Mountain Shadows Golf Course

4.5 stars out of 5
(based on 2 reviews)
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5445 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253
Maricopa County
Phone(s): (855) 485-1417, (480) 624-5433
View of the 7th hole at Mountain Shadows Golf CourseView from the 1st tee at Mountain Shadows Golf CourseSunset view of the 7th hole from Mountain Shadows Golf CourseView from the 14th tee at Mountain Shadows Golf CourseView from the 15th green at Mountain Shadows Golf Course

Nestled in the foothills of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, the course at Mountain Shadows Golf Course has one of the most scenic locations of any course in the state. Towering pines, palms, and oleanders scattered throughout add to the golf course's natural beauty. The sloped greens are protected by both sand and grass bunkers for some challenge. There are also rocky outcroppings throughout and natural vegetation lining the fairways at Mountain Shadows Golf Course. With its scenery and challenging layout, it is no surprise that the golf course is consistently ranked as one of the top executive courses in the state.

4.5 stars out of 5
(based on 2 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Forrest Richardson, Jack Snyder
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1961
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass
  • Greens: TiffDwarf Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: No
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Back 54 2310 0 0
Middle 54 2065 0 0
Forward 54 1735 0 0

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Herb Hunter
    on March 15th, 2017 05:26
    This is a very challenging course. If you want to work on your short game, definitely a plus.
    The greens are a little bumpy in places which may effect a straight put. Be prepared to play over mounds and on slopes. At 73 yrs. it's a workout walking up and down steep mounds and slopes to get to the greens if you come up short on a tee shot. I thought too, in places there are too many large, open dirt areas on several fairways which may be a little frustrating for the beginner.

    Be prepared to pay a $5 cart fee, although the free water bottles and the attached iced cooler off sets the price. On other courses a bottle of water can be priced at $2.00 or more and you may have to get or request the cooler yourself.

    I played the "old" Mountain Shadows course many times and think it was a better Executive course. Loved that course! That said, overall, this new course I would characterize as a very good course. I look forward to returning to play again now that I am more familiar with the course. Last look carefully driving down Lincoln. You may miss the course if you are coming there for the first time. Need a sign on one side of the road although the town probably willl not allow it. Have fun!
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by James Smith
    on December 08th, 2014 23:36
    Course was in really great shape....greens running true and moderately fast.....rangers kept good pace of play....absolutely beautiful scenery on most holes....staff extremely accommodating....AAAAA+++++
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