45750 San Luis Rey Avenue, Palm Desert, California 92260, US
(760) 346-6123
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About Shadow Mountain Resort & Club

Guests will love the warm welcome to the Shadow Mountain Resort & Club, the first resort in Palm Desert back in 1946. Elite facilities with 16 tennis courts and six pickleball courts attract racquet fanatics. With four pools, five whirlpools, a golf course, two restaurants and fitness studio, there's much to do. Plus, guests can walk to town. 

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1946
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsCasual
Room TypesSuite
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Shadow Mountain Resort & Club

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Reviews

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Needs to come into 2020

Biggest weakness is there are very little course markings for distance. A few holes none.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 116
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the price.

Course was in great shape. Greens were fast and run true. Stay below the hole if you can. Nice having the 15 minute tee times. Worth checking out if you haven't played here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Snowbirds escape. Yeah.

As Canadians who’ve escaped the snow (with a lot of effort). We’re really enjoyed our day on the legend course

The beer cart came at just the right time. Perfect.

Looking forward to playing again soon.

Carys

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Go for the cheap food

The course is pretty monotonous most of th roar 4s feel the same with little variation. The course photos are amazing but nothing like the reality. It’s a $50 course at best.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Worth playing

Wife and I were staying in the area and was planning to play Tahquitz, but was told it wasn't too nice, then also read some of the reviews that weren't great. However, we decided Thursday night to just go for it. There were a lot of tee times available (hoping for a quicker round), and the price wasn't too bad.
A lot of reviewers want to slight their experience due to the workers. This isn't some high end resort, so set expectations there. It works, they get you checked in and you get to the first tee. Let your experience on the course do. the talking.
Overall, I felt like the course was in very good shape, greens were rolling pretty nicely as well. The wind was up early, so club selection was definitely a challenge. I didn't really see any bad areas on any greens, they were quick if you put yourself on the wrong side of the hole...but still fair. Except 17 pin... wow... whoever cut that hole was an unhappy camper. Impossible location to get near.
Wife felt some holes were a little tricky on the layout but she liked the course a lot.
We play in the desert a couple of times a year and we try to play new courses each time, so happy that we went ahead and took a chance here. We had a good time and played in about 3.5hrs

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Bang for your buck!!

It is still a very nice course just set up super straightforward, I would definitely come back to play here again!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Rushed round

Nice course and in good shape. We were paired with two locals who may not have liked each other, so our round felt rushed. Would have enjoyed taking a bit more time to enjoy the round and the scenery. Very pretty course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice municipal course

Legend course. Very well maintained fir a municipal course. Will def come back. Wide fairways. Little trouble. Actually had grass in the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

very interesting course

perfect weather, lovely course. several holes quite difficult, requiring precisely placed tee shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 813
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1 Contributor
California Advisor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Celebrity

Rode the Blues (6642/72.3/133) with GK Guru's Vince, Marvin and Gary early morning in slightly more than 4H. Fun group to play with! The weather was calm and sunny. Cold when we started a little late after a frost delay, but had warmed nicely into the 60's by the time we finished a little before noon. Thanks to John for setting up and to Indian Wells for having the guru group out.

Tees were lush with few divots. No challenges getting level lies.

Fairways were lush and provided excellent lies.

Rough was lush and not overly penal.

Sand traps were nicely maintained with good quality sand.

Greens were good, but not great. They looked quicker than they were. They putted medium slow early morning and were up to medium speed by the end of the round. Not as smooth as previous visits here. Firm and lots of unfixed ball marks.

Beautiful, tougher than average layout. Constantly up/down hills and the large green complexes are challenging. Fourteen par 4's with only two par 5's and two par 3's = par 72. Good mix of par 4's. This course would be a beast to walk as numerous holes are a long way from the last green.

Customer service was exceptional as always here. Complementary range balls on an all grass range is always a plus. Cart person around numerous times. Excellent GPS on the carts. Very nice course in overall excellent condition. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Indian wells golf resort

Players course, first time. Challenging course with narrow(Er) fairways and at times blind tee shots. Course in great shape, wry green. Nice greens, many tee boxes to choose from distance wise. Bathrooms very nice and clean. Water and ice available, along with ice cooler on cart. Bluetooth speakers on cart were a nice perk

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played the Resort course and I would recommend everyone to give it a try at all levels. It has some interesting holes, dogleg left and right and water holes on the Par threes. Played in under 4 hours on a Saturday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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