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4.4
1017 Reviews (1017)
5 Stars
539
4 Stars
325
3 Stars
103
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
87.8%
Recommend this course
897 out of 1017 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
86.4%
Recommend this course
70 out of 81 reviews
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4.4
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.5%
Recommend this course
112 out of 128 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6310 yards
Slope 130
Rating 70.3

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

The Desert/Oasis Course was the Phoenician's first 18 holes, which were later joined by the Canyon nine. The aptly named course may have desert surroundings but its numerous palm trees and blooming flowers will make golfers feel as though they've been transported to a tropical destination. Although all three golf courses cover only 150 acres, none of them feel cramped. Any lack of length is quickly forgotten after playing the creative challenges of the layout. The golf course offers plenty of variety that make it appealing to low and high handicappers alike. Dramatic elevation changes characterize the Desert nine, providing the breathtaking views that have led it to be the most requested course. The Oasis nine is memorable as well with water coming into play on six holes and a unique moat of sand on the par-4 finishing hole.

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder (1981) Forrest Richardson (2010)

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
1017 Reviews (1017)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

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Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a fun course

Appears they are letting the fairways die for summer seed. Greens and rest of the course were in great condition though. Love the layout

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 35
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mud Bog

I was fully prepared for aeration, but I was not prepared for how muddy this course was. I played at ~11am and you have thought they deep-soaked it 5 mins before I tee'd off. Zero roll out and if you didn't pick the ball clean, you ended up with a huge clump of mud on the end of your club. I realize this is a transitionary period for the grass, but I've never played on a course this muddy during transition. They need to close it down until it dries out a bit or ease up on the water. I've played several courses in transition over the past couple of weeks and this was, by far, the worst shape. Layout was fine, bunkers were fine, pace of play wasn't bad since there weren't many people out there. Nice track when it's dry. If I had paid full price, I would have asked for my money back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not in great shape for the price

Not trying to be overly critical because I know it’s that time of year for dry/dead fairways in Phoenix, but for $100 I expected better conditions. Greens were 8/10. Plenty of other courses for half the price this time of year with similar or better conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

burnt out fairways and hard binkers

many parts of fairways burnt out and bunkers were pretty hard pan

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Round at Phoenician

This is my second time playing this course. I like the old design better especially for the finishing hole. 18 is funky, a fairly long par four where you have to cut the corner over newly built Homes/Condos to get in good position for a short iron in. I'm pretty sure they will put up screens when the homes are complete which will cut off that option. You can hit it straight but your second shot will be 200 yards plus to a peninsula green. We played during the summer reseed and the Bermuda grass was not fully in so there were many wet bare spots that you had to hit off of. We decided to play lift clean and replace since the fairways where so spotty. Overall good course. The men's locker room up-stairs bar are exceptional.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hot day

Perfectly good day. And course provided enough green-challenges

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 115
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 115
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenge

We were able to play a bit sooner then our tee time which was helpful in the 100 plus degree weather ..fair was brown n patchy but greens were ok...it was pricey for a 11am tee time...could be better

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Too much construction

Apparently, they decided they could make more $ by taking away 1 of the three Nines they used to have and building lots of condos, homes, and suites in its place.

The construction distracted from the play and it is ruining many of the vistas it used to have.

We got to play for a Hot Deal price of about $70 ea but a month ago it was $250 each. I would have been really mad if we had paid the higher price.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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