The Mountain Shadows Golf Club has been redesigned and will debut with the opening of the new Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day and the 105th anniversary of Arizona statehood.
Golf course architect Forrest Richardson has tweaked the 1960 design by Arthur Jack Snyder to create the resort’s new Short Course. The 18-hole layout at 2,300 yards from the back tees is an ideal par-3 course that plays fast in just a few hours.
There’s also a bonus wager hole between No. 17 and No. 18 for competitive golfers to settle their bets.
Richardson’s design is grounded in his belief that golf should be fun. Holes play from 60 to 200 yards.
Complementing the new golf course will be Rusty’s, a 19th hole bar and grille with views of Camelback Mountain.
It is named for Valley mall and real estate developer Rusty Lyon, who died in October. His son Scott Lyon is CEO of Westroc Hospitality, which is developing the 183-room Mountain Shadows Resort, 5445 E. Lincoln Drive, and the Short Course.