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4.1
1314 Reviews (1314)
5 Stars
465
4 Stars
576
3 Stars
176
2 Stars
55
1 Stars
42
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
86.8%
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4.3
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.5%
Recommend this course
102 out of 114 reviews
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4.0
276 Reviews (276)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
83.7%
Recommend this course
231 out of 276 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
1314 Reviews (1314)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 20
Patio Dining 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 68
Undulating Greens 25
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 65
Walkers 47
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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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Fair track

Fair track to play. Great greens. Play was slow. Must get a lot of play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
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Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
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Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout - needs some TLC

This is a wonderful layout - a combination of classic parkland and well guarded fairways and greens. It's straightforward in that you can see most holes and landing areas, even the hazards.

I was disappointed by the conditions on the greens and in the bunkers and bunker surrounds. In prime season, this course should be better maintained and manicured. The sand in the bunkers was inconsistent and the bunker and green surrounds were like waste areas. The greens themselves were true and smooth but looked and felt strange with a darkish green hue that is different from anything else I've experienced. Overall, a 7 out of 10.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Local gem

Very fair layout, greens in great shape pace of play perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Bolt 403

The fairways were in great shape and the greens were fast but fair pin locations and greens were not undulated to the point where they were hard to read or putt. Only complaint was the pace of play due to a slow group in front of the 3some in front of us. 5 hours to finish. Other than that would recommend playing this course. Good value for the price of our deal time 12:42

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 34
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

I think this is most well maintained muni in the Phx area (& golfers please help by fill divots & fix ball marks). Staff is excellent, also the best in Phx (go Antelopes).

Pace could improve but it’s not bad. Played 3x and always around 4 - 4 1/2 hours. Practice areas are good and new clubhouse is great.

GCU is doing an excellent job at this course. But please don’t rush out to play it. I prefer this be a hidden gem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value. Great condition

Course was in great condition. Greens rolled true with Moderate pace. Fairways and bunkers in good condition. Would definitely play again.

For first timers here, carts do not have GPS or yardage information. There is no course overview on scorecard and many holes are doglegs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Joe

Course was much like many municipality golf courses. Slow play, sand traps needed work, fairways needed repair. Not well marked for distances. No bathrooms on course or at least we could locate. Did not see or talk with a Marshall’s to regulate the pace of play.
Maybe the course would be better at a different time of year.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 95
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 95
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course. Nothing too challenging but keeps you honest. Got paired up with a couple locals who showed us the course so that helped. Course was in amazing condition, fairways were perfect and greens we’re 8/10. Great facilities and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Seniors

Enjoyed, too many bunkers but would play course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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