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4.2
1355 Reviews (1355)
5 Stars
669
4 Stars
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3 Stars
120
2 Stars
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1 Stars
20
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
88.2%
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1222 out of 1355 reviews
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4.4
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
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3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.6%
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112 out of 116 reviews
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4.3
266 Reviews (266)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.1%
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245 out of 266 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7139 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.0

Golf Club of Estrella is the very first golf course on a daily-fee basis to be designed by Jack Nicklaus II in Phoenix, where it makes its home in the master-planned community Estrella, and offers 18 holes of par-72 championship golf over 7,102 unique yards. The many tests of the golf course will impress every level of golfer - though a choice of tee sets ensures no one will get in over his or her head. Desert and wash spaces require golfers to vary their shots while they take in vistas from the fairways shaped to the contour of the land and framed in the Sierra Estrella Mountains.

A round of golf at the Golf Club Estrella kicks off on Morning Star, a par 4 that measures 359 yards from the black tees. If you stick to the black tees, you'll need to conserve your energy for The Arroyo, the 16th hole, a par 5 that measures 605 yards. After that, Evening Star, the 18th hole, will be a relative breeze, at par 4 and just 437 yards from the black teees.

Once the round of golf at the Golf Club of Estrella is over, head back to the Player's Grill Restaurant for American pub fare and Southwestern snacks.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus, Jr. (1999) Phil Smith (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.2
1355 Reviews (1355)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 33
19th Hole Specials 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 104
Forced Carries 69
Elevation Changes 54
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 74
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 64
Locals 52
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 96
In the 'Burbs 45
Convenient to the City 17

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Worth the drive

About 50 minutes away from the Tempe area, this is a very nice track in Goodyear. I don’t think it’s in the premier tier of public access courses in Phoenix, but it’s right up there in the next tier.
The course features good tee options, lots of forced Carrie’s on approach shots and a good variety of short and long par 4’s.
Well maintained with true greens.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Track

Weather was great. Course is forgiving off the Tee, challenging at the greens. Great views. Abundant wildlife.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play was pathetic and no marshals to give updates or see where the problem was

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's okay ...

Located nr Goodyear ... good if you are there for baseball spring training in the area. I'd just call it an average track in a community full of homes. Not really a desert course. A lot of holes felt the same. GN was $140 all in for a noon tee time in January. Locals paid A LOT less. Still pretty cheap considering high season in AZ, but I'd tell friends to pay a bit more and look elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent desert golf

The course was in top shape. Picturesque and varied. The staff were friendly and attentive. A marvelous afternoon .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
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

Great track

Enjoyable day. Great course conditions. Great Arizona golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Great day at Estrella

We played Estrella for our fourth time or so, however our first since 2018. It was a nice day, after much rain the day prior. The course was wet and cut path only. This was not an issue considering the staff's helpfulness and the course playability. We were paired with a very nice couple which made the day an excellent one.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Years Eve Round

Had a great day at Estrella though cart path only due to the recent rains. Found the fairways a bit wet, more than just the rain, I believe they are still using too much water. Traps still need a bit of work, though understand with new owners that they are continuing making improvements.
LAyout of the course is great, greens ran pretty fast once it dried out a bit. With improvements made will definitely readd to my future rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The course layout was a lot of fun and very well kept

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Estrella golf

Beautiful course, but interesting point, the Saguaro cactus which were plentiful appeared to be suffering (greyish rather than green). Haven't observed that before. Sand traps need considerable maintenance. Staff was great, fairways and tee boxes in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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