ShadowGlen Golf Club
I like this course. It is usually very challenging. The tee boxes and fairways were in good shape, but the greens were a bit sketchy. Very rough in areas and some quicker than others. I lost more balls on this course than I have in a long time. Therefore the challenging rating. But, I will be back!
April 6, 2014
Worth the cost to play
The course was still coming around from its winter "recess" but still presented us with an enjoyable round. Would definitely play again next time we're in Austin visiting our son.
March 31, 2014
The. house has a great layout
It's a great course that is in great condition. The layout is awesome and very challenging plenty of great views and the greens are challenging surrounded by plenty of straps or water at each green.
March 24, 2014
The course was challenging for me, it does not let you get away with bad shots.
My only gripe was no bathrooms on the course.
March 23, 2014
I've played Shadowglen several times and have always enjoyed it. The staff is very friendly, the course has a nice challenging design (maybe a little too much water) and the course is never too crowded. I'll be playing Shadownglen again.
March 17, 2014
Absolutly wonderful but challenging course.
First time playing at Shadowglen as I have been wanting to play there for quite some time. The course is absolutely beautiful. Perfectly green fairways, challenging bunkers and and greens and excellent staff. Course conditions were a little soggy but that is in no part the courses fault as today was the first day of sunshine after rain 3 days ago and cloudy conditions since. Greens ran fast. I highly recommend this course and I cannot wait to play another round there again.
March 11, 2014
Great Challenging Course
Conditions: The course itself was in great shape. Greens were quick and true with no recallable issues on any green. Fairways and tee boxes were also fantastic as was the short rough. The only two trouble issues for this course: a) the bunkers, which seem to have water drainage issues, (but i'd imagine this wouldn't be an issue once the standard Austin summer drought begins) and were hard and very difficult to play out of as a result, and b) the far rough, which in a number of cases, despite being in-bounds was basically pure mud. I had to hose my golf shoes off when I got home as a result of following a couple of balls into unexpected mud.
Course design: The course itself is great. Certainly one of the most challenging courses in the area. There are a few blind shots that will cause some trouble on your first round (this was our first round) but the vast majority of the challenge comes from difficult approach shots. There were a number of holes that left very little margin for error on approach and had pretty severe punishments for missing (severe drop off in to challenging bunker or water). Pin placements weren't particularly challenging but some were harder than others. The front 9 is definitely more challenging than the back 9. The course itself is very long, with a number of ~400 yard par 4's. I can confidently drive the ball 300 yards consistently and there were a number of holes that would have required 250 yard approach shots if you were playing from the tips (we played the standard Men's tees) because of the landing areas and the bunkers around them.
Overall, the course itself was a great deal, especially considering the GolfNow round we got. We are actually going back out again to play because we enjoyed it so much yesterday.
March 11, 2014
First time I'd played since they had closed and reopened. Course looked pretty much the way I remembered it, but in better shape, especially the fairways. It's very different from the courses I play around Austin - wide open, lots of water, thick rough. I liked it - will play again. Pace of front nine was good, but really slowed down on the back; still acceptable (especially on a Friday).
March 9, 2014