ShadowGlen Golf Club
My second home, for me second to none
I love Shadow Glen. I play there twice a week. The staff is super friendly, and always treat me and my brother like family. The course layout is a little difficult, lots of moguls and rolling terrain. Ball placement is a must. The greens are quick and true. Again, the staff is amazing in how they are managing this course and turning it around from a year of dormancy. This is my home course, my course of choice. I love it. Why play anywhere else?
October 7, 2012
Really good experience
Well maintained course, will fool you at first look from the entrance, resembles a links style course but it has many features other than just the links style. Great layout, super fun holes such as the driveable par 4 across the ravine. The greens were average speed and could have been a little smoother but still a good fair putting surface. Nothing to complain about, really enjoyed it!
April 7, 2013
This course was challenging at times ,found the price good for the course ,enjoyed myself
GolfNow is a interesting app to have on your phone if you are a golfer I have encountered a few issues with you trying to book on my mobile app hopefully these will be worked out so that the next time I'm ready for a bargain golfing adventure I will be able to use this app swiftly and with precision to golf at the course of my choosing
March 28, 2013
This course is very demanding
From the first tee to the last one this course will challenge all of your game. The fairways very from straight forward to rolling hills with elevation changes to a degree and the greens are no picnic either. The flag placement at this golf course is very hard to get the ball close because they just don't hold the ball when hit properly. the greens are very undulated and fast, the two combinations that make this golf course challenging for any players difficulty level. If you do play here be very aware that this is a demanding course to get up and down on.
March 27, 2013
Good course, very challenging
Enjoyed playing this course, it is challenging and requires good shot placement. Green were fast and undulating, this was my first time to play Shadow Glenn but not my last!!
March 18, 2013
Staff is very friendly, nice driving range and good value.
I think that there are three holes on the course that are poorly disigned and for mid to high handicap players these three holes become almost automatic triple bogey holes or worse. Except for these three holes, I enjoyed the course. I would not go back because it is too difficult for me.
March 14, 2013
Moderately difficult course, but enough holes are accessible to the average golfer.
Beautifully designed with an appropriate level of challenge for the average golfer. Par 3, 4 and 5 holes and the more challenging (not all par 5s!) are disbursed appropriately so that I'm not discouraged after a more difficult hole. And the holes are nestled in among some interesting terrain...not always forgiving, but certainly beautiful. I play this course at least 2-3 times a month!
March 7, 2013
this is a shot makers course.
Course in good shape greens a little grainy (not much grass) hopefully they will improve. Over all enjoyed the course.
March 6, 2013
Great Public Course
Challenging course with intersting layout and holes; good value and very nice staff.
March 4, 2013
Exceptional value! Challenging and Fun Course! HIGHLY recommend!
Course is in excellent shape. Staff were welcoming and hospitable. Kelly greeted us with a big smile as soon as we walked in the door. Course superintendent Blake takes great pride in the conditions of the course. Greens are firm, but hold a good shot. Roll is consistent and reasonable to read. Course appeared to be cut out of the hills. Some blind shots, some elevated greens, alot of fun. Gives the appearance of a links course from the road as you drive in but turns out to be a combination of styles as you work your way around. 4 different tees make this a Great course for the beginner and the low handicapper. Played Grey Rock earlier in the week. While it was an "Okay" course, ShadowGlen blew it away in condition and quality of play.
March 4, 2013
it's coming along
I have played this course a few times and it's still a very fun and challenging course to me. I've played it when it was in tip-top shape and I also played it right after they had just reopened from a 2 year closure. The course is definitely making a come back. Tee boxes are in good condition. Fairways are in excellent condition. The greens need a little bit more work but are pretty close to the way they once were. The greens are lightning quick but feel a little bit sandy. Either way the course is definitely almost there and will probably be back to it's old self after a couple of good soaks. I am going back for sure.
February 28, 2013
That was fun
The course was in great condition. The greens were recently sanded but the still rolled well. The fairways were beautiful. This is really one of my favorite local courses. This is a really nice course
February 28, 2013
5-somes allowed Weekdays
Went on President's Day and thought monday afternoon at 1:30 couldn't be too bad. I was wrong, a 5 some was allowed to tee off right in front of us, I talked to the pro shop and they said that was their policy during the week. So needless to say I finished at 6:30 - no thank you for a Monday afternoon. The course still needs time to comeback and grow, the fairways were OK, but off the fairways was no grass at all, a lot of tight lies that don't bother me but also aren't very fun, its called the rough for a reason. Greens were brown and a little gritty I would say - rolled ok but still kinda hopped across the green. Not worth going if its gonna take 5 hours, other courses are in better shape. But if you want a cheap round golfnow offers good deals here but it may take 5 hours - which is never worth it to me.
February 21, 2013
Challenging and recovering.
Very challenging course. Due to problems with water supply last year, still recovering in some areas. The fairways were overseeded which was nice, and added to the visual appeal. Greens were fast and consistent with lots of break. Overall, this course has many long, difficult holes and provides a big challenge to the average golfer. White tees are much easier than gold or green. I'd advise playing whites the first time around. Nice practice area, very friendly staff.
February 21, 2013
I have been playing Shadowglen for the past 5 years. You have come a long way in the last couple. Great Job!
