Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club Est. 2000

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Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort: Set against the stunning backdrop of the Santa Rosa mountains, Marriott's Shadow Ridge Faldo Championship Golf course is the first course to be designed in the U.S. by the six-time Major winner. Inspired by the sand-belt courses of Australia, Faldo has created an excellent and challenging layout here in the Coachella Valley.

Square cut tee-boxes, tufty grass beyond the good-width fairways and a relatively open feel, help to create a rather linksy environment. In keeping with the Aussie sand-belt courses, the bunkering is also impressively bold and constantly threatens. Desert waste areas run alongside several fairways, seamlessly transforming into deep bunkers as they approach the large and generously sloping greens.

Although there are no significant elevation changes on the course, the contouring and sculpting has created nicely rolling fairways, as well as penalising run-off areas around the greens. The elevated and well-bunkered green of the par-3 7th, seems a scaled-down version of Big Bear mountain, which provides the hole with its imposing backdrop.

Shadow Ridge's relative lack of water hazards on the front-nine is more than compensated for on the back, especially on the closing four holes. At the good-length par-4 18th, a rocky water feature bisects the fairway, creating a challenging finish to your round. With no real estate around the course, and just a few holes flanked by resort condominiums, you can enjoy many wonderful views onto the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa mountains.

At this Stay & Play venue, the on-site accommodation is located close to the golf facilities.

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Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club
9002 Shadow Ridge Rd,
Palm Desert, California 92211
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Office   +1 (760) 674 2700
Pro Shop  

  +1 (760) 674 2710

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Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Linksy parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Rural countryside.
Designer: Nick Faldo, with Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7006 6204 5158
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 73.9 69.6 68.7
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How2Get There?

7 miles SE of Palm Springs
From I-10, a few miles south of Palm Springs, take exit 131 and head south on Monterey Avenue. After approx 1.5 miles turn left into the Shadow Ridge Resort.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-Jan thru' March): $165. Reduced sunrise, midday, twilight and super twilight rates available. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Golf carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Englishman Nick Faldo, with three Masters and three Open Championship wins to his name, looked to the sand-belt courses around Melbourne, Australia for inspiration for his first design in the United States. Courses like Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath and Victoria came to mind as he sketched out the Shadow Ridge concept. Back in the early days of Australian golf, Melbourne's pioneering golfers had no problem creating expansive bunkering and rolling, undulating fairways on the large tract of sandy soil that lay just to the south-east of the city. Much of this open, linksy, sand-belt style has been authentically captured at Shadow Ridge to produce a top-quality and challenging golf course, and one that's distinctively different from most layout's in the Coachella Valley. >> Each golf cart at Shadow Ridge is fitted with a GPS yardage system.

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Latitude: (33.782471)
Longitude: (-116.384651)
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Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort 
9003 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211
+1 (760) 674 2600

Southern California's scenic mountain ranges provide a spectacular backdrop for Marriott's Shadow Ridge, where the variety of spacious accommodations range from comfortable guest rooms to 2-bedroom villas. On the resort property is a Faldo Golf Institute by Marriott and the Faldo-designed championship golf course.

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