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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6778 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.0

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 06/2019.

Turquoise Valley Golf Course originally opened in 1908 as a diversion for copper miners in the area. Being over a century old, it has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated course in Arizona. The course originally opened as a nine-hole layout and the back nine wasn’t added until decades later in 1996. This gives the front and back nines a completely different character from one another. Golfers begin with a more traditional layout before moving on to the modern, desert target-style back nine. Also on the back nine, golfers will encounter the infamous 15th hole. Besides its long history, Turquoise Valley Golf Course is also known for this hole, which is the only par-6 in the state and stands as the fifth longest hole in the county. At a monstrous 747 yards, the hole is nicknamed the "Rattler" and is one of the most talked-about golf holes in Arizona.

Course Details

Year Built 1908
Greens Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf Simulator No
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.3
22 Reviews (22)
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Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

maintenance is a little lax here and the fairways and rough are hard to determine what is what, the greens are fairly well maintained the tee boxes need loads of help overall, not a bad course to play for the money

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

this course is really showing its age. The tee boxes and fairways are in horrible shape. The greens are a little better but not much. Needs a lot of work.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has a good lay out and a par 6.

Been playing this course for a long time and enjoy it every time I play it. Like the lay out of the course greens are fast and a little hard to read. Staff is great and very friendly with a great attitude.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course Conditions are Improving!

Over several months to a year, the course suffered through poor conditions, lack of water, and management issues. Currently the course appears to be improving. Fairways, tee boxes and greens are receiving attention as maintenance staff if working on them. Water resources have improved and grass areas, fairways, & greens are showing improvement. The restaurant has reopened which has always had great Mexican food. Overall playing Turquoise Valley is a fun experience. The golf course is straight forward and provides challenging shots at all levels.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is very challenging, especially the par 6 15th hole.

I like playing this course because you can start with a par or birdie and before you know it one bad shot and yo can go with bogies before you realize it. It's a challenging course and you have to be careful and not take it for granted. The managers and staff are very friendly and make you feel special. Love playing there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

The people that have played this course for years talk about it’s once’s greatness as the oldest golf course in Arizona. I’ve only be playing it for a little over a year and after 5 years of golfing in Vegas it was pretty rough to play in the shap it was in. But they sold it a few months ago and have really improved this course the last several months. It’s getting better every time I play it and looking foreword to it’s continued improvement. There’s talk of destroying it and building a huge RV park and subdivision with a 9 hole made up course that No real golfers will show up for. I’m a RV’r and love to travel and golf. But I will not show up to golf at a RV park with a small 9 hole course and do not see how this would be profitable to build or benefit the area. The current RV park therenow is never near it capacity and there are several RV parks in the local area already. Hope they keep it and continue to improve this course to its original grandeur,

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Just hanging on

Course is in ruff condition sand traps have weeds growing in them so are unplayable. Fairways are thin lots of bare spots. Tee boxes are bare also. I really hope conditions improve this is a great carouse.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Help

Water please
Kill the ants that are everywhere
Needs lots of care
Lots of fun but poor shape will kill this course

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

needs work

Hopefully the new owners will improve condition. Fairways were mostly bare.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

the course

All in all course is in decent shape. Course is being worked on.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gotta try it!

it's a great challenge. Desert course means you better hit the fairway. No snakes yet. Greens are extremely challenging but consistent. Stay below the hole! Fantastic value and quick pace of play most times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

History Repeats

The course is generally fun and certain holes do present challenges. Overall the course was in fair condition with winter showing its effect upon parts of the course. Greens were bumpy with speed consistency a challenge. It was also sad to hear that the course is up for sale again. The restaurant was closed and won't reopen until a new owner is confirmed. The bar was open, so that helped.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

bad

this course is so bad it isn't worth 15.00 to play..resturant closed. pro shop a joke.course terrible.such a shame for what once was a beautiful golf course .

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Diamond in the Rough

Course is out of the way in Naco, AZ, but it's fun to play. Front nine is traditional type layout with the back nine more of a desert layout. Course has had maintenance issues, but seems to be dealing with these issues much better currently. Greens have come back well and fairways are much improved.

The restaurant has some of the best Mexican food around and is worth visiting. Overall a trip to Turquoise Valley is worth the time and should be fun.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun to play

Was pretty dry on front 9 , Back was a lot better!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Always a Reliable One-day Getaway

For years, to many of us Southern Arizonans, Turquoise Valley has felt like our terrific little secret. Located maybe a driver and three-wood from the border, this jewel provides soothing relief from the hustle and bustle of the cities. The greens have always been among the best, most receptive ones in this part of the state, but the entire course was in particularly good condition today. Whether it is the recent change in ownership, or the dress up for the auction prior to that, the course is in as good of shape as any course I have played in Southern Arizona this summer. Although we didn't do it today, multiple rounds are the norm this time of year. Weekends usually have a little more play, but you can still get in plenty of golf in the afternoon. A lunch break between rounds is often the ticket. The food is pretty good. Plus, it is much cooler here than in Tucson and Phoenix-- about 15 degrees less than Tucson today. With all the old west and attractive tourist locations nearby, this is the place to satisfy the golf jones if you are spending a few days in the area. It is also worth the drive if you are looking to get away for the day. A very stress-free round today. I wish I could play here more often than I do because it has always been one of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Awesome Course

I have been playing on this course for almost 15 years. It is always fun playing here. Perfect conditions to play year round. The "Rattler" is the most challenging hole I have ever played throughout my years, but still awesome to play it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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