Gold/Blue at Ocotillo Golf Course

4.3327000000 4.3 stars from 5 (928)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6729 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

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
Practice bunker: 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 | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6729 yards 70.8 128
Middle 72 6379 yards 69.7 128
Other 72 6028 yards 68.2 125
Forward (W) 72 5128 yards 71.3 128

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 928 Reviews
5 stars:
462
4 stars:
365
3 stars:
66
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

862 out of 921 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Good challenging course. Lots of water"


Greg5521434's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
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Interesting and well done course. Some places were a little wet. The ball just about stuck when it landed. Some of the fairways were scalped for the fall seeding and some of the greens had been aeriated in the last few weeks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/10/2017

Hi Greg -

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write this review. This summer we are going through a multi-million dollar irrigation renovation. That is why some of the areas may have seemed "scalped". (I promise you, we are not prepping for overseed in the beginning of August). Also, being wet in a few areas makes sense too. Since we had to close specific holes for the irrigation renovation, that means shutting off the water. In order to get the grass back to the conditions our players are used to, we need to make sure to water extensively after the renovation is completed on that particular hole.

Thanks again - we look forward to seeing you again real soon!


"Great Day With Music"


u7971294's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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Reviewed on

I really like all three courses at Ocotillo. Today is the first time there was music. One of the fellows I joined had satellite music with a cool speaker. He asked if it would be ok snd I said sure. It didn't help or hurt play.

The course was in good shape for the heat of summer. The greens held balls pitched. Reads were clear in the surfaces. The staff was excellent and everyone was positive and upbeat.

I'll be back!!


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


"Lots of water hazards"


lizardluvs27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in good shape. Too many maintenance men working on the fairways while trying to golf. Found it a little distracting trying not to hit them. Pace of play was a little slow. 4 some ahead of us was slow and that backed it up. Had to let 3 singles play through. This is a hard course for a average player like myself. Lost several balls to water the gods.I like the challange. Wish they provided cool towels that would have been nice. The heat and humidity was brutal .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


bellison35's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
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Ocotillo is a great place to play. Lots of water, could be trouble. Traps are a little thin. Greens are in good shape. Fairways are big, but forgiving.


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


Commented on 07/31/2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write this review and for the kind words, we hope to see you again real soon!


"Great Course"


Ron6448189's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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Challenging course lots of water. Course in great shape. Nothing bad here. 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/27/2017

This is great to hear, thank you so much for the kind words Ron!



u000005180730's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Summer Fixes"


kstwofour's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played Ocotillo several times and always a nice place to play.

On this visit they had just completed some repairs to the irrigation on one of the nines. Some patchwork in the fairways, but more than playable. Greens were fine.

Summer, so very warm. Price was more than fair.

Again, Ocotillo is a great place to play, especially when the conditions are their more normal pristine state.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
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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



u713208784's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
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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


"Ocotillo Blue/White"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2017
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Got a good rate. Course was in good shape. Pace on front 9 was fine. Back nine was super slow when it was the hottest time. No ranger to speed up play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/31/2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write this review and for the kind words.

I would like to look into the pace of play challenge you experienced, can you let me know your tee time & date of play?

We hope to see you again real soon!


"Great layout; poor course conditions"


u00000324714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
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Played this course many times. Always said that if I could play only one golf course the rest of my life it would be Ocotillo. Nevertheless, my foursome was very disappointed with the course conditions, especially many of the greens. The course is also showing signs of deferred maintenance. I'm hoping there aren't water issues. I'd hate to see Ocotillo go the way of the Ahwatukee golf courses, or become too expensive for the average golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2017

Good Morning and Thank you for taking time out of your day for your review. Thank you for your kind words in the past - I am interested in looking into this more. Do you have any specific areas where the course conditions didn't meet your expectations? The only reason I ask is because I recently played the blue golf course and noticed that the greens were in the best shape (Speed & Reaction) that I've seen for this time of year over the past 7 years I've worked here. Thank you!


"It's been better"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
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II'm not sure why, maybe the summer grass is not growing yet but this was the worst condition I've ever seen this course in. Driving range grass was sparse and ground was hard. Fairways very thin., bunkers were hard packed and need some deep raking. Greens and tee boxes were average but not as good as in the past. In general the course looks like they stopped watering.I hope this is just because the grass has not started growing. Very sad to see this gem of a course in such a state.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/07/2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day for the review John. We are going through an irrigation renovation on the Gold Golf Course (Currently) and a couple days ago there was a problem with the main water line and we were unable to the entire golf course for about 36 hours. I am guessing that is the reason why the ground seemed hard and the fairways seemed thin. During the irrigation renovation, we will be doing a lot of work on our bunkers as well.


"Great Course"


u675516575's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
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I liked this course a lot. The only downside was the pace, I made a single tee time and wasn't assigned to any other groups, I believe the staff can do better at this. I had to skip a hole to get infront of a foursome and twosome that didn't allow me to pass thru or didn't ask me to join them either.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2017

Good Morning and thank you for taking time out of your day to write your review. It looks like you played on Memorial Day which was a very busy day for us. Not exactly sure what happened and why you weren't paired up - I would like to look into this further. What time did you play and what was the name on the tee time?




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ocotillo is in great shape"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Have not been out here in quite awhile. The course, is exactly as I remember. Great condition, wonderful staff & immaculate grounds. If you have not been here in awhile. I recommend you visit Ocotillo soon.


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


Commented on 05/29/2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your round. Come out and see us again real soon!



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
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Reviewed on


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 challenge for all,you will use every club"


Terry955's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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I enjoy playing at Ocotillo, the course Is always in great shape . You get a chance to hit all of your shots. If I lived here I'd play here a couple times a week.


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


Commented on 05/19/2017

Thank you Terry - I appreciate you taking time out of your day to write such a nice review. We hope to see you again real soon!


"Fun course and layout is great but Tee Boxes are a horrible!"


speed1969racer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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Enjoyed my play here great scenery and lots of water for the money. I have heard this isn't a Troon managed course any longer. Looks like Troon let the tee boxes go over the past couple of years. Can't understand who was putting up the tee off markers but played the Blues and I have never played with such poor uneven boxes at such a nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/19/2017

Thank you for your review speed1969racer - we have heard you (and others) and are going to be leveling a number of our tee boxes this summer. Come back again when their completed and see the finished product. You will notice the difference!


"Fun course if you're playing well"


berg8624's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took a Tuesday afternoon off, and played in under 3 hours... can't beat that! Course was in good shape, and was a good value for the price I paid. Only complaint would be some of the bunkers are light on sand so that cost me a couple of strokes as greenside bunker shots were nearly impossible.


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


"Challenging course with plenty of water hazards"


Anthony1951056's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
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This course will test your mental game as the water hazards come into play on many of the holes. So, some challenging decisions need to be made as to laying up or going for it. Big difference from the back tees vs the front. Over all, excellent course, great service and pace of play is outstanding.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/09/2017

Thank you for taking time out of your day for your review and your kind words. We hope to see you again real soon!



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