Had the pleasure of playing this beauty November 4th. The weather was around 60, partly sunny, but pretty windy. Wind came from all directions. Many of the holes the approach or par 3 tee shot was at least 2 clubs. Nonetheless, I found the layout unique but not Mickey Mouse like the old Blue Heron, eg. forced blind carries, pin positions that you could easily 5-putt. It was a fair course off the tee, enough room if you spray it, with the rough not so penal that you couldn't advance the ball. Greens were undulating, but again very fair. Reminds me of Boulder Creek as far as the conditions, layout, and conditioning, but Boulder in my opinion is a better value and more scenic. I will be back a few more times to learn where to place the ball off the tee and where to put my approach shots on the greens. Had alot of fun. The only negative was that as a 2-some, we caught up to 2 groups in front of us on the back nine. One 4-some and a 5-some, therefore played thee last 6 holes waiting on our shots.Worth the play for sure though. Thanks.
November 6, 2014
For Early November it was in great shape and great condition. I truly love the overall layout of Shale Creek
November 5, 2014
Quality course & staff.
The staff at Shale was friendly and helpful.
The course is very tough, with lots of hazards and plenty of water. Good turf quality.
Very slow play.
October 29, 2014
One of the best courses in the area
Great golf course. The course is as fun to play as any in NEO. Challenging and fun, one of those courses you will use every club and shot in the bag. It drains well, even after it rained all night, there was no restrictions on carts first thing in the morning. Free practice range (it is closed for the season now). GPS in the carts.
October 27, 2014
Good as always
Full price might be more than I can justify paying here, but anytime I can get a deal, I make the time to head out to Shale Creek. It's a great time. The staff is friendly, the restaurant is great, the course is fun, and the facilities are fantastic.
October 20, 2014
Must play this course more than once. GPS worked great. Greens are fast and run true n smooth. Fairways are tight and run your drives to the max. Can't say one bad thing about this course. All inside facilities are excellent. I'LLLLL be bock !!!!!!
Did not have a chance to sample the food or beverages this trip.
October 8, 2014
Worth the drive
Very nice course and worth the 1 hr. drive eventough weather was poor-- rained and windy for 5-6 holes but course was in great shape and challenging. Will be back in the summer months
October 6, 2014
The course is a premium course. Well maintained fairways , true speedy greens and great clubhouse and driving range. We took advantage of forward placed tees to shoot 74/78. Very enjoyable afternoon. Well worth the price.
October 2, 2014