Bison Golf Club in Show Low, Arizona, USA | GolfPass
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4.2
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
47
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
91.6%
Recommend this course
104 out of 115 reviews
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4.1
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
Recommend this course
7 out of 8 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6413 yards
Slope 120
Rating 69.3

Formerly known as Show Low Country Club.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Alaska Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1961)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No tank tops or cutoffs.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Sports

Fitness

Reviews

4.2
115 Reviews (115)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 12
Forced Carries 9
Bunkers 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 8
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bison Golf

No staff at check in. Cart boy had to handle the jobs of checking players in, providing carts and getting players started. Mass confusion at start. No starter. Players said this was typical. Carts kept outside at night and each one had been rained on and were soggy. Paths between tee boxes was confusing. No Marshall on course so slow play. Score cards were not provided. Course needs management and staff to operate at a basic service level. We will not be returning to this course.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Golf cart paths

They really need to pay attention to the golf cart paths. They’re in terrible shape. Other than that the course was beutiful

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Much more than I thought!

When thinking of playing new courses that I've never heard of I look at the reviews. A couple years back I'd checked into this course and the reviews were mostly poor. Yesterday, when both of the courses we usually play at were not available at the time I wanted we thought we'd take a chance. We were pleasantly surprised to say the least. The course was in good condition and quite literally did not line up with the poor reviews I had seen. Don't be fooled by others nonsense and check this place out for yourself!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course hard to follow

This course was absolutely beautiful but if I was not paired with a lady that knew her way around the course I would DEFINITELY had been lost. The signage was week at best!! If ever their was a course that should have GPS in its golf carts it’s this course!! Again it was a beautiful course and the whole staff was very kind and welcoming. My only complaint was I would have been very frustrated trying to figure where the next hole would have been.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Relax Karen

Great laid back course. Life happens to small places and that’s what happened when I visited the Bison. The staff were able to make lemonade out of an unforeseen situation and were always pleasant. Course was in immaculate shape and especially the greens. Word is there’s a gentleman who lives on the course and repairs ball marks overnight left by the savages. If you’re visiting from out of town, just relax and roll with the flow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Course! Golf shop guy needs manners.

First time playing. Checked in and guy behind counter had the manners of a 3 year old. Wouldn’t tell me anything about the course (such as where was the 1sr tee) and when asked if they sold socks, he said “check the pro shop” and left! Figured out where the pro shop was but I had to. locate the guy again to buy the socks. The course itself is really cool if you like a mountain layout, which I do. Want to come back but hopefully staff is having a better day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great track. Pro shop guy: zero customer service

The pro shop kid acted like we were inconveniencing him because we had never been to the course before and didn’t know where to go. He also told us the driving range was closed as it was being mowed. I asked if there was a chance that our 4some could tee off early since the range was closed. He said no. Literally that’s verbatim what his response was.

We drove out to the range/first tee area and saw that the range was not closed with no mower in sight and six golfers hitting range balls.

There were zero groups that teed off in the 30 minutes leading up to our tee time. As unhelpful and irritated as the pro shop kid was…the starter was the complete opposite. He was awesome and got us off early. Weird.

The course is great. The greens were lightning FAST. Loved the track. Fun and beautiful. Wholeheartedly recommend this course besides the pro shop kid. Apologies to him for interrupting his Instagram time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great high country golfing experience

Definitely a good test of golf. Some holes are extremely tight shooting through canyons of trees. Slippery greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens at Bison Golf course

11.5 stimp. Soft to shots but firm to putt. Great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough Course But Well Worth It!

It rained quite a bit before we got there so it was a little smushy in places but the greenskeeping staff did an excellent job. Fast greens but receprive and fair. The cart kids were excellent as well as the cashier and the starter. Will try to go back someday and tame it.....Ha Ha!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

SLOW PLAY

The course is very nice with enough challenges to keep it interesting. Main problem is 4 somes of ancients that hold up play. Wait on every shot. Course was very wet from rains and mowing hadn't happened for some time.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value Great Green’s on Mountain Golf Course

Hey it’s not Torreon, but what a cool track. I’d say the greens were as close to as good. I’ll def be back. My only complaint is not enough bathrooms & cabin homes everywhere.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Fun Track, super fast greens

Loved the course, all interesting holes, some might be considered quirky. greens were super fast, almost unfair when paired with large slopes and tilt of greens.
highly recommend this course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always seems wet..

No matter what time we have played course is usually wet. Greens true and much more fair than sister course Silver Creek.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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