Lookout Mountain Golf Club

4.1915882353 4.2 stars from 5 (589)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6515 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

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 589 Reviews
5 stars:
233
4 stars:
272
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

531 out of 585 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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adryancarey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Overall a great course, tee boxes need a lil work other then that a great course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"An Ace and Plenty of Time to Celebrate"


u000006297853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hesitate to give average marks to a course when I made an Ace on #9 but the fairways were sparse in spots, practice tee was dirt and this was a five hour round. Not quite up to what I am used to from Troon Golf. Staff was nice and layout provided some nice views.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/16/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! CONGRATULATIONS on your Hole-In-One!!! We are happy you enjoyed the layout and received good service from our staff. We will look in to the course and practice facility conditions, as well as the pace of play you experienced, so we can address it with our team members. Thank you again for the review and we look forward to your future visits!


"Beautiful Course"


Chief2021's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Will definitely play this course again. Course is challenging but very doable for an average golfer. Beautiful course and in great shape! Friendly staff. If I had one complaint it would be the price. I know it is peak season but would like to see the prices on a lot of courses come down a bit. When prices start getting over $100 a round that gets to be tough for some.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/16/2018

Chief2021,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are very happy you found the course to be in great shape and were treated so well by our staff. We do offer Sundown rates this time of the year starting at $69. Our Sundown times currently start at 1:30pm, which will still allow you time to finish 18 holes! We look forward to your future visits!


"Fun course."


u00000700535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course with some challenging holes. Don't have to be a big hitter to get your money's worth. Greens will make you work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/11/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course. You are correct in that the golf courses protection lies in the greens, not in the length. We look forward to your future visits!



jamesonjon's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


ghill3t95's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of play was horrible. We waited for 5-10 minutes at each tee box to tee off. Spoke to the marshal 3 times and he said he had warned the group in front of us several times. We had three groups from behind us quit because of the pace. It took us over 5 hours to complete 18 holes. I will never play this course again and will recommend to friends not to play it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/07/2018

ghill3t95,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course. While we strive to maintain pace of play to 4 hours and 18 minutes, we encourage all golfers to play ready golf and keep pace with the group in front of them. We unfortunately let a few groups get away from us during the busy Phoenix Open week when nearly all courses are sold out. We would like to invite you out as our guest so we can improve on past mistakes. Please feel free to reach out to us at matt.nagel@hilton.com if you would like to speak further. Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again.


"Love the elevation"


tybaxter2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really nice course. Great layout and variation in elevation. Pass of play was slow, but busy time of year.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/05/2018

tybaxter2,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We appreciate the positive feedback and the understanding of our pace of play during the busiest week of the year for all Phoenix golf courses. We look forward to your future visits!



Marconi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with a good layout. Played with a couple of locals which is always nice when playing a course for the first time. Weather was great and the course was in fantastic shape. The greens were true and quickly. Pay attention to the slopes on the greens as the putts get fast quickly when putting downhill. ( sure wish more people would repair their ball marks ). There were great elevation changes and fantastic views. Overall it was a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/05/2018

Marconi,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy you enjoyed the great views and awesome playing conditions. Right now is the perfect time of the year for golf in Phoenix. We look forward to your future visits!


"Interesting layout with beautiful views"


u937642013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of elevation makes for some interesting tee shots. Greens very quick.

Loved seeing all the bunny rabbits.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/05/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! Winding through the Phoenix Mountain Preserves, our golf course does allow for some great golf and amazing views, plus lots of wildlife! We look forward to your future visits!


"Decent Course"


Michael5704215's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in nice shape. Staff was friendly and helpful. Pace of play could be better. A little overpriced for this course, but during this time of year, it's expected.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/29/2018

Michael5704215,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We appreciate the positive feedback about the golf course and our friendly staff. We strive to be as competitive as we can with our pricing and we hope to see you again.



durotex's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great woman course"


bosterha1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Woman friendly course, certainly a great course for all


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/24/2018

bosterha1,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We are happy you found the course very friendly and playable for all. We appreciate the feedback and look forward to your future visits!



u000005121042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape , although they were booked the pace of play was very good we finished in four and a half hours. The staff was great very friendly. Green's we're very fast true. I would recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/15/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We appreciate the solid feedback regarding the course conditions and our staff friendliness. We look forward to your future visits!


"Excellent day of golf"


bbeachy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a perfect day of golf. The weather was pleasantly cool with a high of about 67...crisp enough to have to wear a sweater for the first 12 holes. The course was in excellent condition. This is one of my favorite courses in Phoenix. It's a great course...highly recommended.


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 01/12/2018

bbeachy,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! Although we can't take credit for the weather, we are happy you found the course in excellent condition! Thank you for the recommendations and we look forward to your future visits!



u904050525's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Played Lookout Mountain"


BLB2022's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This a well maintained course. The tee boxes were good. The fairways well manicured. A few hard spots but that is always expected at all courses The greens were fast and the ball rolled true Lots of undulations and not many even level areas on the greens which made for challenging putts. The only issue is with the bunkers The sand was a bit hard and not fluffy I would suggest that the course put softer sand for bunker shots. White sand preferred. A great layout and recommended to play again and again .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2018

BLB2022,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club! We appreciate the positive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to inform our maintenance staff. We look forward to your future visits!



u8834147's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Elevation!!!! Don’t forget a camera"


u000005493460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, lots of interesting elevations and great vistas. If you can’t carry between 100 and 150 yards this probably isn’t the course for you. If carrying isn’t an issue lots of opportunities to attack the Green. I’m definitely going to be replaying this tract next time I’m in PHX


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/10/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! Our great vistas are highlighted by the 10th tee, the highest tee in PHX, with a 200 foot drop to the fairway! We look forward to your future visits next time you are in Phoenix!


"Course has character"


uXHFK9079XH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Lots of variation on holes. Great value for the money


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 01/03/2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course! We appreciate the great feedback and look forward to your future visits!


"Not typical Troon quality"


fcpncgc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Troon courses I've played in the past always left me wanting more. In particular, course conditions have always been 5-star. Not this course. The upside, it's a fun layout with some spectacular elevation changes--a mountain style course minutes from the city.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 01/02/2018

fcpncgc,

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Course. We appreciate the feedback, both positive and negative. Obviously, we fell short of your expectations regarding our course conditions and would like to learn more. Please email us at matt.nagel@hilton.com if you would like to elaborate your experience. Thank you again. We look forward to your future visits!



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