Fred Enke Golf Course

3.5507000000 3.6 stars from 5 (227)
  • 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 3.6 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: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 227 Reviews
5 stars:
31
4 stars:
106
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

192 out of 224 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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Reviews


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Recommended
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Type of Golfer
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"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.


18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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.

18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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..


18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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!


18 Hole 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.


18 Hole 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.

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."


simmons7080's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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



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