Ocotillo Golf Club - Gold/Blue

4.2509823529 4.3 stars from 5 (955)
  • 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 955 Reviews
5 stars:
466
4 stars:
372
3 stars:
73
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

879 out of 948 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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u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u2127238's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"OK for the money"


MichaelMorrow47's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ok for the money. Lots of water on the course. Gold was closed for overseeding. Blue had been shaved pending reseeding. Only white was proper grass. For $33 good value, but will wait till there are 18 holes of grass till we play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Quality operation"


dawgfn's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very professionql front desk, cart kid and friendly bartendsr. Bar and grill is beautiful. Played during overseeding process so cant really comment on conditions but loved the layout and environment. Wish i lived closer


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Needs Work Done - Over priced!!"


stevecoxgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Shocking condition, first 9 holes were like playing on hay (did not tell you that when booking), second 9 at least had grass however mud patches everywhere. Looks unloved, greens not good. On course facilities were disgusting, Golf cart dirty and had used matches on floor. Wife had shower and dead scorpion in shower cubicle. All over not a good experience and would never play again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"End of summer"


uFOLB2648FO's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was scalped for overseed & really not good at all. Blue course in nice shape for this time of year


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Getting ready for overseeding"


u000003173989's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Getting ready for overseeding so very dry and has been scarified, not worth paying even this rate! Blue worse than gold!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"What a joke"


Jason4057255's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

If your idea of a nice Sunday afternoon round is being stuck behind two twosomes of blue hairs and then a college tournament of scrub college players with the pace of play being 3:50 for 9 holes this is the course for you. I will NEVER be back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"This course is under repair"


f1tbarb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was disappointed that there was no warm up at a driving range. My voucher stated that it included range balls but no range to hit from! The course is being worked on everywhere and driving around construction was a challenge!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice settings around course"


u504016869's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course has gone down hill, I heard that there are new owners. Twenty years ago the course was very beautiful, but now it not so green and lush, I doubt I will ever play it again. There are to many other nicer courses to play at the same green fees than ocotillo...Too bad this has happen


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/20/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I apologize that your expectation was not met. We are going through a full course irrigation renovation. During this time some of the playing surfaces will be either extremely wet or extremely dry depending where we are during the renovation. After the renovation is completed on each hole we water heavily to make sure the grass returns to its normal playing conditions.

I noticed you played on September 18th. All our tee times were made aware of these situations when the tee time was made (Either online or over the phone). Then we mention it at check-in as well. Was that message not conveyed to you when you made the tee time?


"Excellent track....always a must play!"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

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

Reviewed on

All three 9's are so nice to play because it feels like your in Florida as opposed to the Phoenix desert. I am a huge fan of Parkland/lush/rolling courses as opposed to the typical desert courses that are throughout the valley.

The GOLD/BLUE combination plays just over 7000 from the tips and is my favourite combo. The WHITE 9, which is the shorter of the three , is very nice as well, so you can't go wrong with any combo you play. The courses are usually in very good shape and hopefully now that Michelson and OB Sports have taken over they will get even better!

The majority of the 27 holes have water in play from the tee or approach, allowing for excellent shotmaking opportunities and beautiful sight lines. One of the main reasons why I love these tracks so much is because alot of the holes from the back tees call for less than Driver. It allows you to play to specific numbers and use all the sticks in your bag.

It might not be the best course for intermediate/beginners.....you may want to bring some extra balls!

The only knocks that I always have with Ocotillo is that the greens and course overall are extremely soft, which leads to no fairway role and super slow slow greens. I understand water is mportant to maintain the lush conditions but they still need to find a better balance. Hopefully the work Phil and OB are doing with the irrigation system will help improve that!

These tracks are definitely some of the best in the south though....so play em.


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


"Disapointing!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After we played the course several times over the last years, we were looking forward for another round at Occotillo during our vacation in Scottsdale. Unfortunately it was a big disapointment because major refurbishments was goining on and nothing was mentioned, neither on the course webpage nor on Golfnow.com. Only that the driving range is currently closed was mentioned. If we would have known all that, we would not have played the course. Not a good end for our vacation. Stay away from the course until the redesigning is done!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"conditions"


martyk's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were slow but true. Fairways were very acceptable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Blue/Gold Courses"


u000008097420's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played from the blues. Each nine is well layed out, fairways and greens are in excellent shape. Water holes are strategically located and make you play smart golf. Can't wait to play Ocitillo the next time I am in Gilbert.


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


"Course was in great shape, albeit only 9 holes"


russlefler's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked this via GolfNow before we came to Phoenix not knowing the current status of the overseeding... The only 9 holes open were the Gold Course, but we made do... The course was still in very good condition and i just played the Blues and Tips for a change. I quite enjoyed the round and my wife liked the fact that we weren't being pushed in any manner... We had a good morning round and got in before it got real hot...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course in Rough Condition"


Mike1551359's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens putted at a 4-5 pace , puts were impossible to get to the hole. Tee to green fairly good. Only Gold 9 holes open so you have to play the same 9 twice.

No driving range.

Do not play until they get more holes open which, from the looks of it, will be spring 2018.

Not worth the $20 I paid.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review Mike. I apologize that your expectation was not met. We are going through a full course irrigation renovation and the driving range is closed for renovating/reshaping as well. During this time some of the playing surfaces will be extremely wet as we need to turn off the irrigation system when work is performed on specific holes. After that is completed, we need to be very aggressive on the watering to make sure the grass returns to its normal playing conditions.

I noticed you played on September 4th. All our tee times were made aware of these situations when the tee time was made (Either online or over the phone). Then we mention it at check-in as well. Was that message not conveyed to you when you made the tee time?


"Course not in good condition"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I know the course has gone through some renovation, but it is in pretty shoddy condition and should be discounted as such. You can play many other courses in much better shape for the same price. Several areas along the cart path are under repair still, and many of the traps need more sand. This is usually one of the premier courses in the Valley but it is not anywhere near that category presently.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review blhgofins. I apologize that your expectation was not met. We are going through a full course irrigation renovation and the driving range is closed for renovating/reshaping as well. During this time some of the playing surfaces will be extremely wet as we need to turn off the irrigation system when work is performed on specific holes. After that is completed, we need to be very aggressive on the watering to make sure the grass returns to its normal playing conditions.

I noticed you played on September 4th. All our tee times were made aware of these situations when the tee time was made (Either online or over the phone). Then we mention it at check-in as well. Was that message not conveyed to you when you made the tee time?



Vic4213024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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