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4.1
852 Reviews (852)
5 Stars
294
4 Stars
339
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
52
1 Stars
25
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
82.2%
Recommend this course
683 out of 852 reviews
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4.0
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.1%
Recommend this course
103 out of 127 reviews
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4.1
234 Reviews (234)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.5%
Recommend this course
193 out of 234 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
852 Reviews (852)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Maintained Greens

Greens and fairways are in really great shape., although the greens are really fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

The course does not live up to expectations. Driving range is in very poor condition. Tee boxes are also very poor. Very slow play. Duck crap is everywhere. No rangers to keep pace of play. Underwhelmed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course

Tee off @ 1:54pm, 20 minutes late, made turn @ 4:35. So finished thru 16 @ Dark. So the 4:15 pace is a little off.
Please fix your Divits when you play golf.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bag drop took my bag never told me where to go, waited 10 minutes to pay no one there, finished tipped 5.00 cleaned 2 clubs never asked if I wanted my bag returned to bag drop I had to carry bag out to car

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Day

Course was in great shape and played with another twosome that were great. Only issue is the group either 1 or two in front of us was pretty slow and made the back nine take longer than it should have.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, perfect day

Enjoyed the fair challenge, desert landscape, lots of bunkers to navigate. Pace was slow (5 hours) but we just barely finished our round before sunset. Every club in the bag a requirement.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bring your sand wedge and lob wedge

this is a technical review about game play, mostly.

The courses is in good shape, cut low with soft fairways and it was a little wet for late afternoon.

Nearly every green is elevated and few are smallish with undulation. The breaks are tricky because of the valley. By hole 17 you should have it figured out. On approach If you miss, miss short because pin high left or right or off the back means a flop shot or sand shot to get up and down. The course is cut snug so if you have bad hands you will duff a couple, blade one or two and eventually get a couple right.

if you struggle with chipping and popping little shots up and down, this will require an extra beer or two to keep you from snapping your wedge in half.

Now here is the good part. If you can get off the tee, let it all hang out because this track is pretty wide open.

The kid and I shoot in the mid 90s, but this one left a mark. We will skip the range and chip and putt next time.

All kidding aside. The staff is great, the course is in good shape. if you are accurate with your irons, you will score.

That is all

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GP

Two courses for variety. Usually very busy but they handle well most days. For the price you get Johnny 6 pack golfers but that’s the package.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Flat boring course

All of us in our foursome agreed that we wouldn't play this course again.

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

Great course, Great Condition

Visiting Scottsdale on vacation. Staff was very helpful and very friendly. Mike in the cart barn helped me to locate my clubs and set me up with a cart after my golf bag was misplaced. Really enjoyed the course and layout. Challenging course. Fairways were very forgiving for errant shots.

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