Silverbell Municipal Golf Course

3.4304000000 3.4 stars from 5 (237)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6936 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

  • 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 | Layout

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
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 237 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
114
3 stars:
72
2 stars:
18
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

196 out of 235 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Good little course"


Rus7590626's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Of the 5 city courses Silverbellisnimber 2 on my list behind Del Urich. It has a nice flow to the holes. It is seriously lacking in yardage markers and the bunkers were pretty much unplayable either due to being full of water or being hard as cement. Some long challenging par 4 holes if you are playing from either of the back two boxes and mid range par threes. All in all Silverbell is always an enjoyable and challenging round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Silverbell is fun."


u000005419997's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is moderately challenging but the sand traps were cement. There needs to be more yardage markers on the course. Pictures of holes need to be on scorecard. If you never played this course before you would not know where the green to Hole #11 is.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


wmnwmn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's a great layout, the only problem being the condition of the sand traps, which are close to unplayable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I found my best course in Tucson now"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There's not a bad thing I can say the course was in excellent condition the very friendly as starter I've ever met Armando I didn't get the lady's name in the Pro Shop but she was very helpful as we got lost trying to get there she gave us directions overall the best course in Tucson enjoyed my day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Silverbell"


ivanxyz123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

Since the weather was cold/rainy, the course was wide open which was great, since the weather became good quickly. The greens were in great shape and the fairways were also in top shape. I got a very good "Hot Deal" so the entire experience was fantastic.

This is not my favorite course in Tucson, but it is always a good and challenging time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff and a windy day made for a pretty fast round as there were not a lot of golfers out. Course was a little dry and bunkers were mostly hard packed sand/mud, but not too bad otherwise. Greens were in good shape. I paid $40 including tax and a cart, so for the money, it was a pretty good deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value at $19.00. Friendly staff."


Apples123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens, fairways, and cart paths were in good condition. Only negative was that the bunkers had virtually no sand. Fix this and the course becomes a four rating. Also, Silverbells has an excellent practise facility superior a great many non-municipal courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice value"


Ddom's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good place to spend a day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"a bargain"


Tom4002346's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

I hadn't played Silverbell for a while and I was pleasantly surprised. We got off on time and played our round in four hours, with no long waits at any tee. The fairways and greens were in good, if not outstanding condition, no worse than many of the surrounding courses, and better than many. I played off the whites, which suited my handicap, although I found a few holes quite long. I didn't use it, but the food cart came around about four times over the eighteen holes. Although I rode, I've walked other times and can attest that the course is very walkable. Like other Tucson public courses, Silverbell has helpers who rush to load and unload your cart. They seem unnecessary and inappropriate to me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Day in the dessert"


plwalker2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Down from the NW for some sun. Played with a wonderful couple from Illinois. A little slow but we were in no hurry. A couple of times it was not obvious where the next hole was. Could use more yardage markers.
Staff was wonderful
Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great condition"


69dirt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

o.b. sports has done a great job with this course, the greens and fairways were beautiful, staff was great and helpful, the only bad part was the foursome in front of us were super slow. got dark on us at the 17th hole


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Took 3 hour to play 9 holes"


juliennea78's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was so backed up we could only play 9 holes after paying for 18. Wanted to talk to the person in the pro shop when we finished. He was in there with a locked door and would not talk with us. Do not want to golf this course again!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"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

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Horrible experience."


U000005312843's avatar
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

Off-Course Amenities: 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

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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


u393609987's avatar
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

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Break into a line"


golfermyunghyun's avatar
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

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bomb away"


Jon3671753's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
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

Off-Course Amenities: 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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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

Off-Course Amenities: 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



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