McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Scottsdale, Arizona | 18 holes | Desert | Par: 71 | 7072 yards

McDowell Mountain Golf Club provides an eco-friendly option in Scottsdale - a pretty setting, too, on the McDowell Mountains' western slope. The golf course was designed by the architect Randy Heckenkemper, who turned what had been the Bureau of Reclamation's storm-water-retention area into a top Scottsdale golf course, with 6,624-yards of par-71 golf laid out over what truly tries to be a sanctuary for the indigenous flora and fauna.

McDowell Mountain Golf Club's signature hole is the 18th, a 516-yard par 5 that allows you finish your round of golf in risk-reward style, with an eagle or birdie practically begging to be attempted - though it might be just as easy to double-bogey. A bunker on the right guards a skinny landing area, while a wicked wash awaits on the left, but, hit that drive right, and you might just make the green in two.

After your round of golf on the golf course, head back to the restaurant, where you can take your breakfast or lunch daily in the dining room or on the patio - and take in vistas of the golf course and Camelback Mountain.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 71 7072 73.3 137
Gold 71 6407 70.2 131
White (W) 71 5724 71.6 129
Red (W) 71 4880 68.1 109
White 71 5724 67 118


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Randy Heckenkemper
  • Type: Public
  • Style: Desert
  • Built in: 1999
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes - "Rick Smith Golf Academy"


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts: No


10690 E. Sheena Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
P: (480) 502-8200

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