a way, the 18th hole is a combination of every golf shot, every
design treatment and every setting created on the rest of the
holes at Shadow Creek. Alternate tee positions are set into
a high ridge to offer various angles on the tee shot. Water
on the right flows from the green toward the tee into three
lakes which are broken by three waterfalls.
long, high-ridge line travels from the tee up the left side
and then the hole doglegs at the landing area, which is about
25 feet above the water. Playing safely to the left will bring
golfers to a second dogleg, just short of a bend in the lake.
Then it’s an approach across water and bunkers to the
long narrow green that’s framed by steep hills, dense
trees and flowers.
finishing hole was purposely planned as a par five so that we
would have room to reprise as many design elements as possible.
This hole calls to mind the environment surrounding the entire
property and, we hope, the exhilaration of playing golf at a
place as special as Shadow Creek.