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3.7
819 Reviews (819)
5 Stars
100
4 Stars
372
3 Stars
210
2 Stars
88
1 Stars
49
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
79.4%
Recommend this course
627 out of 819 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.9
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.6%
Recommend this course
71 out of 86 reviews
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3.7
197 Reviews (197)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
94
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
78.2%
Recommend this course
154 out of 197 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
819 Reviews (819)

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 142
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice municipal course

The course was in very good condition from tee boxes to the greens. Even the bunkers were nicely raked ; most had soft sand which seems to be a rarity these days. We started around 1:30 and finished at 5pm. The hot deal price was very reasonable for this time of year. It is a nice challenging course for all skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Value Good
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Reviews 74
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Improvements

The clubhouse bathroom remodel is great. Course conditions were good with the exception of a couple greens where some kind of maintenance accident caused thin strips of dead grass across the green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/20/2022

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2022

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. Thanks for golfing at Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/18/2022

Thank you for reviewing us. 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 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

First Time

Decided to try Cave Creek Golf course.I was pleasantly surprised by the good condition of fairways and most greens in mid-January. The back nine is more interesting and challenging than the front. I'll return to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/12/2022

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 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/18/2022

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 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great public course

Good course for the money considering it's winter time in the USA.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Cave Creek Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Thank you for reviewing us. 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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Landfill course

Cart paths are in rough shape. Fairways are decent. Greens are not to bad for a city course. Huge wash in the middle of the course. Stay out to that!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hi Thomas,

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 Cave Creek Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/05/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hi!

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!

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Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overall

Overall it’s a pretty good course, the greens are in excellent condition, there are some rough spots on the fairways but what the heck your in Arizona….

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/05/2022

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 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Some greens were damaged…lots of lines cut into greens

It was fun and fairways were in good shape. Greens were rough due to ball marks not being repaired and the damaged lines.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/20/2021

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 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 12/20/2021

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 30
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/20/2021

Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Cave Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/20/2021

We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Cave Creek Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Never coming back

Words can’t explain how upset I am. This place is an absolute joke. The so called Ranger is a joke. Completely killed my round. Not even going to waste my time anymore to explain what happened but all I can say is don’t go here if you’re trying to have fun the ranger will kill it

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/20/2021

Hi Jim, thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high-quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/08/2021

Hi there, 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/08/2021

Thank you for reviewing us. 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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