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4.3
477 Reviews (477)
5 Stars
221
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
88.4%
Recommend this course
432 out of 477 reviews
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4.3
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
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3 Stars
3
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.0%
Recommend this course
34 out of 40 reviews
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4.4
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.7%
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57 out of 65 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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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

4.3
477 Reviews (477)

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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wow

What a great job they did with the new design! Great customer service! Playing again for sure!

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

This Was Fun!

Par 3 excellence! A fun and challenging round will be had by all. Packed in a small space are lush fairways, tight rolling greens and a true test of your short game and putting abilities.

Course conditions were great and you might stop and take some photos of the spectacular vistas of this course up against a mountain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good par 3 in Scottsdale

Nice par 3 course perfect to squeeze in 2.5 hr round. Holes are 80-180 yards with some tricky greens depending on pin placement. Well maintained and courteous staff. Made for a nice well paced afternoon.

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

A desert gem called Mountain Shadows Golf!

Golf course is in excellent condition and staff is uber friendly, courteous and happy your there attitude from everyone we met! Big peace is customer experience and this team gets high grades! Nice pace throughout, plays tougher than most executive eighteen courses so be prepared, lots of fun and the mountain side vistas are inspiring to go low with each shot!

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

Great Short Course

Staff was friendly and very accommodating. It was my birthday that my wife arranged. We both had a wonderful time
And found the Short Couse challenging but fair. Rest assured we will be back again.

Conditions Good
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

Short Game Workout

Hone your short game on this 3 par course. The holes are designed for all levels of play, the greens are slow but undulating so two putts are not automatic. The traps and elevation changes add difficulty to most of the holes. Scenic Camelback mountain is the backdrop throughout the course. Takes about 2.5 hours to complete the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good track for a Par 3 course. Makes for good iron practice

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Executive Par 3

This is a par 3 course. Interesting but not what we signed up for and quite expensive given what it is. Very slow play,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Real sand

One of the few Phx area golf courses with genuine fluffy white sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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

Challenging par 3’s

This is a nice course to work for n iron play and putting. Don’t think a par 3 could be such a nice course. You might not use a driver but all your irons can be used. We played from the back tees to make it longer and a bit more fun. It was all that and more!

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

BEST COURSE EVER!!!

Everything was amazing from the carts to the staff and the layout of the course everything was beautifully green and landscaped and mowed perfectly. All the desert landscape around it was amazing. The views are some of the best that I’ve seen in Arizona so far. I played over 1200 games of golf in my life in Arizona this is one of the best looking courses I’ve seen in a long time. I am a Native of Phoenix born and raised 52 years. Highly recommend you play this par three course. If you can hit the green it’s still very challenging greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nice Short Course

Great place to work on the short game. Teed off very early and beat the crowd. I can see this place getting ‘stacked and packed’ easily. Staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. Yes the greens are tricky and you will not have a flat putt on any hole. Accept it and move on. Overall a great spot, but can get pricey.

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

Golf review

Beautiful course, excellent kept grounds, great staff and service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful

I play a lot of golf in fancy places. This was a “fit in a few in a short amount of time” but it turned out to be the one I am recommending. Great views, interesting holes, some challenge. I’m coming back and bringing friends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pitch and putt

I realize this is a short course but it was unimpressive other than some of the views. I’m unsure why a par 3 would be attached to a resort but go figure. The layout on the course was bizarre especially the trainwreck that was 14 and 15. The design here felt like an afterthought. I paired up with another guy like myself that never realized this was a pitch and putt especially since it was pricier than a lot of courses in Phoenix and the west valley. Guess they have to pay for the views somehow!

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 03/01/2019

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 quick 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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