Golf Club of Estrella

4.3620000000 4.4 stars from 5 (395)
  • 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: 4.4 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 395 Reviews
5 stars:
204
4 stars:
143
3 stars:
36
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

364 out of 391 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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"Expensive for no GPS"


u000007447795's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, but the carts did not have GPS, we were not given towels and it was a day with rain and the seat of the cart was wet with nothing to dry them. I'm surprised that these amenities were missing from a course that charged us $127/ round. Otherwise, I would say the course was completely average.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u000007436273's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the round. Course was in nice shape and greens were in good shape. Pace of play was ok, with round completed in a bit under 4.5 hrs. Would certainly return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites, but ..............."


mikeybgolfer2012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good overall condition, with the greens running quick and smooth. Pace of play was kind of slow with a twosome obviously drinking too much ahead of us and playing their own music and not caring about other players on the course. No course Marshall to be seen on almost the entire back nine to rectify the situation.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and location but let down by slow and patchy greens. The group in front had lost 2 holes by the back 9 but the marshals did nothing to hurry them along. Otherwise a very enjoyable experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Crookedteegolfco's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played this course a few times and was impressed with the condition.Very nice layout.Fairways were in amazing condition and the greens were also very nice.The staff at this course were top notch.from the time you drop off your clubs your very well taken care of.I would recommend this course and will definately play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



mham9147's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways are plush and green but greens not in as good of condition as in past years we played . a little pricey for those conditions.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



6519Artesian's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2017
First time playing 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: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of the best courses in Phoenix"


u718708084's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is spectacular. Staff is great, everyone was friendly. I only have one issue. We have done the all inclusive package 3 times, and each time we have been given a very late tee time for our second round when there are several open times before the one assigned. If the course is going to push you into a late twilight tee time for your second round, they should say that directly,( not based on availability). 2 of 3 times we were able to persuade them to let us out earlier, but I should not have to prove the course is empty to get back out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great views. Excellent conditions. Layout made sense


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005728814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the time getting there!"


Golfstatto's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
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



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