Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course

3.4700000000 3.5 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 33
  • Length: 2403 yards
  • Slope: 98
  • Rating: 31.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 33 2403 yards 31.0 98
Forward (W) 33 2135 yards 29.8 89

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

85 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for 9-hole rounds walkers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Good bang for your buck"


jambros33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasant place to play nine holes. Has a few challenging part three and some fun par fours.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OK"


skipclark's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good place to learn. Bad place to score will. Improving. but it will close 7/1/17.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Glen Lakes Golf Review"


u000007939516's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is a nice local neighborhood course to go out and play 9 holes. It is a mature course and soon I understand that it will be shut down. I will be sad to see it go. It has been a foundation of golf in Glendale for decades. The Pro, Thom Harrison, has always been friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u456956502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great olf golfcourse"


u171874207's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

its a little run down from the years its been there, but it still was a fantastic golf experience for the price. definitely will keep going back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Couldn't just play this course once!"


u484984078's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second time walking 9 holes here, and, despite my score, I had a lot of fun! I just started playing again, and I would recommend this to anybody looking for a deal. The fairways and greens are in really good condition, and the staff was really accomodating. I'll be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004244285's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enough 4 and 3 par holes mixed to make it a fun course to play. Very friendly staff members,.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great little course"


RBDStroong's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for beginners or just a quick fun round. 9 holes only... but fun just the same. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


jehake1951's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I had just arrived in town and were anxious to play. The forecast was bad so we opted not to spend a fortune playing in marginal weather. We walked and were not pushed by groups behind us in carts. We were pleasantly surprised by the condition of the greens. An absolute great value for the money! We enjoyed it enough we returned a few days later.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Glen Lakes Golf Course - Glendale, AZ"


Tom9350457's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very weak excuse for a golf course. Fortunately, it did not cost very much. My wife and I played nine holes for less than $30. That was the positive side of the situation. Person at the course was very nice and accommodating. Everything went well. All in all it was a good experience. The golf course is just not a very good golfing experience. I don't think I've ever played on a course of that poor caliber before. It made us appreciate how great the golf courses are in our hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Winter Bargain"


u000004014387's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Visited a friend who'd just moved to Cave Creek 6 months ago. He complained about the price of Winter golf but I found this course on Golf Now for $10 ($14+ with fees) for 9 holes.

The course is a little rough around the edges but very playable. The staff was great and full of info and suggestions for future play. Now my friend can find great deals like this on his own!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Basic Muni-course, Great Value For a Quickie 9"


u000008114019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course several times in the last few months, and it has been a regular "go-to" when I want to get a quick 9 in during the week. The value is unmatched (especially the Hot Deal). Although the course is a little rough in areas, there is plenty of playability here and enough interest in the holes to offer a bit of a challenge for the mid-handicapper like myself. There's more par 4's than other 9-hole courses in the area, and they vary in coaxing the golfer to play draw or cut shots off the tee, and vary in length to allow for choices of club selection as well. The ability to opt for walking or cart is also beneficial, in case I want exercise or just play a quick round during lunch and head back to the office. Pace of play is pretty good, can sometimes be slower, but still not too bad, and slower players are always friendly enough to let faster players through.

The greens are average to small in size, with slight undulations, making it just enough of a challenge for dialing in the short game and making putts.

There are very few sand traps, so not much opportunity to work on that part of the game. Looks like there may have been a few around each green at one time, but they are now grass resembling the rough, and still very much a challenge to hit out of. Some of the tee boxes on the par 3's are offset by difficulty, so one day I'll play the blue tees, and another day the whites to offer distance variety and a different look at the holes.

For golfers like me who like to practice and hone their game on the course instead of the range, this location is a great option. You can basically play a round for what a large bucket of balls would be at a range. As I said, it's a perfect way to hone your actual course play without breaking the bank.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fair Play"


Eando1010's avatar
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The overall course was in good conditions. My only gripe was with the greens which made things challenging. The length of the grass on the greens was like shag carpet. Too funny. However, everything else was great. Price was right for 18 holes.

Thanks guys.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Played 18"


scottanna7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good cheap golf, clean restrooms, good tees & greens, good fairways, quite a bit of hardpan outside the fairways which should make you stay in the fairways. Tom (Pro & Owner) really a nice guy. Think he's good with kids. Pro shop staff great. You can hit range balls (hardpan with some target greens), chip, putt, go play a round or have a hot dog and a beer. We'd go back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Classic"


u000005329290's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The home town course! Glen lakes is always great


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


"Well Worth It"


rbeach44's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2016
First time playing Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is not a country club or a resort course. It is a nice recreational executive course that was sufficiently challenging to make it interesting for the more advanced player but easy enough for a relative novice to enjoy. The course was in good shape and the greens were excellent and rolled very true. This is a fun course where you can get nine holes in easily in an hour and a half. The staff was cordial and the course was a very good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice 9-hole course."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's not like playing the Hilton, but for the money this is a great find. You never need a tee time, however, GolfNow can provide tee times at a real bargain.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Time"


Scott1978621's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a quick 9 with some challenging holes this is the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Worn out corse"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sure, we had no problem with pace of play as course was not very busy, but probably due to it's poor condition. Winter overseeding was cheaply and poorly done, with either dry rot earth or flooding due to over watering. Greens were really bad and bumpy. Hard to find anything good to say about this course nowadays. Iy was better a few years ago but has lost it's appeal and maitenance has degraded significantly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/24/2016

I don't believe they overseed in the winter which might explain your experience. If you want overseeding at a value price try Desert Mirage, but you'll also find it very busy and painfully slow.



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