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4.4
527 Reviews (527)
5 Stars
253
4 Stars
209
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
89.4%
Recommend this course
479 out of 527 reviews
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4.6
48 Reviews (48)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
5.0
93.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 48 reviews
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4.5
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.7%
Recommend this course
68 out of 75 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Executive
Par 54
Length 2310 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

The executive golf course at Mountain Shadows Golf Club in addition to being an excellent course has the added benefit of having a picturesque location nestled in the foothills of Camelback Mountain, and it also offers views of the equally majestic Mummy Mountains. The oleanders and palm trees sprinkled throughout the course enhance the pleasant atmosphere. The golf course's 18th hole boasts beautiful views of the sunset during the twilight hours but the signature hole is the par-3 12th hole. It plays uphill toward Camelback Mountain and over a pond and brook to a double-tiered green that is well protected by bunkers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1961) Forrest Richardson (2016)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes - paired up
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #25)

Reviews

4.4
527 Reviews (527)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Patio Dining 11
19th Hole Specials 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 50
Water Hazards 32
Narrow Fairways 27
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 49
Beginners 40
Locals 39
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 51
Worth the Drive 19
Near Local Attractions 17

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

our guests enjoyed it

we had daughter and son-in-law with us. when we said we are playing a par 3 they were skeptical. I said this is not your usual par 3 course. They really enjoyed it. Staff is great and views are wonderful. We'll all be back.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great par 3 course. Course in great shape. Some greens are tough. Recommend for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding

Greens are tough but the course is in excellent shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great par 3 course. Great shape. Friendly staff. Will be back for sure

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun! Give it a shot!

Great warm up before playing our 2nd 18 of the day on a full-length course that afternoon. Very well done, they thought of everything to manage the course. Challenging and fun. Gorgeous views and clean. $28 for 2 drinks was horribly painful. But it was a great time and friendly staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course!

Very good pace, course is in great shape, nice mountains views, challenging greens! My wife enjoyed it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. The Short Course is great for all abilities. Beginner to Tour Player. And great views of Camelback Mountain.

Played On
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

Thank you for joining us at The Short Course at Mountain Shadows. We offer a fun, fast round of golf with the best views in town. All at a fraction of the cost of the best, local regulation courses.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again at our central location in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring your short game?

Eighteen par 3s can mean a little slow going but this course is really fun especially if you have some short hitters that want to play. We play here a couple times every winter. Greens run fast and true with big undulations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

We're happy you joined us.
Our 2.5 to 3 hour round is just right to enjoy some golf and not take up the whole day. Enjoy a meal at our Rusty's Patio with great views of Camelback Mountain. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice views

Fun par 3 with great views of Camelback.. hard to score because of huge green undulations but they re true. Only drawback- not as well conditioned as in previous years. Still overall a good 2 hr. Experience

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice short course

Golfed for over 40 years. Never played a short course. Really liked this one. 3 sets of trees. For a lady, I played middle, not front. Course has interesting holes and difficult greens. Will be back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

Thank you for the excellent review.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No notification of course tournament being played in AM was first issue.
Secondly there was a frost delay and when we arrived we were told that we would have a 30 minute late start which we accepted but did not tell us that play was so slow that 18 holes on the executive course could exceed 5 hours or offer a rain check or refund. Could not finish prior to dark.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

On occasion, the circumstances of the day can "go all wrong" Yes, we had frost and a tournament that played longer than we hoped for. We hope you can join us again to show our true golf experience. Our apologies.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Short course with beautiful water features and serious greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

Thank you for the 5 star review.

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cute little course

Great par 3 course. Well taken care of./ course in good shape. Challenging greens. Staff was really terrific. Fun little stop right off the airplane.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 01/27/2020

Thank you for the positive review. We are great for arrival day, departure day and a fun, fast round. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Slow, but beautiful

Course was in great shape, but it was definitely slow. Spent a lot of time waiting on people in front of us. This is a tough little par 3 course with some crazy greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent

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