Royal Palms Golf Course

4.1500000000 4.2 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 30
  • Length: 1455 yards
  • Slope: 97
  • Rating: 26.1
  • Layout

  • 1415 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85203, Maricopa County
  • (480) 964-1709
  • (480) 833-0383
  • www.royalpalmsgolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1970
Architect(s): David Gill
Type: Public
Style: Executive/Links
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Middle 30 1455 yards 26.1 97
Forward 30 1247 yards 26.1 98

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

37 out of 40 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for 9-hole rounds beginners walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways  

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"The course won't honor Golf Now 18 hole price."


uEEPV2328EE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I made tee times through Golf Now for 18 holes, and the last 2 times they only let us play 9. They said they won't honor Golf Now and to contact them with complaints.
Play was very slow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Golfing under the high voltage poer lines."



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not deserving 4.5 stars
Not clear it was an excutive course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Friendly place to play a quick 9"


Erik7107859's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2015
Previously played Paired up at course Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I play this well maintained short course pretty frequently. The staff is always friendly and helpful. They don't have a proper range (just mats and a net). But the three greens for pitching/chipping/putting are a great place to work on your short game. Pace of play is slow to moderate during the season. Summer rounds can be faster. The water here can be sneaky, bring a few extra balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Royal Palms"


bailey417's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Royal Palms is a great little course for a quick 9 hole round.

Good for beginner golfers but also has some more challenging holes for the intermediate golfer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice!!"


lskelly123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great way to start my golf season easy, good fairways and excellent staff. Enjoyed our 9 holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great little course"


stevep's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was cart path only which is OK due to short narrow fairways,not mush walking from cart path.This course is great for walkers, and bargainers


Player Tip: Players should have no problems at this course,enjoy

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great little course in Oct."


AJ1746783's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course and will definitely be coming back.

Where this course scores points for me is the condition of the course in October. I searched course reviews the day before at multiple courses because I hate hitting off dirt fairways an entire round, which is easy to do in October in AZ. This course was perfect!

Nice, green fairways and the bunkers were thick (not concrete). The greens were overall in great condition. Just slightly bare in a couple places, which I'm fine with for the price of the course.

You absolutely get your money's worth. It is a fairly easy course. The pace of play is a bit slow because of all the beginning golfers on the course, but I will definitely be back...possibly next weekend.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



"Was only $5"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were irrigated and sandy. Only 9 holes.
Booking through golf now was $5 with a cart.. I had to try but I wouldn't make the drive out again (15 mins) even if it was free.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Ball eater!"


nichol9094458's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

I love this course for its fully grown trees, it's well tended lawns and it's "cool in the city feel". But my slice and the slopes put me in the water on a few holes. Bring extra balls because the grades are deceptive and fairways narrow.
You can easily play this a few times a day for redemption.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"nice course, but..."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i had a great day once i got to play. i set up a tee time at 8:22 and they had other people walk-up, so they let them go ahead. i had to wait for 5 groups to go ahead so it was about a half hour wait... not a huge ordeal, but i was kind of on a schedule. ill definately go back because the course is really fun and taken care of.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good bang for your buck."


fksimmons3943's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played on Wednesday before their men league. Found a deal on golf now for $7 pp with cart.
We had not played in a while so this was a good course to get us back in the swing. Course was in good shape, friendly staff, will play course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


nertz01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Very nice staff.Great value for the price.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love golfing here"


grannydi's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy golfing at Royal Palms, my friends and I golf there as often as possible. It is a great course and a great price.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Place"


Brian1001's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great round. It a 9 hole course. Basicly you can't beat it for price. It's a short course. I really can't complain about anything. I like this place if I am looking for just to get out and play


Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This course is fun!!"


fury123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always have fun playing this course. And the price from Golf Now made it even more enjoyable>


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Royal Palms Golf Course"


david5howarth's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent service, golf course in perfect shape. We enjoy playing at Royal Palms


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Loved The GC"


u883530485's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant clubhouse staff, starter provided excellent advise, my wife is a new golfer and enjoyed the challenges the course provided.
I a more experienced golfer enjoyed the fact that I could use a varity of irons.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Royal Palms Mesa"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A well maintained 9 hole gem in the desert. A nice lush course well maintained. Pace of play was slow but with the great AZ temperatures not a problem for us. We enjoyed the course both times we have played.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow"


u000006820323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't know if it was all of the snow birds or they are over booking but the pace has been super slow the lady 5+ times I have played here. This last time we were stacked up 4 deep on hole six. In the summer I can play in about an hour. Right now plan on closer to 3 hours.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great little exec"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

short and fairly narrow. Lots of fun excellent condition. Very busy with leagues


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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