Western Skies Golf Club

3.3528000000 3.4 stars from 5 (530)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6744 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 1245 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, Arizona 85296
  • (480) 545-8542, (480) 545-8481
  • (480) 545-0291
  • westernskiesgolf.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Brian Whitcomb
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Blue Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
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 - "Western Skies Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6744 yards 70.3 125
Middle 72 6236 yards 68.2 116
Forward (W) 72 5639 yards 70.6 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 530 Reviews
5 stars:
58
4 stars:
212
3 stars:
155
2 stars:
69
1 stars:
36

recommend this course

390 out of 527 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals beginners seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Nice round"


u000001386464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape for the most part. Some of the fairways seemed a little wet. Greens looked to have been aerated within the past couple weeks but ball rolled good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000004702138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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Good course and value

After a slow start pace of play was very good

Friendly staff and a very good value for the price


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


"Comfortable"


KeithWagner's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
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Great value. Well maintained.Bunkers provide adequate challenge. Nice friendly atmosphere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"1st time western"


u8492756's avatar
Age:  65+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Our first time here. The counter person was cordial and accommodated as far as tee times. This is a little more laid back course and to us that's a plus. They do not jamb the course with an overwhelming amount of players to maximize their profit margin.

The course was in great shape which made us want to come back soon.


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 warm-up track"


u8282897's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
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Course was in very good condition. Waste areas well defined and enhanced attractiveness of course. Layout was straightforward and somewhat routine.Aftrenoon time and the pace of play was excellent. Good track to boost golfer's ego, but don't hit driver on 18!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



DaleSmith24113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very busy in the morning hours. They should group persons together to speed up pace of play, A threesome went out before a twosome, followed by a foursome. Overall a good course for the money.


Pace of Play: Fair

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


"Pace of play"


Sharon61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
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Reviewed on

This course was great for pace of play. The GPS has built in timer and the score card let you know how long a hole should take to play. The condition of the course was good and played well. I would recommend this course to anyone who likes to walk or ride a golf board.


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


"Good course, unexpectedly delayed"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
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Reviewed on

The course was in good shape except for occasional standing water noted in prior reviews. Very flat and not a tremendous amount of variety. Not overly narrow considering it was in the middle of a neighborhood.

Upon arrival, we were informed that they were 30 minutes behind (for a 10:00 tee time) with no apparent explanation. Upon returning home (out of state), there was a voicemail from the day before that they were working in a group, introducing delays. Not sure why the clubhouse staff were not aware. The delay ended up being 45 minutes. All the members of our group were astounded that a reserved tee time could be preempted as they were.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awful pace of play on a mediocre course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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To start off there was loud music blaring from speakers which we found very distracting, there also were no starters or rangers to monitor the very slow pace of play. The course not very difficult but for the inaccurate golfer houses can come into play very easily. The greens have not been aerated and caused some bumps while putting.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Tim9109603's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout was pretty easy and missing a fairway did not typically cost an extra stroke as it's pretty wide open. Greens were firm but putted true. Fun course overall.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



bigmack47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

as always course was in great shape. staff is always great. play was a bit slow but we always enjoy playing here


I recommend this course



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Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No towels in bathroom. Towels for drying balls all ripped up. Cacart girl didn't have any booze, no miller light. Asked for three Coors, only had two."


u830497099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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Reviewed on

Felt bad for her as she couldn't make any tips. But weather was good and we had fun.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Round Messed by Computer Error?"


gas11402's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First of all, the course is in very good shape. They have really worked on it and it paid off. We like to get out really early due to work and commitments. We played the front nine in just under 90 minutes. We had a third person join us, he was a great guy with a very good game (better than ours).

When we rounded to #10, there were three groups of senior citizens in front of us waiting at the tee, and two more in the fairway, with one group walking off the green. (I'm a senior citizen too btw) This was the "back nine breakfast and nine holes" club. The starter seemed bewildered. The pro shop staff came out and stated that "computer error" caused them to back up at the tee. Maybe it booked too many? The group behind us had time commitments, made some comments, and left the course. The group behind them came up and waited behind us. I was hoping the office staff would come up to us and apologize with a "replay discount gesture" of some kind, but not. It took a bit over 2.5 hours to play the back nine. So, three-hour pace front nine, 5-hour pace back nine. We'll play there again, but I really would like to have seen something done for us due to their "computer error."


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great front awful back"


u000008201257's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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Reviewed on

The course is generally in good shape. In play here a lot. However this time there was an issue with the morning breakfast back nine people. We finished the front in 1 1/2 hours. When we made the turn we were held up and they put 4 groups of the people who pay 25 for breakfast and the back nine out in front of us. The wait on the tenth tee was around 30 minutes. Then the rest of the round we were waiting on every shot. I was told by the starter that it was a mistake in the computer. So this was probably an isolated incident. However... I would think they would take care of the people who paid full price for a round of golf rather than the people who paid for a breakfast and 9 at a discounted rate.... But I guess not.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"What's with the music!!"


wwswanny's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice course, family enjoyed the round. The loud music in the staging area is annoying, even more on the first and tenth tees. You can still hear it on the ninth, tenth and eighteenth greens. Go to Top Golf if you need music to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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