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 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
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Golf courses at Talking Stick Resort & Casino

Reviews

3.9
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Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good course

The day was cool and wet, but the course held up very well in spite of all the rain. Had to go cart path only, but that was reasonable given the conditions. Had a very good time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dissatisfied with Value

Have been playing this course for years.
Decided to play yesterday. 2:26 tee time.
Got there at 1:45. Place was packed. No room to warm up and hit balls, there were guys that were hitting balls for what seemed to be an hour long. Once we got playing, the pace of play was like something I have never seen. Super slow groups, ranger did not come out and push pace of play. Only saw the drink cart once in 14 holes. Because it was so slow, we only got in 14 holes before sun went down and we were forced to come back in. I paid for my father (it was his birthday round) and myself. 140 total and only got in 14 holes. Very disappointed. Did not get my value. I don’t write reviews period.... but this round just didn’t sit right with me. Things happen, I get that but the pace was unreal... so slow. Guys taking 2 tee shots a piece. I mean that adds up over time.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Had a great time

Didn't play well, but it certainly can't blame the course for that. Greens were pretty firm and quick, but rolled true and consistently. Pretty easy walk, very flat, with only a couple of holes with a long walk from green to the next tee box. Played with a fun group, and looking forward to playing tomorrow on the other course at Talking Stick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course was poorly maintained.

We were excited to play, but it turned out to be very disappointing.. none of the divots were repaired in the fairway or on the greens. Both bathrooms on the front nine were unusable. One was closed and the other had sewer water running out under the door. We can find better places to play for the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Slow play

We played this course for first time on a Sunday, waited on every hole and sometimes 3 deep. Was disappointed in the slow play. Stsff was very friendly but probably won't do again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Maintained Greens

Greens and fairways are in really great shape., although the greens are really fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointing

The course does not live up to expectations. Driving range is in very poor condition. Tee boxes are also very poor. Very slow play. Duck crap is everywhere. No rangers to keep pace of play. Underwhelmed.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

speed it up!

I've played Talking Stick multiple times and the pace pf play continues to be extremely slow; they have to address this as I hear it from many people when I play other courses in the area. I enjoy the courses but getting to the next tee box and having the group ahead waiting to tee off on every hole is ridiculous.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average course

Tee off @ 1:54pm, 20 minutes late, made turn @ 4:35. So finished thru 16 @ Dark. So the 4:15 pace is a little off.
Please fix your Divits when you play golf.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Frost Delay

Slow play and cold temperatures late made a unpleasant round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bag drop took my bag never told me where to go, waited 10 minutes to pay no one there, finished tipped 5.00 cleaned 2 clubs never asked if I wanted my bag returned to bag drop I had to carry bag out to car

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable Day

Course was in great shape and played with another twosome that were great. Only issue is the group either 1 or two in front of us was pretty slow and made the back nine take longer than it should have.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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