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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
80.1%
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4.0
74 Reviews (74)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.0%
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4.0
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6782 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.2

Ocotillo is a one-of-a-kind golf spot in a state full of top golf spots, and the four-star golf course is suitable for both golf upstarts and old-timers.

Ocotillo's Blue Course is a watery grave; water comes into play on eight of the nine holes. It's not overly long but there's so much water the length becomes irrelevant. The best hole may be No. 1, a 590-yard par 5. Big hitters are faced with the classic risk-reward: Do they lay-up on their second shot or try to fly a tributary that splits the fairway about 50 yards short of the green?

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.

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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
1624 Reviews (1624)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played

Great layout, but have the bunkers been forgotten?

Ocotillo is a nice layout. I have played the course several times. Why has the course maintenance personnel completely ignored the bunkers? The bunkers are like concrete. They haven't been raked in literally months. Many of the bunkers have grass growing in them. Its disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ocotillo Golf Course

The course was in very good shape despite this being over seed season here. The fairway grass was a bit long and the greens were the slowest I've played on for quite awhile. Gorgeous course. My wife and I really enjoyed it and will definitely play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great price for a great course

Still great, but because of work for the upcoming winter, Gold was had heavy/very slow green and high rough, and White was very fast greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overseeding

The course was overfeeding. There web site said one nine was closed for overfeeding and the other two were open for play. The Blue course had been overseeded. The Gold had been done last week. It was our first nine. Grass was long, tough to get the ball to the hole on the greens. Tough to find the ball if you were off the fairway. The white course was the back nine, it had been powerraked and was ready for overseeding fairways and greens were very fast made for a tough adjustment. Driving range and practice area were closed. If we had known about the condition of the course and the driving range being closed we would of played elsewhere until they had everything in playing condition. Golf should of been a lot cheaper.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Close the coarse when overseeing or cut the ptice

I don’t know where Ocotillo golf club gets off charging $70 on a golf course that is being over seated. Front nine new grass was coming in. Could not drive on the fairways. Greens very slow. Back nine should not of even been in use was being cut back in it at the time. Mounds of grass everywhere. Just total garbage. Should’ve been closed

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Total bait and switch

Course was being reseaded not worth play would not have played if known that Total rip off! Nobody should even be allowed to play when course is dead. Most courses say they are going down to re seed bait and switch can believe golf now would alllow this

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shaggy

The course was very shaggy and the greens very slow. Lots of rain yesterday and many leaves and broken branches from the storm. The tee boxes were generally uneven and the grass way to long. Haven’t played here for several years and it will be a while before playing again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing

The second nine we played was completely scalped in prepping for winter. I am not unfamiliar with this being possible this time of year but this was an extreme case in which the difference between the nine holes was stark and shocking. I made a complaint to the golf pro and they simply offered me a small bad of range balls. I am not typically one to complain but this was disappointing considering the green fees.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Booked my round and no warning about overseer prep. White ch ourselves was lush and green, but they had us play gold, which was dead, dry and hard. Obviously the gold was getting peeped for oversees, but should not have been used, especially at the save rate players who got 2vlush 9s played.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough track but in great shape

Didn’t score well but the fairways, greens and rough were great. Traps were well sanded. Turf in the tee boxes was a little long. All in all a challenging but fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not playing Again

Course was is horrible conditiions will not play again!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging

Water on almost every hole so have to play smart golf. Not for the beginner, they can play it but plan to have a couple extra sleeves of golf balls:-)!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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