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“Roller Coaster Ride” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lookout Mountain Golf Club

Lookout Mountain Golf Club
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Owner description: Lookout Mountain Golf Club at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is a magnificent par-71 course has garnered many honors. Golf Digest named it one of the 450 best public courses in the country and Lookout Mountain has been consistently voted one of the top 25 golf courses in the state of Arizona. Our course has also hosted celebrity events such as the Harmon Killebrew Invitational, the Royce Clayton Charity Classic and the Phoenix Suns Scramble. Join us for a great day on the course and good luck!
Guelph, Canada
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Roller Coaster Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had the pleasure of playing the Lookout Mountain Course at Tapatio Cliffs, and it is definitely on our list for a repeat visit next time in the Scottsdale area. All staff we ineracted with were very friendly. We were able to tee off 30 minutes before our 12:00 noon tee time, which helped us get to the Coyotes Hockey game that evening in plenty of time. The course was in excellent condition and the roller coaster ride from hole to hole was only bettered by the scenic views. Definitey bring your camera if planning to play here.

Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California
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128 reviews
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“Golf w/ Many Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Lookout Mountain golf course was a combination of desert and mountain golf w/ many views of the area. Fun to play w/ many elevated tees, thus the related views.. Staff very helpful and excellent practice facility.

Visited November 2013
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453 reviews
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“Great views and gorgeous course”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Enter this club via hotel in Topatio Cliffs, west of 51. Service was professional and pleasant. Cart path only for another week so we had the course to ourselves. Fairways in good shape. Greens challenging. Some water. Plenty of sand traps to cause trouble. Nice mix of short and long holes. Course is surrounded by mountains. A driving range, putting, and chipping greens available. Some steep areas. Take extra balls.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria, British Columbia
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163 reviews
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“Decent Track that would be a lot better if it wasn't so close to noisy traffic”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

This course has a decent layout with lots of elevation changes and small landing areas off the tees. Played 36 holes here for $91 booked through standby golf, which was great value. Greens were very slow, bumpy and hairy however as the course came out of reseeding about a week or 10 days prior to us playing it. Enjoyed some of the elevated tee boxes with views over Phoenix. Course was challenging especially around the greens which were smaller sized for a resort course and generally heavily bunkered. Found the sand tough to hit out of as it was quite coarse and hard packed. We played the back tees and found that on a number of the downhill par 4s and 5s we had to really dial it back off the tee, hitting 3 woods or hybrids given the tight and sometimes short landing areas. There were some great looking homes around parts of the course and verging on ghetto type dumps bordering other parts of the course, which was a little weird. Also, there is a dog kennel beside the 2nd tee box where you can hear many dogs barking. A good portion of the course borders or is close to freeways as well, so you hear lots of traffic noise during your round. Snack shack was closed during our second round at around 3pm, which was rather crazy as the course was fairly busy and it was hot at around 86F. Cart girl was not seen often during the second round either. Beer, drinks and food were more expensive here than other courses we played in Scottsdale area. Staff was friendly and helpful however. Pace of play was good at just over 4 hours a round. Not a bad course considering the price we paid, but none of us would return as there are many other better options in the Phoenix area where you don't have to listen to the almost constant din of traffic noise and dogs barking.

Visited October 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Nice golf course but where was the hospitality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

The course was in decent shape with fairly wide fairways, but a lot of trouble especially bunkers strategically placed. The starter did a very good job of explaining the nuances of the course. We started at about 1:30pm on a Sunday. There are some unusual features to the course. One is as previously mentioned you have to take the golf cart along the sidewalk adjacent to 7th avenue for 200 yards to reach the first tee. The second is that there is no return to the clubhouse after the ninth hole but there is a snack bar at the 10th tee. There are no iceboxes on the carts and no GPS. They did have ice and water that you could help yourself to at the beginning and water was available on some holes.

The pace at the beginning was Ok. By the way the first and 2nd holes run parallel to the 18th and 17th holes so watch out for stray balls, (one hit our cart). Gradually it got slower. We had a refreshment cart pass us on the second tee but we decided to wait until the next visit by Candice? which she said OK. We did not see her or anyone else again with refreshments. Moreover the snack bar on the 10th tee was closed also. So nothing the whole way. It was not yet 3:30 and they had shut up shop. And this is supposed to be a resort? Some hospitality! To compound all this the pace of play slowed to a crawl so we quit on the 11th tee (it was 102 degrees) and we were not prepared to wait at every shot. After passing 4 groups we then drove past four holes with nobody on them. When we got back we were told that the ranger does not work past 3pm. I told the guy in the pro shop about our experience, he said he didn't dispute it, but didn't seem to care about it either.
There are many golf courses in the Phoenix area. There is no need to put up with the inferior service here

Visited September 2013
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