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4.1
1188 Reviews (1188)
5 Stars
588
4 Stars
428
3 Stars
111
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
20
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
85.4%
Recommend this course
1063 out of 1188 reviews
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4.1
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.4%
Recommend this course
127 out of 147 reviews
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3.9
257 Reviews (257)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.9%
Recommend this course
208 out of 257 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

4.1
1188 Reviews (1188)

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 68
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 95
In the 'Burbs 45
Convenient to the City 17

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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Estrella

Beautiful, challenging course. Only problem with course is the sand traps. No sand and rock hard.
Too bad because everything else was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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Tina

Course was pretty dried out. I know it is hot but have played other courses in the Phoenix area that are not as dried out as this one. Overall it was ok for the money paid

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 60
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Outside help need attention

Played here many times now since moving to area. Course conditions seem to be a bit of hit and miss every time. I’ve played here with great all around conditions and really bad conditions. Greens are kept to standards like most courses nothing to brag about. Fairways and through the greens are kept in good condition most of the time I’ve played here.One thing that is consistent are the horrible maintenance of all bunkers on the course. No consistency of sand or should I say DIRT! For a Troon managed course this requires a much better effort and should not be an issue.Outside help was non existent the day I was there. When I arrived nobody asked to help me and I loaded my own bag. Inside pro shop was no where to be found to check in. Waited at least 10 min’s and still nobody. This was at 11:00. Arrival at tee box was greeted nice but radio between starter and pro shop mentioned me not checking in. When I head that chatter I spoke up to starter about my no help there. Hey Listen I like the course but when I play there I expect to be treated with respect. I’ve been ignored by staff at times to help stuffy members with big mouths in and outside. So come on staff get it together and do a better job treating all customers alike.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

somewhat disappointing

In town to visit family and brought a friend for his first visit to the course I've played before. The bunkers were very crusty and lacking a normal base of sand. The greens were rock hard marking approaches run through.
Decent value for the price. Will try again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

First time

Course was in good condition. The only problem we had was the sand traps need more sand in them Will play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 70
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 100
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great value Solid test

When I am in the Phoenix area ( twice a year) I always play at least 1 round here This year I played here twice
Why?
Course is always in good condition
They care about pace of play
Good test
Staff is friendly and knowledgable
( I have worked at a private club that has had Ryder cup , us opens and pga championships)
I generally am paired with one or more of members and they as nice as can be

Good range

Give it try

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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 100
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Value Great Course

I am in the golf business and this is a well run operation
Staff is friendly and knowledgable
They actually have rangers that watch and enforce pace of play
Course is challenging and fair
Course was in great condition
Bunkers could use a little sand but I played five different courses in the Scottsdale Phoenix area and that could be said for all of the courses
Every time I am in the area I play here once or twice

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Managed Courses - Conditioning

I played this course 7 years ago and the conditions have gone downhill. This is a Troon managed course and the ownership is not putting money into the course. With courses making money during the pandemic and, the fee charged the superintendent should be provided resources ti 'improve' conditions. The bunkers look like rock quarries, the green side edge build up create an unfair playing condition. The sand pro has created mini roads out of the lower edges. Not OK.
Tees are good, fairways good height, approaches well defined, greens moderate speed, o. 17 & 18 in very poor condition. Again, they would benefit from vericutting and light top dressing for a smoother firmer putting experience.
The areas outside of play need attention some dragging as they are generally untouched. Kind of embarrassing if you are an owner.
Beautiful setting, great layout but for $100 in the afternoon players should be able to have the basic playability issues addressed.
Put $ into updating this facility to its deserved condition.

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