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1182 Reviews (1182)
5 Stars
438
4 Stars
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3 Stars
188
2 Stars
70
1 Stars
35
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
81.0%
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4.1
134 Reviews (134)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.6%
Recommend this course
108 out of 134 reviews
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4.1
322 Reviews (322)
5 Stars
141
4 Stars
109
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.1%
Recommend this course
258 out of 322 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6833 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.0

The Talking Stick Golf Club, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, offers two uniquely different courses that each offer many options according to your playing skill. The Piipaash course (previously known as South at Talking Stick Golf Club), with its tree-lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play than the O'odham Course (formerly known as North at Talking Stick Golf Club).

A round of golf on the Piipaash Course at the Talking Stick Golf Club kicks off on a par-4 hole that measures 405 yards from the Black tees. Three long par-5 holes ensures that power golfers will get their kicks, with the fifth hole coming in at 516 yards, the 1fourth measuring 541 and the 16th playing to 548. The round of golf concludes on a relatively shorter par 4 that measures 323 yards.

After a round of golf on the North Course at the Talking Stick Golf Club, head back to the Wildhorse Grille for drinks and a bite to eat.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda/Perennial Rye Grass
Greens MiniVerde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Coore (1998) Ben Crenshaw (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No, rentals available
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirts & No denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
1182 Reviews (1182)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 22
Brunch 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 96
Undulating Greens 51
Plays Long 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 55
A Weekend Splurge 50
Locals 50
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 86
Convenient to the City 78
Near Local Attractions 41

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Pace of play.

Not a ranger in sight. 5 zones on holes with loud music and horseplay. Nobody to help get them under control and move them. 5.5 hours for 15 holes.

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Stacking tee times

Terrible experience. Great course but three deep at the tee boxes. No rangers to be found. 3 hours to play 9 and couldn’t finish.

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Pace Poor
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Wish it was Talking stick of old.....

Check staff was not great. Hotdog out of the warming tray sucked. Then pace of play was horrible. So slow the 4 some behind us had two quit and they joined us. Didnt see a ranger all day, and only saw the cart girl one time in almost 5 hours. Bummed out about this, i used to love this place.

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Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course

Course was very nice and in great condition The only complaint I have is play backed up In the afternoon to the point we had 3 groups waiting at the tee box

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

No way to finish with tee time

Price should be lower when there is no way to finish.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Good condition/slow

Paste of play in afternoon is bad. As many as 4 groups on same hold. No cart’s available till right up to tee time. Appear to be overbooking. More time between times would help

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 123
Handicap 20-24
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Plays A few times a week
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Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Talking Stick - nice but not exciting.

Course very playable and in great condition. Nice wide fairways. Greens rock hard taking getting used to. Many par-4’s very similar: Driver/7-iron, repeat. Layout level with little significant elevation change. Large driving range.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Average layout

Course was in good shape. Greens were fast and consistent. Overall not worth the green fee in my eyes. There wasn’t much variety. Wide open with very little character. There were a few holes on the backside that had some variety but as a whole most holes just looked the same as the others. The green complexes were the only defense the course had. Got a “hot deal” for 115 and with so many other option in this price range I would play elsewhere. Nothing wrong with the course but just not that interesting

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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