
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
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  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: No
  • Rental carts: Yes

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Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
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Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Black 71 7006 135 73.7
Green 71 6621 130 71.5
Gold 71 6204 125 69.2
Combo (W) 71 5708 132 73.2
White (W) 71 5158 128 70.8
Gold (W) 71 6204 140 75.8
Combo 71 5708 120 67
White 71 5158 113 64.5

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