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4.5
1137 Reviews (1137)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
93.4%
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4.5
117 Reviews (117)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.0%
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4.5
213 Reviews (213)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 6515 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.0

Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort receives distinctions: Golf Digest placed it among the top 450 U.S. public courses, and it regularly features among Arizona's best 25 golf course. It doesn't hurt that the golf club regularly hosts eye-catching affairs like the Harmon Killebrew Invitational, the Royce Clayton Charity Classic and the Phoenix Suns Scramble. The golf course itself offers lush greens that entwine with the Sonora Desert's terrain, which the golf club says it carefully preserves, and features 18 holes of championship golf in tandem with magnificent scenery and plenty of challenges.

There's a fairly good chance that golfers will catch sight of a quail or coyote out on the Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, and management asks that layers give the critters the right of way. In order to ensure golfers' shots go straight and don't snag in a cactus or chuckwalla, the club offers both individual and group glf lessons. This is also a place to enroll in the Hilton Golf Academy.

That's before the round at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club, though: Afterward, mosey on back to the 19th hole, called the Pointe In Tyme, for the drinkables and eatables.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Johnston (1989) Forrest Richardson (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Holton Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2020 #17)

Reviews

4.5
1137 Reviews (1137)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 54
Dinner 29
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 122
Bunkers 93
Forced Carries 84
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 89
Advanced Golfers 71
Locals 64
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 100
At a Resort 90
Worth the Drive 48

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Must play

Great course and great condition. Challenging. Only thing is that bag staff didn’t take any covers off clubs when they were suppose to clean them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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Great course

Quick weekday round with no delays!! Course was in excellent shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 6
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Overseed conditions, still amazing

Greens were rolling pure even after a recent overseed

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First time

First time playing here. Course was in great condition but it was cart path only due to reseeding. Greens needed to be cut and rolled but I assume that had something to do with reseeding also. Beautiful layout and great views of hills. I would recommend this course to everyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

On the pricey side

Pretty pricey, I say this because there is no GPS on the carts. Also this was cart path only. There should have been a discount for this inconvenience. This slows down the round at least 45 minutes, running back and forth to the cart. The course ranger told us there is empty hole ahead of us, pick it up your pace. However there was no one behind us for at least 2 holes. Then when we got to the eighteenth hole we were waiting on the group in front of us. The ranger needs to look at the entire picture before jumping on the golfers for no reason.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice views!

The course was in beautiful condition! It was cart path only for carts that made it tiring and slower. Other than that it was a nice course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Scenic

The course was in great shape, and the scenery and views from holes 9 and 10 especially were beautiful. If you’re looking for a scenic desert course, this is the one for you!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Definitely play

First day the course was open after the overseeding and it wasn’t bad at all. Greens were a little furry, but the course is a fair layout and priced appropriately.
Definitely would recommend the course especially after a couple of weeks after this post. Staff was exceptional and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 100
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great!

Excellent course, layout, staff, and facilities. I highly recommend to all!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

The reason Why I Golf

At first I was worried by the way the practice are looked. But I assume the management is starting here first for its transition to winter grass. It also is in need of so refurbishment. Things dramatically changed as I teed up on #1. Lookout is a course for those who want great views, a challenging layout that has great hole diversity and an old valley country club course feel. No two holes are the same. It has amazing variety which forces you to be able to hit every club in your bag. Almost all the par 5's are reachable in two for the average to above average drive but have the risk reward that makes them a challenge. Each par 4 is unique with varying distances, blind landings and quirky doglegs that force you think how you will attack the hole. The par 3's range from 230 to 125 but don't expect the shortness to make it easier. The layout winds through beautiful desert canyons with amazing views of the Phoenix valley as well as some iconic residences sharing those views with you. So many photo opportunities and elevated tee boxes the make you wish for a bucket of range ball to unload.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s a fun day

The overall view of the course is a little rough but the course itself is pretty great. Fun place but be sure to use your course map. You need some good course management.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course

This course , fairways and greens are in very good condition. The pace of good and the staff was very friendly; I would highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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