Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Review (DECEASED)
Simi Valley, CA
75.0 rating; 149 slope
Review by GolfTop18
Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Year Last Reviewed: 2012
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Lost Canyons, Shadow Golf Course Overview: The second and less heralded of the two Lost Canyons golf courses featured some decent holes, but more unforgivable designs along the way due to blind tee shots on doglegs (holes 3 and 7) and a couple of severely uphill holes (holes 5 and 13). Removing those blights, the rest of the golf course had merit and was certainly a tough track to score well on. However, in 2013, this golf course was shut down, leaving only the Sky Course to play, which is better anyway. The most best golf holes were reviewed below:
Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Hole 2: This tough par three features hazard trouble short, right and long, with not too much room to the left, although the hillside will help balls that go a little left come back to the green.
Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Hole 8: This short and downhill par four may tempt the longest hitters to go for the green by clearing the creek, but that is mostly a fool's errand. Staying conservative should allow a short iron to the small green anyway. Accuracy off the tee, of course, is a must.
Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Hole 9: Arguably the best hole on the course, this hole crosses over the dry creekbed twice. The drive is particularly interesting as one that goes too far on a conservative angle will blow through the fairway, but one that takes an aggressive line and goes short or left is also dead meat. The second shot then leaves the option to cross back over the creek to a sliver of fairway, but a better angle to the green, or to stay right for a safer second, but a more difficult and lengthy approach to the green. The putting surface is flat, but features a deep bunker to its right and creekbed right of that.
Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Hole 10: This medium length and slightly uphill par four has creekbed all the way down the left from tee to green. There are bunkers along the way too, but staying right will generally make the hole fairly accessible. The view of Whiteface mountain in the background is also nice.
Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Hole 14: This is a slightly downhill sweeping dogleg right. It's a good hole mostly because it offers a breather and looks tougher than it is from the teebox. The green, however, is relatively well-guarded and difficult to putt.
Lost Canyons, Shadow Course Hole 15: One of two long, uphill par fours on the closing stretch (the other is number 17), there is nothing tricked out about this hole. It just requires long, accurate play from tee to green.