Mountain Shadows Golf Course in Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA | GolfPass
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4.7
826 Reviews (826)
5 Stars
477
4 Stars
262
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
23
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
92.5%
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753 out of 826 reviews
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4.7
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
94.6%
Recommend this course
35 out of 37 reviews
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4.8
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.9
93.5%
Recommend this course
87 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Executive
Par 54
Length 2310 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

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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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Short Courses in the U.S. (2019 #25)

Reviews

4.7
826 Reviews (826)

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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The group that played behind us was rude and hit into our group on the green two times.

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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So Much Fun

We had a great time playing this fun executive course!

Conditions Good
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Pace Excellent
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Difficulty Moderate
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Conditions Excellent
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

As usual

Love this course, great for short game improvement. Staff is awesome and accommodating. Food is great

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 26
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 3
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3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Excellent little par 3 course in the Arizona desser

We would definitely recommend this little par 3 gem which has the most spectacular mountain backdrop.

I would recommend that you have a look at your website design as the amount of pop up adverts is putting me off leaving reviews. If these adverts continue to make the experience un likeable I won’t be leaving any more in the future. I have been literally tearing my hair out to submit this review.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 139
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Time to Work on Short Game

Course was in wonderful condition, throughout. Wished some tee boxes for the day had been set back more. Sand traps were in good shape too. Apart from a little slow up on two holes (ladies moved more quickly when they noticed us behind them), pace was excellent. If you can secure a round for under $40, it is a great short-game opportunity, while having fun with your buddies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Jewel in the desert!

Mountain Shadows is so much fun and the greens are so tough! Friendly staff always make you feel like they are actually happy you are visiting. The food at Rusty’s is above average. Nice 2 hr and 15 minute round.

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

Fun course

First timer.They don't overseed the greens. They were fast. Very challenging greens, so a 3 is just a guideline.Some border on over the top for pin placement. Good layout, good views. Great for a group and some wagers. Rack rate in season is a bit high. Would go back to correct some missed opportunities.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

FUN! CHALLENGING!!

Don't let the 3-par's fool you! As ladies, we played the furthest tees and thought we'd be fine. Nope! The approaches and the greens are tricky and it was nothing to 3-putt this course! Super fun! Beautiful setting! Very friendly staff.

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

Fun Course

Fun 3 par course. Putting difficulties, but enjoyable. Not easy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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