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4.0
1741 Reviews (1741)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
50
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
80.1%
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3.9
33 Reviews (33)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
75.8%
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4.0
127 Reviews (127)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
79.5%
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101 out of 127 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6830 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.5

If you come to Arizona to play desert golf, forget about Ocotillo. Ocotillo is a refreshing change of pace from most of the Valley's courses precisely because it isn't surrounded by desert.

The White Course is the most unique of the three. It has only one par 5, and the water is a factor on just five of the holes. But it also has the best hole on the property -- the 479-yard, par-4 ninth, which used to be an easy par 5 but is now a treacherous finishing touch.

The Gold nine is a devilish test and not just because water comes into play on six of the holes. The greens have a lot of slope in them and are difficult to read. And some pin placements are brutal; hit a downhill putt two feet past the
hole, and it might roll down into a swale and 30 feet by. Uphill putts, on the other hand, are extremely difficult to get to the hole, if for no other reason than Ocotillo's greens aren't as fast as some of the Valley's marquee desert courses.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2014 #13)

Reviews

4.0
1741 Reviews (1741)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 104
Patio Dining 95
19th Hole Scenic Views 56
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 228
Bunkers 134
Forced Carries 110
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 116
Locals 97
Playing Multiple Courses 82
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 119
Worth the Drive 104
In the 'Burbs 71

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Wait at turn

The course is in good condition. Paid $95 to wait 40 minutes to play the second 9. We were the first out on White and finished in 1:45. Approached the first gold tee and nobody was on it and the ranger was not there either. There was a group in the fairway so we started to tee up and the ranger showed up and told us they were already behind on starting groups on gold and it would be a wait. He apparently does not understand the point of a 6:30 AM tee time is to finish quickly. A 4.5 hour round is not acceptable if you are first out. No apologies or accommodations. The Covid greed and price gouging continues.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Overpriced.

Good course but over priced. Doesn’t drain water well so it’s always swampy.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
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Ocotillo

Course was extremely wet and fairways were nothing but mud. Needs some cooler weather I guess. Very bad right in front of greens

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape

The course has gone downhill in the last year. Fairways were in terrible shape. Sand traps were not maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lots of water not well kept

The course was fun to play and had a lot of character. Water was everywhere but only went in 1 time so it’s fair. But the course was not upkept at all bunkers where mud and or haven’t been groomed in a long time. Greens were not in great shape they had been recently punched so I’ll give them a break on that. But then I checked course info it said the greens were going to be don’t in august. So was disappointed they didn’t let me know. I’d play it again if conditions improve

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Greens were punched after we were told they weren't

I called the clubhouse prior to booking the round and asked if the greens were punched. I was told that one nine was punched but that nine was under maintenance and wasn't being played on currently. So we booked the round and payed $80+ and when we show up the back nine (blue course) greens were punched and sandy and in terrible condition.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Greens were punched when we were told they weren’t

Called the clubhouse prior to booking the round and they said the greens were not punched. He said only one of the nines were punched and that nine was not in use. We end up paying $80+ for a round and the blue course geeens we’re punched and sandy.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better

The track is in a lot Better shape than it’s been in a long time ! Adios Mickelson, your group trash this course! Good job new superintendent

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course

Mowers and machines were everywhere when we were playing the white course. Grass cuttings were al over the greens and fairways on the white course but were better on the back nine. The condition of the greens on the white were poor, just been Verticle cut and not sanded and we were not told and were charged full price. I love this course but do expect the conditions better and the mowing done ahead of all golfers

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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