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3.6
1003 Reviews (1003)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
445
3 Stars
252
2 Stars
109
1 Stars
61
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
74.8%
Recommend this course
761 out of 1003 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
76 Reviews (76)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
76.3%
Recommend this course
58 out of 76 reviews
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3.6
171 Reviews (171)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
74.3%
Recommend this course
127 out of 171 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6732 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.8

Cave Creek Golf Course is Phoenix's most popular municipal course, seeing about 100,000 rounds yearly. In 1983, Cave Creek began as a landfill reclamation project. It's a sort of pioneer in environmental design, proving similar spots can find environmentally friendly uses. It's open dawn to dusk, year-round.

Eighteen holes of par-72 golf take golfers over 6,732 yards on the Cave Creek Golf Course, kicking off on the par-4 first hole, which measures 363 yards from the blue tees, before things get long on the second hole, which measures 510 yards from the blue tees. That's just one of four long holes, with the sixth hole measuring 532 yards from the blue tees, the 11th coming in at 521 yards from the blue tees, and the sixth having a distance of 518 yards from the blue tees. The round concludes after a suggested playing time of four hours and 10 minutes on the 18th hole, a par 4 that measures 388 yards from the blue tees.

The city of Phoenix has contracted with several hotel chains to offer stay-and-play packages for golfers at the Cave Creek Golf Course and other municipal tracks.

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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
1003 Reviews (1003)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 55
Undulating Greens 55
Water Hazards 48
This course/club is great for:
Locals 89
Beginners 39
Walkers 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 100
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 52
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Fairways and greens fine.. everything else not quite fine

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 96
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Cave Creek

The fairways were in great shape. The cart paths were spotty at best. The greens were poor.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/06/2023

Hello, WesDeley. Thank you for visiting us at Cave Creek Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great starters!

Really enjoyed the starters on this course, so friendly and helpful! Good advice on how to play some of the holes. Will come back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/30/2023

Thank you for your review, rpetrysh. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Cave Creek Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/30/2023

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share your favorite part of your experience and what we can do to earn that last star! Thanks for golfing at Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Thank you for reviewing us, u000003608740. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Cave Creek Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/23/2023

u523090034, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course.

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Reviews 19
3.0
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Previously Played

So So Course

This course is built on a former landfill. Unfortunately, some areas on the course still show old tire rims, bed springs and other debris sticking out of the hillsides. Messy!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hi, JFY012145! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

For Canadians

Greens have great contours, pretty long course for an average lady golfer but great for me. Scenic views of the mountains, Fairways are average. Better than shoveling snow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Thanks so much for the great review, Browner4. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course soon. Thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course.

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Reviews 17
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hello, Terry4428686. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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Reviews 17
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hello, Terry4428686. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hello 002065. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We’ll be back

I’ve enjoyed playing this course for 4 decades, to have a full service restaurant onsite might be a lot to ask, but there’s always hope.
Adios for now

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/04/2023

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, espoaz. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Cave Creek Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
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Commented on 02/06/2023

Hello, jaybwest. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/03/2023

Hello uIFWX3762IF. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great muni track and of course paired with great locals. Conditions are great and the pace of play was a surprise. Quick mid-day round in about 4 hrs. Food was great. Fees are well worth the price. Would definately play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Thank you for taking the time to review us, aralko. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Cave Creek Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/03/2023

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best deal for the money

I have played courses that cost more and are not nearly as nice. To me Cave Creek provides everything the more expensive courses do. Very well kept up with a friendly staff and great practice facility also.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Hi, u314162133049. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Cave Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/03/2023

Hello u136056085. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

good course

Great value for the money, has an interesting and tricky layout and has a challenging green. the pace of play was not good that day and there was no marshall to guide the players. They can do something with the cart path, it is in ruins.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/04/2023

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, davidyip4. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon. Thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/03/2023

Thank you for reviewing us, davidyip4. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Cave Creek Golf Course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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