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4.4
928 Reviews (928)
5 Stars
489
4 Stars
300
3 Stars
94
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
88.6%
Recommend this course
820 out of 928 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 59 reviews
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4.4
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
86.6%
Recommend this course
84 out of 97 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6068 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.0

Editor's Note: Course closed in 2018. See The Phoenician Golf Club listing.

The Phoenician resort is known for its three unique nines, which offer not three challenging 18-hole combination but also stunning views of the Valley of the Sun. The Desert/Canyon Course is the most requested layout because of its particularly stunning vistas. The Desert Course is known for its dramatic elevation changes that climb up to the Canyon nine situated on the southern slope of Camelback Mountain. The golf course is not long but it proves that holes don't have to be lengthy to provide a good challenge. Golfers will need careful strategy as well as sharp short game skills in order to take on the water hazards and strategically placed bunkers. The par-4 third hole on the Desert nine is particularly tricky thanks to a green that is surrounded on nearly all of its sides.

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
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 and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Reviews

4.4
928 Reviews (928)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 68
Patio Dining 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 32
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 134
Water Hazards 105
Bunkers 95
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 109
A Weekend Splurge 83
Entertaining Clients 79
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 140
At a Resort 125
Near the Airport 46

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Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great

The course as of 11/20 is in excellent condition. I play here quite a bit and the greens can get shaggy and bumpy. They are rolling as true as I can recall. Fairways And appearance are never an issue here. Beautiful. Saw the cart girl twice on both nines. Excellent service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Round of my life

By far the prettiest course I’ve ever played. The ability to play music through the GPS was awesome. The course was in excellent condition and the views are amazing on the back 9. Will definitely have to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing

Back nine is challenging and lots of fun!
The front nine feels crowded w all the construction and condos so close to the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course we played

My son and I had our first golf outing in the Phoenix area. We are both from the east coast and wanted to experience the desert courses. We played a number of courses in the Scottsdale area but The Phoenician was by far the best. The facilities, staff and course are top notch. The home construction adjacent to the various parts of the course can be a little off putting. At the same time that means progress and success for the resort so we were willing to put up with it. The course layout and vistas were spectacular. I would definitely recommend this course to everyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Stunning views. Impeccably manicured

Postcard views from most holes. Grounds crews everywhere constantly maintaining the course.
Only issue is lack of forewarning ( booked online . not through their website) that in October, carts on path only during fairway reseeding. Was difficult my mobility impaired partner who couldn't finish.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Must Play

This course had just recently opened up after reseeding, and it was excellent. From the practice facilities (range, chipping area and putting green), to tee boxes, fairways and greens on the course everything was in great condition. The weather was perfect, the staff was great and even the couple that I was paired with were all very nice. If you get a change this is a must play course. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not interesting or special

This is an expensive $170 resort course. It is not special; regardless of the high price. We also paid $50 for mediocre Callaway rental clubs. The wedge had seen way better days. The rest was OK at best. I would prefer rentals that at least give you a choice of mallet or blade. The carts were nice and the staff were awesome. The course was not green at all. It also plays short and was just not that interesting.

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

great experience

Course was is great shape. Great mix of challenge and strategy Would definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing

The course was in great shape and the layout is spectacular. It’s a long drive from hole 9 to 10 but when you get there take it all in. The views on the back 9 are what Arizona golf is all about. It was a great morning of golf and will visit again on my next trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Mostly super

But the rental clubs I received were junk....don’t expect this a magnificent venue....otherwise everything was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

amazing golf course

course was in excellent condition with friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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FROM $277 (USD)
PHOENIX/SCOTTSDALE | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort and 3 rounds of golf at The Phoenician, Westin Kierland & Eagle Mountain.
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