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4.5
1377 Reviews (1377)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
92.8%
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4.6
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.7%
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4.4
162 Reviews (162)
5 Stars
96
4 Stars
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3 Stars
9
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.6%
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150 out of 162 reviews
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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
1377 Reviews (1377)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 54
Dinner 29
Patio Dining 26
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 123
Bunkers 93
Forced Carries 85
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 90
Advanced Golfers 72
Locals 64
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 100
At a Resort 91
Worth the Drive 48

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

An absolute gem

From top to bottom, this is a very well run, friendly, and fun track to play!! Great layout, not overly crowded and the amenities are top notch.

The staff is uniformly kind and helpful, the practice facilities are wonderful, and the course maintenance is stellar. Also, it’s one of the best values in the area!

Do yourself a favor and head out to this gem of a course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Great fun.

The starter missed my tee time. Other than that, it was great fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall fantastic course

Was in town with some friends for an extended weekend and played here on a Thursday. Overall this was probably my favorite course that we played (I also played Camelback, Papago, Talking Stick, and TPC Scottsdale). The course was in great shape when we played, a bit wet in the morning but dried out really nicely in the afternoon. The staff were super friendly, someone loaded our bags into our cart before the round and cleaned them after. The range was solid, decent balls, and had bunker practice if you wanted it. Pace of play was a bit slow, especially on the back because of two groups that had coupled up to play as an 8 (which I'm guessing they were not supposed to do). Only real criticism of the course is that the bunkers got really dry and hard in the afternoon but I'm guessing this is a common problem for warm weather golf courses and they were beautiful in the morning.

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

Beautiful

Just an outstanding course and the staff were super friendly. We will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a find! Incredible desert/mountain golf course.

The views are amazing. The course is in superb shape. The layout is fun and super-enjoyable. But first you actually have to know how to get there. If you follow the signage and drive into the course, you encounter a sign in the middle of the road that says "If you have a tee time, turn around and go back out to the highway and turn left to the resort." So you're baffled, but you turn around and go back to the highway, turn left, and drive a short ways to a very small sign that says Hilton. Right inside on your left is the clubhouse. You park and drive a golf cart from there to the course. It's weird, and a bit off-putting. You'll start to question your decision to play here. BUT don't worry. The course itself is definitely amazing. The first six holes are pretty easy. Then it gets more fun and progressively more difficult as you work your way up to the peak...and then back down. It is NOT a parkland course. It's carved out of the desert and plays up and down the ravines. Some greens have a lot of break but not like some courses where you aim for 6 feet of break and it breaks 14 feet and runs off the green and down a hill. (I hate those.) Overall, I can't recommend this highly enough. The par 4 10th hole, with its 14-story drop from the tee to the fairway, is one of the most fun I've ever played. Final comment: EVERY SINGLE staff member I encountered...from the pro shop to the starter to the cart guys... were incredibly friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course and the staff were super friendly and easy going. Be prepared:super fast greens. Practice a bit beforehand if you’ve never played.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Even after the downpour, the course was in great shape

Rain started at 5 am and stopped at 11. The course drained really well. Boxes, fairways and greens were well maintained. There weren't many players so the course was a breeze.
I really enjoyed the day and would recommend for all skill levels

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course we played out of 10

We absolutely loved Lookout mountain! Conditions were fantastic challenging layout that was beautiful to take in. We played 10 courses in 11 days and it was by far the standout !! One of the best price points ($125) for a course that feels like a $200+ track.

It didn’t hurt that I scored well - but highly recommend searching for deals

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Started out bad with the pro shop

Arrived early for my rime. The pro shop gentleman whom I paid wanted to be anywhere but there. The giys at the starters was fantastic. The course is ok but pricey for the layout. Again get new staff in the pro shop as he set the tone for the whole day.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Incredible

Amazing course layout. Thinkers course. You have to be creative and find the landing spots. Fast greens, stay below the hole. Bring your phone many vista points. This will be in our rotation!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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