Kokopelli Golf Course

3.2063000000 3.2 stars from 5 (756)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6716 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 1800 W Guadalupe Rd, Gilbert, Arizona 85233
  • (480) 926-3589
  • (480) 926-1666
  • www.kokopelligc.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Phillips Associates
Type: Public
Style: Desert/Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass/Winter Rye
Fairways: Bermuda Grass/Winter Rye
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Jacob Thorvardson Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6716 yards 72.1 135
Back 72 6228 yards 70.4 129
Middle 72 5805 yards 68.3 123
Forward (W) 72 4992 yards 68.8 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 756 Reviews
5 stars:
71
4 stars:
281
3 stars:
216
2 stars:
109
1 stars:
79

recommend this course

498 out of 752 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Course can be challenging but "rough" is not good."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rough is hard as a rock, water hazards very murky, stinks doesn't appear to have been cleaned in a while


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course conditions"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout is good. Condition of rough and bunkers needs work. Greens good shape fairways are ok but if you go off the fairway your most likely hitting off dirt hard pan. Bunkers need more sand.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dowhill"


bpegram's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course has gone downhill in just the last couple months. Fairways weren't great, rough is non-existent in many places, bunkers are concrete, and so are the greens. Driving range is in terrible shape. About the only thing good still is the layout. Pace of play was awesome because nobody was playing. I'm not sure if they just let the course go because the snowbirds left and they don't care about the locals, but this place used to be really nice a couple years ago. If it wasn't one of the six Arcis courses I'd probably not play here for awhile. Hopefully they'll pick it up over the summer, but I don't hold high hopes. If you're paying more than $25 a round you're paying way too much.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


makkst's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best bang for the buck! Staff truly is great inside and out. Fun course for the money and the food is better than 75% of most courses-I drive a long way to play it and it's worth the drive-


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u7641019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



LennyThomas's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

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

Reviewed on

Tee time was 11:32 but didn't tee off till 12:55. The staff did offer free range balls but the wait was not worth it. I have played this course for over 10 years, but it will be a long time before I play here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible Pace of play."


Joseph1193584's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

I would never play here again. This is the second time my wife and I played here and couldn't get past hole 9. It took just under 3 hours to play the front and we weren't about to play a 6 hour round. The course conditions were not good either. They keep the holes that you can see from the road nice. That's all. The rest are not very good. This course has the potential to be phenomenal with a little care and a ranger keeping play moving. We were very disappointed.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course - water and undulations everywhere"


u329445044's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was fine, although barren in spots and sand traps had little sand (but we're not supposed to be in the traps!). Greens were fast, but rolled nice. Hardest thing for my son and I was getting yardage for our approaches and not knowing where to play balls on the holes since it was our first time. We'll be back, had fun.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jej1946's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The basic course was in fair to good condition however off the fairways conditions were horrible. It appears management is given the course a good look for advertising and letting the overall appearance go to waste land.

Perhaps new ownership is need to bring the course back to what it once was.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice day."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found this course to be pretty challenging, lots of water, bunkers and hills. The greens were in great shape and tee boxes. The fairways were a little rougher. Lots of muddy areas. Pace of play was great. No waiting and no one pushing us. I also have to say I have never seen a beverage girl so much in my life. I think she came around at least 4-5 times. it was nice. Usually you hardly see them. Staff inside was very nice also.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not too bad"


cmantik's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. Another slow round though!

Challenging holes. Good feeling with the staff and general ambiance of the course.

Would play again


Pace of Play: Fair

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


"Better than I expected"


u501218455's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I originally booked this course because of the price and the short distance from my home. I was a little worried because a lot of online reviews had said the staff was horrible and the course conditions needed work especially on the back 9. I still went to see for myself and boy was I surprised. The staff was beyond helpful and friendly. The greens were in great condition and no divots were found on any of the tee boxes, and the breakfast was amazing. After I returned from my round the golf attendant actually cleaned off all my clubs without even asking which I thought was amazing anticipatory service.The pro shop is small but it's just enough to get you set up for whatever you need. I will for sure return very soon.


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 money - especially twilight first week of April"


doumat's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The week after March madness and when the snowbirds are leaving, I picked up an inexpensive twilight tee time for 18 holes. My wife a non-golfer wanted to ride along and there is no charge at Kokopelli (some other courses charge a ride fee). Upon arriving at the course, they charged me for the twilight and asked if I wanted to go out early, which I did. The fairways and greens were in great condition, and in typical desert style courses if you don't land it on the fairway, you are in the dessert, but an advantage in playing here is that the fairways sit lower than the desert so if you don't go too far off, chances are your ball rolls back in to the fairway. Would play again:

- great friendly staff

- good price

- good pace of play at this time of year (although didn't see a marshal, one wasn't needed)

- good course condition

- at the end of the round, attendant cleaned off my clubs and drove them out to the car - nice service, and a pleasure to tip for it.

A suggestion is to keep the restaurant / bar open up for a bit longer. Arrived in around 6:30, wanting a snack and a beer and it was closed.


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




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course at a fair price"


doumat's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course at 3pm and got through 18 holes in 3.5 hours. The groups ahead were moving at a good pace (twosomes). The course is in decent condition and for the price which included a power cart, it was more than a fair deal. The staff are very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed this much more than other courses in the area.


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was great - we just got behind a really slow foursome.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u620962317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course with lots of challenges"


u956543065's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our experience. Lots of hills, sand and water kept us on our toes. We played later in the day and the pace of play was excelant.


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



u965862349's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Gave it another chance"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were in good shape

Fairways were often found with puddles/mud patches

Was told to start on back 9 to speed up play - only to arrive at 10 with 2 groups ahead

No attendants to load bag to cart, remove bag, wash clubs

2 in our foresome were offered discount card for cost of greens fee - other two were not.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



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