Fred Enke Golf Course

3.5817000000 3.6 stars from 5 (251)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 251 Reviews
5 stars:
32
4 stars:
126
3 stars:
62
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

214 out of 248 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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"Course needs a Marshall"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Guess you get what you pay for. Glad we had a hot deal otherwise would be very upset. Took almost 5 hours to complete our round. Waited on every tee box. Course had too many people on it. Actually ran out of carts and had to wait until some golfers finished before we could get one. Some golfers seemed more interested in the beer than the golf. Course is wild. Loved that aspect.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Hate the Drought, Not the Course"


enchilara's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Boy, when the City of Tucson lets Fred Enke start watering the fairways again, this course will be beautiful! Not a big fan of dormant crud. And those thinned out areas that front the approaches to the greens.

I enjoyed the mix of left/right doglegs and the absence of straight holes (except #18)! The par 5 layouts are very challenging in that they narrow down near the greens so it makes you decide on a risk/reward 2nd shot to try for the green. I chose to layup on every par 5 (except #18).

We'll be back!


Player Tip: Bring a camera and a snake bit kit when the summer hits! Way big time reptile environment!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"3.5514 stars"


chrisbb's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

local knowledge will help you score better, mainly on back nine. greens were pretty good. shot accuracy important!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoy playing this course because it is quite different than what We play at home."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging, but also has a few holes that are easier than others. Enjoy the scenery and the greens. The only thing that could make it better is if the cart paths were smoother.


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


"A Challenging Public Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was very courteous when I arrived and sent me out early. Some of the holes have a fairly tight fairway
to quick greens. Some nice views. I would certainly play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Staff!"


dedapair's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had an 8:00 tee time, but play was delayed until 9:15 due to frost. Since I was a single, the starter got me out first off number one, and I never slowed down. Finished at 11:30 and had a great round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Windy and Cold"


u542988033's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a windy and cold day but the course was great. The greens are nice it's a real challenging course for the a first timer.


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


"Absolutely beautiful condition but..."


shortrock692's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 9 holes

Reviewed on

This course was a very pleasant surprise. They have over-seeded the tees and greens - the fairways are dormant light brown. It is a very appealing look.

The greens are spectacular. They roll true and there was not a green that was not in A1 shape.

The big drawback here is pace of play. I teed off at 1:00pm on Dec 23. There were twosomes in front of our twosome and the play was very very slow. I left the course after 9 (paid for 18) as the play was 2.5 hrs to that point.

They need a marshalling presence on the course, but I was told that they are cutting back expenses. Penny wise, pound foolish. If I had paid a full fee, I'd be annoyed. As I got a hot deal, I was OK with leaving after 9. I certainly would never pay full rates here as it seems that pace of play is a common complaint.


Player Tip: Be prepared for a long day. Pace of play is very slow.

Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"long time to play a round."


hey1's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was extremely slow. It took us 5 1/2 hours to play a round. The threesome in front of us quit around the 7th hole. No ranger was in place. We realize the city must make money but they need to not send out players every seven minutes and they must put a ranger on this course! Course itself was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course and great price!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course Sunday Oct 18th, 2015. I was told it was 2 weeks after reseeding and the course was in the best shape I have ever seen. The greens were a little slow but it was a few days of rain that happened the days leading up to our play. Id play again anytime! ALso helps I got a great deal online!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course looked good but..."


Mike7922611's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

So we booked a foursome ... Course looked great . Greens were nice ... But the pace of play was horrible didn't get to finish the round ..... Took 3hrs to play nine holes come on.. I know y'all need money but you while not over book..... Really do need a ranger out there ....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Fred Enke 9/25/15"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough course for intermediates. Wayward shots on narrow fairways find desert easily. Long reaches for fairway grass from many white tee boxes. Fairway and green grass areas great for summer end. Many tee boxes under repair now. Tough to walk poor paths between holes - advise cart included fee unless you have mountain goat ambitions. Still liked the challenge this course offers to upgrade your efforts.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course, But Badly Needed Work"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course and views. The fairways and greens were in great condition. The cart paths, however, were terrible. Mostly Gravel and at times you didn't know where to go. More signage needed to some of the holes. At one time we had no idea where to go when we got off the green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Value In Town"


lena1945's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. Close to home. Very economical.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great improvements!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best condition I've seen this course in for some years! Well done.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"nice shape"


wildmoon's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the fairways were in very good shape the greens were in nice shape as well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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