Silverbell Municipal Golf Course

3.4178000000 3.4 stars from 5 (225)
  • 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
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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: 3.8 stars from 5
Food & Beverage: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 225 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
108
3 stars:
69
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

185 out of 223 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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"Good layout"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2016
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a good round with new friends---will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible experience."


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in bad shape. The greens were bumpy, the sand traps were full of water, the pace was painfully slow & staff were visibly having a bad day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Overall Condition: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"First time at course"


yames7070's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2016
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was the first time and it was ok. Course needs a little more direction.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overall good condition, the traps could use some tlc."


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was very windy which made it very challenging on the holes near water


Player Tip: Very few OBs gripit & rip it

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Break into a line"


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When we finished the 14th hole and moved to the white tee box of the15th hole , three young guys suddenly broke into the line and played at the yellow tee box of the15th hole without any excuse. Besides, they played very slowly even though it was by sunset.
Since then, we were very unhappy.


Pace of Play: Fair

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


"Bomb away"


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Age: 45-54
Gender: Male
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Don't rely on GPS takes you back of course Wide open fairways, some middle fairway bunkers to be aware. No sand in bunkers and water, need to address this with drainage possibly French drains. Fairways to green excellent coverage. Some greens look like they have chemical burn lines, otherwise they roll nice. Third time playing, first time no wind and it plays easy without it blowing. Nice open track with excellent value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"Good time!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2015
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Reviewed on

I really enjoy all of the employees attitudes here. They also have a drive drink/food window at the back nine. They just opened from maintenance. Looks great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth it for non residents"


p90paulo's avatar
Skill: Advanced
Plays: Few times a week
Handicap: 10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played as part of our vacation, by far the worst kept course I've played at in years. Was told it was because of 2 days of rain storms... We played the 2 days previous and courses were beautifully kept. No signs of anyone working on the course except the ranger who was more interested in keeping everyone on the cart path than speeding up slow play.


I don't recommend this course


"Inexcusable"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2015
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Reviewed on

Pace of play ridiculous 2:40 to play front nine walked off because no golf course should tolerate this. Complained and told company does not care about this.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"good before overseed"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very good shape since play was just prior to overseed. short cur\t fairways but in good shape. pace of play was a little slow.


Pace of Play: Fair

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 value"


u00003228743's avatar
Skill: Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2015
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Reviewed on

Greens a little rough but overall happy with course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good


I recommend this course


"greens were half brown"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Labor Day...slow play as one would expect on a muni...over 5 hours....fairways and tee boxes were fine, but the greens were terrible. For $21. plus tax , it was a good value, if you don't mind having to putt with a hockey stick.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good value, non pretentious golf for everyday people"



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

Reviewed on

OB has stepped up the value of playing silverbell through improved turf management and overall professionalism of staff that are inviting and are equally excited about golf!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Overall Condition: Average


I recommend this course


"First time"


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Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of standing stagnate water and VERY rough cart paths. Greens rough. A good short game practice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Overall Condition: Fair

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice"


Alan7636131's avatar
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my second time playing this course, The greens were very slow as if they may have been under repair but it was still a good round.


Player Tip: Hole 11 has a dogleg at the end of it and the number 7 flag right in front both times playing this course I shot at the #7 flag.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Moderate


I recommend this course


"Silbell in the Summer"


twarden4312's avatar
Skill: Beginner
Plays: Once a month
Handicap: 25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just played the course. Of course, it's hot in Tucson. The course was generally in good condition. However, some of the greens were great and others were not. Due to the recent rains, many for the sand traps were pools of water too deep to see the ball in them.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Overall Condition: Good

Course Difficulty: Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Very Disappointed"


Timothy2920234's avatar
Age: 35-44
Gender: Male
Skill: Intermediate
Plays: Once a week
Handicap: 15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

After two years of not playing this course, we decided to give it another shot. Well, it might be that long or longer before play there again. The fairways appeared not to be cut in a couple days, the rough was inconsistent at best and the greens looked like someone lit them on fire and did not repair them. Please avoid this course if you are a serious golfer!


Pace of Play: Average

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


"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.


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.


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.


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



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