Palmbrook Country Club

4.1550823529 4.2 stars from 5 (336)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6529 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6529 yards 70.1 120
Middle 72 6300 yards 69.1 118
Other 72 5562 yards 70.6 114
Forward (W) 72 5198 yards 66.5 107

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 336 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
163
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

309 out of 333 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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"Enjoyable Exxperience"


u548295573's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is laid out nicely with long well groomed fairways with a reasonable amount of water and sand. The grounds keepers were busy but very courteous and even stopped their work or moved for our convenience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Easy To Navigate"


u000005797318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is very straight away with a couple doglegs. Easy To follow course, locate pins. No water on front nine but a large pond with a stream that follows all holes on back 9 that creates a fair challenge. Greens medium speed, good shape, rolled true. Tees a little sparse. Only complaint was many fairways were very worn, lean. Hard to hit fairway wood or gone down and attack irons with divot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great staff, course so-so"


u000002774114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greated by staff, proved free range balls, coolers on carts with ice an available water. Course very dry with best lies in the rough. Layout ok an speed of play good. Better courses out there but hard to beat the price


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



golfer1965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Front dry, back wet"


cid2phx's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Trees guarding corners of doglegs, sloped greens, and a waterway and ponds made it a challenge for us slicers.. Fairways were cut short, but I think they were getting ready for reseeding. Long par threes. This course will definitely challenge the average golfer.


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


"Enjoy the layout"


u8697421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always like playing this course.Depending on the season it always plays well


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fairways excellent, greens slow"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played a number of Sun City courses over the years and the only complaint is they all seem to have the same layout.

This course was in very good shape except for the slow greens. The fairways are wide so it is hard to get into too much trouble. The back nine does make it more interesting with the water following you for all nine holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Sun City course"


rathke's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course still in good condition for this time of year. One of my favorites in Sun City area. Good layout that is always in good playing condition but greens were a little slower than usual. Pace of play was great at 3 hours and got another good deal on Golf Now. Be sure to check on course conditions no matter where you play at this time of year as aerification is starting at most courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Traditional course"


dkafer1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a holiday, still got in a 4 hour round. Front nine moved briskly but the back 9 slowed to a crawl, maybe due to water hazards? Nice traditional layout with mature trees and doglegs.if ya you need a break from desert golf in Phoenix then this is a nice reprieve. Nothing to write home about but good way to spend the afternoon with the boys having a couple beers and enjoying some golf..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Palmbrook C.C. Is a nice layout"


u8697421's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy playing this course as its kept in good condition.The layout of the holes make it a challenger for any level.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course for every level of golfer"


21AZGolfer's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were in very good shape. The greens were slightly on the slow side from being aerated but they still provided a fairly true roll. The staff is super friendly and very helpful. This course is kept in good shape year round. This is not a difficult course, but it has enough variation from hole to hole to make for an interesting and enjoyable round. Give it a try. A nice course for a very reasonable price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Great course!"


Thawood36's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course! I love the unlimited free range balls included with the round. Nice open front 9 followed up with a back 9 with water on every hole. One of the nicest Sun City Courses there is!


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


"Extremely slow greens"


evanalexon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The last two times this past few months that I played at Palmbrook, the greens were bumby and not filled in after previous aeration. Putting on the greens was like putting on the fringe on most competitive golf courses. You could never get a true roll and you had to smash the ball to get it to the hole on putts over 15 feet. The rest of the course was fine, but they have totally neglected proper maintenance of the greens. The staff was excellent (Matt, the attending pro, is always friendly and helpful). Too bad such a nice course has greens like molasses. The restaurant has a very limited lunch menu and pricey beers. Will pass on the course for the rest of the summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Sun City course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this Sun City course many times and have never seen it in bad condition. The greens right now are a little slow but in good to great condition. Got a great deal on Golf Now and would highly recommend playing it when one is in the Sun City area. You will not be disappointed but be aware they are scheduled to aerate 8/14 and 8/15


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
Previously played 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


I recommend this course


"Fast and Hot"


ArniePoes's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tried to get a round in before the real heat arrived. Started at 9:45 am which was nice as the tee time was set for 10:15 when booked. Played a nice 4 some, with a variety of players. One expert who could hit from the tips, one very good player-played from the "men's" tee and one senior (me) plus a guys who was playing his second room ever. Believe it or not, we kept up with all groups ahead and behind. Course was fun and when all players are there just to enjoy golf it was a fast round. Can't complain about heat, it is summer in Arizona and one expects hot. Thanks to rapid play, we finished before before the full heat arrived. Fun day, nice experience, will do again. Pray for less humidity, though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Palmbrook"


speerman99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course! Fairly wide course... Sand traps on the front nine, traps and water on the back nine. Greens were kinda slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Pricey Beer"


evanalexon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Positives: very friendly pro shop staff. Negatives: bottled beer priced like north Scottsdale ($5 a bottle), only one lunch item available, fairways have several dead spots, greens were like putting on shag carpet, and non pro shop staff act like they do not like working there. There are much nicer courses with much better food/beverage services to select from in the valley. How there restaurant stays in business is beyond me. The food service includes a built in tip for all food and beverage orders...result, less than enthusiastic food servers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Great deal for the momey"


lpitts82's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Since moving to Arizona in May I've had the chance to play 5 different courses and this has been the best conditioned one. The fairways,greens, and tee boxes were in great shape for this time of year. I am a big fan of traditional layouts and really enjoyed this one. Playing from the back tees all of the par 5's were reachable in 2 and the par 4's are a good mix of short and long. I will be back to play 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



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