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MMGC Named as a Most Improved Course by Golf Inc. Magazine

In it’s September/October issue, Golf Inc. magazine has named McDowell Mountain Golf Club as one it’s most improved golf courses for 2017.  Earning 3rd place in the Public Courses category, McDowell Mountain was lauded for it’s course improvements and clubhouse renovation which guests of MMGC have been enjoying for the past few years.

The full article can be found here.

Creating a Culture of Quality at McDowell Mountain Golf Club


Brett Trenter - Director of Operations at McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Becoming one of the best golf courses in Scottsdale is hard work.  At McDowell Mountain Golf Club, we pride ourselves in cultivating leaders who embody our mission to be among the best golf courses in Scottsdale. We are fortunate to have such a leader in our Director of Operations, Brett Trenter.

Brett is an award-winning PGA of America member with over 20 years of experience in the golf industry. The majority of his experience comes at some of the best golf courses in Scottsdale. He brings with him a dynamic background in club management with General Manager roles at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and Vista Verde/Verde River Golf Club, as well as his tenure with Grayhawk Golf Club. Throughout his career, Brett has consistently managed some of the best golf courses in Scottsdale. As an experienced golf professional, Brett creates a dynamic environment and provides fresh insight into the day-to-day operations of the club and our staff.

Focused on the Guest Experience

Of course, Brett didn’t become the pro he is today without his passion for providing a genuine experience, building a tremendous team, and delivering a quality product. When it comes to delivering a guest experience that truly wows, Brett dedicates his time to creating an atmosphere where our guests feel welcome. Guests know that they always have a place to make lasting memories with friends and family at McDowell Mountain. Whether a guest lives around the corner or is staying at a nearby Scottsdale resort, Brett’s goal is to make guests feel at home at MMGC.

Prioritizing Relationships

He also understands the value of a team that goes above and beyond to ensure guest expectations are exceeded. He believes that a guest experience is only as good as the team that delivers it. That means putting the right people in the right place. Brett believes that, “At the end of day, it all boils down to relationships. Relationships with our neighbors, members, daily guests, vendors, and team members. Foster those relationships and your culture evolves naturally.”

A Commitment to Quality

Lastly, Brett stresses the importance of providing “Service and Surface.” He believes that service should be delivered in a timely, friendly, genuine fashion while providing a quality product on-course. This includes ensuring course conditions, practice facilities, and the Golf Shop are top priorities among all staff. Top-notch facilities are vital for McDowell Mountain Golf Club to remain among the best golf courses in Scottsdale.

As you can see, Brett Trenter believes deeply in golf, relationships, quality products, and more importantly, the guest experience. Have feedback on how we can make the experience at MMGC even better?. Seek someone from our staff out the next time you are on property and share your thoughts with us. We’d love to hear them!

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It’s time for Overseeding, but Wait What is Overseeding?


Some of you may ask, what is overseeding and why do we overseed our golf course? Overseeding is to seed an existing stand with another type of plant. In this case our Bermuda grass golf course will be overseeded with Rye grass. Why? The reasons golf courses overseed their grass is to transition the course through different seasons and climate temperatures throughout the year so that the grass stays in great playing condition year around.

Bermuda grass thrives in weather warmer than eighty degrees or more at night as where Rye grass is meant for cooler weather. Our goal is to make sure our golf course is in the best shape for you and ready to play year around. This way you and your friends or family have the best playing experience possible. Hopefully you and your guests can appreciate the beautiful landscape of our course and the amazing views of the McDowell Mountains.

Our golf course is currently closed for overseeding through Sunday, October 9th. The golf course will re-open the on Monday, October 10th. We look forward to seeing you on our freshly overseeded emerald green course when we re-open for play!

In the mean-time our restaurant, the Mesquite Grille will be open at 3:00 p.m. (Monday – Thursday) for happy hour and dinner, and (Friday – Sunday) from 11:00 a.m. for you to enjoy your favorite sporting events and adult beverages.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 480.502.8200.

Join Us For A Labor Day BBQ

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Summer is wrapping up, school is back in session, and Labor Day is right around the corner. With all the chaos, it can be hard to find time to unwind and just enjoy the changing of the seasons. That’s why Mesquite Grille at McDowell Mountain Golf Club would like to invite you to an end of summer celebration. Join us at the grille on Labor Day weekend for a BBQ party to remember!

The BBQ will take place on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 5-9 p.m at the Mesquite Grille. We are located at 10690 E. Sheena Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255. Menu items will include a smoked BBQ half chicken, garlic parmesan fries and cole slaw for just $19 per person. This will also be the last Sunday to take advantage of all day happy hour so it is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

Not only will we have delicious food, but there will also be something to do for everyone! From food, music, and games you’re sure to end the summer in style.

Discover Our Summer Golf Deals Going On Now

Golf Rates

Don’t miss our amazing golf specials going on now! From golf memberships to kids clubs, there is something for everyone. At McDowell Mountain Golf Club, it is our goal to enhance the game you love while providing an affordable price you won’t find anywhere else.

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How to prevent a SLICE

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A slice can be very frustrating in a game of golf. One tip to fix this is to straighten out the club. When you hit the ball with an open clubface a slice will occur. To prevent this make sure your grip is correct. Hold your club with an interlocking grip then look to see where your thumbs are pointing. They should be pointing down in a straight line towards the club head. If you line your thumbs up and your stance this will improve your swing.

Game Changing Golf Tips

Be The (Middle) ball

Here’s a drill that will help you get better at making contact in the center of the clubface

By Boyd Summerhays, PGA, Photos By Ryan Nollgolf swing tips

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