Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club is set against the beautiful backdrop of the snow-capped Santa Rosa Mountains in Palm Desert, California. Located in the Coachella Valley, Shadow Ridge Golf Club enjoys over 350 days of sunshine and blue skies every year. This beautiful and peaceful valley is often referred to as the "golf capital of the world" because of its ideal playing conditions and abundance of courses.
Six-time major champion Nick Faldo is known for his unstinting pursuit of excellence as a player, and one of the reasons he is the 2008 European Ryder Cup Captain. Shadow Ridge Golf Club is evidence of his same high standards as a golf designer.
Already established as an internationally acclaimed designer, Faldo's talents were first unveiled in the United States at Shadow Ridge Golf Club. His vast international experience and passion for strategic design are seen on every hole, drawing inspiration from the great sand-belt courses of Australia. Faldo's design at Shadow Ridge Golf Club includes greens that have plenty of subtle undulations and encourage a variety of approach shots.