Fred Enke Golf Course

3.5346000000 3.5 stars from 5 (217)
  • 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

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: 3.6 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: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 217 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
101
3 stars:
57
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

182 out of 214 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  

Reviews


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Type of Golfer
Gender

"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.

18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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


"highs and lows."


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Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2015
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Got a great rate on Golfnow, played in less than 4 hrs. More blind tee shots than I'd like, need to play it quite a few times to know aim points. Tee boxes, greens and aprons around greens were good. Fairways were pretty much non existent. Very bare lies in" fairways" . Still shot a good score as greens held my ProV (as they should) . Will come back, this course is a descent city course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice to play golf in March"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even though we were concerned about playing "target golf," it was not a problem. Slow play though was. Possibly because another city course we learned was closed, nevertheless, it should of been faster than it was. Otherwise, I we enjoyed playing on a wonderful, warm, sunny day in Tucson.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good golf for price"


u000007979567's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good challenging course. Tee boxes and greens were in great condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great day at Enke"


isistigra's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

its in great shape and the improvements not just here but all around town are awesome. we will be here again next week before we head somewhere else. we will be back a lot hopefully the summer does not dry the course up.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Management"


tommarier's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great target course. Choose your club with care. Best greens in AZ. Lots of fun.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"good day"


desch's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great Greens. Pace of play was very slow on Front nine and we had to request a marshall to come out to speed things up.

Suggest that a Marshall be on the course on a regular basis.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Loved Fred Enke"


montyturner's avatar
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our second round at Fred Enke, playing just nine holes two years ago.

What a great course and layout. Easily walkable, no houses crowding the fairways, with some distant traffic noise.

We felt the greens were challenging and in great shape. We loved the desert landscape and the birdlife and wildlife that comes right along with it.

The pro shop staff were top notch as was the starter. Why wouldn't you golf here? We are looking at our schedule to get back.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great condition with a challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2015
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Course conditions are great, fast greens and challenging layout. Year round the conditions are above average.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"A desert course."


riechers's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You do not have to be a long hitter to score well on this course, but you do need to be accurate. There are several holes that you need to tee off with something other than your driver so it really helps to be paired with someone with course knowledge.
The course is in excellent condition and the greens are larger than most of the courses in the area.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views of the Catalina's"


joeylynch's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2015
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Reviewed on

tee's an greens in great shape,fairways are dormant Bermuda when they grow in course will look great


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"No two holes alike"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really fun layout. Fairways firm and fast. Greens in very good condition also firm. The course and facilities have undergone a wonderful transformation. Fairways are dormant Bermuda and it is difficult to get a bad lie. This is a hidden jewel.


Player Tip: On the 17th hit your drive at the big power pole past the mesquite the fairway moves right

18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent Greens; glue down your dentures"


DZ99999's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were very good as well as the tee boxes. However, the cart paths were only suggestions as to where they would put cart paths if they were to have them - very, very rough. The fairways were similar to what we have in Texas in the muni courses. The fairways could be better marked as we had a tough time knowing which direction to hit our balls. The fairways looked like the rough on some holes.
I would like to see the course when the weather had allowed it to flourish.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Get ready for 4 weeling!!!!"


hwest01's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They have new golf carts. (Gas, takes a few seconds before the move.) Cart paths (if you can call it a cart path, more like a 4 wheeling path.) fair ways are dead grass. Greens are in good shape. The course is a good challenge for the average golfer. It would be a high level course if they would fix the above.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"great fun"


u000003639639's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

wonderful desert course. I would play it again. Great value for the price.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Average Muni Course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In my opinion an average city course with several well designed and challenging holes. Several very narrow fairways to avoid unplayable desert rough. Greens and tees fairly green but fairways not. But it is the middle of winter.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Overbooked"


Ochavira's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2014
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I booked my tee time a day before just to find out at my tee time that i wasnt on the scheduled, the front desk staff started blaming golf now for constantly overbooked and scrwed thing up, they were able to get us in but that was a horrible experience, it took us over 6 hrs to finished the 18 holes..

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Not Good Experience"


marytaylor's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived on a very busy day. had trouble finding the course. were accommodated because of 20 minute delay. starters were confused as to who we were playing with. we were a twosome. put us with 2 nice guys but it took us 3 hrs and 20 minutes to play 9 holes. we paid for 18 but quit after 9. course not in good shape. a frustrating day! will not go back!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"course review"


ranger99's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was outstanding sent the last time I played.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course