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4.1
1208 Reviews (1208)
5 Stars
420
4 Stars
527
3 Stars
167
2 Stars
53
1 Stars
41
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
87.4%
Recommend this course
1045 out of 1208 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.8
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.6%
Recommend this course
121 out of 156 reviews
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4.2
348 Reviews (348)
5 Stars
164
4 Stars
122
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.6%
Recommend this course
305 out of 348 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 7239 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.3

Grand Canyon University Golf Course (formerly known as Maryvale Municipal Golf Course) offers an 18-hole track designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and built in 1961. The par-71 golf course measures 7,269 yards from the championship tees and is open year-round.

The Bermuda grass Grand Canyon University Golf Course gets plenty of shade during the summer, thanks to several onsite trees, and features flat and wide fairways.

The fourth hole, for one example, is a 160-yard par-3 where you'll have to shoot over the water - and past the brick wall that separates the green from the water.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1961) John Fought (2015) Mike Gogel

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2020 #21)

Reviews

4.1
1208 Reviews (1208)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 20
Patio Dining 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 67
Undulating Greens 25
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 65
Walkers 46
Advanced Golfers 44
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 75
Worth the Drive 21
Near the Airport 12

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Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course Conditions

The course was in great condition despite the heat. Very few burn spots and soft, green fairways. The greens were smooth. Overall it was in a lot better condition than I expected for mid July.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent summer greens

Best greens in the valley. Camelback comes close, but GCU takes the gold on green conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Hot weather
Used cart

beautiful course

grew up playing the course way before gcu re-did it and my curiosity was high, the course is beautiful and in fantastic shape, the changes gcu made , made courese much more difficult which was fun, i really enjoyed my round, for the price (pretty high for summer golf) id have expected a gps on carts that was disappointing, resaturant didnt have much in the way of food you could just grab and take along. but stricly rating the course really really enjoyed it

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Play here!

This course is in amazing shape. I've played it year-round, and it's in as good a shape now as it was in December and January. I can't over-state the work the ground screw has done. You're absolutely not going to find a course in better shape right now, and I say that having played TPC the day before and Rancho Mañana the day after. Do yourself and the rest of your foursome a favor and make a tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice Course

Course is in good shape for summer. Fairways have a few bare spots for overall are very nice. Will be a good course to play this summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A favorite to play in Phoenix

I really do like playing this course. Unfortunately the greens were freshly aerated so they were slow and bumpy. Course seems to hold up well in the hot Phoenix summer with very few bare areas. No problem playing out of the Bermuda rough.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but hot.

For the price all was great . Didn't have lots of interactions with staff.i would gladly do it again when not so hot.. just go there and have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Airified greens...

Maybe one day they will give you a notice when you book that you are putting on just airified greens!
Course is going downhill. Played here before the Uni took over and just when they renovated the course. It was back then in better shape. No water stations on the course!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greens are awesome!

This is one of my favorite courses in the valley! The course is in transition right now, so the fairways are a little rough, but the greens are always pure. I am excited to come back once the summer grass comes in. The staff always makes sure my guests and I feel welcomed. 10/10 would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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