Golf Course Review Mariott’s Shadow Ridge Resort Palm Desert, California
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Golf Course Review for Shadow Ridge Resort in Palm Desert, California.
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Reviewed by: Nickesquire, Simi Valley, CA
Played the Greens (6621/71.5/130) in 4H, 35M with mendel, robule & rgm2525, then did a replay in roughly 4H using UP. The weather was around 100, clear with a little breeze.
I enjoy this course layout. The course conditions overall are good. The layout has numerous shorter par 4’s that could produce doubles or worse equally as easy as a par/birdie. Two par 4’s over 460 from even the next to back set of tees. Par 3’s a good variation in length and look.
The tees were lush and had most divots already repaired.
Numerous large fairway bunkers to avoid, but the landing areas on most par 4’s & par 5’s tee shots are generous in width. The fairways were semi lush and well maintained with most divots already repaired. Fairways were mowed higher than I remembered from the winter. Fairways did not produce nearly as much roll.
The rough was lush for the most part. It was just tall enough to make you think twice when using longer clubs. Usually nice to chip out of.
The green side sand traps were well maintained with good quality white sand. Numerous traps that appear to be green side from the tee are actually 25-50 yards from greens, so you can easily get unusual length sand shots here. Some fairway traps are waste bunkers & less maintained.
From the tee shot landing area in, the difficulty goes up considerably. I feel like this course plays tougher than an initial visual may indicate because of the green complexes. The greens are large, undulating and well protected by traps or hazards. Much more break than you may initially think. There are also many runoff or collection areas around these greens, so putts or chips that are hit offline, too weak or too bold can easily end up off the green. They have not fully recovered from aeration and were firm, bumpy and medium speed. The only part of the course not well above average.
The customer service was excellent from everyone encountered. Drink cart out and around numerous times. Had a very good cheeseburger between rounds. Excellent, really top notch practice facility. Overall, a fun layout in very good condition. Recommended = Yes.