34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree, Arizona 85262, US
(480) 488-9009
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About The Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale

Located in Carefree just north of Scottsdale is the Boulders Resort, a Curio Collection hotel by Hilton. This 1,200-acre resort and community features striking, millions-year-old boulder formations and two, 18-hole golf courses that encircle them. The resort is a village compound with spacious casitas with private balconies, as well as a handful of villas and homes for rent. The golf club features two courses, the North and South, as well as a driving range and golf academy. Boulders is well known for its Golden Door Spa with 33,000 square feet and 24 treatment rooms, plus a wide variety of fitness classes and programming. There are five dining concepts, highlighted by the Spotted Donkey Cantina, well known locally for its Mexican fare. The beauty and tranquility of the Sonoran Desert is on full, luxurious display at the Boulders Resort.

Facts

Price Range$$$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★★
Acres1200
Year Opened1985
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesSuite, Villas/Casitas
PoolAdults Only
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
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 The Boulders Resort & Spa Scottsdale

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4.4
898 Reviews (898)

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout ….but!

Spped of play, course conditions and green conditions leave a lot of opportunity for improvement for a great layout!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course meh food

We were paired with another twosome. It was a pleasant game.. No outside food allowed but the wraps and sandwiches we purchased at the turn were a solid one star. Wouldn’t play over lunchtime again!
Course is scenic and a good challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Money better spent elsewhere

After hearing so much hype about this course over the years, finally decided to take my dad for a round and what a mistake it was. Greens were probably the worst I’ve seen of any course I’ve played in the last 3 months and course overall was in rough shape. Fairways were great, but rough wasn’t even rough, just dead grass and grass roots. Staff was awesome and zero complaints there, but if I did t get a discount on playing here, I would have been super bummed for the course conditions with how much a round costs

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 59
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace Too Fast

Pace of play was too fast for fair players. Foursome had 3 players hitting in the 90's were considered falling behind on a cart path only challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Bring your wallet!

Course was in great shape and pace of play was good. Bring your wallet however as on-course prices from the beverage cart are off the chart!!! $9 for a bottle of water (NOT a typo!), $13 for a Corona beer.!

Not going back - I can get overcharged at places much close to my home!

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just OK

Nicest people, course is ok, better choices out there for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Hot weather
Used cart

A MUST play when in the PHX area

Out of all, the clubs I played in1 week bouncing around the GolfNow PHX area options, this was by far the best. Loved the layout, scenery, greens in great shape and just a very fun and pretty course that could challenge you but not kill you. The staff is helpful, bar is fun and well worth the effort to go up here and play a round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Cart return guy was a d i c k.

We were aware that 2 holes were closed of the track we were playing.
When we checked in we were told to go and play holes 1 & 2 again in order to get our 18... we were then told "go ahead and keep going and pick as many as you want".
When we returned we were berated by a different cart.
"how the h e l l is it you guys are in last?" was the greeting.
He then literally threw our clubs up against the stand... and squealed away in the cart.
It took all my restraint to not lose my mind on the guys in the pro-shop...
So, in conclusion, a great afternoon was tarnished by buddy's hissy fit after we did precisely as we were told!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed with holes closed

I have played here around 6 times this summer, this the only disappointment. They are letting the course and green conditions go before overseed, and they closed holes 16 and 18, so we only played 16 holes. Golfnow sign up did not warn about closed holes or I may not have registered to play. Pro shop claimed GolfNow should have shown the closed hole situation - but didn’t.

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

I like the course although they were going through renovations, it was still a pleasure to play, but $14.00 for a 16 oz. Coors Light????, without the tip.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course but not for the price

I played Boulders in January at a price of $360. I walked away having a great experience but thinking "I'd never pay that again for this course." Then this month I played again for $79.

Two of the holes were closed which they didn't tell you until after you booked and it was below in the fine print. People generally don't read the full confirmation emails but I guess that could be my fault. There were also 3 or 4 holes where there was no sand in the bunker - just concrete. It was obvious they were redoing the bunkers.

Arguably my biggest issues were the greens. They were BEAT UP. I mean 3 of them they had new sod laid and it was the pace of the fairway. Just really unimpressed overall.

I'm in love with the big boulder scenery in Carefree but probably won't play there again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Boulders AZ Golf Course

Excellent course. Every hole is photo for a post card. Tee boxes excellent condition as well fairways and green.
Cart person with drinks made it around several times especially during warmer weather.
I’d recommend anyone traveling to AZ Phoenix area to put this course on their agenda.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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