Shadow Mountain was a dream of Mon Walgren, the retired Governor of the State of Washington. Through his and others efforts, the dream became a reality. They founded a challenging par 70 course, one of the few in the desert that can still be walked. Gene Sarazen envisioned Shadow Mountain to be the design of the future: built to test but not overtax golfers. It has challenges for golfers of all abilities and rewards golfers who shape their shots and use their head more than their driver. With over 700 mature palm trees, the fairways are well defined and the small greens are protected by well placed glistening white sand bunkers. Tucked in at the foothills of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Shadow Mountain is well protected from the winds that plague many desert courses.