124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Shady Canyon Golf Club

Irvine, CA, United States Private

Overview

Opening in 2002, Shady Canyon is a Tom Fazio design in Irvine, just south of Los Angeles. Fazio said his “ultimate goal is to have it appear as if nothing has been done, that the layout is completely natural.” At Shady Canyon, the course weaves through the canyon, with native brush and streams lining many holes, giving the layout the natural feel that Fazio strived for. Many of the greens have a significant amount of slope, often creating numerous distinct sections. If you’re not on the proper section, you’ll face a difficult two-putt.

About

Holes 18
Length 7012
Slope 144
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 200th, 2017-'18.

Best in State: Ranked inside the top 20, 2007-'12. Ranked inside the top 25, 2005, 2013-'16. Ranked inside the top 30, 2003, 2017-'20.
2023-'24 ranking: 30th.
Previous ranking: 32nd.
Highest ranking: 13th, 2011-'12.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1531
Character
7.1446
Challenge
7.1602
Layout Variety
7.1972
Fun
7.11
Aesthetics
7.2195
Conditioning
7.2547

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