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4.5
990 Reviews (990)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
96.2%
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4.5
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.8%
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4.5
195 Reviews (195)
5 Stars
123
4 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
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
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)

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4.5
990 Reviews (990)

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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Beautiful course.

We fought the wind all day! BUT will return for sure. Greens are nice and lightning fast. Lots of room if you are wayward off the tee but you will need to hit a few targets. Saw our first snake sunning up at The Owls Nest.

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Very difficult course

Magnificent views. I played the whites. I should have played the yellows. The course is in great shape. I highly recommend it. Very steep cart paths, I can't imagine walking it.

Conditions Excellent
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Staff friendly

All of the staff were awesome. If I lived closer I would try to work PT at your course. Great layout!! Definitely coming back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
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Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Nice layout, has some character.

As compared to similarly priced courses in the area I think this course has the best value. Fast greens, stay below the hole!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Great Course Terrible Pace of Play

I am a Troon card member and play over 60 rounds a year as usually 5 to 10 are here at Lookout Mountain. I love the course and the value is great but today the pace of play was terrible. We played on a Tuesday and teed off at 830, we finished in just under 5 hours. That is not acceptable. When we mentioned something we were told there was a marshal on the course. There was not at all. I will come back and play but not till after making sure I have nothing else going on that day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/20/2021

morgankeil,
Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club. We appreciate your continued patronage over the years. We are sorry that our pace of play was lacking a bit the other day. We did show your group finishing in 4:45, which is about 20 minutes over our expected pace of play. We do monitor with an on-course marshal and he was dealing with a slow group early that morning. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging and fun course

Great course! The staff was friendly and professional. The course was fun and the course conditions were great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
2b3c622c-39c8-5d87-8d99-e6fe84387199
Commented on 02/20/2021

Pdub21,
Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club! We are happy that you enjoyed the course and were treated so well by our team members. We look forward to seeing you again!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

I love this course. It is very hard and beats me up every time I play it but I still love coming back time and time again. Not a cheap course, and would be nice to have a full size driving range but very fun, very challenging, staff is great, and pace of play is better than most Phoenix courses

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem - best price/quality course in Phoenix. Stunning scenery!

Wanted a good course for the money as I was headed out for the afternoon with my wife, who is a beginner. Reviews looked great and the price was right… So off we went. We are members of an upscalePrivate club in the Midwest, and I typically only play the top courses in the area. When I come out to AZ.. so my expectations were low.

When we arrived and saw the dated facilities and played the first couple holes, we were wondering if we made the right choice. But as we got into the round, particularly the back nine… I was absolutely blown away. The course conditions are spectacular, and their views are better than any course I have played in the state.

I would go so far as to say that this course is a must play.Other than that you opening holes and 18, it is absolutely fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
2b3c622c-39c8-5d87-8d99-e6fe84387199
Commented on 02/20/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Lookout Mountain Golf Club! We appreciate your candid review and are happy you enjoyed your round. While some of our areas do show it's age (31 years), the course layout and scenery cannot be matched in Phoenix. We look forward to seeing you again when you are back in town!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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