Mountain Shadows Golf Course

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4.2
444
5 Stars
200
4 Stars
184
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
85.5%
Recommend this course
403 out of 444 reviews
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4.2
29
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
86.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 29 reviews
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4.2
81
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.2%
Recommend this course
69 out of 81 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 54
Length 2310
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 54 2310 yards
Middle 54 2065 yards
Forward 54 1735 yards
Scorecard for The Short Course at Mountain Shadows
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 54.3/102 107 162 156 193 90 120 75 175 90 1168 100 166 84 125 115 180 108 173 91 1142 2310
Middle M: 53.2/101 95 142 150 184 82 112 70 155 83 1073 90 138 75 115 85 152 104 146 87 992 2065
Forward W: 55.4/100 75 133 117 139 76 70 50 150 64 874 83 87 67 111 67 146 90 138 72 861 1735
Handicap 15 7 9 1 17 13 5 3 11 18 2 8 12 16 4 14 6 10
Par 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 27 54

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

Reviews

4.2
444

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
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4.0
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ShortCourse

Fun

My GPS was incorrect

Greens could be a little flatter

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Par 3 test

My wife and I played this course on Christmas Day as a present for ourselves. It’s a great course in spectacular condition with tricky but true greens

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-12-26T22:40:37.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5 star review.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never again

Highly rated Par 3 course for some holiday golf?

Not exactly. Tricked up greens, high high rough, indifferentbservice and bad burger at the end.

Wait, there’s more. People walked their dog on the course and another person just st out for a walk on the course. The only thong missing was a windmill and a clown. Played on Christmas Eve and Christmas, but never again. The greens were design to penalize you and long rough that would be appropriate for the US Open. Not fun and I was 3 over on the back 9.

Can not recommend and will not be back

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-12-28T22:45:40.000+00:00

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you didn’t find the same enjoyment in our facility that many guests and residents do. The game of golf is ever-changing and we believe we have a fun, unique product that allows players of all skill levels to enjoy a golf round, in a stunning location with a wide variety of shots and putting challenges. We are sorry you do not find the same level of enjoyment.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
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First Time Playing

Horrible Customer Service!!

Booked two on GolfNow but the course only had me scheduled for one. While at the course the other slot was still available so I figured I’d just book it but they would not allow me to and told me I’d have to pay the rack rate of double the price I had booked for. Paying almost $70 for an executive course is ridiculous, especially when it was available in GN for half the rate! And the attitude by one of the guys (one guy was very nice) in the pro shop was uncalled for!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-12-28T22:42:38.000+00:00

Thank you for the feedback as we strive to provide a friendly and helpful golf experience. You booked a Hot Deal and golfers need to book additional Hot Deals on the GolfNow site. We apologize for the regretful interaction.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course with challenging greens

It is a challenging par 3 course in an attractive setting. The greens have many contours and slopes. The rough is about 3" deep and very thick. It is easy to loose your ball when it settles down in the rough. My only complaint is the greens were cut so short there were bare spots on many greens. Also there were areas of bare soil on the sides of tee blocks and were very slippery when wet.Both my wife and I slipped and fell on the mud while leaving the first tee but we were not hurt and able to finish our round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-12-26T22:49:27.000+00:00

Thank you for the feedback on the course as we are constantly making improvements. We offer a fun, fast round with the best views in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course for a family

Unfortunately I have not noticed it was a par 3 only golf course. It is good for a family time but not for golfers. Very nice views through the course. It is not even suitable as a short game practice since some of the greens are ridiculous with huge hills and valleys.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-12-26T22:43:28.000+00:00

Thank you for your feedback. It is a very different golf experience being all par 3's with interesting greens. Both new golfers and experienced golfers have enjoyed the fun and fast round. We're in Paradise Valley / Scottsdale area with the best views in town.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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

Fun short course with tough greens

Bring your best putting game! Very friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-12-26T22:50:42.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5 start review. We strive to be friendly and helpful, offering a fun, fast round with great views. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What an amazing transformation

We were blown away at the changes, it is beautiful. We did have trouble finding the course with all the new admissions to the resort areas. Finally spoke with gate attendant....found small sign to get to the course.

Staff are the best, carts are excellent. The course is manicured perfectly. Really enjoyed golfing at Mountain Shadows once more

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-11-10T15:53:10.000+00:00

Thank you for joining us. We strive to be friendly and helpful with great course conditions. We are on the west side of the brand new Mountain Shadows hotel. And the best views in town.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Always a Good Tuneup Venue

The Short Course is just that, with only par 3s - a change from years past. The course plays shorter and easier, the result of development in the area, but it's no pushover. The greens are tricky, with lots of slope, and the rough (at least in November) is lush and thick. Indeed, anything on the green is no guarantee of par.

Pace can be an issue - I was behind a slow couple and lost an hour overall waiting on them on every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-11-10T15:57:56.000+00:00

Thank you for the feedback. We're a fun, fast round with interesting greens and great view. Typical rounds are 2.5 to 3 hours max. Still much quicker than a regulation course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-11-10T15:59:08.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5 star review.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun course!

Short course was in great shape and I was impressed with the fast play. All holes were par 3 and with the undulating greens presented a very pleasant challenge! Had so much fun we played 36 holes in just about 31/2 hrs!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-11-10T15:49:10.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5 start review.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I felt scammed. There was insufficient notice that this was a par 3 course!!! Only the word "executive" which I didn't see. You should have more prominent wording

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-10-26T16:03:19.000+00:00

We describe the course with the word executive, Par 54, and our yardage of a 2,310 yard course. We're a fun, fast course with the best view in town. Plenty of challenge and you can finish in 2.5 hours.

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

Hit my first hole in one on the 14th.

Of course I love this course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-10-26T16:05:32.000+00:00

Congrats on the ace! We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Great Fun!

The course is a lot of fun...the views are great and the staff are absolutely a joy to be around. The short course, with betting hole 17 1/2 is a great wedge and short iron test. The greens weren't great coming out of overseed but I've played here before when they're fantastic. Food is really good and the entire property is wonderful!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-10-26T16:07:55.000+00:00

Thank you for the great review. The greens have improved coming out of overseeding. Enjoy our fun, fast round, our great view and cool setting for a lunch and a drink.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The best birthday round of golf ever!

The best birthday round of golf ever! In years past I would play The old course once a week. During the interim I’ve had many surgeries and am now getting back into the game. This course has changed in so many ways I can’t count them, it is nothing short of fabulous. It’s an entirely new course although a short par three , It has many challenges, enjoyable challenges with the same wonderful views. I can’t wait to get back !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 2018-10-15T15:17:58.000+00:00

Thank you for spending your birthday with us and look forward to your next visit. The course has been updated with some great changes. We strive to be a fun, fast round with great views of Camelback.

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