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3.9
895 Reviews (895)
5 Stars
163
4 Stars
470
3 Stars
173
2 Stars
73
1 Stars
16
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
84.3%
Recommend this course
754 out of 895 reviews
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3.5
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.3
68.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 45 reviews
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3.8
190 Reviews (190)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
93
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
81.6%
Recommend this course
155 out of 190 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6922 yards
Slope 123
Rating 72.5

Unlike many other courses in Phoenix, the course at the Toka Sticks Golf Club was not done in a traditional desert-style. It is known amongst locals for having very fast greens, many of which are elevated. The old Toka Sticks course was originally a nine-hole course built in 1945 but in addition to making it an 18-hole, championship course, it has had many renovations in the years since to make it a more challenging and interesting course. There are stately trees present on the course call for straight shots in order to reach the narrow fairways. Two lakes are situated on the course that create water hazards that come into play on sever holes. There are also several well-placed sand bunkers throughout. Toka Stick Golf Club also offers a short game area, a putting green and a driving range.

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Course Details

Year Built 1945
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs.

Food & Beverage

Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
895 Reviews (895)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
19th Hole Specials 14
Patio Dining 12
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 58
Bunkers 55
Undulating Greens 31
This course/club is great for:
Locals 74
Walkers 57
Seniors 56
This Course's Location is:
Near the Airport 68
Convenient to the City 43
Worth the Drive 33

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Played On
Reviews 83
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Overseeding Next Day

With overseeding to begin the next day (not advertised as such), course was in poor playing condition (fairways scalped, sand traps with a mere dressing of sand,, greens exceedingly slow).. Hopefully all will improve in several weeks …. just not today.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A ok

Some false fronts are a bit weary. Not country club style but we’d play again before overseeding

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great

Had a great time on the course course was in between receding but still had a great time the facility is great the people are great love playing there it Toka sticks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mature course, wiiiiiiide open fairways

I love this course! The layout is amazing! Plenty of shade trees, not too many water hazards or bunkers. If it weren't for slow players and lack of a ranger to hurry them up, it would be perfect! Really friendly staff and the course is my absolute favorite (distance from house vs. conditions vs. price).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough too penal

Greens were decent, though very hard. Fairways a bit shaggy. The rough, however, was very penal. “Normal” rough probably 4-5” and those (in my opinion) idiotic “deep rough islands” were knee height. All told, the group lost at least 7 balls because they happened to go into these areas.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth it

Greens are in terrible shape, and the dead grass not being collected from the mower every where gets really annoying. Definitely not worth $39 for this time of year.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mess

Horrible condition...cut grass laying on top of 6 inch rough. The greens are a mess.
Should go ahead and build houses on this land if you're not going to maintain it as a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

no maintenance, water everywhere! what!!!

did not take long until you realized their maintenance was lacking. Thick un mowed rough with some fairways have large un mowed areas that was impossible to find your golf ball delaying play many times. Many greens had large water areas in front of the greens which was very unusual. We had to get ball retrievers to get balls out of small water areas directly in front of the greens. Do not play there until they get their maintenance improved.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/30/2021

We appreciate you expressing your concerns with us. Standing water on the course has been an issue this month due to recent rains and over saturation of the course. You may see our current course condition rating on our website before booking your next tee time or call the golf shop for an accurate updated information. Thanks for coming out and playing Toka Sticks. We will send your comment to the maintenance team.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sad about condition and no notification

I’ve played Toka Sticks for years and it has always been one of my favorite course. I was so disappointed at the conditions I experienced today and even more so that they didn’t at least let us know about the conditions while still charging normal greens fees. I know there are challenges with recent weather and pandemic impacts upon obtaining proper staffing but again let the players know when course conditions are not up to standard.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/16/2021

Thank you for let us know about your golfing experience. The management team took your comment very seriously. To better serve our guests, the team designed a specific web page dedicated to letting players know the current course conditions and maintenance schedule on our website. We also have the same information posted in the Golf Shop and the entire Golf Shop team has been properly trained in giving the proper information to our guests. We hope this accurate information is assessable to all. Thank you for coming out and playing at Toka Sticks GC and we hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens issue

The course was nice, but the greens were not good and water was everywhere. Hopefully it dries out and recovers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to express your golf experience with us. Unfortunately, our course has been getting more rain than we can handle and our drainage system is at full capacity. We are hoping to get more sun than rain in the next couple of weeks. We are currently repairing the greens from gopher damage by placing new sod in those problem areas. Please visit us in the future so that we can earn the extra 3 stars.

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Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were horrible shape! 4 some in front of us all thought they were big hitters and would wait until people were 350 yards up before hitting. 5.25 hour round of waiting! Marshall did all he could, but they were just slow. Paid $40 plus in August for this............should have been $25 tops. Staff was friendly though.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/07/2021

Thank you for expressing your experience at Toka Sticks GC. We will send your comment to the appropriate teams to fix these issues. Toka Sticks GC strives for creating a 5-star golfing experience. Thanks for playing at Toka Sticks GC and hopefully we can earn the other 3-stars.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Toka sticks

Lots of uprooted or damaged trees. Course was overwatered. All pins were yellow flags, should have had pin sheets.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/07/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to comment and let us know about your experience. Your 3-star rating draws concern for improvement. We are currently taking the steps to clean up the huge trees that are down on certain holes. Thank you for coming out and playing at Toka Sticks Golf Club. Hopefully, we can earn the other 2-stars on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad

Not a bad course, especially for this time of year. Some standing water/puddles on the fairways here and there, and the greens were a bit bumpy, but a fairly simple layout and played in under 4 hours with a split foursome (two sets of tees). Bring your bug spray, though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly. Thank you for visiting Toka Sticks Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Under water

Played this place for the first time and this course was either a disaster or warzone, was not informed about the conditions of the course, I have never played on course, where you had to pull your ball out of standing water so much in my life, the greens were terrible period, the only great thing was the pace of play under 3 hours. Not worth the money is all I can say, I am sure I could of got a rain check, but I wanted to play golf, they should of informed us of the course conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/06/2021

We appreciate the time you took to submit your comment and rating. Our maintenance team is still working on the clean up of the course. Yes, it was a war zone and very unexpected. We do send out warning emails in the morning in cases like this. We may not have the correct or no email under your profile and we appolozice for the misscommunication.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Windstorm took its toll

Because of the previous nights heavy windstorm everything about this review will be skewed. Many fallen trees , though none blocking okay and tree limbs dotted the course. Play was backed up an hour as the grounds crew valiantly got the course ready. Kudos to them for that. Pace of play was excruciating slow and the heat didn't help. However it still was a 4 hour round and the course was very green and in good shape considering the weather events. As with most courses the bunkers are hard and dried out. The beverage girl was all over, passed me many times so that was a good sign. I will play here again, I'll just be more judicious about the time I play a this is a 3:15-3:30 hour course and is very playable for a high handicapper, like myself.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to comment and rate the course. Yes, it was a rough weekend out there and we are currently still cleaning up the debris. We hope you come back in the future when course conditions are at it's best.

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