South at Boulders Golf Club & Resort

4.5789000000 4.6 stars from 5 (342)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6726 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

  • 34636 N Tom Darlington, Carefree, Arizona 85377
  • (480) 488-9028, (480) 488-7312
  • (480) 595-9533
  • www.bouldersclub.com
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Year built: 1983
Architect(s): Jay Morrish
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
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
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6726 yards 71.9 140
White 71 6246 yards 70.0 134
Cooper 71 5642 yards 67.8 119
Gold 71 5141 yards 71.1 125
Red (W) 71 4716 yards 68.5 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 342 Reviews
5 stars:
235
4 stars:
79
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

318 out of 342 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Top notch course"


dsksmms'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

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I played the North course. It was prestine with plush fairways and receptive greens. Thoroughly enjoyed playing this course.


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



Jonathan8678785's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wanted to play this course because it was a Jay Morrish design and he designed my home course. I enjoyed the layout of the course, however around the 1 and 10 teeing area there is too much traffic, the course was extremely busy all throughout the round with random people walking across the course and workers all over. Then a 1oz(single) drink was $12. I thought i was at a New York night club.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Tracyrutt's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u00000587545's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome views and fun course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
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Really enjoyed the course and the dramatic Boulders throughout the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gstephens1696's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Up dates required"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice track but a few things would have made round better

GPS in carts would have been nice at that price point instead of reading a card that my reading glasses could barley pick up.

Carts are old and tired.

Tee areas are marked poorly in places our foursome drove by a couple and had to turn around and we noticed other foursomes doing the same.

I just find it frustrating that there is no sand in bunkers not enough to get the club under the ball and at that price point , I expect it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not the Real Boulders"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course. The North course is somewhat expensive for what you get. The scenery is not even close to the south course. Disappointed because my guest had never played here and thought he was going to see the large rock formations. Just make sure you play the south if you want the Boulders experience. North is a very nice course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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North course inexcellent condition - great layout - challenging 3,4,and 5's


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



u005920398's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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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


"Wonderful views, incredible course"


br1582's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I've played 7 or 8 of the Golf Top 100 You Can Play, Boulders South is on that list and very deservedly so. The views all around the course were wonderful and the course itself was incredible. The layout is challenging but playable - landing areas are big enough to swing away on most driving holes, although many times a targeted shot is best. Greens were quick but not overly so. Sand is very consistent which makes it easier to develop a tactic when hitting out. Course conditions were green and lush - top rate in every way. The staff was friendly and was obviously hustling to keep things moving. One of the best in PHX!


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



Charles7795607's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Boulders North Course"


u000005601128's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Glad that I played the North Course after reserving it through GolfNow and not paying the rack rate. GolfNow even saved me over the rate they quoted me for staying there. The North Course is not worth the rack rate. There are so many other courses in that area that are less expensive and are a better track. I hear that the South Course is better, but more expensive.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Boulders South is Scenic"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

We played the south course and arrived in the middle of the afternoon during the week to find a very busy place since there are 2 golf courses there. They were well organized and got us out in a timely fashion after we used the range. The greens rolled real nice even though they were treated. The only problem we ran into was the fact that the foursome in front of our twosome would not let us play through even though they we were on the same par three where they were teeing off. The ranger wouldn't let us play through either and a big gap opened and we finished in the dark. Other than that it was all of what we expected and its worth the golf now rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lush, lavish, and long in the wallet"


kite642's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I am a blue collar golfer with a 10 handicap. The Boulders North course is beautiful, scenic, and exquisitely maintained. The greens were sanded, but done so professionally that speed, read and break were

not affected. Fine true sand in the traps. The shorter par fours were laid out to provide challenges and opportunities. Unlike my Monday round at Troon North Pinnacle, Boulders North did not lock your driver in the trunk of your car. The landing areas were narrow, but not club restrictive. I used every club in my bag on my round. The price was a bit much. I would really play this course regularly for $75 less. My rationale for this always goes back to Torrey Pines in SD that costs $229. Torrey Pines is luscious, picturesque, and nationally renown. I will pay $225 for THAT type of mystique. Boulders North has that type of beauty and ambiance, but not that type mystique.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition and layour"


uXFIJ8857XF's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the south course. Has the signature hole with massive boulders surrounding back of green. Every hole seems unique. Great scenery, and fairways/greens in really good shape. $150 on golfnow was really good value


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Day"


nbkof38's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was well maintain, but that is expected at this price point. Was not as scenic as i expected. Fairly straight forward with minimal challenges. If you are fairly straight off the tee, i would recommend playing back tees. Greens were in great shape but somewhat on the slow side. Would recommend playing for the experience. Next time I will try the South Course. I am told it is more scenic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Too expensive for my blood"


u526065848's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf now. Made playing once worth it until I win lottery. However views on south course are spectacular. Rough is softest grass I have ever seen. Greens are true, fast, and fair. I had fewest putts in a long time. If you want to play one of the best go for it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Boulders Doesn't ROCK!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After much internet research, I booked Boulders for a golf trip weekend with some friends. Our expectations were high due to GN ratings and the fact we've all heard of the Boulders. We're all seasoned golf travelers having played venues like Pebble, Cypress Point, Spyglass, Pasatiempo, Olympic Club, Bandon Dunes, and Whistling Straits to name a few of our favorites.

Unfortunately, the Boulders fell far short of expectations. The pro shop and golf course attendants were all friendly and helpful but our day started our with a poor experience at their grill. The food was marginal and service was far below the standard you'd expect st a nice resort. 90 dollars for a mediocre breakfast for 3? Don't eat there!

We found the layout of the course as uninspiring as our breakfast. Perhaps the South Course is the better of the 2, but we found the North to be nondescript and boring. The tee boxes, fairways and greens were very average. Other than the approach to 18, it was a very nonmemorable round...and where were the "Boulders"? Ventana Canyon in Tucson is about far more interesting and scenic desert course.

We'll be playing elsewhere next time in Scottsdale!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful views and great turf conditions"


YYCDuffer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You'll be hard pressed to find a more scenic golf course than this. Beautiful Arizona landscapes surround this course and make for amazing backdrops to most holes. The turf itself is well watered and in great condition. Greens are well maintained and quick. Be disciplined with your drives though, the scrub land is not a forgiving place to find your ball.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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