McDowell Mountain Golf Club
McDowell Mountain Golf Club (formerly known as Sanctuary Golf Course) provides an eco-friendly option in Scottsdale - a pretty setting, too, on the McDowell Mountains' western slope. The golf course was designed by the architect Randy Heckenkemper, who turned what had been the Bureau of Reclamation's storm-water-retention area into a top Scottsdale golf course, with 6,624-yards of par-71 golf laid out over what truly tries to be a sanctuary for the indigenous flora and fauna.
McDowell Mountain Golf Club's signature hole is the 18th, a 516-yard par 5 that allows you finish your round of golf in risk-reward style, with an eagle or birdie practically begging to be attempted - though it might be just as easy to double-bogey. A bunker on the right guards a skinny landing area, while a wicked wash awaits on the left, but, hit that drive right, and you might just make the green in two.
After your round of golf on the golf course, head back to the restaurant, where you can take your breakfast or lunch daily in the dining room or on the patio - and take in vistas of the golf course and Camelback Mountain.
|White (W)||71||5724 yards||71.6||129|
|Red (W)||71||4880 yards||68.1||109|
|Black M: 73.3/137||429||366||225||575||402||394||432||191||542||3556||440||448||380||532||161||474||339||234||508||3516||7072|
|Black/Gold M: 71.4/134||397||366||196||541||402||394||404||163||542||3405||422||421||380||532||161||435||339||201||382||3273||6678|
|Gold M: 70.2/131||397||331||196||541||374||337||404||163||510||3253||422||421||353||498||132||435||310||201||382||3154||6407|
|Gold/White M: 68.5/124||368||331||147||541||374||337||360||163||471||3092||404||390||353||498||132||378||310||156||347||2968||6060|
|White M: 67.0/118 W: 72.4/127||368||303||147||503||332||271||360||153||471||2908||404||390||310||466||99||378||266||156||347||2816||5724|
|White/Red M: 65.1/113 W: 69.7/120||336||303||147||461||332||271||308||153||471||2782||316||309||310||435||99||314||266||156||327||2532||5314|
|Red M: 59.3/100 W: 67.9/114||336||250||109||461||298||240||308||94||407||2503||316||309||266||435||69||314||239||102||327||2377||4880|
The best course for the money and in the very best
Condition you will want to play again and again
Had a great time, course and folks are great but carts suck!! The brakes are not good and can’t lock them. Other that that, thnx Phil!
Great Course Highly Recommend
I really liked this course. Staff was super friendly, the range was nice with the shaded rolling canopy (great addition), the layout of the course was great and fun and for middle Of the summer the course was kept in what I thought was great overall condition. Course was not overly tough but not too easy—a few narrow fairways, few greens were tough others were not, etc. overall really enjoyed this course and If the rates stay reasonable I’ll be back.
Always Overrated Anytime of Year
The staff is never that friendly, the round is over priced, the range balls are over priced, and worst of all the greens were sanded and punched and there was no notification on GolfNow that they were going to do that. Typically there is an exclamation mark or notice and I did not see that. Overall, whether you play in season or during the summer the course is over priced. The course also has no views, there are giant power lines throughout the middle of it, and nothing too interesting about the layout.
Greens a little hard need to be more soft but other then that good shape
First time we played this course. It was an enjoyable round with lots of challenges. Many holes were narrow and required an accurate tee shot or shot into the green. Lunch was great, too!
Generous fairways, not many creative holes, greens were true, traps need upgrading
Great shape and great layout!
Haven’t played here in a couple of years and I took someone who never played here - he absolutely loved the layout and the course was in great condition- will definitely play here again.
Nice features but...
Course was well laid out but the greens needed some work. Also, there should be more water on the front nine and maybe another bathroom
Solid layout pressure on teeball
Good solid course - holds up well in the desert heat
Great desert course with great variety in hole design
Just a great day from beginning to end. Range offered ample grass and targets to pick, course conditions were great on a perfect golf weather day, playing partners were enjoyable, pace of play was very good, and a low score was the final reward.
I really like the variety of the hole designs and the scenery of the mountains and valleys as you play. Greens were is great shape - pretty hard and fast but would hold good irons shots into them. I just realized I did not hit a bunker all day so cannot comment. Overall great day. I will be back!