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1036 Reviews (1036)
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
30
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
81.5%
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4.1
224 Reviews (224)
5 Stars
92
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.4%
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4.1
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
131
4 Stars
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3 Stars
41
2 Stars
20
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
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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
1036 Reviews (1036)

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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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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 2
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
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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
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

For the money during the heated months. I was impressed with the care that went into to make the course a pleasure to play at. Staff was fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 83
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

O'odham Course

Course layout is very straight forward. Very wide fairways and fast greens, both of which are in excellent shape. The course is definitely forgiving of errant shots.
Pace of play was a little rushed.
Also noticing a trend of groups of players who bring Bluetooth speakers blasting music while playing. I love music as much as the next person but at a golf course it's super annoying and rude to other players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked

I should have quit early and asked for a refund. We got to the second tee box and eight carts were coming back after early and long delays. There was a bachelor party ahead of us which caused serious delays all day long. We were at three and a half hours through hole thirteen so I bailed due to another commitment. I will not go back there Fri-Sun again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid Course

This was our first time playing the north course. It is of moderate difficulty, and the par-3 holes are pretty fun. The course is in good shape for this time of the year, and as expected in the desert it was dusty. Overall both courses at Talking Stick are great pretty much anytime of the year, and a fair price is charged. Pace of play is good, however, we had a group behind us that got a bit pushy and hit at us once when we were walking off the green on a par-3. I would like to see a Marshall out on the course to keep the music volume played by players "in check", as I am not a fan of music on the golf course, and it was extremely loud from several groups. Overall, we will be back again to Talking Stick for many more rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 182
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

O'odham Course

I have played this course upwards of 8 times. The course has always been in good to very good condition--the fairways have always been well maintained with a good growth of grass, the greens are in near excellent condition and running fast, and bunkers are better than most as far as the quality and maintenance of the sand. I will admit some of the hole layouts make little sense, namely, holes 11 and 12. Both have extensive desert and bunker carry zones with no desirable bailout option for the average golfer. You have to accept that you will be playing your approach shot from the desert or a bunker in most cases. Good luck on that. Those holes aside, however, the rest are fair challenges, with man-sized par fours aplenty.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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