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4.5
946 Reviews (946)
5 Stars
501
4 Stars
304
3 Stars
95
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
14
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
88.4%
Recommend this course
836 out of 946 reviews
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4.6
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.4%
Recommend this course
38 out of 43 reviews
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4.5
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
88 out of 99 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

4.5
946 Reviews (946)

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 59
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

lots of construction dust/sky high cocktails

most things about this course a good to great, and the construction is nearly tolerable....but the price of food or drink is gouge-worthy....too expensive. to enjoy a cool beverage

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Need a Marshall

Fun course in good condition. Pace of play is slow. Cost to play was good thanks to a late hot deal. The course would benefit by having someone monitoring (and speeding up) the pace of play. It took us 4 hours to play 12 holes and about 30 minutes between the end of the 9th hole and hitting our tee shot on 10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Construction Zone

The front 9 was a construction zone; loud and ugly. I wont go back and can't recommend. Nice place but not worth the money.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Know where to miss!

Forgiving fairways, but need to know where to land your shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice new layout

great conditions thanksgiving wknd. not sure how we did it, but grabbed the first tee time of the day - ripped around in <4 hours. Nice staff. Fantastic breakfast sandwich (really!). I thought the new layout was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course!

My wife and I had a marvelous time playing this course. It was in great shape and the staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. It’s not cheap but well worth it. The pro shop was spendy and so we didn’t buy anything. I would highly recommend this to anyone!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
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