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

The 17th hole at Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Golf Club (Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun)

Course name: Marriott’s Shadow Ridge Resort

Hole info: No. 17, par-3, 174 yards

Course address: 9002 Shadow Ridge Road, Palm Desert

Pro shop number: (760) 674-2700

Of note: This course is the only Nick Faldo design in the desert and one of the few Faldo courses in North America.

Playing tip: This hole is as simple as it is beautiful. Take that one extra club to clear the water and the slope in front of the putting surface, even if it means going over the green.