McDowell Mountain Golf Club
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
First timer. Course is in the wash,somewhat protected from the winds we had. Course was in good shape, greens were starting to green up and grow. It is not the toughest test in town, works for all levels and still is fun for the better golfer. Food was good, nice setting. I still have a problem having to pay for range balls at a course in this price range.
April 3, 2014
nicer condition and harder than I remember
I recall playing Santuary golf course several times in the past. The course is now owned by a group including Phil Mickelson, renamed McDowell Mountain, and is much improved. Course condition was very good. The greens featured much undulation and were smooth and fairly fast. Fairways and rough were in good to excellent shape. I am not sure if they re-did the greens or not but they seemed much more difficult than I remember.
March 28, 2014
Very good experience. Target golf and lots of sand but overall fair. Course is in excellent condition and customer service was very good.
March 23, 2014
Top tier golf course!
Awesome! McDowell Mountain rivals some of the more high profile valley courses. Very challenging layout but fair. Due to the lack of rain, the greens are pretty firm but that's the story for most courses in the valley. That said, they rolled very true with a few deceptive breaks which makes it fun. The tee's and fairways were in fantastic shape! We stopped in the bar for a drink after the round and the atmosphere was fun and the staff was very attentive and friendly. Can't wait to play this gem again!
March 22, 2014
Used to be The Sanctuary
This course used to be The Sanctuary and was recently purchased by Phil Mickelson and partners. They did add a lot of turf and reduced a lot of the wash areas. These improvements have made the course more playable. We were visiting from Kansas City and noticed that there were a lot of retirees and locals that were playing. The course was packed on a Thursday. We played in just under 5 hours.
March 21, 2014