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3.7
405 Reviews (405)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
106
2 Stars
49
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
80.2%
Recommend this course
315 out of 405 reviews
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4.0
129 Reviews (129)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.3%
Recommend this course
110 out of 129 reviews
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3.8
176 Reviews (176)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.1
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.4%
Recommend this course
138 out of 176 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

3.7
405 Reviews (405)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 25
Bunkers 17
Narrow Fairways 9
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 45
Walkers 35
Beginners 33
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 41
In the 'Burbs 7

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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161424151! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very slow play

play was extremely slow with the foursome in front of us playing 2-3 balls each on every hole. This is worst condition I have seen this course in.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hi, u314161424316. 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. Thanks for visiting Shalimar Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Used cart

a good day

Shalimar is a great course, as long as you have realistic expectations; it's not sculpted and groomed and post-card perfect. It's not trying to impress you. It's just a simple course that gives you a nice 9 holes to enjoy with friends and strangers. It is nicely tucked away off the main street and has mature landscaping. The most challenging thing is that the greens are tiny: most of them are around 3,000 sq feet or less, so your ability to manage your approach is crucial. If you just want to play and aren't consumed with having amenities, this is a great value.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hi, u314160998837. 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.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Not going to Shalimar anymore

We had a 745 booked for 4/7/2021, it was also ladies day so my partner and I got bounced to the 5th hole played for an hour and only made it back to hole 1. We then sat at hole 1 for thirty minutes waiting for the hole to clear and it never did. They were way over booked with walkers and we received no notice or help in anyway.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello, u314161409309. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161378913! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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5.0
Previously Played

Challenging course with great greens

Staff is really friendly. The pro is very easy to work with & his improved my game significantly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u2077004! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u745731280! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Tempe Gem; Arizona Gem

History, Energy, & Flow. Love it. Atypical and against the grain at all levels. This is a course that is accepting to beginners, yet satisfying to the experienced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, bree19! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Family Fun. No stress golf.

We played 18 today. It was very slow but everyone was talking to each other, laughing and just enjoying the Saturday. The course is compact, giving it an intimate feel. Even some of the neighbors stopped to talk to us while waiting to tee off. Greens were firm. Fairways decent. Overall fun rating a 10!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/30/2021

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

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love Shalimar

Shalimar is a great 9 hole but bottlenecks pretty bad which slows everything down. Fun anyways but be prepared

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hello, u7741055. 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.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000005105169! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161273258! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Educate

Realize this is a beginner course but a 5 minute talk on course etiquette for all the new golfers who play this course would go a long way. Played with 3 older gentlemen on the first nine and 3 college students on the replay. Overall a good experience.

Just some simple info as how to speed up play to these novice golfers would be great. Some boys thought they had to wait for the group in front to finish a par 4 before they hit their 100 yard drives. They simply had no clue.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hello, ctgalla. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another fine nine

Shalimar never disappoints. A pleasure with each return visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, George2353356! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What you would expect

Pretty happy with course. Its what I expected for price. Greens were in fantastic shape and rolled true.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/22/2021

Hello, brad9067571. 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.

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