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1054 Reviews (1054)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
31
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
81.0%
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4.1
180 Reviews (180)
5 Stars
83
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.6%
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4.1
320 Reviews (320)
5 Stars
128
4 Stars
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3 Stars
45
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.3%
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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
1054 Reviews (1054)

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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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Greens suck slow play

The course was overbooked the play was really slow the Rangers try to speed things up but I didn’t help. The greens must’ve been punched recently they were uneven unrolled unmoved Did not roll true and have always been hard to read. I don’t know why I keep going back to the golf course because it’s not ever been a great experience.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

This was my first time on this course. I had played Odham a few times and really enjoyed this round more. It was fair, non-gimmicky, and appealing to the eye.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fun track.

I was in a twosome, tail end of a bunch of groups. Was hoping for faster pace because it was so muggy. 3 hours 41 minutes is not bad, but in a twosome it is on the slow side. Conditions of course were excellent though!

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

Great deal

I was really impressed with the price, layout and condition of the course. I rented clubs and they were good. Great range to warm up. The staff were super nice helpful and friendly.
I’d love to come back and try the other course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 70
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Summer Aeration of Piipaash Course

It is a fact of summer golf in central Arizona that aeration of courses is necessary. Such maintenance does initially detract from a positive experience, as was the case today. All greens had been aerated and sanded in the past several weeks, making it nearly impossible to putt accurately. Fairways were, for the most part, in good shape. Some edges in front of some greens were browned out and needed attention. Sand traps were varied; some with sufficient sand depth and others lacking. A few of the tee boxes needed TLC and leveling. Pace of play was very good, as was value. It was unfortunate that the practice green was being torn up when I arrived, nullifying any intended practice time (which would not have mattered given the state of the greens with aeration and sanding). Give it several more weeks and this course will be good to play again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Enjoyorgohome

Many dead spots around greens.
Greens quite poor.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Greens are terrible, fairways nice

Played for the first time and was surprised the fairways were in really good shape. However, the bunkers were rock hard and the greens had dirt patches around it and the green itself were bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice day of golf

Everything was excellent. The food and drink was a little pricey (IE $10 small hot dog), but overall it was a good value for the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The fairways are in great condition. Especially for summer

Fairways and tee boxes were great. Most of the greens rolled true, some bumps but for summer golf in the valley very good

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

EagleJT65

Great practice area, staff was awesome, cart was available often during the round. Very fair course, but only in the fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course good, SLOW play

No course Marshall on a Friday? Starter seemed annoyed at anyone except his friend he was talking to. We asked the drink cart girl to alert the Marshall about pace of play and she just laughed and drove away. This is a nice facility, but staff needs a courtesy lesson (except for the bag drop guy - at least he was nice). The local twosome we were paired with gave up after front 9, and it got even slower on the back. Plenty of other choices in Scottsdale, and I won’t return to TS.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course

Wife and I were paired with a couple of other fun folks. The course is is open, fun, not full of gimmicky holes; fair challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Senior Lambs Review

I enjoyed playing this course !better than the other talking stick course.. it was more challenging and seem to have a better lay out. Sand traps well groomed. Many I’d the courses I play do not keep the sand traps in very good shape.
I was impressed with how green and in shape the course was in the heat of mid-June’. Great value- money wise.
Friendly staff and ready to assist at all times.
Cart ladies were available throughout the round. . That’s a big plus with the heat of 105 degrees.
Thanks and I’d play the course again.
One comment - obtain GPS systems when you purchase new carts or upgrade the current ones.
Most courses I play at resorts around the country have them. It really helps if you have not played the course before. ...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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