Mountain Shadows Golf Course

4.1152166667 4.1 stars from 5 (354)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 54
  • Length: 2310 yards
  • Layout

  • 5445 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253, Maricopa County
  • (888) 673-8283, (480) 624-5432, (480) 624-5400
  • (480) 905-3151
  • www.mountainshadows.com/golf

Year built: 1961
Architect(s): Jack Snyder (1961), Forrest Richardson (2016)
Type: Resort
Style: Executive
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: Yes - paired up
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Diamond 54 2310 yards 0.0 0
Square 54 2065 yards 0.0 0
Circle 54 1735 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 354 Reviews
5 stars:
161
4 stars:
147
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

326 out of 353 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near local attractions   Great for seniors beginners locals   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole specials patio dining  

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Hockey1959's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Remodel Project"


BuceGregoryS's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
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Reviewed on

I played this course years ago and it was an ok round, but since their remodel and attention to detail, this executive course is an awesome hidden gem.

The course was in great shape, and the greens were a welcomed challenge for an executive course.

Book here, work on your iron, wedge and short game, and most of all......enjoy!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Awesome"


Girdem's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
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Staff friendliness is exceptional

Lot of fun in an incredible environment

First time I pay attention to a par 3 and

Overwhelmed


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Grass"


allen1944's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The grass was long when not in fairway. The system they have to drop off clubs and pick them up is weird.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very short tight course"


Sharon7102012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Played this before the “remodel” and was anxious to play it since completion. Interesting course, some very short holes, however, greens were very challenging. We enjoyed playing the course, not sure how many times will play it again but it was a fun day. Feels a little clostrophic to me on some holes, it was a hot day and property’s are in very close proximity to the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A must play"


callawayx's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course for tuning up your short game and for playing as a couple. My wife totally enjoyed the day as did I. Will definitely play many more times.

Thank you also to the wonderful staff...from arrival, to check in, the cart service, to departure. Well done.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3 course"


ozzyid's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
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Very nice par 3 course. Staff , course and conditions all excellent for this time of year. Greens little slow but rolled pure. Will be awesome in a a few days! Great views and pace was just over 2 hours for 18 holes! Must play Par3!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u539920927's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had played here before the renovation and was pleasantly surprise with the new course. This is a really fun course that was challenging for your short game. Clubhouse and all the facilities are band new and modern. Great find!!! Great views just below Camelback Mountain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great short course"


georgekluegel's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The condition of the course was excellent. Outstanding short course with views worth a million bucks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u000007232365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Executive Course Excellently Executed!"


Brett9264572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
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Reviewed on

This course offers a great opportunity to hone your short game skills. Reasonably challenging, well-balanced, undulating greens. A very good value for the money, and a far better than average par 3 course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



WAFAG's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Par 3 Course"


vingolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time I've played Mountain Shadows since its major renovations. The course is really short - no holes more than say 150 yds. Course is beautifully maintained, play is fast, and the experience pleasant. I booked here because I am getting back into golf after a year hiatus.

If you like par 3 golf or need to re-introduce yourself to the game this is the course for you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Short Course"


rrwilliams54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
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Reviewed on

A great course to work on your short game. Staff is very friendly and nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous views!"


scott5476773's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't think that this is your typical par 3 course. The holes may look easy but you should know your game. The views were stunning and the course played very well. First time ever experiencing a special 'bonus' hole. Go play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Marnhold's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very disappointed"


u000002229368's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Before the remodel it was my favorite executive course in the valley. Now I cannot recommend it. Perhaps, after the greens have matured, it will be good practice. Right now, the crews were already scalping and blowing grass and dust, and conditions were terrible.

The greens were rock hard. Fast is good, but hard, fast, and rough is not. The bunkers have good sand.

Unfortunately, the charm of the previous course has been lost. Now it is barren, and not even a pretty walk.

If you interested in giving the course a try, at least wait long enough for the overseeding to come in.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/01/2017

Thank you for playing the new Short Course at Mt. Shadows. You joined us while we were prepping for overseeding, which is a two week window and apologize for your experience. The course and greens will be much improved as we reopen in mid October. It is a quick, fun round of golf in a great location. We hope you will give us a try after we reopen.


"New course"


u925786307's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
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Very nice par 3 course to hone the short irons. Thatch layer isn’t quite built up yet so greens are rock hard and fast as ice sheets. Incredible views in paradise valley.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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