Fred Enke Golf Course

3.4393000000 3.4 stars from 5 (173)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6807 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.0

TEE TIMES FROM: $12.00 VIEW TEE TIMES
  • 8251 E Irvington Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85730, Pima County
  • (520) 791-2539
  • www.tucsoncitygolf.com

Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Dick Phelps, Brad Benz
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6807 yards 72.0 136
Championship 72 6363 yards 69.3 128
Regular 72 5804 yards 68.8 124
Forward (W) 72 4700 yards 72.9 124

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 175 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
78
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

145 out of 172 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include forced carries bunkers elevation changes  

Reviews


Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender

"Great Improvement"


DonModie's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have played Fred Enke several times in the past. Always an interesting course but not always good shape. New management at Tucson City courses have done a great job with this course. Fairways super--ball sits up on firm grass, greens good, traps OK, fringes very good, rough much better now with long grass rather than ugly hardpan where you can get a horrible lie or ball can bounce anywhere A super bargain for the $..


Player Tip: On hole #1, hit your tee shot way on the left side of the fairway. Cut the corner left on #14 so you can have a good shot to the green.

18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Value & the course was in nice shape"


taoofbob's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I have not played here in a couple of years. I found the course to be in very good shape. The fairways were green and well maintained. Greens we very good, not great. I got a great deal on Golfnow, so I was very pleased and will definitely play again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"NIce day for golf"


nlhicksjr's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a fun round, hot so course was fairly empty. Good pace.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"for what it is"


Ickybones's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course plays well, OB really has made some nice changes I like the pro shop area and snacks are.... well its good for where you're playing. I like and will continue to play it often.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Much improved"


PeteDrew's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in much improved condition over every other summer I have played it. Grass is much more green and lush. Traps are better maintained and have new rakes in them. Greens were recently punched, but have been rolling very well prior to that. Best conditioned city course I have played this year.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"very challenging"


AF7H's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The woman at the check in counter was very helpful and pleasant


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"nice layout"


rspacemonkey's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is really improving. The grass has never been greener and a lot of undergrowth has been removed. I also heard that they are transforming the old pro shop into a restaurant. Can't wait to see how the rest of the improvements unfold.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Enke in Excellent Shape!"


TucsonTeacher's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape(greens and fairways)......as good or better than other city courses. Played the blue tees so the course was a bit challenging. My buddies think this is a tough course, but I love this desert course, Definately worth the money.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"cOURSE HAD TO PLAY 1ST. TIME"


TEDUKC's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course in better sharp then what i expected. Fairways in good condition greens are coming along.
The only complaint carts are in bad shap and need to be worked on.


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"average"


u689620116's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Poor weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course needs more water on the fairways, greens pretty ruff, greens not in good shape, no consistent speed. The car paths, the worse I have ridden on, I had kidney after the round.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Filbert Barrera"


u000006524115's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fred Enke is on its way back to becoming a great place to play. I've been playing there since I was 10 years old and it's in the best shape I've seen it in a very long time. The greens are so much better and the fairways were actually a little bit moist with grass. Not being over critical, it has been in such bad shape for the last couple of years, it was not worth the money. They are also clearing out some of the areas around the landing areas which will make it a little more forgiving. Go play it. It's a good course. Keep up the good work.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Overall Condition: Fair


I recommend this course


"Worth the $$$"


jakarey's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a great course for the price. Can be challenging depending on where the pins are located. I golf here all the time!


18 Hole Pace of Play: <3 1/2 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Solid layout"


u000008227464's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While this course is definitly a challenge, it's tee boxes, fairways, and overall condition are definitly the weakest point of what is a very challenging layout. If you have any length, play from the tips. You will have to cut a few too many corners if u don't.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"A work in progress"


u000005036335's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They are working hard on improving this course. Enjoyed the front 9 more than the back.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fred Enke"


u000003400028's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a god time and enjoyed the course and will play again soon if we can find a deal in golf now


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough course - especially the first time you play it"


larryparker's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of blind shots which are very difficult until you know the course well. Also, most of the landing areas are not flat so you get lots of roll- good and bad. The course was in okay shape but the above made the round somewhat un-enjoyable.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Strong desert course"


u00000840425's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in the best condition its been in the last 2-3 years. Of paticular note is that the bunkers were well prepared and had a sufficient amount of sand. The greens were good to excellent and the fairways were in fairly good condition as well, with a minimum of bare spots and only a few had standing water or overly wet areas. Whether to attribute this to the new management is questionable,; however, it does appear that shop employees are happy and there seems to be more attention to the course by maintenance personnel. Overall, a good experience!


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fred Enke first timer"


mahwah1980's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Impressed. We played on extremely windy day, , Good pace for mid day Saturday. Greens were in good shape, not to many spots that needed repair. Better than average muni, requires local knowledge to score well as a first timer. Shot makers course that requires accuracy with long irons, hybrids and fairway woods to score. Not a bomb the driver and hack it out course. Looking forward to playing it again. Great walking workout.


18 Hole Pace of Play: 4 1/4 hrs

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"none"


KenRoseberry's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout. A lot of target golf required. Greens were fast but did not "roll out" which made them excellent. Fairways need overseeded! Not plush.
Dont play it without someone who has the first time.


18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bad customer service"


Cdoan03's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The lady at the front was extremely rude. I really expected a different experience at this course for our party of 4, I will not be returning ever again. She also had plenty of bad words to say about the golfnow app. I don't care about your opinion make it an enjoyable experience when you are representing your company.


18 Hole Pace of Play: >5 hrs

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair


I don't recommend this course