1st Hole

Number 1 is a short, par-4 dogleg to the right measuring 366 Yards from the 1 Tees.

There is a menacing bunker on the right side of the fairway in the landing area and a grove of trees guards the corner.

The best angle to approach the green is from the left center of the fairway. The green is long, narrow, and well guarded by bunkers  short right and long left.

2nd Hole

Hole 2 is the Grand Daddy of them all!  Measuring 600 yards from the tips, this mammoth par-5  has a strategically placed fairway bunker that cuts 30 feet into the fairway on the right side.

If you can keep your drive out of the fairway bunker, you’ll be left with over 250 yards left, and a decision to make.

If you choose to lay up, you’ll need to land the ball in a narrow 90 foot wide landing zone between a massive bunker on the left and water on the right.   If you go for the green in two, you face one of the course’s signature Jackson Kahn bunkers directly in front of the green; an undulating mix of  tall rough grass mounds and sand.  To make matters worse, there is a bunker greenside right, and water all the way up the right side.

One of the most challenging and visually stunning holes on the course, a par here is a win.

3rd Hole

Hole 3 lies in the middle of Shadow Ridge’s most entertaining three hole stretches and it just might be the best par 3 on the course.

At 175 yards from the 1 tees, this hole plays deceivingly long and requires a well struck iron to carry the lake and bunkers in front of the green.

The putting surface is narrow and runs perpendicular to your tee shot, making this a difficult green to hold.  If you go long, avoid the back right bunker and take advantage of the bent grass runoff area back left.

4th Hole

Hole 4’s defining features combine a 75 yard long bunker up the left side and an elevated green with a false front that has gotten the better of many golfers.

An additional bunker cutting into the right side of the fairway requires golfers to lay back off the tee, leaving a precarious approach to a shallow green that runs front to back.  DO NOT leave your approach short!

5th Hole

The recent renovations by renowned course architects Tim Jackson and David Kahn have dramatically improved the playability of every hole at Shadow Ridge and none more so than Hole 5.

This beautiful dogleg left has water on the left and sand on the right, requiring a precise tee shot to stay out of trouble.  And a newly constructed bunker short left in front of the green along with water left and back, and a large bent grass swale to the right and behind, frame the hole beautifully.

6th Hole

From the 1 Tees this gentle dogleg left is just over 400 yards.  Well guarded by trees up the left side, your tee shot must favor the right center of the fairway to give you the best approach shot.

This slightly elevated green is guarded by one of the course’s most dramatic bunkers on the right side; a quintessential Jackson Kahn Design bunker that is as aesthetically stunning as it is difficult to get up and down from.

7th Hole

This long par 5 starts with a spectacular downhill tee shot, framed by a thick grove of trees on the right and native grass fields to the left.

In the center of the fairway is a small pot bunker that is deceptively easy to find yourself in.  The safe tee shot is down the right side of the fairway but if you are able to carry the left edge of the bunker, an aggressive drive up the left side can set you up for getting home in two.

This green is well guarded with bunkers and an leaning elm can interfere with your approach if you end up too far right on your second shot.

8th Hole

The most improved par 3 following the recent course renovation and redesign, this long par 3 is surrounded by some of the most intimidating bunkers on the course, making the largest putting surface at Shadow Ridge seem deceivingly small.

Playing upwards of 230 yards from the tips, golfer are often forced to hit a long iron or utility club to reach this putting surface.  And at 140 feet long and 75 feet wide, two-putting this green is anything but guaranteed.

9th Hole

A signature hole at Shadow Ridge as you play into the clubhouse, the 9th hole plays long and straight.  

A well struck drive down the middle can carry the ridge in the fairway and leave you with a reasonable approach and a beautiful view of the clubhouse and Terrace bar from which you might hear some cheering for a well placed approach or made putt.  

A key feature of the recent re-design is the presence of large, Bent Grass runoffs surrounding the putting surfaces.  This allows for an entertaining variety in shot selection for all players, regardless of handicap.  The undulating Bent Grass surround on the 9th hole is a perfect example of this Jackson Kahn Design staple.  

The 9th green is guarded by a massive bunker front left, and two small bunkers behind the green; the only two greenside bunkers on the entire course not visible from your approach shot.  

10th Hole

This is a fairly easy hole to start the back nine with a generous fairway that narrows severely at about 260 yards from the back tee. Be careful! The creek on the right can easily come into play with a south wind. The tee shot should be played to the left side of the fairway, but short of the fairway bunker.

The approach shot is played to the largest green on the course, but a back right pin placement may bring the water precariously close.

11th Hole

This is a long, downhill par-4, played most often into the prevailing south wind. Your tee shot is played to the crest of the hill The main feature of the hole is a spectacular downhill second shot to a large green with the lake wrapping around to the right and back of the green.

The idea here is to aim the second shot to the left center of the green, 2-putt for par, and happily move on to the next hole.

12th Hole

This is the second shortest of the par-5’s. After a well hit drive, you will be playing the odds on your second shot. Trouble on the tee shot arises from two well placed bunkers on the right. The small green is protected by the creek in front.

13th Hole

This picturesque par 3 measuring 156 yards from the back tees.   The creek in front has been widened and can swallow a mis-hit shot to a front pin placement and the green is guarded by bunkers on the front left and right sides.  The bunker in the middle of the green is surrounded by bent grass to allow for golfers to putt between any two points on the green using the contours of the bunker complex.

14th Hole

It is decision time when you stand on this tee. With the prevailing south wind, a driver here can get you home. A calculating gambler might opt for an iron off the tee since the fairway narrows severely, with water to the right and bunkers to the left.

15th Hole

It is a long, long way to Tiparary, and it may be even longer to the 15th green at Shadow Ridge. This hole is 454 yards from the double diamond black tees, uphill, and into the prevailing wind.

It is not over when you get to this tricky little green. Take solace in the fact there are no bunkers on this hole!

16th Hole

This moderate length, par-5 can change drastically, depending on the wind direction. With the prevailing south wind, it is reachable in two. With a north wind, the elevated tee can make the drive a harrowing experience.

There is hidden water lurking to the right on the tee shot and second shot. The second shot is partially blind, with only the top half of the flag being visible over the two fairway bunkers on the left.

17th Hole

Hole 17 Green Complex was rebuilt in 2017,  adding dramatic undulation to the green and bringing the entire putting surface closer to the water.   Bent grass flashes up onto the hill behind the green allowing for long shots to feed back onto the putting surface and a large bunker protects the front side of the hole.

18th Hole

The fairway on this moderate length, par-4 is defined by the fairly deep bunker on the right, and the grove of ash trees on the left. Hitting the fairway will be the key here, as any player in the rough will probably have to lay up left of the water.

The second shot is over water to one of the most contoured greens on the course. After this hole, you are going to have to stop for refreshments.