Fred Enke Golf Course

3.5183000000 3.5 stars from 5 (191)
  • 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 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: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 191 Reviews
5 stars:
23
4 stars:
90
3 stars:
52
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

161 out of 188 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 narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

Reviews


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"A better Enke"


u000004465921's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 18 holes on11/20/14 and found the course to be in good shape and enjoyable to play. Fairways were in very good condition I thought and the greens ran true and fairly fast. Overall I would definately play this course again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hard to find"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fred enke course was in good condition except car path which are non existing and bumpy on all the path. Course fairways and green were in good shape. The course has some very easy holes where you can score well. Not bad for a city course


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf in the Desert"


Golfrg's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is as challenging as you would like to make it. Greens and fairways were in excellent shape after reseeding last month. Only criticism is that the views were so spectacular, I was pleasantly distracted!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Great course"


u000002213422's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course that i have played many times. It is probably in the best condition that I have ever seen . The course is very challenging with a different look to every hole. Most courses it seem,s have many look-alike holes, but not this course. You have water, crossings, desert and a variety of obstacles to contend with, I love to play this course.


I recommend this course


"Sunday Fun Day"


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Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Played this course 2 years ago and it was not in very good shape. However they have brought it back and it is in wonderful condition.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

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


"Fred Enke in Good Shape"


sylo2014's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape after over seeding. An all around good value, at GolfNow discount prices. My only complaint is, the cart paths are horrible, lots of potholes, very rough.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"best shape this course has ever been in. Great job"


redunn's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in great shape. We will be playing there
twice a month. Better golf carts. Cart paths are getting better. Just can't say enough good about this course.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great shape good job"


Richard6848114's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good condition lots of improvements hope cart paths are next.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pristine!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best condition I've ever seen the course in....rivals the local resorts. Tee boxes and greens were pristine! Card path still needs work .....always has.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tough but fair"


anichols5883's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Need to think as you go around the course, but you can be rewarded for putting the ball in the right place. Best to stay on the fairways as the rough can disguise your ball to the point you may not find it! Greens are in great condition and offer interesting challenges. Overall, a good experience to play the course, just wish it were closer to my home.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Greatly improved"


tscottbaker's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Hadn't played here in years due to terrible maintenance...now it is a beauty. An interesting track on rolling dunes with lots of elevation changes. Over seed done perfectly and fairways and greens outstanding.
Tees could use a laser level and trash cans on the back nine were overflowing. Overall great value and brisk pace of play. Good job OB Golf!
'


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"No need for a driver....still a challengeb"


kpm777's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape..staff were great and the price was right...


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Wow. What a turnaround."


Andrew8730630's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Fred Enke used to be my last resort option for golf, especially on the East side of Tucson. Had heard the course was under new management and saved from closure. I gave it a try yesterday and it was fantastic. This course is now on my regular rotation. Keep it up!! Beer cart came through regularly. Great day of golf.


Player Tip: About a 5' rattler in the wash between 1 and 2. Course management is key. Didn't use driver until #9.

18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fairways and greens in great shape"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has greatly improved, the fairways and greens were in excellent condition. The carts were much better, the cart party's had some improvements but could use more. Overall enjoyed our day and was impressed with the repairs.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was being prepped for over seeding so some areas(tee boxes, sand traps, etc.) were not in good or prime condition. Play was light, no hold-ups. This was the first time we played this course under the new management.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Pleasant surprise!"


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I have golfed at Enke numerous times. This was the best shape we have found it. It is evident that time and money has been invested to make Enke a must course to play for locals....and snowbirds. We shall return.....


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"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: Excellent

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: Excellent

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: Good

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: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course