Fred Enke Golf Course

3.5702000000 3.6 stars from 5 (235)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6807 yards
  • Slope: 136
  • Rating: 72.0

  • 8251 E Irvington Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85730, Pima County
  • (520) 791-2539
  • www.tucsoncitygolf.com
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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 3.6 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 235 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
113
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

200 out of 232 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Excellent"


u000002098557's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
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Reviewed on

Best course condition i've seen at this facility in the 18 years l'be been playing.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Exellent conditions"


cactuz80's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2015
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Reviewed on

I have played this course a few times the last 18 months and it's in the better conditions it's been. Course has a lot of difficulty for my level but it's really fun and the staff it's really nice the only bad thing is that they don't have beverage car on the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"good day had by all"


xu5hh38437's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and the weather was hot but we love it in Tucson.
Staff was helpful and we were able to tee off a little ahead of time. The round took 31/2 hours and was fun.
If your in the area give this place a go,you'll have fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fredenke"


Jon98's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2015
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Reviewed on

It's always a pleasure to play at Enke. Kudos to all staff for keeping the corse in a great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Love this course!"


eckempf's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2015
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Reviewed on

Ive played here well over 100 times as a junior but had not been back in 12 years. I was pleasantly surprised at the conditions for this time of year. Management has done a great job. The greens were holding even long iron shots. Was able to spin a 6 iron back a few feet on number 9. Love the layout. Only need driver on a few holes. Greens were putting nicely. Seems like they have removed some brush to make the course more forgiving. Will definitely be back soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun city course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course will challenge you but can be fair. Fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


marioramz0870's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
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Reviewed on

Conditions all throughout were good. Grounds weren't hard, good grass, enjoyed it. Will do it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Back in shape"


gasinger's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2015
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Reviewed on

Course in better shape than ever. Beverage cart came in good intervals. Decent fate of play. Will play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Improving"


joelmesik's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Having played this course since the 1980's, its condition is wonderful. With new management, so many improvements have been made. This course is a gem for desert golf lovers.
I live on the far side of town, but will still drive to this course because of its uniqueness. Great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"better than expected"


Tripod7's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyable round. 1st 9 holes are challenging for someone who has not played the course before, cannot see pins and difficult to judge where fairways are at times, but kept it interesting. The second 9 was more open and easier to understand where to hit the ball for the first time player. Greens had recently been aerated, but where coming back nicely. Lots of wildlife on the course. Course was in pretty good shape overall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


Mfgroove27's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2015
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Reviewed on

Conditions are improving but paving the cart paths would be huge.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging Course and well worth the price"


kentgriese's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a great course and the price is reasonble. Lots of contour. My wife said that the course is in superb shape, compared to when we golfed it 2 years ago. Will definately go again soon. Very nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"fred enke is a good challenge"


nujimmie69's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

was windy but course played good. greens were aeriated recently and didn't putt good ! sand traps are mostly dirt so might just lay out as they are baked hard!would play again when greens are better. even so did enjoy the round. thanks


Player Tip: play with someone who knows the layout of course as easy to get confused where next tee is.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fred Enke"


Nicholas1041699's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
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Reviewed on

Excellent greens. Which were fairly fast but held and were true. . Fairways were average. Pace of play. Tee time did not go off on time about 15 min delay.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair


I recommend this course


"nice greens"


g12345678910's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
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Reviewed on

Nice course it seems that they have turned it around..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"I love this course"


u595070944's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
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Reviewed on

We had a great time. Friendly staff. The course was in excellent shape. We will back soon. We don't live in Tucson. We live about 100 miles away. But it is well worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"2nd time in 3 years"


dahlers2's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the course 3 years ago but it was in horrible shape! Tucson was considering closing it. The new management has turned the conditions around.
The greens were in great shape but challenging
because they all have big rollers. There are many blind shots with no layout on the score card although T markers do have maps. All in all a fun day on an old reborn course!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First Impression"


warrenthek's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once every three months
Handicap: 20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Condition of the tee boxes and greens, for the most part, was very good. Fairways are spotty, but acceptable overall. The aprons on the back nine are very good. Bunkers are well below average and should be avoided. Better markers are needed for the transition areas to guide the golfer from the green to the next teeing ground.
Overall, a good value for the money: just don't expect TPC Scottsdale condition or amenities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Difficult course"


tomartin42's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the city's courses which they choose to neglect. Fairways need more water. Greens are ok but very fast and difficult to putt. Cart path, what there is of them, are dusty. Pluses are it is not crowded and quite affordable.


Player Tip: Expect to lose some golf balls.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"very challanging for an inexpensive public course"


shankrealtor's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value. There are five tee boxes, so you can gear this course to you enjoyment level. There are several blind holes, and the par five have that risk reward factor. The fairways were a little dry, but the greens were in great shape. This is a fun course, but if it is your first time you will loose three or four balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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