Shadow Mountain Golf Course

Shadow Mountain Golf Course
7145 Highway 95A, Cranbrook British Columbia

Located minutes from downtown Cranbrook, Shadow Mountain Golf Course has its own character and personality, meandering through mature forests and featuring large contoured greens, rolling Bentgrass fairways and rugged classic bunkering that will define each and every hole. The course will reward strategic, patient play from every level of player and take the golfer on a journey that is second to none in Canadian golf. Tight fairways and fast greens will keep you honest.

Comments from Shadow Mountain Golf Course Architect Wayne Carleton...

"Shadow Mountain golf course is one of the most intriguing properties for golf that I have had the pleasure to work on in Canada. The routing will take the golfer on an adventure across this diverse landscape of rolling forested sand dunes and mountainous terrain. No expense was spared in preserving the natural character of this wonderful site, letting the land dictate the design and thus allowing us to create some of the most memorable golf holes you will ever have the privilege of playing.

Each hole at Shadow Mountain golf course has its own character and personality, meandering through mature forests and featuring large contoured greens, rolling Bentgrass fairways and rugged classic bunkering that will define each and every hole. The course will reward strategic, patient play from every level of player and take the golfer on a journey that is second to none in Canadian golf.
 

I hope you enjoy the Shadow Mountain golf experience as much as we enjoyed designing it!"

I have played shadow about 5 times now. Love the track, but the service you get for $110 green fees is poor. lucky enough to play during a summer $65 special. good value at this price only, as impossible to get anything food/drink service wise. I always end up playing with tourists like myself and surprisingly never any locals who say the green fees way out of line

-J V


I expected more from a $105 green fee. Clubhouse is not in good condition. Pro shop was a let down if you wanted to buy anything. Fairways are tight and undulating with lots of bunkers. Greens are rock solid (rolled nice), a sandwedge will typically go 30ft after it lands. Bring a spare dozen or two. Dont really know what they were going for with tightly mown chipping areas and long unkept bunker grass. Better off to play Trickle or St Eugene for the money.

-Rob Mac


Shadow Mountain markets itself in the region as a premium golf course worthy of your $100 plus dollars for a round. I'm from Cranbook, BC, and when a new "premium" golf course in the region comes out, it has the town talking. So here I am as a weekend 12 handicap golfer, expecting the best that BC has to offer. Yeah, I heard the course is still premature and and isn't deserving of any type of respect yet, but I looked beyond that. I was hoping that the beautiful rocky mountains and an "attempt" to to be an upscale golf course would satisfy my golfing desires. Well I was wrong. The practice facilities are decent. The grass is short, and there are many greens that you can shoot at, which give you a pretty good feel for how you would be hitting the ball on the course. However, once you start playing, you begin to notice the many flaws and inadequacies that make this course a $60-$80 dollar "mediocre" golf course at best. For one, there are many patches of nothing on fairways. You can hit a perfect drive, but be stuck in a location that looks like you are in the middle of a balding 40 year old's head. Also, the third hole has a massive electricity pole sitting in the middle of the fairway. I've played a lot of golf in all different parts of Canada, and have never seen anything like this in my life. I hit a perfect drive on this hole in the middle of the fairway, and was punished with a massive pole with wires preventing me from attacking the pin. Something I've never seen before in my 15 years of golfing. The greens are rock solid, and don't hold your iron shots but they are great to put on. In terms of putting, they are fast and true. In terms of hitting shots at them, they are a nightmare. I hit my 3-iron shots 220 yards with a fairly high trajectory, and when I land it at the front of the green, there is no chance at keeping it on the green. In other words, the greens are rock solid and it is difficult to be rewarded for a good shot. I found this most frustrating. Aside from many unpaved roads, horrendous service that makes you feel like you are being watched and punished for every little wrong thing you on the course, the course itself is decent. NOT worth the amount they are asking for NOW though. Not even close. For the amount they ask, I will play two rounds at the nearby Bootleg Gap or St. Eugene's golf courses because they are better courses. It's a bonus on the side that they're less demanding on your wallet. I hope this review is of help to everyone who reads it. Trust me, you'll concur.

-James Franzen


A long tight golf course with bent grass from tee to green. Very good condition for a new golf course. A mix of long down hill par fours with a couple of short ones. Seems as all of the holes had well placed bunkers in play from the tee. There are plenty of them and they are generally placed to catch long wayward drive and not to catch the short and crooked. The greens had the typical new green hardness, but putted very well. Enjoyed the mowed down chipping areas around several of the greens, something that you don't see much in Canada. Very good practice are as well. A solid test but still very playable, just make sure you play from the proper tees for your skill level. This will be a very good track once it matures.

-Dwayne D


Peter Degenstein - 2009-12-02

Hole: 16

Length: 153

Club: 9-Iron