Mountain Shadows Golf Course

3.9878000000 4.0 stars from 5 (339)
  • 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 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 339 Reviews
5 stars:
153
4 stars:
140
3 stars:
26
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

311 out of 338 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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"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
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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



ducle1231's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great place to spend a morning"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Beautiful scenic course. Great place to work on your short game but don"t be fooled, the greens are tricky.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"New short course layout, great short-game work out."


Pete1444216's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
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Reviewed on

First time playing since the re-design. No more par 4 holes which was nice. You'll get a great practice session with you mid & short irons.


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


"Excellent conditioned course"


georgekluegel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

This course couldn't have been in better shape. The fairways and greens were top notch.

My concern is that they made the course too easy. Very short 3''s, up to moderately long 3's. There are no par 4's on this course. For a change, I'll come back to this course, but I wish they had left it the way it was


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Mountain Shadows"


jnloz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course to sharpen short game skills. If you can play this course well then you can play almost any other longer course well. This is the first time I have played the re-designed course and while it is similar to the original course it is very well done. I would recommend this course to improve your short game before playing longer courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"First time since the remodel"


u000001386615's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
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I enjoyed the previous layout, but the new design is very challenging and fun. Great place to work on your short game. The greens were a little fast for most pin placement on this day, but nobody said it would be easy. The sand used in the traps is like powdered sugar. The course was very well manicured, and you can't beat the views of Camelback Mountain!

The clubhouse facility was very modern, but not pretentious. Every staff member was extremely courteous and friendly.

Definitely looking forward to my next round here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002539771's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u958252461's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Larry9537851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Changed course but had fun!"


QBJuco's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

First of all my wife and I were impressed by how friendly everyone was! We hadn't played this course since it was redone, and kind of wish they had left it alone. However, we ended up having a great time on a well maintained course. A great way to work on your short game, and except for two holes with a confusing green layout it is well done. One last thing if you have never been there: look for a big white building while driving down the street and that is it. If you get lost like us ask a security guard at one of the gates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/04/2017

Thank you for the 5 star review and trying the renovated course. We strive to provide a friendly environment and fun golf experience. We hope to see you again soon.


"Not as easy as expected"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Greens in excellent shape. Tried course as I am rehabbing from knee replacement. As a par 3 course, it is somewhat challenging. Course has water and bunker hazards. Good for me, bunkers are not deep. What makes the course challenging for a par 3 are the greens which were not only fast but the actual hole sat on rolling greens which I found deceiving. Bottle water is provided. Playing again in a few days. Beautiful scenery. The water hazards contain blue water which I discovered keep down the algae but I also think it keeps birds and some insects at bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/05/2017

Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to your next visit.


"Nice par three course"


Robert1804306's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice well maintained 18 hole par 3 course. Friendly staff. Will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"SunRidge is not to be missed."


HeidiJo1161's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
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Reviewed on

This course is a treat and not to be missed.

Anyone will tell you it's challenging, but the beauty and interesting course design makes it all worth it. I typically shoot about a 105. I once shot a 112 at SunRidge and just about called Sports Illustrated. The last holes, "The Wicked Six," are as the name implies, but beautiful, fun, and good exercise--four of them are uphill.

Another thing I love about this course is the golf carts. They have audio/visual, which really helps you play the hole. Small detail, but for this course, especially, super helpful. Also a great club house and fun happy hour scene. Outdoor patio has fabulous views, cafe lights, torchieres for colder days.

Enjoy your round at SunRidge!


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




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really Fun Course"


Michael1952205's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have a soft spot in my heart for short tracks, but this one was different. It has all the amenities and flash of a high-end resort property in Scottsdale, but with a short, fun, exciting par 3 course. The greens and their surrounds will give you some headaches, but in a good way. Because of the summer, the greens were slow, but they were true and rolled great. Looking forward to playing in season when they're slick - this course will give you everything you've got! Great staff, great outdoor bar, the best tee boxes I've seen in Phoenix, and you can buzz through in about 2 hours if you're taking your time. I loved it, and will absolutely be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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