Palm Valley Golf Club - Palms Course

3.6000000000 3.6 stars from 5 (100)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

  • 2211 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
  • (800) 475-2978, (623) 935-2500
  • (623) 935-1110
  • palmvalleygolf.com
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Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Arthur Hills (1993)
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Tiff Dwarf
Fairways: Common Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required. Golf shoes or tennis shoes are required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7015 yards 73.3 131
Championship 72 6590 yards 71.4 127
Regular 72 6160 yards 69.1 123
Regular (W) 72 6160 yards 74.9 134
Forward 72 5300 yards 65.2 109
Forward (W) 72 5300 yards 69.6 114
Palm Valley (W) 72 4200 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
41
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

80 out of 100 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers plays long thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining  

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"what a shame"


thuntj12's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/19/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

played this course 7/19 11am--I have played here many times over the last few years.

very sad to see it in such terrible condition. both the fairways and greens were in

disgusting shape. huge areas on the greens that should have been marked as ground under repair, looked like the staff had driven their carts on them. very sad


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Pretty Good"


CBake33's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some brown/rough grass in the fairways but not too bad considering the time of year. Greens in good shape. Cart lady basically non-existent. Load up your cart before you head out. Been that way the last 4 rounds there


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good shape for summer"


Gerard9634649's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the palms some brown areas on fairways to be expected in summer, greens nice and big targets but some rolls to them to keep them interesting. Nice sand in bunkers(unfortunately experienced first hand) good putting, chipping, sand trap practice areas. Enjoyed the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course playing nicely"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Palm Valley was in good shape with greens running true. Plenty of side room to handle my slice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Palm valley"


Akothe's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape, pin placement was great and pace of play was like we were the only ones out there


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


"One of the best in the west valley"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in excellent shape, greens ran true, and fairways in great shape. I was impressed how nice it was since they are heading into overseed in a couple weeks.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"OK Course"


mike003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

hadn't played the palms course in a few years overall conditions were good.Tee boxes were really fuzzy, ,fairways a bit high,bunkers were in good shape. The greens were a little slow but rolled true, played as a single and was able to finish in under three hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Palms course, not lakes"


Michael6039536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing either palm valley course. We played the palms course and were happy with the course! It was in excellent condition! It was busy, but not too busy. We will definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Under construction."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally a nice course, not on this day. Greens in poor condition, very slow. Only the tee boxes and fairways were adequate. The fees were reasonable based on the condition of the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course, Pro Shop staff was TERRIBLE"


Randy4648167's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great, we got paired with another great twosome, the Cart girl and staff in the lounge was great but it all started with the rudest person I have ever met in the Pro Shop. He had no service skills at all and treated everyone in line like we were there by mistake. It was my first time there, when I asked where the range and first tee was, it pointed like the scarecrow in the wizard of Oz and said nothing. When I came back around and asked if they would call us to the 1st tee he said "we are on time, just go when it's your turn" We never met the other twosome until we both showed up at the tee box together. I'm new to the area and enjoy playing new courses, thank goodness I have plenty of new place to find and don't have to put up with him again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"hot day but good conditions"


James7869255's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

Palm valley is always in good condition. Even at 110 degrees the course wasn't dried out, the greens were still green and rolling true. Beverage cart only out certain days. Overall, for June in AZ, with our 100+degree days, it's still worth playing. Finding some trees for some shade is important :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent shape"


Ed3228888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course still in decent shape for this time of year. Greens were a bit slow


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course for the money"


iraffpm's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Got a good rate on 18 and was not disappointed at all. The weather was great, hot but this is Arizona, and the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice except bunker condition"


isu7884's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I have played here several times. Course conditions are pretty good except they have the worst sand traps than any course in the valley. They were bad a year ago when I first played there, they have worked on them but are still terrible. Everything else; fairways, rough, greens, layout, are always good. Fix the bunker condition and it is one of the best in west valley.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value for a great course"


sb95yj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's been awhile since played the Palms course, but it was in the same shape as last time- Excellent. Got off to a slow start and had to wait behind two foursomes (we had 3) most of round. I took advantage of the extra time to repair other idiot's careless etiquette. So yes play could have been a little quicker. Had a great time with the guy myself and my friend were paired up with.

Course has actual "rough" and desert for any stray shots and you will use all clubs in your bag.

Fairways great, greens great, price great $30. IMO you can play Kierland, Camelback etc...for another $ 80-100 and play quicker and have a similar round probably b/c there are less folks on the course. No attendants to clean my clubs after round, but again I didn't pay for it. Look forward to playing it few more times this summer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf"


AzHotGolfer's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Excellent playing conditions, Awesome staff, pace of play was good, not rushed or delayed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A long hitters course"


1gabbag7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Long drives on par 5s and long par 3s throughtout the course make this a challenging course. Play the tees that are best for you to have an enjoyable round. Was paired with a twosome that were familiar with the course so I was able to play my game bases on their advice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great set-up"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a good challenge with multiple tees enough to be fair for everyone. We player between tournaments and they had the rough very high.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"a frustating day"


u186570622's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was very nice, however, the tee times were at 7 to 8 minute intervals which caused the pace of play to be very slow, at times there were 2 groups waiting to tee off on some holes. this led to some groups ahead of us quitting after 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"This course in good condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

, we were impressed with this course, the condition and was clean. Possibly more marshal presence as group in front took cart past cart signs and up to green.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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