Grand Canyon University Golf Course

3.8307000000 3.8 stars from 5 (313)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7239 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 5902 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85033, Maricopa County
  • (623) 846-4022
  • www.gcugolf.com
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Year built: 1961
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1961), John Fought (2015)
Type: Public
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
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
Purple 71 7239 yards 74.3 135
Black 71 6728 yards 71.5 128
Black/White 71 6396 yards 69.8 123
White 71 6127 yards 68.4 120
White (W) 71 6127 yards 74.0 129
Gray 71 5704 yards 66.5 115
Gray (W) 71 5704 yards 71.7 123
Red 71 5104 yards 63.6 107
Red (W) 71 5104 yards 68.2 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 313 Reviews
5 stars:
80
4 stars:
143
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

267 out of 313 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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u5564165's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course really challenging will play here again


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



u5786045's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GCU is a GEM."


jonnyt623's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

With all the money that GCU put into the old Maryvale Golf Course it is now a great course in the heart of the Phoenix/Glendale area. While there were a few bare/brown spots on the course they were not in the fairways or greens. The greens rolled true and about an 11 - 12 on the STIMP meter. The bunkers are new sand and you now have to play a legit sand shot to get out. They are also diabolically placed for the amature golfer and require carefull thought when hitting some tee balls and almost all approach shots. Well done GCU.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice Upgrade"


chad2179's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fun round of golf. Nice layout, greens role nice, and great hole 19.

Only complaint would be pace of play. Tee rimes are tight which led to a 5 hr round


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



12mattylou's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Pleasant Surprise"


Michael5519513's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time. We were looking for a decent course without having to pay over $100. We decided on GCUGC as an option and very pleased that we chose to play there. The course was in excellent condition, challenging, and the staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GCU"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with challenges enhanced by sand placed in strategic locations. One of the best courses I've played for the money outlay. I'll play it again and highly recommend it to others. Very well maintained. The restaurant was also very good for a relaxing lunch before play. Well done GCU staff. This ZAG was pleased with his experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed playing the course, The green were fast and accurate. There was actually sand in the sand traps, nice job! Nice round of golf, I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Elevated greens with deep bunkers but the hard greens wouldnt hold shots. Too many greens with no way to get to the green except over the large, deep bunkers

Too many dead areas on fairways.

Bar, restaurant, and pro shop are very nice and dtaff inside and out are very nice.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



Pcakes60's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is an excellent course very long course fairways excellent greens very fast loved it can't wait to play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"5 hour plus round"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice fairways, greens and tee boxes-mucho traps in fairways and surrounding greens and deep-some one in our foursome fell into trap and needed a rope to pull him out.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Bunkers & more bunkers!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very nice shape and greens were unique but rolled very true. Course plays like a target course with an over abundance of bunkers on every hole. I f you need practice in the sand this is the course to play!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"A day with friends"


dagoose12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only complaint I have about this course is the fact that ALL bunkers were so sandless. We went from bunker to bunker like 7 times between our foursome because of this. Please fill the bunkers with sand GCU!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"late starting"


1pt4brd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't start until 20 minutes after tee time. They had booked tee times every 4 minutes. Slow play. Won't go back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyed another round at Grand Canyon"


davidunruhus's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time we played the course. It's an excellent challenge mainly due to the fast greens and the very tough, deep bunkers all over the course. Course was in very good condition again. Pace of play was a little slow at just over 4 and 1/2 hrs but we all really enjoyed the round...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Devin2769109's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



wcarlson30's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"If they only had a ranger!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If this course was anywhere else in the valley with experienced Course rangers, this would get high ratings. The staff is so friendly and helpful which is great because they are mostly students of University. The location isn't in the quietest part of Phoenix because it's nestled in between busy streets with lots of traffic. Very much a "city" golf course. The pace of play is brutal and we never saw a ranger once. No way it should take 4.5 hours plus to play a course that you can walk (level and greens are close to next teeing areas) but it did. Course and staff were 4 stars and above. Rate was average but pace of play knocked it way down a notch for me. Sorry!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000007954685's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The greens were fantastic. The course was in decent condition. Some dry areas along the fairways. Bunkers were deceptively shallow when hitting out of them. Very noisy neighborhood...constant sirens of emergency vehicles throughout the round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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