Golf Club of Estrella

4.3629000000 4.4 stars from 5 (383)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7139 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

  • 11800 S Golf Club Dr, Goodyear, Arizona 85338, Maricopa County
  • (623) 386-2600
  • estrellagolf.com
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Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus, Jr.
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7139 yards 73.1 139
Gold 72 6733 yards 71.0 129
Gold (W) 72 6733 yards 77.5 142
Silver 72 6249 yards 68.4 123
Silver (W) 72 6249 yards 75.1 138
Copper (W) 72 5695 yards 72.1 124
Copper 72 5695 yards 65.9 116
Jade (W) 72 5124 yards 68.5 116
Jade 72 5124 yards 63.0 104

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 383 Reviews
5 stars:
198
4 stars:
139
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

352 out of 379 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views locals   Challenges include bunkers forced carries elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole specials  

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"Worth the time getting there!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Booked Estrella without knowing the geography of where the course was in relation to where we were staying so the trip to get there took a bit longer than anticipated as the course was right across the other side of Phoenix. Not too bad getting there but awful on the return journey due to rush hour.

However, the course was good value given the GN Hot Deal. Some of the bunkers looked as if they needed a bit of TLC but maybe the wild rugged look is in this year? Greens ran well, pace of play was good at just 4.5 hrs for our round in a packed field. Course has been rated very highly in previous surveys of the best courses in Arizona and it would certainly test you off the back pegs. Just a little extra manicuring around the tees and greens would certainly keep the course in the top good value courses to play in this area. We would certanly play here again if time permitted.

Swing slow


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wonderful experience"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the bag drop to the beer and wings after the round, a great golf experience. Generous fairways, fast true rolling greens and a great pace of play.

Staff were great as you would expect at a Troon managed course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great price-course was in great shape. Ranger was a pain-saying we were 10 minutes behind. Finished front 9 in 2hrs-15 min and 18 holes in 4.5 hrs.A tip to mgmt.,tell your ranger a threesome behind a foursome will generally have to wait!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best range"


uIENJ3763IE's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played private clubs that don't compare

This course and range is the top of my list of best in the Arizona area

No charge for range balls brand new calla ways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Estrella"


u1169014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well designed course and challenging but fair.

Some outstanding holes to play with 17 a real test!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent, as usual."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in a great shape. Got a little bit of rain the night before so everything was nice and soft. The amenities and staff were awesome as usual. No complaints, 18 holes before the rains came.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A hidden gem"


00maniac's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A great course, set up for a wide range of ability levels. Even on a weekend (and cart path only due to overseeding) was able to get the round done in 4.5 hours. Staff was great, at the shop and on the course. Will be coming back with friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Thoroughly enjoyable"


Husk's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and tough but fair, greens we fast which is a change from other courses in the area. We had to play cart path only, but that is the issue everywhere this time of year. The only downside was that the starter and the cart lady held up our start for a few minutes as they had the path blocked to the first tee for no apparent reason, after that it was an enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in excellent condition. Greens Roll very true. Sand traps need to be cultivated deeper. Driving range needs more distance indicators. Flag is missing at the 150 mark. Driving range needs water and a few benches for seating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"We are from Canada here on vacation"


larry6360318's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top notch staff from check in to our completion of the round . Great practice facility and the course was in outstanding condition . Although it was cartpath only the pace of play was great.An outstanding layout challenging but fair for players of every skill level.The refreshment cart was constantly around if required. Definitely recommend this course to anyone and will be back myself. Great job and congrats to the staff.


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


"Add this course to your "must play" list"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has a great layout. Besides being in excellent condition, it challenges your shot making. Be prepared to play all the clubs in your bag. Good shots are rewarded and an errant one will cost you a stroke. Greens were consistent, in great shape, and the ball rolled nicely on them. It seemed to play longer than the yardage. With the bunkering around the greens and the forced carries on approach and tee shots, miss hits will cost you. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would recommend it. The Pro, Starter, and bag attendant were very accommodating and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were a little bumpy. Played slow, had to wait on 15 holes. Love the layout. Would play again tomorrow.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No tee markers"


u000002711572's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Th course had just had a college event and unfortunately the fairways were not in good shape because of that.

They also did not place tee markers back on the course and the 4 of us spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out where to hit from

A little direction would have helped

The course is good but I would not drive that far again (an hour) to play it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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


"Great course, Great time..."


Plato3's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time I played this course having moved to this area just a couple of months ago. That said, I had a great time even though I hit a number of bad shots. Played with another 3 guys, 2 of whom were practicing for an upcoming tournament. We all were joking and enjoying the course and comradery. The staff was great and overall it was a blast. Will definitely play there again and recommend this course to anyone who wants to play a very nice and challenging course. Great practice facilities as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in a great shape!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"No napping"


uUCAO7985UC's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This course has a very nice layout with plenty of trouble available. Hot and humid the day we played, and a rare slow group in front of us, but still a fine day of golf.

Good mixture of holes and hazards, requiring at least decent planning and control. There is a price to pay for almost every bad shot. Sand was a bit inconsistent in traps, but I sampled too many. My bad. Afternoon tournament induced difficult pin placements. Lot of fun, if you like difficult fun. Strongly recommend. Bring your thinking caps.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome challenge!"


u179837144's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the design and layout of this course! If your up for a challenge, this course is for you! Nice subtle changes make it player friendly also!


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


"Great mountain experience"


cmac1006's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day for golf, excellent course conditions. Well maintained, staff were friendly and helpful, layout was challenging, and some great views.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great playable course"


John2097120's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course plays well. Nice wide open fairways on most holes


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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