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3.4
408 Reviews (408)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
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3 Stars
63
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.2
80.4%
Recommend this course
387 out of 408 reviews
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3.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
34 out of 38 reviews
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3.4
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
2.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
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34 out of 38 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Style Desert
Par 71
Length 6493 yards
Slope 131
Rating 71.5
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Kino Springs Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Red Lawrence (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Lodging

Lodging Available

Reviews

3.4
408 Reviews (408)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Brunch 10
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 96
Bunkers 67
Forced Carries 57
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 101
Locals 66
Advanced Golfers 58
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 108
In the 'Burbs 20
Convenient to the City 7

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Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Funky and Fun

Ok, some of the fairways were not very food so just roll the ball to some grass. And pay attention to the tips on the scorecard as there are a few holes where max distance off the tee is a bad idea. Somewhat surprisingly, the greens were pretty nice but had severe humps and ridges.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/01/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Kino Springs Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Rehab Continues

Since playing 45 days ago, the course is improving. Tee boxes and fairways are showing improvement in conditions, yet better than before. Greens are reasonably good, roll well, and somewhat speedy. Just wish players would repair ball marks on greens. Hopefully maintenance efforts will continue to upgrade course conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/16/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

A golf adventure!

I actually played this course over 30 years ago....remembered a few of the canyon holes.
The course just reopened 12/20 so there are still some rough spots but we played "winter rules" and enjoyed the layout. Some of the holes ie canyon are quite challenging but it evened out with the others. We loved the greens! Soft , even and consistent.
We considered this an adventure ...just north of the border, rustic, old school carts....and great staff. We were not disappointed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Character galore!

Don’t expect a country club but overlook the age and roughness of the carts and paths and you can’t help but appreciate that this course still exists! Greens were outstanding and the traps better than most in this area. Best by far are seven holes with character that are hidden in the mountains. Am looking forward to playing them again now that the first time has passed. They twist and turn, rise up and fall down, have some forced and blind carries and have risk/reward choices that make every shot one to be contemplated vs just taking out the ‘right’ club for the distance.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout and scenic.

Greens were true but somewhat dormant. Fairway grasses were patchy so the rye over-seeding could have been more uniform. The course has a nice layout with some challenging holes. Pace of play was great at just over 3 hours with a foursome, so that made the round enjoyable The gas golf carts were aging with no gps so bring yours for distancing..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hi, thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is very important to us. Please know that the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and use your comments as guidance in doing so!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

GREAT FUN, BAD PATH'S.

Had great time. Great to see you open again. Need work on cart path's Got soaked on first tee hahahaha

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit? We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Kino Springs Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Glad to see Kino Springs open again.

Such a beautiful setting, glad to see it open again. Greens are in good condition, very smooth, a little slower than usual as they get them back up and running. As might be expected the fairways and tees are still a bit rough but the grounds crew is evident and the course shows promise of improvement.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It's coming back but needs work

Greens are a little slow but are in great condition. Fairways and tees need a lot of work - and it looks like they are trying to bring this course back after a near two year shutdown. We couldn't get on the canyon nine today because they we're laying down fertilizer. Disappointing since this is the real heart of this golf course

It was great to be back - this is a great track. We will book again in a few months when some of the work that needs to get done gets done.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Kino Springs Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course Needs Improvement

Course has been closed for 15-16 months and recently reopened. Tee boxes, fairways, and grass around greens needs much improvement and direct maintenance. Greens were mostly in good shape. Will replay in a few months to see if course maintenance has improved. When the course is in good shape, it is one of the best to play with many challenges especially holes 5 thru 13.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hi, 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 the necessary changes. Thanks for visiting Kino Springs Golf Course. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Fast and fun

This is not a course for the pampered golfer but it's a great playing course overall. The greens were smooth! I couldn't find an imperfection on any of them. They held well and the ball rolled true. You have to know where to place your tee shots on many of the middle holes as there is a ravine you need to hit along or over on many of them.
Yes, the carts are aged and the paths are horrendous ,and there are many hardpan areas but if you keep it in the middle you won't be disappointed.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 02/10/2021

Hi, 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 Kino Springs Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Enjoy the layout, challenging but fair

I have played this course over the last twenty plus years, the layout hasn’t changed, but it needs water and maintenance. Still a fun course to play. The pace of play can slow if it’s the first time playing the layout can be confusing. Needs more direction signs, ie proshop, restrooms, etc.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hi, Allan! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Review

Greens were the only thing that was acceptable for play. The fairways were in bad shape. The ladies bathroom on the course was not usable. The staff were amiable.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/15/2020

Hi, 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 Kino Springs Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens are in very good shape. Fairways are decent. Tee boxes poor. Rough is OK.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/14/2020

Hi, 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 Kino Springs Golf Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough fairways, but great, fast greens that roll true

Tough conditions, but still fun to play. Best putting greens in Southern Arizona.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 12/09/2020

Hi, Richard! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Kino Springs Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good to be back.

After years of being closed this course is finally open. Fairways were a little rough at times, greens were ok. I expect the course to get better with time. Has the potential to be one of the best courses in southern AZ, just needs a little love and support. Will be coming back for more.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

AZ

Course greens were fast, great course and very scenic. Workers and attendants were very helpful and nice. Great crew!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 101
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Hello, progolfer16. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Kino Springs Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Hello u019971816. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Kino Springs Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

Just coming off closure need to lose more grass but overall good play

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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