9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, US
(480) 850-7777
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About Talking Stick Resort & Casino

Just east of Phoenix-Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort is owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. It is among Arizona's largest golf and casino resorts with nearly 500 guest rooms in a 15-story hotel tower, six restaurants, entertainment and pools. Located off the Highway 101 loop, it is conveniently located near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and many of the area's best golf courses. In addition to nightlife and live casino action at the resort, a Topgolf was recently added to the property as well. The main outdoor pool is large and has live music and DJs during a summer series and cabanas for rent, while there are two smaller pools. Additional amenities include a spa, fitness center and a complimentary shuttle that can transport guests to area attractions. The golf club is located next door and feature 36 holes designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the Piipash and O'odham. Both golf courses are void of residential development and feature forgiving fairways and greens on native terrain.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres350
Year Opened1999
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
CasinoYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Talking Stick Resort & Casino

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Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well worth it.

Course is in excellent condition. Greens are fast but true. Staff was friendly and helpful as a first time visitor. Overall, well worth a round and would definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 7
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great desert course

Great desert course which offers interesting views on the valley mountains. Although we played the other course this was the first time on the Piipaash and I would play it again. Fairways and greens were at their best. The staff was particularly helpful...and I would specially thank Rod.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Fun Golf Course

Course was in great shape, greens ran nicely. Pace of play was outstanding. Course is flat, easily walkable.
Wild horses beside the course was interesting.
Would play again and recommend to a friend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Scottsdale - Talking Stick

The grass was green and in reasonable condition but course layout was not that interesting - grass and desert. The desert had scrub type bushes but little landscaping and other than the mountains in the background, we did not feel the course was that pretty or interesting. Restaurant also closed at 5pm so no opportunity to eat there after the round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice Course

Nice course with generous landing areas and a few holes where you have decisions to make off the the tee. Greens and fairways were in good condition, carrt path only the day I played but apparently they are a week from going back to scatter. I got a good deal so the value for me was quite good…paid just over 100.00.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lush and NO HOUSES!!!

Played the O’ODHAM course l loved it. Perfectly maintained with no houses. Wide plush fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout

Love this course. Wide fairways with no houses. Perfect condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round

Played Piipaash (Sourh) Tuesday and carts were allowed. Course is in great shape after overseeding. Golfshop staff could have mentioned 20+ min frost delay but were silent. Starter was great in pairing golfers together. We were able to finish round before sundown. Love playing at Talking Stick!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
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
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 55
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No driving range in the early afternoon

I got there early to warm up, but they closed the driving range. I have to chip and putt for an hour and half to kill it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cart path only

Very difficult to play some holes from cart path only

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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