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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
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4.1
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3.9
Value
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Layout
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Amenities
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4.3
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4.0
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Conditions
3.9
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Layout
4.3
Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7174 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.2
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ShadowGlen Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways TifSport Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Roy Bechtol (2003) Randolph P. Russell (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
841 Reviews (841)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 31
Patio Dining 13
Watching the Game 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 53
Water Hazards 52
Undulating Greens 51
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
Locals 58
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 60
Worth the Drive 50
In the 'Burbs 28

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Reviews 22
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Shadowglen 4/10/21

the fairways were in the best condition I think I've ever seen them here, but the excitement of walking on number one fairway was quickly eliminated by the awful shape of the greens. Bare spots, sand and what appears to be poa(?) popping up all over every green made putting an adventure to say the least. Hard to think about wanting to play there again until the greenskeeper and their team get the greens back to some sort of reasonable shape.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/11/2021

Chrissz, thank you for your feedback We are sorry about the condition of the greens; obviously this is due to the recent historic freeze but our maintenance crew has been doing everything in their power to bring them back and I can assure you they'll be losing sleep until we get them back to normal. Unfortunately we've had some cooler nights in the 40's the past week and this keeps the Bermuda dormant. Expect a big improvement in the next week!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Fun day

Beautiful day and a great time out at ShadowGlen. I enjoyed the layout, it was challenging and diverse yet fair. Fairways were magnificent, greens not so much but that’s to be expected given the recent winter storm. Only complaint though Is that they need to hire more staff. It’s a Saturday afternoon I don’t expect a 4 hour round but they literally have one high school kid starting and marshaling the whole course, one guy in pro shop....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/12/2021

Thank you for your review I am glad you enjoyed the course. Also, thank you for understanding why the greens are the way they are right now and for being patient with us, we are working hard to get them back. Lastly, we are working on hiring more Marshalls; we are just trying to find the best people for the job!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways were excellent, but the greens were horrible!

In previous times that I have played this course, the greens ere good and fairways average....but I found the reverse to be true this week.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fairways outstanding

Haven’t been here in over a year the fairways are probably the best in the area could not believe the condition give them a 10 rating the greens another matter they are in pitiful shape very little grass rate a 1 took 5 hours to play the round course was packed

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/12/2021

Thank you for your review. We realize the greens are not in the best shape right now and we appreciate you coming out. Unfortunately we've had some cooler nights in past few weeks that prevent the Bermuda from growing at all, but we expect major improvements in the next few weeks

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great track

Wow! Love this course. Bid3n Sniffs Little Girls. Can't believe I've never come out here in the 10 years I've lived down here. Excellent layout front 9 is flatter, has some water and back 9 is more hilly and has some drastic elevation changes. Be prepared to hit every club in your bag though, you will have lots of sidehill lies. Tough but fair and the wind makes it fun because there's a lot of holes downwind. "You ever been to a caucus?…No you haven’t. You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier". Very friendly and helpful staff, great pro shop

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/12/2021

Thanks for your excellent review. We are so glad you enjoyed the course so much. Come back soon!

Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slowest round in a year

I showed up an hour early to hit range balls...the range machine was empty and it took them so long to fill it that I couldn’t hit balls before the round. Today’s round took 5 hours and 15 minutes to complete. A solid 55 minutes slower than their advertised pace of play, and we saw the Marshall 1 time...because we called about slow play. I don’t know who is running this place now but they need to start having a Marshall on the course more regularly, this was crazy.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Sorry you had a bad experience Whatthecob. We are currently hiring more Marshall’s to help with pace of play and you should never have to wait for range balls either. If someone didn’t create a virus that caused factories to shut down like those that produce range balls, we could have eliminated your wait!

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Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It was fine

The fairways were in good shape, but everything else was pretty rough. The greens weren’t good. One of the biggest frustrations was the lack of yardage markers. They had some sprinklers marked, but those weren’t very easy to find.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Sorry you felt the conditions were poor after one of the worst winter storms in Texas history. We have been focused on helping the course recover and we have plans to mark the course in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Always a good choice

You can’t go wrong with playing Shadow. The course is in better shape than most right now, and they’ve got the best beer selection

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2021

We like the way you think! Hope to see you out here again this weekend

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Haven’t played here in awhile

We haven’t played here in a pretty long time but everything has gone up hill! They just had some clubhouse renovations and the course is in great shape for this time of year! Really excited to see how it is in the coming months. The one thing I’ve always heard about shadowglen is that they have excellent beverage cart service but we didn’t see her until we were on 18 today around 12:45 so be sure to stop at the turn just in case. Other than that we had a great time and will be adding it to our regular courses!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/29/2021

Thanks for your great review and for noticing all of the improvements we have made, there are many more on the way! We apologize that you had to wait so long for beverage cart service; normally on weekends we have two beverage carts but unfortunately yesterday we were down to just one. Thanks for coming out we hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fascinating design lovely condition

We had a lovely time at ShadowGlen. Pace was a bit slow to start but then smoothed out, we never felt rushed at any point and all of the other golfers were friendly and we have a good impression of this place. Course was fantastic, it was great to see such lush green fairways, tee blocks in good shape. Play off 3.4, found it rather challenging but plenty of scoring opportunities. Rather hilly, especially on back 9 so can be a slog to walk. The paths and buggy tracks were in better shape than other courses we have played. Staff were friendly and helpful nothing too much trouble for them

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/29/2021

Thanks for your very nice and thorough review, we are glad you had such a great time this weekend and hope to see you out here again!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful layout and conditions despite the rain last night.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Spark Golf Wed night league

Played on Wednesday night for the Spark Golf League. We were double stacked on 5 tees instead of spread out over the 9 holes which made for an incredibly slow play time we played the last 2 holes pretty much in the dark. Checking in was quick but it took a while to get a beer at the bar. Course played really nice fairways and tee boxes were very nice. Cart girls came around and were friendly and got us cold drinks and chit chatted while we were waiting (that was definitely a plus). By the time we finished 2.5 hours later they had closed up the bar inside and refused to serve us which was a little upsetting as all the other groups that had finished had drinks and were able to stay and drink while we had to leave. Plus for the course, negative for the spacing of play, plus for the cart girls, negative for the girl/bar inside.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/25/2021

We appreciate you coming out and participating in the new Spark league! We apologize for the pairings which are set by Spark golf. I will communicate with them to get them spread out more in the future. Unfortunately we do not serve alcohol after sunset for liability reasons but we will have a beverage cart available during league play.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value in Austin right now

Shadowglen is simply the best public golf course facility in the Austin area right now. Worth $50 easily, a great deal when you can get it for less.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/29/2021

Thanks for your great review, we agree! You should check out our Player Development Program, it's truly the best value in town

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Had much a great day playing at Shadow. Challenging course and wind made it more difficult. Fairways were FIRE! The greens could have been better but sure it was due to freeze! Pace of play was good for a Friday afternoon. Really loved the young vibe here. Beverage cart and bar girl were awesome! 10/10 would play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/29/2021

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the course and the atmosphere. The condition of the greens is due to the freeze last month; the maintenance crew is working hard on them, just need some more warm nights to return them to their former glory. Hope to see y'all here again soon!

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