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3.3
777 Reviews (777)
5 Stars
372
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
38
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.3
69.6%
Recommend this course
705 out of 777 reviews
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2.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
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2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
33.3%
Recommend this course
2 out of 6 reviews
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2.8
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.2
Value
2.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
50.0%
Recommend this course
11 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7006 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.5

Also known as The Preserve at SaddleBrooke

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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Bailey (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

3.3
777 Reviews (777)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 58
Drinks 50
Patio Dining 47
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 135
Bunkers 103
Forced Carries 90
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 135
Advanced Golfers 83
Locals 58
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 132
In the 'Burbs 40
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was great, but the greens were TERRIBLE.

Conditions Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible condition

This course is frustrating in that the location and layout could make it the best in tucson. It’s ALWAYS under repair. The greens were half dead. Maybe rolling at a 3 on the STIMP. it is borderline unplayable. They would be better off removing all of the greens and starting over. This course needs to be shut down for a year and allowed to recover from whatever poor management it has been suffering through. It has so much potential but the conditions drive people away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful & interesting course layout

This is not a farm field transformation for recreation but rather an interesting use of valleys and hilltops to challenge golfers to plan their shots to utilize the terrain for best results.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

I had played this course many times, several years ago. It was a "go to" course for my wife and me when vacationing in Tucson. I played it today and was very disappointed in it's condition. The greens were OK, but the fairways were horrible.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Worth It

I have had played this course many times over the years and was always one of my favorite in the Tucson area the scenery is phenomenal unfortunately the course conditions were atrocious the worst course we have played in Tucson in the last 2 weeks the fairways were not overseeded with Rye but we're simply dyed green no grass whatsoever on the fairways the Rough was Bermuda 4 in Long and they charge $85 per round to play this goat Ranch

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful scenery at the foothills of the mountains

Played the Preserve Golf Club at SaddleBrooke today. Was a little apprehensive because of the terrible reviews regarding the course conditions. We were pleasantly surprised. The tee boxes , greens and sand traps are in good shape. The fairways are thin and have been painted, but we have played on worse courses in the Tucson . The layout is a lot of fun and the views throughout the course are really nice. Pace of play was great (under 4 hours) considering that it was very crowded and bunched up because of a frost delay. The weather was cold but the golf was good. Unless you are a golf snob, this is a very enjoyable course. We plan to play it again next year when we return to Tucson.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/15/2021

Paid $67, it is in the range that most courses are this time of year. Not a great price, but reasonable.

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Commented on 02/15/2021

Curious to know what you paid and if you thought it was high/low or properly priced?

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrible Fairways - Decent Greens

I have enjoyed The Preserve in the past. Too bad the fairways are in terrible shape; I sure hope they come back. The Greens were in decent shape, the ball rolled well. The Staff was friendly & the pace of play was good. They simply are charging too much. All things considered the price should be $35 - $40. ($40 for a morning round).

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

worth the drive from old town scottsdale

challenging but great views and elevation changes on holes, will play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Used to like the course, but not in the current condition.

The course needs water badly.

You know things are bad when you can’t push in your tee on the tee box!

Not much real grass on the fairways, just green spray on dead grass, if that.

So different than past years.

This used to be a really nice, course, and we loved to play here. Now.. not so much.

If you are charging a premium price, you better have a nicer course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Painted fairways

Layout of the course was nice with beautiful Mountain View’s. Unfortunately, some of the fairways were painted green. Several holes including two par 5 holes were cart path only for no apparent reason. I would not recommend this course in these conditions at this price.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Some rough spots

Understand there was some work done to the course. Some holes you could see areas of sod but it was playable. Overall it’s in good condition

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow Play on Thin Grass

The round took nearly 5 hours because of slow Men’s Club play. The fairway grass was very thin and sparse in many areas. The greens were smooth and fast due to thin grass. The staff were friendly but not able to do anything about the slow play

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 102
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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