Toka Sticks Golf Club
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.
|Gold (W)||72||6366 yards||75.6||131|
|Silver (W)||72||5882 yards||72.9||123|
|Jade (W)||72||5185 yards||69.3||113|
|Black M: 72.0/121||382||480||210||582||200||375||373||220||544||3366||388||446||569||219||324||198||436||520||456||3556||6922|
|Gold M: 69.5/115||348||455||190||529||168||336||352||203||518||3099||360||427||501||187||303||175||394||493||427||3267||6366|
|Silver M: 66.9/110||326||442||151||484||156||313||325||161||491||2849||344||391||472||142||284||156||366||455||379||2989||5838|
|Jade M: 63.9/102 W: 68.7/108||277||410||125||436||134||292||281||115||427||2497||323||301||442||115||267||139||340||377||310||2614||5111|
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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.
Some false fronts are a bit weary. Not country club style but we’d play again before overseeding
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The course was nice, but the greens were not good and water was everywhere. Hopefully it dries out and recovers.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of uprooted or damaged trees. Course was overwatered. All pins were yellow flags, should have had pin sheets.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.