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“A great place to play!”
Review of Shadow Mountain

Shadow Mountain
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A great place to play!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Shadow Mountain is a quiet out of the way golf course, which for some reason has not really caught on just yet. The greens were wonderful and quite challenging, with fairly wide fairways to give even the novice golfer a fighting chance. You are greeted with a friendly good morning as soon as you arrive, although the pro-shop staff were a bit stiff. Give it enough years and you will have a challenge getting a tee time, but until then, I would like to think that this is Cranbrook's best kept secret!

Visited June 2014
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English first
Calgary
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stay out of the "sand" bunkers !”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Just played Shadow Mountain for the first time on the May 2014 long weekend. Really liked the look and layout of the course. The greens were recently aerated and were VERY, VERY bumpy so hopefully they will grow in fairly fast for the season. We played right after it had been raining for a few hours and while the fairways seemed to dry off fairly quickly, the bunkers were another story. They were like trying to hit out of mud and would just grab your club. We heard that it was a mix of dirt and sand in them so be forewarned. Most of the holes are secluded so it feels like a real mountain course with no development around. Loved the hole with the waste bunker right in the middle of the fairway - very picturesque. Would definitely play again if in the area.

Visited May 2014
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Canada
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“First rate experience.”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Very nice fairways and greens in top shape..Some great views of the Rockies.
Friendly staff. One of the best GPS system on the golf carts.

Visited May 2014
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British Columbia, Canada
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75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“This is a fun course”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Some holes where you tee off from high up, these are fun, and the course is in great condition. However the, course lacks character and has a built and not a designed feel. It's good for a fun day out.

Visited August 2013
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Alberta
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166 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Wow what a course”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Played 2 rounds at Shadow Mountain and what a beautiful course. Amazing layout with several elevated tee boxes and extremely challenging. I would say not well suited to new golfers but if you go there knowing the course is going to eat you up and just enjoy the layout and scenery you will still enjoy yourself. If you go after 3pm they have reduced rates as well.

Visited August 2013
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