The Short Course at Mountain Shadows now open for play

The long awaited opening of the newly designed Short Course at Mountain Shadows opened for play on March 6th. This par-3, 18-hole newly designed layout by architect Forrest Richardson is exciting fun play for a quick round for beginners as well as the experienced golfer. It will definitely let you know where you need help with your short game. 

Mountain Shadows’ original golf course was built in 1961 by course architect Arthur Jack Snyder. It was a favorite course among Hollywood celebrities and socialites as well as some of the TOUR’s best local professionals who frequented the course to hone in their short games.

Rugged slopes, rising ridges and dramatic mounds set in the scenic desert landscape with breathtaking views of Camelback and Mummy Mountains make the new design a true destination, well worth the wait. 

The Course plays from 2,310 yards to 1,735 yards. As you journey counterclockwise around the perimeter of Mountain Shadows Resort, Camelback Mountain begins to fall into sight. At the final destination, the course slopes back down to the resort, welcoming you into the oasis of Mountain Shadows. 

Your group can enjoy a round in half the time and still fit in a day of meetings or exploration. The Forrest Wager is a fun spot for putting challenges, while Rusty’s patio and lounge is the perfect place to gather for food and libations. This publisher might add that I had the best grilled cheese sandwich of my life at Rusty’s and will be heading back for more of their delicious items on the menu. It’s the perfect spot for gathering before or after your round as well as a brunch/luncheon on the patio with associates, friends, or family.

Green fees vary by time of year. In-season rates start at $55 and off- season rates start at $25. Electric carts and pull carts are available for additional fees. Call 888.673.8283 or visit to reserve your tee times. *Rates subject to change. 

The Short Course at Mountain Shadows Resort is located at 5445 East Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley, Arizona.