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3.7
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.8
76.5%
Recommend this course
124 out of 169 reviews
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3.9
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
82.1%
Recommend this course
23 out of 28 reviews
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3.8
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
81.6%
Recommend this course
31 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Municipal
Par 33
Length 2247 yards
Slope 106
Rating 33.3

Formerly known as Shady Rest Golf Club

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Shady Rest Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1920
Greens Blue Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Sports

Minigolf

Reviews

3.7
169 Reviews (169)
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Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
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Previously Played

Get your money's worth

Tough course: fairways are ridiculously narrow; tees and greens are about 10 feet away from each other. 2nd hole has a downsloping hill starting dead center on the fairway so no chance to hit the fairway. Last hole you have to backtrack from from 8th hole so good luck not missing those tees.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Nice Executive Course

Short straight and great course to practive on. 9 holes in about 90 minutes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Perfect course for hickory golfers.

This 9 hole course was designed by Scottish pro David Smith Hunter and built in 1900.

It retains all the personality and charm of a very old course with blind drives / approaches, small, slow greens which place a premium on shotmaking and greenside play.

I hit all the clubs in my play set (brassie, spoon, iron mashie, mashie, mashie niblick, pitching niblick) and was challenged to make a good shot on many occasions.

Being the first Black-owned golf club and home course of the first American golf pro, the course and clubhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. Many famous Black artists relaxed and played here.

The tees, fairways and greens are in excellent shape. The greens fees are reasonable.

Travel back in time to Shady Rest and be sure to wear your Plus Fours!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Narrow and slow

An extremely narrow and hilly course, coupled with a pair of extremely slow players in front of us made for a very long nine holes. An interesting course that needs someone to look after pace of play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

I love this course. Can always get a convenient tee time, never too crowded and for a relatively short 9 hole course, quite challenging. Most of the fairways are narrow so if you pull to the left your ball is gone. There are trees everywhere, except the 9th hole, so there is plenty of shade on a hot day leading to plenty of challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Narrow Compact Course Not for Beginners

Course was very difficult, fairway had hills that would roll your ball into the rough. Tough views of green which would cause confusion as to which green you're shooting at.

The 8th hole had a creek in the middle of the fairway on the downslope of a hill sitting dead center about 80yds from hole (so essentially your set up shot would fall in the creek that wasn't visible until you roll up over the hill).

The 2nd hole had a slope left starting from the middle of the fairway which could potentially leave your ball in the rough for the neighboring hole. So even if you hit fairways, you're in the rough. 9th hole made 0 sense because you have to turn around (on the same cart path) and backtrack to the tee box. The greens were nice and tight so that was probably the best part of the course. $25 tee time for a reason i guess.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short and slow

Course was in great condition considering how dry it was the past week. Tee boxes were good except for previous players consistently leaving their tees. Greens were in good shape, bunkers were in great shape.

For a short course, the pace was very slow because of the two groups in front of us. It's a small local course so I wasn't expecting golf etiquette but common sense should have been used. Multiple times, both groups in front of us tee off multiple times, even with people waiting. No care for the course either with carts being driven right up to the greens, within 5 feet.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Okay for the price

The course was in decent shape, but the course design, staff, and amenities were lacking.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Not a bad option

Jersey Mike's put cheese on my turkey sandwich but Hey! whatcha gona do bout it? Shot a 64.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 29
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 29
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

overall, we like it.

This was first time for us to play here, the course was wet, besides that, everything is good, .not many people, easy to fine were is where.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Shady rest

Great nine hole course when you want a quick round never overly busy short but hilly

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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