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4.4
554 Reviews (554)
5 Stars
266
4 Stars
219
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
17
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
90.4%
Recommend this course
502 out of 554 reviews
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4.4
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
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1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
89.6%
Recommend this course
60 out of 67 reviews
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4.4
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
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3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.8%
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79 out of 87 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
554 Reviews (554)

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Walked!

Love that I can play 18 holes of fun in 2 hours. Walked too! So good for the short game. Will be back. Could not rate off course amenities due to Covid-19.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Excellent par 3 course.

Everything about this course was great. As long as you know it's a par 3 course when you're signing up. People who are friendly the course was in great shape. Perfect for working on your wedges.

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

Nice views

Fun course as long a you dont take it seriously. Lots of undulations and mounds.arround green so u&d are not easy. Greens in great shape and roll true

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for the feedback. We offer a fun, fast round round and each hole is unique and different. You won't be bored.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Didn’t know it was an all par 3 course . Most were very short holes Seth gimmicky greens. Will not play again

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Executive course is referenced in the description and 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.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Challenge!

Great course! Challenging greens! Great place to practice short game! Beautiful views! I thought they would have a range but they did not.

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

Exec course

Only played 9 thunderstorms and got off course for fear of getting struck by lightning. Did not sound any alarm and would not give rain check for other nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for joining us. If you contact the golf shop and golf director, we will make amends for the rainy day snafu.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent EH!!!

Canadian visit to Phoenix was great! This course was our highlight to our trip. We will be back to stay at this resort. Cannot wait to come back. Giddddeee Up!!!

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
First Time Playing

Not Your Average Short Course

This is a challenging course. The greens are very challenging to say the least. Lots of short holes but everyone is challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for the feedback. You won't be bored and the view is stunning.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Very fun course! Amazing views and very walkable.

This is a super fun, 18 hole, all par 3 course. The views are some of the best you will find in the valley. The holes are fun and if you miss, you can find yourself with a double or triple easily. I am a 10 index and shot 3 over on the front and 8 over on the back. I got myself into trouble on the last 3-4 holes. I played with two super nice people visiting from MN. The pace of play was pretty slow. I think we played in 3.5 hours and the staff was very apologetic. The weather was so nice and the people I played with were great so the pace didn't bother me. I would highly recommend walking. Enjoyable walk. The staff was extremely nice! I would very much recommend the course to a friend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for the nice comments. The pace of play is normally just over 3 hours on a busy day. We apologize we were a little over that, but still much faster than a busy regulation course.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
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 Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging greens, lots of fun

This par 3 course was very well maintained & fun. The length varied at each hole. The challenge was in the greens. Never seen so many slopes, undulations, and even a sand trap in the middle of a double green. Even if your manage all greenies, don't expect many 1-putts! Would play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful little course

Fun course to play an in excellent condition. You are surrounded by the mountain and be sure to be on the good place on the green with your ball.... or you will pay the price :-)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for the feedback. We offer a fun and fast round of golf with the best views in town.

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

Challenging Greens

Tee to green the course is relatively benign. However once you get on the greens the undulations will bring a grown man to tears. If you think a par 3 course playing 2300 yards is for beginners you are completely wrong. The greens are the most difficult I have ever played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for the 5 star review. Both new golfers and experienced golfers have enjoyed the fun and fast round. We hope to see you again soon.

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
Walked

Very Nice Short Course

Course was in excellent shape. These greens are the hardest in the area!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
Commented on 03/19/2020

Thank you for joining us and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good

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