Silverbell Municipal Golf Course

3.4375000000 3.4 stars from 5 (208)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6936 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.7

  • 3600 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85745, Pima County
  • (520) 791-5235
  • tucsoncitygolf.com

Year built: 1979
Architect(s): Jack Snyder, Ken Kavanaugh
Type: Public/Municipal
Style: Traditional
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: Collared shirt required, no cutoffs, denim ok.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6936 yards 71.7 126
White 70 6391 yards 69.1 123
Yellow 70 5843 yards 66.5 115
Red (W) 70 5235 yards 66.4 112

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Overall Condition: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 208 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
98
3 stars:
67
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
12

recommend this course

174 out of 206 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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"fair"


knicks777's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had been punched. All tee boxes were excellent. Balls hit onto green had action. Pace on play awesome. Traps need some work.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Good, pleasant experience"


barberrodney's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played Silverbell in 3 years back then it wasnt very good, several friends had encouraged me to play there again because it had improved, I took their advice and I was not disappointed, everything from the staff to the course had done a 180 degree turn for the better, I was very pleased and will be returning to Silverbell again adding them to my weekly rotation of golf courses.


18 Hole 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


"Worst Course In Tucson"


anderszway's avatar
Age: 25-34
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I played here last Sunday (June 7th). I don't mind a rough around the edges course, but this was a whole new level.

Here is the list:

- Super rude staff
- Tee boxes are awful
- Fairways are soggy
- Fairways smell like sewage
- Sandy potholes in the fairways
- Sand traps filled with water
- Sand traps are concrete hard
- Greens have bare spots
- Greens are sandy
- Greens are awful
- Areas around the fairways are dead super ugly

I would call this course the worst in Tucson, hands down.

Don't even think about wasting your money here. Go play somewhere else.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Overall Condition: Poor

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Public Course"


lsaccoccio's avatar
Skill: Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a nice course! Tee to green was really nice. Not much to look at off the fairway, but the course itself was in great shape.


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


I recommend this course


"Always good"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is course is always fun. Right now it is in great shape! They have new sand in the bunkers and it is nice. Awesome course!


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: Moderate


I recommend this course


"GOOD TIMES"


FERTBOY1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played in a couple of years. It felt great to be back out there. Silverbell is looking good. the geens were in great shap.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Excellent

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Slow play - no ranger"


None's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course itself is making a nice transition to summer weather. The staff were great. The pace of play was terrible (5 hours). I was behind a twosome who could not keep up with the foursome in front of them. It is hard to watch "novice" players play from the wrong set of tees.

Tip: If you're not using an iron from a par three tee box, you're hitting from the incorrect tees!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


lam58's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course itself was really nice, but there were several spots of just dirt and brush that were not very appealing. Some holes were not marked well. However the greens were in great shape and the price is great. I would play here again. We were visiting from Denver.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"fairly fair"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

slow play front and back due to different reasons front 9 remedied by starter


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Silverbell Review....First Time Played"


micheleely1's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really liked the open-ness of the course, the staff was great...very welcoming and friendly, the only issue we had was the pace of play on the front nine which took over 3 hrs. The back nine improved, but that wax because 2 two-somes quit at the turn due to the pace. I will try this course again though because the staff and cart gal were so nice!!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Excellent


I recommend this course


"looks good"


jojoaz's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Female
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I was surprised at how nice the course was. Usually not in the best shape. I enjoyed playing there.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Silverbell"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greatly improved over this past year. Fairways were in very good condition as were the greens. Staff is excellent. New golf carts always put one in good frame of mind. The restaurant is lacking full cooking facilities, therefore their bill of fare is lacking. Not a good place to meet friends after a round of golf for lunch. Speaking of golf exclusively, a good value.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Odor brings down overall quality of course"


smartin49's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The septic odor that pervades several holes on the course is quite unpleasant. The last few rounds we say, 'that's the last time'. But over time we forget how unpleasant it is and come back, not sure we will for awhile. Seems as the weather warms the odor gets worse.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don't allow tournaments with normal golfers"


u000003395348's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I were looking forward to our round at Silverbell. We ended up being matched with two gentleman that were apparently in the middle of some match play tournament. As they played they became increasingly slow and less and less courteous. It really was a miserable day.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Silverbell is a very clean facility with an extremely friendly and helpful staff. We played in just over 3.5 hours. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were in verY good shape and the rough was forgiving, the only downside were the bunkers. Seems they were more hard packed dirt than sand. Overall a nice course and I will be playing it again.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Needs overall maintenance"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sand traps were full of rocks and water greens hadn't been cut for several days. Fairways where in good shape the rough is not maintained


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course for the money..."


montyturner's avatar
Age: 55-64
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My wife and I played Silverbell and had a great round. We like to walk and don't like a golf course surrounded by houses. Silverbell is perfect. Great tee selection and plenty of length if you like long. The greens are in great shape. The staff is friendly and professional. Great practice area!


18 Hole Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Same old Silverbell"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were hoping, with the change in management, that course conditions at Silverbell had improved over last year. While the fairways were somewhat better, everything else had not been improved. The rough areas had seemed to be worse, with a lot of bare dirt areas. Our GPS quit working after about 4 holes. Some of the bunkers had very little sand in them. With so many courses to choose from in the Tucson area, we probably will not go back to Silverbell.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Very Nice!"


GLFR1AB's avatar
Age: 65+
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well kept, friendly staff, requires some thought.
Greens are fast but readable.
Better shape than most city courses.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Can't believe they will host a Champions tour qualifier"


Penguin6625's avatar
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The only reason I played this course is because others in my group wanted to give it a go. After hearing they will be hosting a champions tour qualifier here in March, I thought it had to be in good shape. Boy was I wrong!! I will say that the greens were in good condition. Other than that this course was not in very good condition. Traps are terrible. The rough is just that. Very thin almost dirt. The city of Tucson let this course go and now OB has there hands full if they want to return it to what it once was.


18 Hole Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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