February 20, 2013
Man this course looks great! Pace was a little slow ( seen the marshal once) however it's great to have cart woman running the whole time. We had a great time and after seeing the course after it was shut down for a short time was wonderful. Btw coking from austin before you get to the course there is a BBQ joint to the right (red and white hole in the wall building) that had wonderful brisket and Elgin sausage. Highly recommended.
February 18, 2013
Play the forward tees if you are between your normal yardages.
Shot making is at a prmium on a few holes where the elevated greens make it very difficult to get up and down. The fairways are excellent, but the greens were rolling a little slow. It is a wondful facility and I would recommend it to anyone.
February 17, 2013
5 star course
The clubhouse is awesome, the staff was beyond friendly, the course was in fantastic shape, the views are great, and the course is challenging. This has become my new favorite course.
February 15, 2013
Good course, good value!
The staff at ShadowGlen have always been very nice and friendly. They are helpful and are always pleasant to speak with.
The pace of play has always been quite quick, even on a Saturday morning. The last round I played was a weekday afternoon round and we played in about 3.5 hours, even with some foursomes out in front of us (we were a twosome).
And the course conditions fluctuate. Overall, the course has been in good shape and they are continual working on it. The tees and greens were in great shape in the fall/early winter and the rest of the course was coming around. Now the tees, fairways, and rough are very nice but the greens are long and bumpy. I hope it is just the time of year because if the greens get better this spring, the course conditions will be excellent!
Overall, I enjoy playing ShadowGlen and if you can pick up a discount tee time on GolfNow, it is an excellent value!
February 14, 2013
Surprised this course isn't packed.
This course was a bit of a shock to me. It has a solid layout, good conditions and a super low price and yet, it has very little play. The course has a decent location for the Austin area. Overall, at 25$ and all you can play.....totally untouchable. Don't order the breakfast tacos though. They're really, really small and pricey. DO order an ice tea though, souvenir cup and free refills for 2$.
February 13, 2013
the course was cart path only due to rain
Tee boxes were exceptional greens were nice had a great day even if it was cart path only due to rain
February 11, 2013
This course is very challenging needs a lot of your attention.
Needs work on the greens. Friendly staff. Good range of shots needed.
February 6, 2013
What a turnaround!
I haven't played Shadow in almost a year and the course has taken a 180 degree turn in its condition. The fairways were green and in great shape. Craig and Kelly make this one of my absolute favorite courses in Austin. They are attentive, friendly and make you feel like you are a welcome guest. (not many courses do)
The course itself has a tremendous amount of variance and challenge for all golfers. Opening up with the first hole, you get a generous fairway to a green guarded by trees on all sides but the front. There are many holes where driver doesn't make sense from a risk reward perspective. (BUT the offer is always on the table and I usually take it!)
The par 3's are a definite challenge and the par 5's are all reachable in two for longer hitters with the exception of one. Closing with a very reachable par 5 makes finishing the round usually a birdie or par. Good practice facilities as well and the clubhouse is pretty awesome. Great décor and a tremendous view of the course on the outside patio.
Greens are very fast and undulating for a great challenge. One of the best attributes to this course is its seclusion. Most of the holes do not have houses on them at all. And definitely always has some wind here so watch where you play from if you are not a low handicap. Great course all the way around now. And great pricing under 50 dollars. Definitely get this course into your rotation. (I do not work for nor am affiliated with this course despite the glowing review here)
February 4, 2013
Course is very challenging with risk/ reward features.
Played the longer tees and this layout is a strong challenge. The wind seems to always blow in this area and provides for some difficult club selections. Course has rebounded well from the shutdown period. Great bunkering and use of natural terrain.
February 2, 2013
Staff was very nice, course not crowded. Love the over-seeded fairways, greens were "brown" but rolled true.I was alone, played two balls, took my time and was done in 3.5 hrs. Will definitely return with friends.
January 17, 2013
Wow this course is Back in Great Shape. Looking Forward to Spring!
Just played golf yesterday after their monthly veterans event. So impressed that they put on a event that is free to military veterans! That proves to me that they really do care at ShadowGlen and I will be back often. Haven't played the course since April, 2012. Blown away with the rebound this course has had. Best Public Golf in Austin. Payed $35 and would have payed $45. THis place has great value, great staff and finally the course is back in the shape we all used to see there. Winter rye grass is a great addition and the greens rolled very true. I can't wait to play this course in march when it warms up . They really have a top notch public golf experience that beats any layout in the Austin area. Thanks ShadowGlen Golf for making a unbelievable come back and catering to any golfer's needs.
January 17, 2013
Great course for the money
I don't get why this place isn't packed. Great course and an excellent value. This place would be jammed in Houston. Tees and fairways were overseeded. It looked nice, but it was a bit shaggy, although they did have 4 inches of rain a couple days before. Greens were fast with some crazy undulations. Front nine is much more challenging and interesting than the back. I agree w another reviewer that it might work better to swap the 9s.
January 14, 2013
Challenging and fun course
Very-well maintained greens and tee boxes. Staff and management are friendly, which will make me go back.
January 12, 2013
Fun course to play.
Very interesting course to play with all the moguls, which courses I play at home do not have.
January 12, 2013
This course is fun to play and there is no better staff in town.
January 12, 2013