South Golf Course at Granite Falls Golf Club in Surprise, Arizona, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
87.3%
Recommend this course
130 out of 138 reviews
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4.1
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
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1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.0
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
2
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1
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0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 6839 yards
Slope 131
Rating 77.8

Granite Falls Golf Club offers two courses, the North Course and the South Course. Rolling hills sprinkled with stately trees and large greens define both courses. The South Course has a challenging layout that appeals to all skill levels with four sets of tees and subtle but effective bunkering. Water comes into play on 10 holes. The golf course offers a scenic finishing hole that has two lakes, joined by a cascading waterfall with a fountain in the background. In addition to the two golf courses, Granite Falls Golf Club boasts extensive practice facilities including a short game area with a practice bunker, two putting greens, and a grass driving range with target areas.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Billy Casper (1997) Greg Nash (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts must have collars.All shorts must be mid-thigh in length,loose fitting and hemmed.Slacks should be appropriate traditional golf attire.No t-shirts,muscle shirts,tank tops,halter-tops,cut-offs,denim shorts,sweats,athletic shorts,swimming trunks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2019 #18)

Reviews

4.0
138 Reviews (138)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Undulating Greens 9
Water Hazards 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 7
Locals 7
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7
Convenient to the City 6
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Nice layout, summer conditions

Course has a nice layout, played the North course in March and it was great for the value. South course in decent shape, but the fairways are too long which a lot of courses struggle with bare spots in the summer, there was plenty of grass just needs to be cut and maintained. Each ball comes out like a flyer from the fairway and the greens are incredibly firm and no give. Greens were very sandy and was nearly impossible to get a good roll on it, will try again in a few months once it has some time to recover

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Missed greens

Course is fun except for the brick hard greens. Can't hold the green on almost every hole. Way to fast. Otherwise great course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ugh.

$100 and a Saturday round of golf you'd think they'd cut fairways and greens....fairways were so long you couldn't control the golf ball. $3 for a cup a coffee?

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are great!

This course has greens that were replaced around a year ago with a newer type of bermuda. I last played it before the renovation and it was in good shape then. The greens are holding well, but are fast. Stimp was around a 12. Greenside bunkers have been refilled with a fluffier sand and no longer have a hard pan feel that many of the courses in the valley have. Great layout and fairways were excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Little low on supplies but great course too golf. And as usual it’s getting expensive to golf in phoenix area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Walked

Wait a couple years

The course is not in playable condition. The greens are too hard and too fast to play. This is due to a 2021 reseeding of the greens. Unfortunately they are going to do this to their other three courses also.

The approaches are almost muddy so there is no way to bump a shot and anything on the green will not hold. They don't over-seed the rough anymore so you either have a hardpan shot from dirt (or mud) or a muddy chip shot around the greens. Save your money and don't play this course until 2023.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 200
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Greens

The course has been improved recently. The fairways and tee boxes are a lush dark green. I understand that the greens have been redone on some holes. I think they need some time to mature as the greens were very hard packed. The apron around the green was usually very soft, but the greens were very hard. If you landed on the apron the ball would stop suddenly leaving a deep ball mark. If you landed on the green, the ball tended to roll all the way to the back no matter where on the green you landed and no ball mark. Putting was difficult as the greens were extraordinarily fast and did not hold a line very well at all. Once the greens grow and mature a bit more the course will be perfect.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course but Hard Greens

I had been wanting to play the South Course at Granite Falls for some time since I loved the North Course when I first played it a few years ago. I love the layout of the South Course and the greens were very fast, which I prefer. However, they were rock hard...like concrete. After much rain the previous day, I was not expecting that. Any shots I landed on the green ran off the back. Trying to land short and run on did not work because the fairways were soft from the rain. I was told the greens are still pretty new so hopefully they will soften up some. Again, other than the excessive firmness of the greens, love the course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/05/2020

Hello, Jason. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 207
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good shape B4 overseeding.

All the other courses in area r in overseeding. 279 rounds on the tee sheet today. Pace was just under 4 hrs. Not bad. Tee to green fine. Greens okay for the most part. A couple were a bit "fuzzy." Still fine.

Friendly playing partners I was paired up with.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 91
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Grandview is a great course that is in very good condition for summer in AZ. All of the Sun City Grand courses I have played have been in very good condition. You wont find a better course for the money.

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