Lookout Mountain Golf Club

4.1797588235 4.2 stars from 5 (633)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6515 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

  • 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85020, Maricopa County
  • (602) 866-6356, (602) 866-6357
  • (602) 866-6385
  • tapatiocliffshilton.com

Year built: 1989
Architect(s): Bill Johnston (1989), Forrest Richardson (1989)
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Holton Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship Pointe 72 6515 yards 70.0 130
Back Pointe 72 5990 yards 67.3 123
Middle Pointe (W) 72 5292 yards 65.1 114
Forward Pointe (W) 72 4521 yards 66.0 108
Junior Owls 72 2899 yards N/A N/A

Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort receives distinctions: Golf Digest placed it among the top 450 U.S. public courses, and it regularly features among Arizona's best 25 golf course. It doesn't hurt that the golf club regularly hosts eye-catching affairs like the Harmon Killebrew Invitational, the Royce Clayton Charity Classic and the Phoenix Suns Scramble. The golf course itself offers lush greens that entwine with the Sonora Desert's terrain, which the golf club says it carefully preserves, and features 18 holes of championship golf in tandem with magnificent scenery and plenty of challenges.

There's a fairly good chance that golfers will catch sight of a quail or coyote out on the Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, and management asks that layers give the critters the right of way. In order to ensure golfers' shots go straight and don't snag in a cactus or chuckwalla, the club offers both individual and group glf lessons. This is also a place to enroll in the Hilton Golf Academy.

That's before the round at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club, though: Afterward, mosey on back to the 19th hole, called the Pointe In Tyme, for the drinkables and eatables.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 633 Reviews
5 stars:
251
4 stars:
288
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

569 out of 629 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"First Time on This Course"


2mcdaniel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly. Pace of play was excellent. Greens were in pretty good condition. Tee boxes and fairways are struggling a bit due to hot weather. First time to play this course. Quite a number of holes feature great views. Played with my wife and she felt the course was women friendly for the most part. Typical of Arizona courses, there are many holes that have quite a bit of carry for both the back and white tees. Would recommend this course to a friend and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the money!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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Reviewed on

They are affordable, the staff is friendly and the course was in good shape. The greens were especially receptive and smooth.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good challenge"


Rickrw's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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The course offered several tee boxes for our group so each was challenged. The greens were in great shape. Would like to have seen more water stations throughout the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/06/2018

Rickrw,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy your group enjoyed the golf course and found the greens to be in great shape. We do have 8 options for water throughout the course, which happen to be marked on our scorecard, plus our beverage cart. We apologize if you missed a few of them, as sometimes its very easy to do if you aren't looking for them at the time. We look forward to your future visits!


"Much Too Crowded"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This just wasn't any fun to play. While it was very hot out, that wasn't the issue. At one point, think around the 10th hole, we had no less than three foursomes sitting at the tee box, and we had been backed up the entire course. What I understood from the group in front of us, was that they has a group in front of them with a child playing, and they were playing very slowly. Somewhere on the back nine, the child stopped playing, but the parents continued to play just as slow as they could. Took 4 hours and 45 minutes to complete the round, nothing short of ridiculous. I won't play here again, I don't like playing when people are running up my backside. The views are amazing, but beyond that it just isn't worth my time to go there, these guys are more about money and packing in as many as they can and less about quality of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Koosemano,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club. We apologize that we were not able to uphold our 4:18 pace of play on the 4th of July. Being a holiday, we were rather busy, but we do use 10 minute tee time intervals as opposed to some neighboring courses using 8-9 minute intervals.

We do hope you will give us another try as our guest. Please email matt.nagel@hilton.com with any other concerns or if you would like to come play Lookout Mountain again.


"Course conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I called day before playing the golf person did not say course was being aeriated nor we’re we told it was in very poor condition


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2018

Halglfn,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club. We are sorry to hear you found the course to be in poor condition. We have done some tee box and fairway aerification this summer to help in the grass transition, but nothing that should affect your play, as we do not aerify our greens. We hope you will give us another try, especially after the recent rain which will help the course tremendously.


"Slow round"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
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The ranger did not perform his job. Very slow play for a summer round with only 1 group in front of us. Disappointed since I usually like the course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/02/2018

Arizonagymrat,

Thank you for your continued business and for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club. We apologize that your pace of play was hindered and our marshal was unable to fix the issue. If you could, please email matt.nagel@hilton.com and provide some specifics about your day so we can address with our team members and improve upon the golfer experience. Thank you and we hope to see you again.


"Great layout, beautiful vistas"


u5417554's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Well worth GN summer rate. Played just over 4 hours


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club. We look forward to your future visits.


"Beautiful views"


u000001095866's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Played the course, but was told at the time of checking in that the front green had been sanded..course had not updated anything online to inform us of this...should have Bernard further discounts


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We do not have a set date for major aerification of our greens, choosing to do maintenance work when business levels are low. The date you played, you should have not experienced any sand on the greens and perhaps you encountered some miscommunication from our team member. If you have any further issues, please feel free to reach out to matt.nagel@hilton.com. Again, thank you for the review and we look forward to your future visits!


"Lookout mountain"


Uplander1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great day, nice freindly staff good ammenities. The course was in very good shape for this time of year in Az. (Transition From winter to summer grass.) The greens were in great shape held shots well but rolled fast and true. The course plays fair but challenging with great elevated tee boxes with great views. Try it I don't think you will be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/09/2018

Uplander1,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy you found the course to be in good shape and enjoyed the views the course offers as it meanders thru the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. We look forward to your future visits!



u904050525's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



nickcharles1947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course conditions and played with a very friendly regular


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2018

nickcharles1947,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy you found the course to be in great condition and we look forward to your future visits!


"Good course but...."


EliteSports's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed the course as a challenge to play.

Staff was excellent! The only improvement that would be nice is either adding pictures of the holes to the score card or upgrade to a GPS system. This course is hilly and many shots are blind landings. We got into the group ahead several times because we couldn't see them on the course. Otherwise, condition was great and it was fun to play an Arizona course with shade trees!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/28/2018

EliteSports,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy you enjoyed the course and found the staff and course conditions excellent! We do provide yardage cards in lieu of GPS and we apologize if you did not receive one. We look forward to your future visits!



garyjune56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ghostzapper's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



t1756177891's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Excellent Course"


wrg327's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in fantastic condition. I love the challenging factor between the front and back nine. What fantastic views from the tee boxes. Sand traps were in great condition and made play fun.


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


Commented on 05/17/2018

wrg327,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy you found the course to be in great condition and you enjoyed the challenging layout the course offers. We look forward to your future visits!



u8770746's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough Big Boy Golf"


Richie4326581's avatar
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Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course starts out fairly easy over first 6 holes. But when you make the turn its all you can handle. Wow!! 10th hole is the signature hole and its easy to see why. High above the fairway on the side of mountain down to fairway. Spectacular!! 16 a par 3 is out in the middle of the peserve. Really tremendous views. Staff was helpful and very friendly. Highly reccomend!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/27/2018

Richie4326581,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club! We are happy you enjoyed all aspects of our course, as well as the #highestteeinphx! We look forward to your future visits!


"Perfect weather"


swcattle's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day to play. Weather and conditions were top notch.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/26/2018

swcattle,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course. While we can't take credit for the weather, we are happy you found the conditions of the course to be in great shape! We look forward to your future visits!


"Outstanding!"


u983902824's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great day at Lookout Mountain. Pace was under 4 hours, excellent conditions on entire course. A pleasure to play.


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


Commented on 04/19/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club! We are happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your day and we look forward to your future visits!



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