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3.7
734 Reviews (734)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
334
3 Stars
192
2 Stars
84
1 Stars
47
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
80.6%
Recommend this course
557 out of 734 reviews
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3.6
111 Reviews (111)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.1
74.8%
Recommend this course
83 out of 111 reviews
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3.7
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.5%
Recommend this course
131 out of 169 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

3.7
734 Reviews (734)

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 38
Walkers 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 16

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fun course

I enjoy playing cave creek, has few challenging holes. For a city course it’s great. For the money it’s a great deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value

Fair yardage; fairways in good shape for the summer temps; no real water hazards- challenge is undulating fairways; very fun round played in 3 1/2 hours,

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Saddly

Poor greens, poor fairways, too many $ to play a course in this poor of condition. I will let mine friend Golfers know how disappointing the City or County keeps the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Cave Creek Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Cave Creek Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 169
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

recovering from aeration

The greens are recovering from aeration nicely. They are still a little long, slow and bumpy. You just have to hit a firm putt and remember that there will be hardly any break. Fairways were ok. There were some burnt out spots which is common in summer time. Still very playable. Pace was outstanding! We cruised through without having to wait.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/30/2021

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 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

That’s gonna be a no from me dawg

Course was bad.

Not a flat tee box on the whole course.
Everything was so dry.
The greens were so dry it was extremely difficult to putt, chipping was impossible, club bounces off the ground like your hitting concrete.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/16/2021

Hi James. 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. Thank you for playing Cave Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good time

My son and I really enjoyed playing this course. It was close to his residence and we had a good time and a good experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/30/2021

Hi! Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/07/2021

Hi Nick. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Cave Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good pace of play...

Surprising pace of play. Needed under 3 hours for 18 holes. Played from the blue tees. Course is pretty fair. Greens are o.k.. Pin position's quite tricky - so 3 putted 4xtimes and had only 2 birdies. Cave Creek is what it is.

Maybe they should invest in some form of paved card path! For the money I paid it was great!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/04/2021

Hi! 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/16/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Joshua! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value and good conditions from tee to green

Started just before 11:00 a.m. wasn't slowed until back nine on hole 12 where play lagged behind 2 groups. Was playing as a single on back nine. Joined group ahead on invitation and continued for 2 holes before playing again as a single when space allowed moving ahead.
Finished in under 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/16/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ranger at Jellystone does a better job

Pace of play was ridiculous. The Ranger drove by at least twice with 2-3 groups backed up on the tees.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/04/2021

Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in good shape most of the greens roll nicely. A couple were a little burnt out. Great value for the price. Will be playing there again soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/04/2021

Hi. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Cave Creek Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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