“Shadow Glen flows gracefully along rocky ridges and through tree-lined valleys...some or the finest golfing ground in the entire Midwest. There's not a single harsh feature at Shadow Glen. (It has) the most varied and interesting set of green side challenges this side of a classic Donald Ross layout" said Golf Digest when it named the club Best New Private Course in America in 1990. It was also included in the Golf Digest “America's Greatest 100" courses in 1995-96. Shadow Glen has been ranked in the Top 5 Kansas every year since its opening and in Golf Digest's March 2000 issue, Hole #13 was chosen as one of America's best 18 holes.
Shadow Glen has 8 acres of practice facility which includes 12,000 square feet of practice greens. It features a 350 yard driving range with large zoysia tees on each end, and several target greens of different distances. An expanded short game area offers two separate chipping greens connected by a zoysia fairway to practice those “in between” yardages. Three bunkers offer practice for every type of sand shot imaginable, including fairway bunker shots. The large putting green is divided into three quadrants, allowing practice in privacy.
Reserved starting times are not used nor necessary at Shadow Glen. Golf memberships have been limited so that members may begin play whenever they choose on most occasions. In this regard, Shadow Glen is a refreshing change from other area clubs. The members will attest to other not-so-obvious attractions, such as the social interaction, excellent food and entertainment, and unlimited opportunities to forge new and lasting friendships with others of like interest.
Shadow Glen has five professionals on staff, offering a wide variety of instructional programs. They include an extensive junior golf program tailoring to all ages and skill levels, ladies clinics, video analysis, club fitting, and first class individual instruction.