Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club – Palm Desert, CA
Holes: 18 Par: 71 Yardage: 7,006 Architect: Nick Faldo, Lee E. Schmidt, Brian Curley
Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort is a Nick Faldo design set against the Santa Rosa Mountains. Faldo drew inspiration from the great sand-belt courses of Australia, notably, Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne.
Their fairways are typically generous, but its bunkering style is impressively bold. The greens have plenty of subtle undulations that reward and encourage a variety of approach shots. Miss the green here and your ball will invariably roll into a tightly-mown collection area or a greenside bunker.