Encanto Golf Course

3.7173000000 3.7 stars from 5 (237)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6404 yards
  • Slope: 114
  • Rating: 69.5
  • Layout

  • 2745 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, Maricopa County
  • (602) 253-3963
  • phoenix.gov
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Year built: 1935
Architect(s): William P. Bell
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: TiffDwarf 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
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6404 yards 69.5 114
Regular 70 6040 yards 68.5 113
Forward (W) 72 5694 yards 72.2 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 237 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
143
3 stars:
59
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

216 out of 230 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards plays long   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Last round of the week before flying home"


Seaswirl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Challenging from the back tees with very long par 4s, fast greens and tough pin placements. Played with some friendly locals and enjoyed our afternoon.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Friendly"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day before, we booked three foursomes, as we were in town for a family event. Staff was totally accommodating, and helped us out with club rentals for those that did not have clubs.

Course was just what we needed.

Sand traps were packed hard, but it had rained.

Otherwise, we enjoyed our rounds!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Average municipal course"


Gary1950E's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The best thing about the course was the greens. They were in great shape and good size. The course is FLAT with a few trees and a little water. Good course for beginners and those not worried about scenery.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Old School but in great shape"


drumshtik101's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Awesome greens! Wide open! Great for beginners.......love the older area of the city and the older style.......gotta break away from the typical desert courses once in a while.


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



dugger90's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good day"


u000004747406's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a little.rough around the edges. Greens and fairways were in good shape. The layout was a little boring but easy to navigate. The group behind us were a bit rude and complained about us playing slow but our foursome played in 3 hr 40 minutes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

A great day at one of Arizona's historic courses. Conditions were very good. Only suggestion would be to add more sand in the sand traps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"good flat course"


knightz77's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

i like the staff very professional , alicia is great bought a drink that was flat i told her she immediately replaced it .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/31/2016

How about you comment on the course not the cafeteria?


"Bill"


Bill5987744's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Flat and simple layout. Wide open, narrow fairways with a lot of light rough on each side. Looks more wide open than it is. Good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Golfer"


James7687867's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, wide open and in pretty good shape for how hot it was there. Rental clubs are just ok but usable for $25


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Quick round at Encanto GC"


uWYIU8592WY's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I play here often due to its location, course conditions and the wonderful staff. The Club House team is always friendly , up beat and attentive. Played in just over three hours as there was only two of us and we moved along very quickly. The greens are true and roll nicely. Being a senior golfer, I find the last four holes on the back nine to be a bit long which is always a challenge for me. My only major compliant about this course are the sand traps. This course is owned by the City of Phoenix so I am sure there are budget issues involved when course improvements are made. But in my opinion the sand traps should have good sand in them. Again my opinion but instead of spending thousands of dollars on new paving for the parking lots the sand traps should have been addressed first; after all we do not play golf in the parking lot. Other then the sand trap for me I really enjoy playing golf at Encanto GC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good course for the money"


Dan5876149's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape in a great setting. Encanto Park is a beautiful place. Greens were quick but in nice shape and consistent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Encanto in july"


robert6943226's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

A dry cow pasture need i say more


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Bad course"


AZubia14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in good shape at all. It may have been that the irrigation had exploded but who knows. There were puddles on the fringe, the greens were covered in sand, and there was no direction as to what hole to go to next. I understand it is summer time but I believe if a course is running they should have the course be playable. There was probably more damage done to the course because of how soggy the grass was.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You can't go wrong with the central location. Great shade and layout. Very user friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome 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 05/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course and staff. Some challenges some opportunities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Time in the Sun"


jewellbirdies's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A nice golf course. Not really long and not any real "killer" holes, but a nice assortment of holes. Greens were very nice...fast and firm. Got to hit a lot of different shots. Round was very enjoyable cause I was paired with a wonderful gentlemen who played here a lot. Will come back just because it was fun!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"travel / business"


u000007895313's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in very good shape. Flat but still a challenge. Price very good. Will play there again.....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great up keep for the price"


Krysten4083970's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice green course, great views in middle of city. I'd play again at those prices! Two thumbs up


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"good value"


endo100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Encanto provides good value for the green fee. A pleasant afternoon at a very good pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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