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4.6
785 Reviews (785)
5 Stars
444
4 Stars
256
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
23
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
90.7%
Recommend this course
714 out of 785 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.9
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.8
StaffFriendliness
4.9
92.6%
Recommend this course
50 out of 54 reviews
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4.7
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.5%
Recommend this course
133 out of 147 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

4.6
785 Reviews (785)

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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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
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3.0
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The title of the course at the entrance is “the short course” at shadow Mountain

This course should clearly state it is a PAR 3 course in the title vs the fine print. Based on the price one could easily assume otherwise. Laughable even then carts are an upsell
As a Par 3 it is good course for a resort but way overpriced time to play was 1-1/2 hrs.

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 118
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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First Time Playing

Fun Par Three Short Course

The goods- course was in good shape. Greens were fast. Fun holes. Nice mix of short, medium, and longer par threes. The 4 person party carts were fun to have everyone riding together. Clubhouse was cool. Bar area and cart girls were great. Cool views of camelback mountain.

The bads - way overpriced for what it is, the pace of play was terrible (actually had to leave after 15 holes to make another engagement that I never would have thought I would've had issues making), I understand there is only a certain amount of land to put this course on but with a lot of holes crammed together and some not so great golfers it is always good to keep a heads up for balls flying everywhere.

Would definitely play it again though.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 99
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Short Course

This course is an absolute gem. One of my favorites in the Valley.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome experience

A very well ran facility. The greens were consistently fast. Do be prepared for frustration when putting. Breaks are in their that are hard to see. Just because you put it on the green doesn’t mean you have a chance for par or birdie. You may have to putt it vertically 5 ft. If I’m looking for complaints-the tee boxes can have you in not ideal leans. I do recommend you make plans to attend the grill as their food was incredible.

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

Amazing Staff and Great Course

We couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better round. Superb experience - this is the reason we play golf!!

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

Great course for quick outing

Played with my wife and kids and had a great time. Super friendly staff, nice course, very forgiving.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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