Villa de Paz Golf Course

2.9930000000 3.0 stars from 5 (285)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6641 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 4220 N 103rd Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85037, Maricopa County
  • (623) 877-1172
  • (623) 877-0655
  • www.villadepazgolf.com
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Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Greg Nash, Jeff Hardin
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6641 yards 70.1 123
Middle 72 6181 yards 67.9 117
Champ (W) 72 6146 yards 73.3 125
Senior 72 5558 yards 65.6 109
Forward (W) 72 5458 yards 69.5 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 285 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
55
1 stars:
35

recommend this course

192 out of 284 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole specials  

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rgreabeiel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course for the money. Eighteenth green was pretty rough, rest were decent.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Gorgeous Day On The Course"


rivnme's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were only in town for a week and wanted to get out as many times as possible. With past reviews we were a little apprehensive to golf here but the price was right. I have to say, we were pleasantly surprised. The course was in fairly good condition. The T-boxes could use some leveling and there was a lot of rough terrain if you hit off the fairway but in AZ for winter course conditions it's what you can expect. We would golf here again, for the price you can't beat it!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


k2nn2dy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

We found the course in average condition. Tee boxes and greens rough.We did have a lot of waiting between holes. Group ahead were very slow. Having someone out there monitoring that would be very beneficial. Compared to Union Hills I would say they're in about the same condition. Was the cheaper of the two.

Not letting two out on their own might be a step in the right direction as well.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Solid course, However lacking ambiance"


balbu88's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stay on the fairway! Fairways a bit rough, however the rough is really rough. Greens were above average, with the back nine in much better shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Tee Times on 02/15/2017:

We regret to hear the fairways were a bit rough for your round. We are glad to hear that the greens were great and the back nine was in great shape! We thank you for your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.


cnapier3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace was slow and crowded. But at this price I would go again, and again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Tee Times on 02/15/2017:

We regret to hear that our pace of play was not ideal for your round. We will be sure to address it at the course and fix things accordingly. Thank you for your feedback!


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



taz2314's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bermuda Grass...Try Bermuda Dirt"


u000005052112's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I understand in golf sometimes you get what you pay for. This course on the other hand is not one of those courses. We chose this course so we could play with a friend who is just starting golf. He now believes golf is played literally in the desert. If you find grass it may be on one of their incredible uneven lied tee boxes, but choose your spot wisely because those are mostly sand as well. Course is literally covered in trash on every single hole, the on course bathrooms are "clean", When I clean a bathroom I know the correct way is to just dump a bucket of bleach all over everything and let it soak, TADAH! 3-4 of 18 greens DIDN"T have bird feces covering 80% of the green. Lastly the review of the 18th hole..."one that you soon won't forget" is HILARIOUS! When you drive up to the 18th tee box make sure to take it ALL IN! BEAUTIFUL! Just breathtaking haha. All in all I will never play this course again. Save your money and go hit golf balls at a driving range! I'm not sure about their driving range, didn't look to see if it too was complete dirt or if they have grass to hit off. They do however have "GOLF BOARDS" for rent if you want to experience that. Here it would be an off road experience riding a motorized Golf Surf Board. I would recommend them spending money on ATV's instead.. This course is not worth the money to waste in gas driving here, and if you live close, save your energy because it's worth walking here. Positive Note: Staff was friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



uPIMQ6020PI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2017
Previously played 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: Average


