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McDowell Mountain Golf Club

10690 E. Sheena Drive,

Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

  • Office

    +1 (480) 502 8200
  • Pro shop

    +1 (480) 502 8200
  • Fax

    +1 (480) 502 8260
  • Golf pro

    Kevin Neel (PGA, Head Golf Professional)
  • Academy

    Rick Smith Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Desert and residential.

  • Designer:

    Randy Heckenkemper

SSS or slope






How to get there:

3 miles E of 101-loop in Scottsdale.

From Loop 101 Highway exit at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd and head east. After 1 mile turn left onto Thomson Peak Pwy. After 1 mile turn right into McDowell Mountain Ranch Road. After 0.5 miles turn right into 105th Street. After o.8 miles turn right into Sheena Drive. Golf entrance is on your right.

McDowell Mountain Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1999

McDowell Mountain Golf Club (formerly Sanctuary Golf Course at Westworld) nestles in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. This long ribbon-like golf course is not unlike many of the original Scottish links layouts on which golf was first played.

The two-nine hole loops head out-and-back from the clubhouse, with pairs of holes, one outward and one inward, rubbing shoulders with each other along the way. On either side of the holes, rather than the sand dunes of Scotland, you will find plenty of natural desert. A limited amount of housing flanks only a few holes.

Stylish greenside and fairway bunkering gives clear definition to the course, while the reasonably good-width fairways provide you with enough space to aim at from the tee. Lying in wait for anything hit too far offline are large expanses of natural desert terrain, where saguaro cactus, ironwood and mesquite trees are occasionally complemented by wetland features and cattails.

Running alongside much of the course, just 100 or so yards away, is the Hayden-Rhodes Aqueduct, part of the impressive Central Arizona Project that diverts water from the Colorado River at Lake Havasu and distributes it to many parts of central Arizona - Phoenix and Tucson included.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-Jan thru March): Mon-Thur $145; Fri-Sun $150. Shared golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at all times.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

McDowell Mountain Golf Club is operated by OB Sports, a leader in golf course management. It is also an Audubon International Cooperative Signature course, dedicated to the preservation and development of the property's native habitat.


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    6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

    +1 (480) 624 1000

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    The Westin Kierland brings together one of Scottsdale's premier luxury resorts with 27 holes of perfectly manicured championship golf and top level golf instruction and practice facilities.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

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    • Golf within 20 miles:

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    17010 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

    +1 (480) 922 8400

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    The Courtyard Scottsdale North hotel features an ideal location near many of Scottsdale's finest restaurants, shopping malls, and a stunning array of championship golf courses. Within easy access onto the loop 101 Freeway, it is just minutes from there to many of Scottsdale and Phoenix' many attractions.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      TPC Scottsdale; Grayhawk; McDowell Mtn; Kierland; Wildfire.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Talking Stick; SunRidge Canyon; Eagle Mountain; We-Ko-Pa; Troon North; Legend Trail; Boulders; Dove Valley Ranch; Lookout Mountain; The Phoenician; Papago; ASU Karsten.

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