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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
4.0
Layout
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Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 7013 yards
Slope 129
Rating 72.9

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2015.

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

3.5
342 Reviews (342)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 44
Patio Dining 44
Brunch 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 77
Elevation Changes 47
Water Hazards 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 68
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 61
Advanced Golfers 35
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 87
Near the Airport 52
Worth the Drive 38

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Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED

THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED. THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED. THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED. THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Poor weather
Walked

course has closed

golf course has closed and the property is being turned into a housing project,,,,,,,sad was a great little course that at one time had a first tee project

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Muni-like course

Wanted to go back after playing a few years ago. Nice course, good views, staff very nice. Word is they are closing in the next few weeks, for good. Sad anytime a course closes, but especially one that gives a good value.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Great course, great views! Wasn't sure how the course would be on the trek up there but I was pleasantly surprised on arrival. Nice staff, great warm up driving range. Outdoor patio top notch, plenty of ice and water stations. Course is wide open with challenging holes but very forgiving. We had a lefty with a slice and a righty with a slice and each weren't in major trouble on their worst of shots! Great pace of play too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Interesting Course Layout

Course has wide landing areas that are sometimes shared with other players as some holes are very close together. Errant shots from other fairways are common and "fore" was heard often. Course has some bare areas that could use some TLC, specially where carts merge onto fairway grass from cart paths. Interesting layout with acceptable grooming, not great shape but not bad enough to keep one from coming back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice day spoiled by pace of play

Have played here a few times. Course has always been in decent shape, greens roll well. A reasonable value (I know you get what you pay for!), especially compared to other courses' winter rates. Surprisingly nice views from this urban area. Today's pace of place was awful. They put us out 20 mins late and game was still 5 hrs long. Starter was unphased by our post play comments. Now that rates are dropping, we"ll keep this course on the back burner.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 143
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

put some money and water on the course

Just a waste of good views and layout... the whole course needs water... the greens were hard and dry, oddly water was sitting in the desert part but no where to be found on the course. Patch work and run off all over the course, by the greens and bunkers was newly laid sod screaming for water. This course could be great but the maintenance and lack of time and effort put into the course conditions was apparent

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

This course was great! Leaving on the other side of town has always kept us from making the drive but with the great deal caddy deal we gave it a shot and wow. Course condition could have been better but overal was good. Staff was great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

a great value

we play Vistal whenever we visit the area as it is a challenging course for a fair price. It has great vistas of downtown Phoenix and the valley. It feels like no two holes are similar and makes the round interesting.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good value for money

Course is located in beautiful setting with great views of South Mountain as well as downtown Phoenix!
Greens are in great shape, fast but fair. Fairways are good to average. Bunkers are a challenge with poor soil, lumpy and firm.
Pace of play could be enhanced with an occasional Ranger coming through to speed it up with a word to the"deliberate" slow player. 4 hour and 45 minutes is entirely too slow in 95 degree weather!
All of the staff, from check in to pro shop to beverage cart and snack bar were Top Drawer! Truly a delight in their waiting on us. Thank you for a memorable outing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very nice Phoenix course

Vistal is a very nice course that can challenge you. Beautiful views of the Valley of the Sun from many of the tee boxes. Friendly staff, very nice place to spend the day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

epic course.

I was amazed by the views of this course. The course was in great shape. Greens had a true roll but a little bounce to them. The staff was really nice an friendly. When I play this course again I will respect the iron shot to the greens. I'd recommend clubbing down an running up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

ricks thoughts

course is OK, great to play, my only thing is the 5 hour and 10 minutes to play it. Makes it very difficult to keep focused, waiting that long between shots, especially in the 95* sun

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

challeging couse

good course for the money....very picturesque at the base of south mountain & overlooks city of Phoenix.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Vistal GC

First time playing Vistal this year. Fairways have grass but somewhat dry and there’s some bare spots here and there. Greens are super dry, don’t hold half the approach shots and do not roll true due to being bumpy. This course does have a great layout and some very scenic views. Most greens are well guarded by bunkers or water and have nice contours to them. Definitely has the potential to compete with some of the areas elite courses down the road if it was well kept up with.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Makes you think your first shot

Plenty of water and sand traps. Just enough to make your round interesting but not too much. Course has little desert, little links style, little bit of trees. It has it all. Sand in the traps gritty but playable for us moderate players. Over all enjoyable. Great shelter to relax after the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Always a Good Value

Nice course, always tests your ability. The guys at the Pro Shop always friendly and the same. Always good to see the same crew...year after year. We love playing here, and when in town it is one we always play a couple of times. We'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not bad for the money

nice mountian views, drawback is lack of a clubhouse. Small pro shop and outside hot dog stand.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

Decent course for the money. Hard greens. Staff was friendly and free cookies were a bonus.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice course but very slow play

5 hours to play a round. On the front 9, we waited on nearly every hole with the wait begin two groups deep.

The good parts: good price, good views, greens in good shape, good cart service.

The bad parts: very slow play, never saw a marshall, occasional ball cleaner, only one water stop per nine.

Worth playing once but not sure about playing there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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