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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7244 yards
Slope 148
Rating 74.8

The Ironwood Course at the Anthem Golf & Country Club is one of two courses that the club offers, the other being the Persimmon Course. Both golf courses were designed by Greg Nash and feature large greens and dramatic elevation changes. The Ironwood Course is the more challenging of the two Anthem courses with a high risk/high reward layout. There are seven water features that come into play as well as numerous bunkers situated throughout the course. The 10th through the 12th holes on the Ironwood Course, called "Anthem Alley," feature notoriously difficult water hazards that have been known to drive up scores.

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Nash

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

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, Discover Welcomed
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No denim, collared shirt required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.5
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Reviews 98
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Golf Oasis in the Foothills of the Sonoran Mountains

This was our first visit to the Anthem country club.
There are two beautiful championship golf courses here with some amazing clubhouse and grounds views.
Anthem is like a large oasis in the Sonoran desert surrounded by the majestic Sonoran mountains. There are beautiful vistas everywhere here.
Our encounter with Mark in the proshop was Meh, but Andrew from Elkhart, Indiana and a PGA Pro in training was inspiring.
Andrew was playing starter this time and he was a great personality and so helpful we visited for a while before our tee time.
The Persimmon course is in fine condition with some of the fastest and deceptive greens in the area.
The fairways were green and plush with just hints of browning in the rough. Green number six is huge and needs watering badly.
Almost all the greens and fairways here are extra large and wide.
There are only two holes with forced carries, and they will challenge
most players on a windy day.
This course is what you expect from a private club. It's quality golf with a relaxing and classy atmosphere, quick cart service before and after the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Not long, but challenging

Visiting the area and played through my Clubcorp membership. Really enjoyed the round. Course in excellent shape. Looks like they overseeded tees, greens, and rough, but not fairways. Fairways were dormant bermuda with good coverage. Huge greens, with a LOT of ridges and undulations. The posted sign said the stimp was 10.9 and it felt like it. That means you are left with a LOT of long puts with multiple breaks. Spend some time on the practice green to get the pace down. Some blind shots off the tee - I'll play better the next time.

If I have a complaint it is that you can't always see where you're going or hitting off the tees (blind shots or hidden hazards). No hole maps or diagrams on the scorecard or on the hole markers on the course. Unless you play with a local member, you are going to be at a serious disadvantage. Suggest the course do something to help folks who are strangers on the course have a clue about where and how far to hit the ball.

Enjoyed the round and would play again if in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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