I recommend this course


"You get what you pay for"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

VDP is far from a Scottsdale course in more than one way. I avoid this course during the summer as the course conditions are such that there is more dirt than grass but during the rest of the year it's somewhat playable as long as you are able to keep it in the fairway. Also never expect to play this course quickly in any way. 5-10 minute waits in between shots and on tee boxes are very common. Likewise traditional golf etiquette is not seen on this course. Slower groups typically won't ask if you want to play thru, people don't appear to fix divots throughout the fairways or the greens and the 90 degree rule most clubs observe is rarely seen here. I even regularly see people driving carts directly up to the greens and parking the cart in the short space between a green side bunker and the green. The course is not in the greatest of neighborhoods so don't be surprised if you smell hints of marijuana smoke coming from the backyards or the apartment complex around the course or the occasional group of kids playing football in the middle of a fairway. With all the negatives aside, which there are plenty, if you are new to the game of golf this is a great course for you. It's inexpensive and provides a great challenge for anyone learning the game. It's also a great course for anyone that is just looking for a cheap round of weekend golf.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u903795598's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Villa de Paz unexpectedly nice condition"


u000001471508's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I used to play Villa de Paz several times a year. The course condition then became "rotten" and essentially unplayable. Greens and bunkers and fairways had become unkempt and an eyesore. That was about 3 years ago.

Yesterday, 3 years later, my golf buddies and I were very pleasantly surprised! We came back to Villa de Paz due to the quite reasonable green fee cost. Then we saw the course with plentiful trimmed fairways, newly treated bunkers, and flush smooth rolling greens. Great!

The course layout is fair but always challenging. Although I still plunked too many balls into the water hazards, it was still a good time. I plan to return and play again at Villa de Paz.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good


I recommend this course


"golfin is good for you"


buddybe1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

on vacation and wanted to get a little golf in

two couples went together and had a good time

nice to get out and swing the clubs


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Tee Times on 02/13/2017:

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us during your vacation! We thank you for your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Pleasant day of golf"


u263402911's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my second visit to Villa de Paz. The golf carts all seem to be newer and well maintained. I was disappointed that every tee box did not have functioning ball washers and that one restroom on the course was out of order. I was pleased that the greens & fairways were adequately maintained. Further investment is warranted in the pro shop & restaurant. Overall, it was a pleasant experience for the money spent and I will definitely return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



RLeClair's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Villa De Paz Golf Course on 02/09/2017:

Hey "RLeClair", thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your round and we will keep improving everyday to keep our golfers happy! We hope to see you soon, happy golfing!

"Fun course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun day of golf. Would play here more often if it was closer


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Villa De Paz Golf Course on 02/09/2017:

Hey "robbyrito", we are excited to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We strive to keep our golfers happy everyday and look forward to your next round with us. Happy golfing!

"Sorry state"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

The last time I played here was in summer and I expected the fairways to be brown but not this time of year. The pace of play was horrible. We didn't finnish the last 3 holes. The course was not enjoyable. It was cheap but I should have paid more and gone to a better course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa De Paz Golf Course on 02/08/2017:

Thank you for your feedback. We regret to hear that the pace of play, course conditions, and overall value of your experience with us was not as enjoyable as it should have been. We will focus on these issues moving forward and strive to provide a better time for all our golfers. We hope your next visit with us exceeds expectations!

"Don"t waste your money !!"


u000005679750's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Just stay away .....nothing more needs to be said. Save your money....better value elsewhere.

Bring the course up to minimum play standards or close it up!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa De Paz on 12/07/2016:

We are sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. We would like to speak with you further offline. Please email us at villadepaz@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

"Villa de Paz Golf Course a true dog track !!!"


golfbuddy49's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Back in the early 80's this course was very nice and well maintained, fast forward 36yrs and it has become just a plain dump! Tee boxes are shabby with dirt and grass patches everywhere. Fairways and rough are poorly kept, greens have some grass and some dirt, and are very inconsistent, and management just doesn't seem to care! If you're a serious player and are looking for a quality course, stay far away from this place! Not worth the money at any price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa De Paz on 12/07/2016:

We are sorry to hear that we did not exceed your expectations. We would like to speak with you further offline. Please email us at villadepaz@yahoo.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

"have a great day"


u000005928499's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Expect a beautiful day with some great golf and as always with this course you cant be too careful. There is water and sand where you don't expect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Villa De Paz on 11/29/2016:

We are thrilled to hear that you had a beautiful day playing golf at Villa De Paz! We hope to see you again soon!


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