Ocotillo Golf Club - Blue/White

4.2432176471 4.2 stars from 5 (959)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6533 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.4
  • 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 71 6533 yards 71.4 128
Middle 71 6180 yards 69.1 125
Other 71 5850 yards 67.7 122
Forward (W) 71 5134 yards 71.0 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 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: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 959 Reviews
5 stars:
466
4 stars:
375
3 stars:
73
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
19

recommend this course

882 out of 952 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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"Golf day Octotillo"


u000001347238's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course Greens need to become more consistent on White course. Played Gold it had just opened greens very slow tee boxes long grass. But always a pleasure to play this course.


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


"Sadly Rundown"


Michael2588587's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

White/Gold combo: white getting ready for seed, gold was CPO. Course going through renovations so maybe not the fairest of reviews. Some notice about range being closed would have been nice, but oh well. Have played course many times over the past few years and it has been progressively going downhill everytime I play there. Even the homes on the course look like they are declining which is sad for that part of Chandler. Maybe new management will turn it around, but it looks like a long process. Will play again in a few months to get the real feel of AZ winter golf after overseed, etc. The course is challenging though, not for beginners looking to score, pay attention to the hole legend card they give you. No comment on restaurant/bar, I have heard the food is good though.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

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



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


"Water, Water Everywhere"


Barry2937054's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this track. New ownership is doing plenty of renovations - Noticed several Traps removed to make the fairways a little more inviting. Course played well despite the scars from irrigation upgrades. Greens were rolling true if a tad slow.

One thing I hope they fix as part of the renovations is leveling out their tee boxes. They're not too bad but it's one of my biggest pet peeves when I have to search for a flat spot on a tee.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


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



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