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Sinatra and the Rat Pack were just a few of the celebrities that did a little bit of this and a little bit of that at Mountain Shadows in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley back in the 50s and 60s. Present day sees the property having undergone a major overhaul with its doors now open for a whole new era. To begin with, renowned golf course architect Forrest Richards has redesigned the high-end 18 hole, par 3 course, one of only a handful of its kind in the world, to cater to all golf games. Suited for families, corporate outings, novice players and serious golfers alike while still giving a nod to the site’s heritage, Richardson’s design is grounded in his belief that golf should be fun, his goal being not only revitalize the course, but also to set a new bar for the par-3 golf experience.

Not a golfer? Not a problem. This boutique resort set in the shadow of iconic Camelback Mountain features desert modern design, 183 guest rooms, a luxury wing with 42 resort condominiums and suites, a restaurant with an exhibition kitchen, two pools, a high-tech fitness facility, a fully revamped 18-hole golf course with a golf grill and lounge, and 37,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space.