These are the latest real estate listings of homes for sale at the Shadow Mountain Golf Club in Palm Desert, California.
Palm Desert’s public golf course Located a few blocks from the world-famous El Paseo shopping district, Shadow Mountain Golf Club is built to test but not overtax golfers, the par 70 Palm Desert golf course is one of few in the desert that can still be walked. Also home of Let’s Flamingo, The Valley’s First 18 Hole Public Putting Course.
Shadow Mountain Club was the vision of developer Cliff Henderson, known as the “Father of Palm Desert”. Starting with the purchase of 620 acres in 1946, the Club was originally conceived as a planned community for those wanting to enjoy the club’s planned tennis, golf, swimming, horseback riding, dinner, and dancing amenities.The Historic Shadow Mountain Golf Club was incorporated in 1958, and by the end of the year 1960, the Club had over 270 members. Shadow Mountain’s Palm Desert golf course was designed by Grand Slam Winner, Gene Sarazen, known as “The Squire” for his dapper dress and the ever-present two-tone wing-tipped shoes. Summarizing the layout of the course, he stated: “The new modern course of this type is shorter than most, but is not easier to play. It will give the golfer who uses his brain a chance against the competitor who hits with power, and I think it will be one of the sportiest and most challenging courses in the entire area”. Sarazen was the first to accomplish the Professional Grand Slam with the US Open in 1922, the PGA in 1923, the British Open in 1932, and then the Masters. At age 33 he became the first player to win all four majors. Only Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods have matched his record.
The Flamingo Flyover at Shadow Mountain Golf Club
In 2010 the City of Palm Desert proclaimed Shadow Mountain Golf Club as a Historic Landmark as the first golf course in the City of Palm Desert. We are Palm Desert’s oldest public golf course, we have recently built our 18 Hole Let’s Flamingo Putting Course as a desert and community hub. Shadow Mountain Golf Club is where the community comes to play!
Palm Desert offers homes in various architectural styles, custom builds, and even raw land to build your one-of-a-kind dream home. If you want to know more about what’s available to buy in Palm Desert, check out these luxury listings currently on the market with virtual showings.