Palm Desert, California
A dramatic and strategic desert-style golf course
The much acclaimed ‘Faldo Championship’ course at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge opened in 2001. The facility also includes a Faldo Golf Institute, combining wonderful championship-standard resort golf with the very best in game improvement and practice facilities.
Shadow Ridge was our first project in America and I am extremely pleased with the way it turned out. The stunning (often snow-capped) mountain backdrop provided a wonderful setting, but our major inspiration here emanated from the classic sand-belt courses of Australia. Our fairways are typically generous and our bunkering style is strikingly bold with greens that have plenty of subtle undulations to reward and encourage a variety of approach shots. The training and practice facilities at the Faldo Institute on-site are second-to-none and our course provides the perfect challenge for players who are eager to test and extend the limitations of their game.
— Sir Nick Faldo