PGA Championship

Valhalla Golf Club



Shady Oaks

Fort Worth, TX Private

Overview

Robert Trent Jones designed Shady Oaks, best known as being Ben Hogan's home club in the decades after his retirement, in the mid-1950s for founder Marvin Leonard. The design of the course was state of the art and emblematic of the new style of design: heavily engineered; long, with narrow fairways thorugh treeliined corridors that placed a premium on driving accuracy; and large, sectioned greens. That mode prevailed until 2020 when the club hired the Australiian firm of Ogilvy, Cocking and Mead to remodel the course. The architiects infused it with a bigger, more sweeping style of bunker, removed trees, and shifted and extended greens. It's once again a course that reflects the popular architecture of the moment.

About

Holes 18
Length 6863
Slope 137
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1955
Designer Robert Trent Jones, ASGCA/Ogilvy, Cocking & Mead (2020)

Awards

Best Courses in Every State

Best in State: Previously unranked.

Current ranking: 15th.

Panelists

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

4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.0255
Character
7.1841
Challenge
6.9769
Layout Variety
7.0091
Fun
7.1654
Aesthetics
7.0106
Conditioning
7.22

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