Sterling Grove Golf & Country Club
|White (W)||72||5840 yards||73.2||126|
|White/Red (W)||72||5361 yards||70.0||120|
|Red (W)||72||4886 yards||67.0||113|
|Black M: 74.1/133||434||378||189||616||478||318||215||477||563||3668||375||549||493||175||390||459||343||241||565||3590||7258|
|Black/Blue M: 72.4/129||434||378||155||554||434||318||189||424||563||3449||375||549||447||175||390||383||343||214||565||3441||6890|
|Blue M: 70.5/126 W: 76.7/136||391||321||155||554||434||287||189||424||516||3271||348||505||447||135||351||383||298||214||533||3214||6485|
|Blue/White M: 68.8/121 W: 75.0/132||391||321||139||511||395||287||176||391||516||3127||348||505||417||135||303||343||298||179||533||3061||6188|
|White M: 67.3/114 W: 73.2/126||362||272||139||511||395||243||176||391||446||2935||327||471||417||120||303||343||248||179||497||2905||5840|
|White/Red M: 65.5/108 W: 70.0/120||291||272||139||462||350||243||176||320||446||2699||327||471||324||120||303||292||248||139||438||2662||5361|
|Red M: 63.5/98 W: 67.0/113||291||225||99||462||350||209||129||320||423||2508||258||415||324||79||227||292||206||139||438||2378||4886|
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The course was meticulously awesome. The amenities were wonderful and the staff were very professional. The only issue I had was with the speed of the greens. I fully intend to play again when I'm in Arizona.
Nice layout and challenging with all the traps
After a few more years of maturity, the course will be top notch. Green are challenging and some pin placement would be beyond difficult with size and undulations.
Nicholas designed. Hidden obstacles, but the fairways, greens and practice areas are top notch. Nice nice nice!!
Roller coaster greens
I played this course for the first time Sunday, having never heard of it. I was excited to play a new course and I always check out reviews on the course beforehand. After seeing all the comments relating to the greens here, I thought; it can’t be that bad. Well, when you get there, you definitely find out differently. When the starter tells you that unless you’re pin high on every hole, expect to three putt EVERY hole; is not a good thing. The amount of undulations is ridiculous. I titled my review “roller coaster greens”, cause these greens look exactly like that. It’s a shame because the fairways and rest of the course are one of the best I’ve played in AZ and I’ve played many. The greens are so crazy, that I don’t know that I’d come back.
First time playing this course. Beautiful facilities, driving range (balls included) , putting course, chipping etc. staff was wonderful. Course conditions were great, large flat tee boxes, great fairways but greens were just aerated earlier this week. Putting is overrated anyways!
Will be back to play before prices go back up!
Great course. Worth the drive.
IMO - This course is the perfect layout to satisfy everyone. Great card with ratings for 5 tees + combos so everyone can find an appropriate set to play from. Excellent big flat tee-boxes, generous green well manicured fairways invite you to let the driver go just about any shape you like to hit, but then dramatic undulation and bunkering to stress the approches to lightning fast greens with ig ridges so it seems like hitting the green anywhere but right next to the pin, you are not going to have an easy 2-putt par. If you struggle with the putter, these greens will kill you. If your short game is tight you are going to win the money. Lots of different varying hole designs, no two alike, all fun. A couple fun Drivable 4s, some lengthy par threes, beautiful landscaping in the areas around the club house. I had a fantastic time and I'd play this course every month if it was a little closer to my house. I golf everywhere in the valley and this is instantly in my top 5.
What a wonderful day, From the bag drop to loading backup first class service. Jim M. the starter was so friendly and informative, gave great advice on greens and tee box selection. The greens were fast and some of the toughest in the valley. Pin placement being the key factor. The pace was great 3:15round , over all a must play.
Too New - Don't Play
Flat golf course in desert with no character. Worse design ever, can't believe Nicklaus ever saw the layout.
Way too short par 4 and too long par 3.
Fairways very nice.
Greens in pretty good shape but the undulations and slopes make it almnost impossible to hit any decent shot, must less chip into one. Green speeds varied 200% from hole to hole so you were several feet short or long on every putt.
This will be a very good course in a few years when it matures but do not go now, you will be completely frustrated at the greens.
Excellent Fairways, Challenging Greens
Course is really nice, but like others mentioned, the greens can ruin your day, challenging.
Excellent Fairways, Challenging Greens
Played on a Friday Afternoon, and course was semi-busy. When it started to back up, we were a 2 some, and asked the 2 behind us to join us. We met while waiting for the group in front on 10.
T Boxes and fairways really nice. Greens, like other reviews, very challenging at times.
Wide fairways but challenging greens
Very nice course, about 2 years old. Wide open fairways but the greens are very undulating which greatly increases the difficulty. Local knowledge would help with the placement of shots to the green. No issues with the pace of play. Well maintained. Higher cost than average.
great course, professionally run and maintained, country club-like feel. tee box to green this course is well run EXCEPT for the pace of play. with golf becoming more and more popular, it may be time to offend a few people who don't know how to keep pace of play within a reasonable time frame. yes, i mean both too fast and more importantly too slow. this is all part of proper golf etiquette and decorum on the course. there are always exceptions, but asking for a 4-4.25 hour round on a course of this caliber shouldn't be unreasonable given normal circumstances.
Interesting collection of easy and difficult holes. Course is in excellent condition.
Greens have a lot of undulation but play well.
Amazing practice area.
Pace was slow but the other 8-10 times I have played Sterling Grove the pace was very good.
Yes, it's a bit expensive. Don't let that stop you from playing this gem. The course is incredible. The layout is fun and challenging. Fairways are perfect. Greens are fast and true. Outside of the layout of #9, I've got no complaints about this course. One of my absolute favorites.
i understand sterling grove can range from pricey to not so pricey, but if you want championship golf, sterling is the place to go. from clubhouse to practice area to tee boxes-country club caliber. we golfed on a cool, probably frigid by az. standards with some intermittant rain, so that probably played a role in our pace of play which was great! the rain however did NOT seem to alter the conditions. greens ran nice, fast and true. fairways were better than many greens. sterling is a gem and even a diamond if they can keep their prices reasonable, but i get how all that works. i just hope it remains accessible to us for a while
The Greens Are The Main Talking Point
I had never played SG, and a few of my friends told me it was a great layout BUT the greens will leave you talking to yourself. I can now say that they were right on. The design and flow of the holes are really good. A flat piece of farmland has been transformed into a rolling landscape. No two holes are really the same. The created hills, mounding and bunkering gives you an "unflat" feel. Now with the greens they got carried away. The massive false fronts and sides like on #2, the uphill putts that can be 8 feet straight up on #7 and the cleavage green on the back nine are just too severe for normal. The two guys I played with were decent golfers, but I got tired of watching them 3 and 4 putt, or do the putt off the green trick. I think if owners reconsider a few of these circus greens, they will benefit from it. This facility has 2200 homesites and will have 450 members soon, so the days of the public playing it will soon be over, I say give it a try before it's gone, but know that the putting will be the main talking point.