#17: Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort, No. 18

The 178h hole at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort

Hole info: No. 18, par-4, 446 yards

Course address: 9002 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert

Pro shop number: (760) 674-2700

Of note: Nick Faldo, designer of the course, was also involved with designing the practice facility, considered one of the best in the desert.

Playing tip: The tee shot almost demands that a player find trouble to the right. But a big drive to the right side of the fairway sets up a difficult but manageable approach to a well protected green.