McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Nice Track in N. Scottsdale
A challenging layout with fast greens, undulating fairways and some difficult bunkers. The course is not as tight as it appears but there are numerous strategically place bunkers that must be avoided if your going to score well. Numerous bronzed status of wild animals are placed throughout the course which add to it's beauty. Great vistas of the surrounding mountains and desert. As a whole, the course was is good condition and has a nice practice facility. A bit pricey but a must play if you can get a good rate.
April 17, 2014
McDowell Mountain-First trip
Nice club house, nice course conditions, pro shop staff a bit snooty, carts in good shape but no water for start and no place to dampen a towel, starters were a bit robotic and overly rehearsed, marshals were good but overly enthusiastic, cart ladies were excellent just way too sporadic in appearances and under-supplied each time (no food at all in the middle of the back nine).
Overall though, a good experience and I would go back.
Club house food was good but a smidge slow,
April 17, 2014
Overall positive experience, especially course conditions. However- when paying >$100 to play a round of golf, range balls should be included in cost and carts (which were new) should have GPS. Our group included 2 "hackers" so we played from gold tees (6400 yards). Balls run far on fairways so I didn't need a driver AT ALL and still had PW or 9 iron to green on many holes. We teed-off at 10:00 and it was fairly windy.
April 15, 2014
The track was in good condition not too difficult, but a little local knowledge goes a long way. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I'll play this course again.
April 15, 2014
Super on top of it staff, I'll play again. Very friendly fun course.
April 13, 2014
It was OK
We play all over the valley, was our first time here though. Staff was great, got us off 15 minutes early without us even asking. Marshall and cart girl we saw twice per nine which was nice since it was hot that day. The course itself? Eh, greens were challenging and fun, fairway conditions were acceptable, the course itself though, I guess I just expected a bit more. Views of the valley and mountains were so-so, fairways were challenging, and fair, but just nothing too exciting. I'd play again if the rates were lower, otherwise I think there's better deals to be had.
April 10, 2014
Favorite Course in this area !!!!!
Loved this Desert Course !!! Phil's Guys did a super Job here !!! Will come back just to play this course, Hands down my Favorite Course !! Really Enjoyed my 4 partners that I was Paired with and this course. Each Hole was a Pleasant Surprise ! Without Golfnow.com I doubt I would have played this course ? Saved lots of $$$ on the. Greens Fee.
April 5, 2014
Great for all levels of golfers
Great improvements from when it was the Sanctuary!
April 3, 2014