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4.6
766 Reviews (766)
5 Stars
430
4 Stars
252
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
23
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
90.8%
Recommend this course
697 out of 766 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.9
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.9
StaffFriendliness
4.9
96.2%
Recommend this course
50 out of 52 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
144 Reviews (144)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
90.3%
Recommend this course
130 out of 144 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
766 Reviews (766)

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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Reviews 11
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
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
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 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A perfect afternoon for golfers of different levels

This executive 18 provides a wonderful resort setting with challenges for golfers at all levels. Excellent condition with a desert setting that can't be beat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful par 3

Welcoming and friendly staff, beautifully maintained course, and definitely plenty of challenge. Don’t miss this one!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Panoramic Par 3

Scenery is spectacular…and the golf course matches it. A nice blend of short and long par 3s. Challenging for everyone but not ridiculous. A definite must do while in Scottsdale!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Are play at Mountain shadows golf course

Everything about the course was fantastic. Best par 3 18-hole course I'd ever played on. This course had a little bit of everything to challenge your par 3 game. Long and Short holes. Really challenges your game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent Executive Course

We were in the Scottsdale Paradise Valley area for three days and found this Jewel of an executive course nestled below the Camelback Mountain. Its location in Paradise Valley with beautiful views abounding makes it alone a course worth playing. The course is in impeccable condition .Mountain shadow golf course is a great place to work on your short game.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A must play to work on your short game!

Unbelievable! This will test your short game. When your done you will learn what you need to work on. A fabulous experience from someone who plays 200 rounds a year around the world.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tricky Par 3 Course

Great fun at this par 3 course in Scottsdale. Greens are very fast so be prepared!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing Par 3 experience

Wow. What a fun course!! This immaculate course is located in a gorgeous resort setting. All Par3 are challenging yet fun. There is a secret hole that we used for a playoff tie breaker ! Pace was great, views amazing and we will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough greens

3 4 putts were the norm. Two pars and couple of sixes. Enjoyed it though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Definitely loved this par 3 course! Great layout and course conditions. Mountain views were spectacular. Staff friendly and helpful loading carts. Will play this beautiful course again when in the Scottsdale area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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FROM $177 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at Mountain Shadows and 3 rounds of golf at Mountain Shadows, Talking Stick (O’Odham or Piipaash Course) & We-Ko-Pa Golf Club (Cholla or Saguaro Course).
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