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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4.5
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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played the North and it was......

First time playing and I heard we should play the South course but we could only play the North. Course conditions were excellent. Greens were rolling 11.5. Overall a good day of golf but I felt the layout was fairly boring for the price we paid. I would play again but not for $200, better courses to play for that kind of money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Surcharge surprise

All and all the course was in descent condition for winter . Greens were pretty quick . Played from tips and didn’t get destroyed .
What I didn’t like was the surprise $25.06 surcharge ! Didn’t see that anywhere on my reservation ?? Definitely cheaper courses you can play of equal quality ! Very scenic and great vistas for pictures

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/08/2021

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I do apologize that you didn't know about the water surcharge. I'm not sure how you booked your tee time, but we do have that information when book through The Boulders website. Glad you enjoy the round. See you again soon

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Enjoyed course very much, best of the 3 we played on our visit. Paired with a twosome with only one set of clubs. Impacted pace of play. Surprised they were allowed out with one set.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/31/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Our policy is that everyone has their own set of clubs. thank you for the information and I will look into it. Looking forward to having you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Well worth the cost

The course was in impeccable condition. The views were breathtaking and the rough was nicer than fairways back east. The course is much better shape than when we played last over the summer and I'd play here again in a heartbeat. Friendly staff made all the difference.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/26/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Glad you enjoy the round. See you again soon

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience all around

The course was immaculate and the visual s were incredible. One of the best all around golf days I have enjoyed in AZ

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/04/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Looking forward to having you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I love this place.

The course is only a couple weeks out of overseed but the beauty of this area makes up for everything. Fairways were soft and longer than normal but I don’t dare, this is heaven on earth for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Glad you enjoy the round. See you again soon

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Avid Golfer

Both courses are in top shape, despite the over seeding. South is tougher than North. Staff could not have been more gracious and accommodating.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Both courses are in excellent shape. Please come back and visit us soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth 281.00!! 160..Yes

I have been fortunate to have been able to golf many amazing and expensive golf courses. I don't like paying a ton of money on green fees, but when on a golf trip with awesome friends and an amazing course, I'll allow it. I have never wrote a review based on how expensive a course is, but this time I need to. Paying 281.00 to play target golf is not my style. Our group played TPC Stadium and Quintero the 2 days prior and we payed for a reply at both. I would pay double for those other courses before I even think about coming back to The Boulders. Don't get me wrong. This course is great... but the price is NOT worth it at all. Save your money and play Quintero twice!!! Now that's a course that is worth it's price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. We would like to apologize for not living up to your expectations. Looking forward to you giving The Boulders a second chance. Hope to see you soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
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 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
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

great views

played the North course- course was in great shape considering the time of year!
a few holes had a little trick built in...blind shots, landing areas.
but I am sure that played again....those would not be a problem. greens were in great shape and rolled very true!
And some GREAT views all over the course!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/20/2020

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Looking forward to having you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout/great condition/fuzzy greens

Fun course/fuzzy greens/pace of play was slow-almost 5 hr round

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful scenery

Great course, it was fun to see the wildlife on the course. We saw a javalina family, lots of bunnies, a buzzard. The course was in ok condition. Not as plush as would be expected for the area, but it is close to overseeding time in Az so they were probably preparing for that. The flow of this course was good, a few challenges that kept it interesting. Would be nice to be able to choice which course to play instead of them picking for you. Overall great place, would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Incredible Views

Played the North back and the South front, both had incredible views and picturesque moments. The layout was really enjoyable, but not for the average golfer as fairways are tight. We were paired with two beginner golfers (great people) but they must have lost a few dozen balls each. I played from the blues which I soon found out were essentially the blacks as they shared the tee box on almost every hole. You definitely want to make sure your drive is dialed in or you will lose a lot of balls. Some really cool elevated tee boxes that had some beautiful drop shots. What really impressed me were the greens, they were extremely fast and rolled very smooth. Overall this was a great course and a fun day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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