Mountain Brook Golf Club

Mountain Brook Golf Club



Phone: 480.671.1000

Address: 5783 S. Mountainbrook Drive
Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118 

Managing Partner: Ryan Thompson
Head Golf Professional: Ed Boyd
Director of Agronomy: Matt Rusch
Director of Marketing: Shawn Lasher
Course Architect: Brian Whitcomb 

About this Course:
Par 71 – 6641 yards from the tips
Slope/Rating: 69.7/119; 68.0/112; 66.3/109; 64.4/104; 62.7/99

Highway 60 east to Mountain Brook was lined with colorful spring flowers thanks to all of the recent rain. That precipitation also aided the new ownership’s seeding for beautiful course conditions from tee boxes through fairways to greens. Location, location, location makes for dramatic views of the Superstition Mountains and ever-changing hues with the passing sun.  

Driving away after golf, we were struck by the scene of a bride and groom exchanging vows before rows of seated guests on the number two fairway with the shimmering lake behind and the mighty mountains above for one of the most extraordinary wedding settings. 

Such are the views throughout the round. Remember when playing to look up and enjoy. And remember that putts slope away from the mountains – except when they don’t. 

A short game practice area designed by Phil Mickelson along with the wide driving range readies golfers for play. 

Hole #4, Par 4, 360 yards – The lady of the lake is calling for your ball as the lake is the formidable hazard on this dogleg left. Common sense tells you to play to the corner of the lake and take an iron into the green, yet the visual begs you to try clearing the water. However, four cottonwood trees stand guard against a safe landing in front of or on the green. No one claims that golfers have common sense but rather a knack for reaching for that one shot that creates bragging rights. Even if it works, there is no guarantee you can make the pitch and putt for all that risk.

Hole #7, Par 5, 500 yards – The second par 5 on the front nine provides a full-frontal view of the spectacular Superstitions. The fairway is generous for a big swing accommodating the length required to reach this uphill, bunker guarded green. If length is your Achilles heel, take the military approach for a three-shot delivery. Go right side for drive and left side for the second, which allows for an open slot and unobstructed view of the green. Sloping from back to front with a small shelf in the rear, pin placement is paramount to a great score. Take inspiration from the view.

Hole #15, Par 4, 375 yards – A dogleg left fairway has ample room for drives to the middle or right side. Trees within the dogleg demand that you play the percentages and not try to cut off the corner for less yardage on the approach. The green is protected by large bunkers left and right. Mounding behind the green provides some relief for longer errant shots, but a desert transition area divides the fairway deterring a bump and run to the green. Don’t over think it and take what the hole gives you. Know your yardage to be rewarded or this low handicap hole can bite you. 

Hole #18, Par 5, 578 yards – The longest hole on the course requires all the power you can generate. The fairway is predominately flat except for the last 200 yards, which gradually climbs uphill to the green. With a bunker on the left side and heavy rough to the right side, any player going for the green in two will have to have big boy or girl pants on. The rest of us mortals will play a three- shot chance for birdie or par. This is a great challenge for a grand finale before a celebratory round at The Prospector.  

Along with the owners, scorecards are new with a line for player services showing the restroom locations and call box at nine to order food from The Prospector at the turn. Their hot dogs are prepared on a toasted poppy seed bun with your choice of condiments including lightly grilled sauerkraut as one of the choices. It is the prettiest turn dog ever seen. The Prospector serves a wide variety of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

A third section of the scorecard shows the Turn Menu on one side and short survey on the other side showing thanks and concern for player satisfaction and return business. Our rating of the golf shop staff, guest service staff, food service staff, course conditions and pace of play was “Highly Satisfied” for all. Returning is guaranteed.