Mountain Shadows Golf Course

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4.2
425
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
85.6%
Recommend this course
388 out of 424 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
19
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
86
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.5%
Recommend this course
77 out of 86 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 54
Length 2310
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Resort
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
425

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
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 10/15/2018

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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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GREAT DAY

GREAT DAY. WEATHER, COURSE AND STAFF WERE EXCELLENT.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 10/12/2018

Thank you for the 5 Star Review. We hope to see you again soon.

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

Nicely Renovated

This was our first time playing Mountain shadows since it’s a big renovation. The golf shop a great staff are wonderful and it’s fun to have an 18 hole three parcourse to work on our irons and short woods. Course was a bit dry and may be due to upcoming reseeding. Lots of mounds but made it fun. Got a Golf Now hot deal which really made experience great.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 10/12/2018

Thank you for the great review. We are a fun, fast, round with a great view of Camelback Mountain. Overseeding is done and looking beautiful.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful scenery and friendly staff

We got a great rate through Golf Now and played 18 holes in about 2 1:2 hours. The staff was very friendly and the golf course was in great shape. You can’t find another course that offers the fantastic views of Camelback Mountain! The food at Thr Hearth was delicious!! We will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

all greens were in excellent condition

perfect place to practice your iron game.

miss the green and your next shot will cause

you to think! rough is shorter than in March

when it was long and thick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

The staff was very friendly and took the time to talk to us. Encouraged us to take a walk around the hotel to see what is available. The resort is very nice as well as the course. The course is all par 3. Situated north of Camelback mountain with beautiful views. The cart girl was around 3 times and provided cups of ice for the water bottles that were provided for us in the cooler. Will play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Classy Short Course

Very nice experience against a beautiful backdrop!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Short course

A great little par 3 course, challenging enough for a mid handicapper, and short enough to please a beginner

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Short Stop

Got a golf itch that needs to be scratched without a major time commitment ? The Short course at Mountain Shadows will more than scratch that itch. Sure , 18 par threes can be a walk in the park, but your iron play, short game and putting better be in synch because the Short course is long on challenge and any tap in birdies will be prized during your post round quaff at Rusty's . And with the extra time saved you will make that ever present "honey do " list a lot lighter by the end of the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 07/05/2018

Thank you for the great review! We couldn't have said it better.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like the old better

Very well maintained, but not marked anywhere for yardage off the tee boxes. Sprinkler heads have no markings. The new layout is confusing at times especially on holes 13-15. The greens are quite tricky, think it’s just not a good $value for the price, even if a resort course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 07/05/2018

Thank you for joining us. With all par 3's, all the tee boxes are marked with yardages and yes, holes 13-15 are different. Something you've never seen before. Play it once and you've got it. So have a fun, fast round with the great view.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 07/05/2018

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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

Good warmup

Played with a buddy who hadn't played in a while. Great for short game and putting refresher. Fun course with some challenging greens. Great staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 05/07/2018

Great review and thanks! The course is fun and interesting for experienced golfers and newer golfers. Not to say the best view in town!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 05/07/2018

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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

Great short course.

Fun layout of par 3's. Greens are is great shape but tricky. Great views .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 05/07/2018

Thanks for joining us. It's NOT a boring round of golf. Great views and every hole is different.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather

A 4 Star Executive Course

For an executive course, this is probably as good as it gets. The course conditions are superior, the views of Camelback Mountain and Paradise Valley are spectacular and it all feels like you're on an exclusive course. The only draw back is the confusing arrangement of tee boxes around the back corner of the course (holes 13 -16). Maybe it was set up that way just for the day I played, but tee boxes more logical for 15 were being borrowed for the 14th tee tips. Nevertheless, the course is very appealing to the eye and couldn't be a better platform for those working on their iron game. You have a good mix of short holes and intermediate holes to test the full range of irons. Because it is an executive course, the greens are tricked up to make it a real test to get your tee shot into the right area to hold the pin. Misfire a bit and you are tested to keep it a two putt.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
21263d95-d597-5053-bc16-2db2d77d6d86
TheShortCourse
Commented On 04/14/2018

Thank you for the nice review. We strive to be a fun, fast round of golf with the best views in town.

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