2CentGolf Rating: ★★★★☆

Course Information

Course Name: McDowell Mountain Golf Course (Formerly Sanctuary)
Address: 10690 E. Sheena Dr.
City: Scottsdale
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85255
Phone: 480-502-8200
Type of Course: Desert
Price Paid: $49.00 (Golf Now)
Month/Year Played: December, 2012
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Ladies: 4880/5724
Mens: 6407
Pros: 7072
Ladies: 68.1
Mens: 70.2
Pros: 73.3
Ladies: 109
Mens: 131
Pros: 137

Play Information:
Tees Played: Men’s
Time: 4 Hours 00 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: Stone


QuickBuck: This course went from the top of my list of courses not to play to the top of my list to play anytime I get a chance. When the new clubhouse is finished it will be in the top 10 places to play in Scottsdale.

Malibu: This course has been renovated and they have done a super job. Greens, fairways, sandtraps, etc. are in great shape. I look forward to another outing here. Had a great time.

MyTi: They did a great job on the re-design. Bunkers in great shape as is the rest of the course. Really fun.

Stone: What a change! This course has gone from “do not play at any price” to a very playable, enjoyable destination for golf. It was in great shape after overseeding, and the formerly punitive nature of the course has been eradicated. There is still trouble, would not recommend walking this course, and the 9th hole a little difficult to figure out from the tee unless you have played here before. But overall a very nice Scottsdale desert course. Recommended.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★½

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★★

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★★½

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★★½

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★★½

Restaurant - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★½

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★½☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★½

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - Yes