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3.4
655 Reviews (655)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
217
3 Stars
154
2 Stars
91
1 Stars
55
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
66.8%
Recommend this course
477 out of 655 reviews
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3.1
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
61.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 44 reviews
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3.3
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.2
60.9%
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84 out of 138 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 33
Length 2406 yards
Slope 109
Rating 31.2

Shalimar Golf Club is a nine-hole golf course in Tempe. The course is best for beginners but it has enough challenges in store to make it a great option for more advanced players who want a quick round. The layout is comprised of three par 3s and six par 4s. It weaves through a smattering of mature trees and across gently rolling hills. The small greens can be quite tricky, especially since there are strategically placed bunkers lurking along some. Water hazards come into play on a few holes, including the 155-yard fifth, which is one of the golf course's toughest. You'll have to pull off a carry over the area's biggest lake to a heavily bunkered, narrow green. Shalimar Golf Club's ninth hole is the most well known though, mainly for the island green. In addition to the water, there are also four bunkers surrounding the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Year round
Architect Forrest Richardson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $7
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
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, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
655 Reviews (655)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 11
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 17
Narrow Fairways 10
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 46
Walkers 36
Beginners 34
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 42
In the 'Burbs 7

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Low budget course

From out of town, didn’t know what to expect, booked last minute and it was available, should have known why. Poorly kept fairways and greens. Starter was not friendly at all. Seemed mad he was working so early in the morning. Initially told us that there was a frost delay, but when multiple groups showed up after us, he just said to get out there and start playing.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/25/2023

Hi, u314162389986! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Shalimar Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the round

It was cold to start but warmer the last two holes. All in all a good day for golf

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/25/2023

Hello, u7103371. Thank you for visiting us at Shalimar Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/25/2023

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, Warrior29. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/25/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Too expensive for 9 holes of golf

This course is cute and could be sooo much better maintained for what they charge. You could pay the same or even less to play 18 holes elsewhere. The greens were ok. None of them where cut at the same speed and the fairways could use some work too. Ultimately, I had a good round even though it rained on me for the last 4 holes. Not their fault there. The course is very short so I had to play from the tips. The driving range is so short I couldn’t hit anything bigger than my 3 iron.
I will only play this course if I can’t get a tee time elsewhere.
In close, lower your prices to match the course and you will get more business.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/25/2023

Hi, u314161467119! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser

If you book and pay using the GolfNow app, make sure you have reservation documentation with you or they will try to charge you twice.

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Commented on 01/25/2023

Hi, SBVanD01! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the money , on their billboard they say $18.00 fir 9 holes with a cart but for some reason we paid for 4 players $158.00 and the staff could not tell me why we were charged so much , their explanation was we were charged $10.00 fir a booking fee ???? That dies not add up
$18.00 x 4 = $62. And adding $10.00 even per player would come out to $102.00 so honestly do not know if this is the golf facility it Gokf Now that ripped us off
Not Happy at all and recommend that people pay attention to this because we got screwed big time

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/30/2023

Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We take negative feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth it

One of the worst courses I have played. Not maintained. Golf carts are barely in working order, if you can find one. Half of the tee boxes didn’t even have tee markers. The pins don’t even fit in the cup so they just lean over. New holes haven’t been cut in weeks, cup edges are terrible. Range balls all over the course and all over the fairways. Other players have no etiquette and will play/hit into you for some reason, it’s not like they could play through due to no regulated pace of play. Not worth the green fees. The green fees match a lot of top notch courses and this one is maybe the farthest from it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/31/2023

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. Please feel free to reach out to the Pro Shop to leave further comments on your experience. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Water please

This course is in dire need of water. At least some part of the course should be playable - tee box, fairway, greens, even the rough. The whole course was brown. Worse yet was the fact that the grass clippings weren't collected from the greens. Unbelievable. It's also very difficult to locate your ball when there are range balls all over the place. This course needs special attention.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/31/2023

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. Please feel free to reach out to the Pro Shop to leave further comments on your experience. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Probably Not Fair To Review Now

The course was getting ready to close for a few weeks to complete their annual overseeding. The guy at the proshop said he was warning people as they made t-times. However the information was no provided to me when I made a reservation through Golf Now. If I had known I would not have played. To be fair the course might be totally different once the overseeding is finished.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/30/2022

Hi, Jerrels, 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. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/19/2022

Hello, u314163478788. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff was friendly but fairways, greens and sand traps were all in poor condition. No starter, we had a group of young men cut in front of us and told us they "were members" so they were going to play another nine in front of us.

Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/31/2023

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. Please feel free to reach out to the Pro Shop to leave further comments on your experience. We always appreciate the feedback.

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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible condition for the price

I pause $132 for three people to play this course and to say the conditions were poor is an understatement! Not only was the grass virtually not existent unless it was in a sand trap, the tee boxes were not level and pace of play was horrible. Uncleaned golf carts… just terrible. If I knew that’s what I was going to be paying for, I wouldn’t skipped out and gone to another course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/31/2023

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. Please feel free to reach out to the Pro Shop to leave further comments on your experience. We always appreciate the feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not what it once was

Although I still enjoyed a nine hole round the course is in very bad shape. It has a very strange and eerie abandoned course feel to it. Like if you were to play a course in Chernobyl or the remains of a course in a ghost town. But it’s very cheap.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/30/2022

Hi, u000001397881, 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. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/20/2022

Hello, u314163374430. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Shalimar Golf Club. 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 Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2022

Hi, u314162541005. 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 Shalimar Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not for that price.

Shalimar or Shaligusta as it's known in the golf community used to be a decent course, mostly for the price. Perfect course to get in 9 holes after work. But now? The price they're charging is not even close to a good price for the course. It's not a very well kept course frankly. Avoid. Spend a little extra and go play a much nicer course and get in more holes.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 11/01/2022

Your feedback is important to us, HumperdinkMcG79. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Almost always a great course to play no matter what

I have played this many times and even when it's 105 degrees its a good time. The course is a nice mix of par 3's and 4's with varying levels of difficulty. While there are some dirt patches here and there around the fairways, the fairways themselves are nicely maintained. The bunkers like most Arizona golf courses are decent but sometimes hard packed but nothing too horrible. There is also alot of trees which are both fun obstacles but great for shade.

The only major complaint I have here is the seats on a majority of the carts have some big tears and some are really bad to where we play musical carts to get the best one.

I did see alot of comments about the greens being trash and I will say this is not normal. This past weekend was the first time they had ever been like this and i think its because they just aerated them but it wasn't unplayable. usually they are in great condition and some of the best for the lower priced courses in the area.

I live in Gilbert and pass at least 4 other courses on my way to Shalimar in Tempe because in my opinion it is one the best values you can get where the course is not trash. I highly recommend this course to everyone and is my favorite 9 hole course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hello, cDCnLyvD1ioJopEk9xvg. Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round at Shalimar Golf Club. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Why is there sand on the green?

My parents have lived near Shalimar almost my entire life and never has it looked so pitiful. 7/172022’s round was rough. Grassless dirt and crab grass littered the fairway, sand on every putting surface, and what the heck is soccer golf? Don’t get me wrong it’s a wonderful idea, just had to check a massive hole to see if my ball went in. Those greens were not worth $29 each.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Hi, u314160142314! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Shalimar Golf Club!

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