ShadowGlen Golf Club
Nice Course - Good Value - Great People
My wife and I played Shadow Glen Golf Course yesterday and had a great time - it's a beautiful course. The course is very well maintained and the people there are fantastic. Maybe the friendless golf course folks in the area. We found the course challenging, but it is the first time we've played there. We will play again in the near future and try to beat our course records. Thanks, we had a great time and will definitely return.
February 23, 2014
EXCELLENT course conditions and staff
The course is in excellent condition compared to other courses in the area. The fairways are green and roll great for this time of the year. The tee boxes are manicured, level, and down right nice. The greens are rolling great and balls hold the line. They do force you to hit center cup, so beware of lip outs. I cannot wait till spring and summer to see how this course plays. I strongly recommend this course to all playing levels of golfers. Its one of the most challenging and rewarding courses in Austin and surrounding cities. The course staff are all professional and they treat each golfer as if they are family. Very polite and helpful of any and all needs of the golfing experience.
February 23, 2014
Nice course but needs improvement...
This was my second time to play the course. The practice range, putting green, and sand bunker practice area were all in great shape. The staff in the pro shop/clubhouse were very friendly and welcoming but the course marshal/player assistance person was pretty stern (you might even say rude) toward me and my playing partner because we opted to use push carts. We were two ladies in decent shape with push carts who were read the riot act about keeping up while the guys in golf carts got a free pass. We were even threatened with coming out to get us and put us in golf carts. This was all before teeing off at the first hole. I found it very off-putting since I play ready golf and I'm generally faster than most men. Needless to say, we had no problems keeping up with the 2 guys in the golf cart or the group of four with kids in front of us and all the rudeness served to do was make it clear they don't want players walking their course (I didn't get this riot act when I use a cart). Further, they don't marshal the course well. Our group of 4 was keeping up with the group in front of us while the group behind us hit into us almost hitting us (literally whizzing by me) twice. It was more than a little annoying and if I had been in a cart I might have circled back to have a word with them. Finally, the women's locker room had the shower room locked and the facilities had a leaky toilet and didn't look like it had been cleaned in a while. This could be a really great course with really awesome facilities but enough factors came together for me to rate this one as fair overall.
February 17, 2014
Bring your A game
Wow what a golf course. I played it in a howling north wind after a long hard freeze so the grass had issues, but its obvious to see that in a couple of weeks when it comes in it will be outstanding. Pro shop staff 5 stars plus.
February 15, 2014
Like the course, dislike the time
I took my Dad (who is from out of town) here on a Saturday. We really enjoyed it until we caught up with the group in front of us on hole 5. We started at 11:50 and we left at 445 after finishing 15 holes because we had to be back. As we were leaving we caught up to the group slowing us down. I just don't understand why the player's assistant was not making them speed up or keep up with the pace of play. No one was on 18. I had to keep telling my dad that I was extremely sorry for the 5 hour round that we didn't even finish. He said it was fine, but it wasn't fine to me.
February 3, 2014
Best Boom for your Golf Buck in Austin, Great Track!
Played ShadowGlen for the first time on New Years day. Was blessed with great weather and course was in great condition as well. It was a pleasure to play on lush over-seeded fairways, one of the few courses in Austin that does this. Although the greens were dormant, they still rolled pretty true and slick. Bunkers were also in very playable shape.
For $50 one of the best values in my opinion, especially compared to the higher end public courses in town that charge $65 and up.
January 3, 2014
Great Shape, Good Times!
After reading some of these reviews, it amazes me that they let some people write them. "There was water everywhere, 18 Holes of Mud" , "Puddles in the fairway, Sand on the green." Really??? Apparently these are new golfers that don't understand the game and that yes, it does rain sometimes and as of lately, it rains alot. And just FYI, maintenance on the greens is required once in a while. Get a clue. The Greens are smooth and receptive, tees and fairways are green and lush with the overseed. Kelly in the clubhouse was a pure delight and the entire staff was great. Their all inclusive deal with range balls, breakfast and lunch is the best in town. Good course, challenging layout, good food and Friendly staff. What else could you want?
January 3, 2014
Did not honor Golfnow pricing error
Did not honor the golfnow price (which was basically just online fees), I assume cause of an online error. I drove 25 miles and was told that I would have to pay $40. I asked for the twilight rate and was told "we are not in the business of giving away weekend rounds". Good to know.. I will take my $$ somewhere else, and they will not be on my list when I arrange the next scramble for my company (36 foursomes).
December 29, 2013