Golf Club of Estrella

4.4684058824 4.5 stars from 5 (454)
  • 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

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 454 Reviews
5 stars:
235
4 stars:
169
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

421 out of 450 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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"always a good experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy this course a lot! always pretty good conditions and when u can play it for under $35 its great value


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u7355717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love this course"


u000005752734's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved everything about this course, fantastic layout, have to disagree with the guy earlier regarding this course against other west valley courses, I play 2-3 times a week in the west valley and have for years, this course ranks up there with Quintero but in my opinion better than Verado and Copper Canyon (which I love both) and far better than all three wigwam courses which I play allot, this course was even a little dry and about to be winter seeded and still played fantastic, can't say enough about the layout... every hole great character and strategic while being forgiving (finished with the same ball I started with) finished plus 10 which is high for me but first time and a little windy, only down side to the couse is its a bit of a drive for me in Surprise but again great course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Never a disappointment"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorites in the suburbs of az

Always in great shape

Range is the best in the area

Short game green had all you want to inprove

Friendly staff and great food

You will enjoy your day here

Take it in

Classic az golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course - great practice facility, nreath taking views. The course if in great condition."


u438240236's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would recommend this course to anyone. It has a number of tee placements to accommodate all levels of play.

Great value for your money.

The food and grill are great and potions are huge.


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


"Very Disappointing!"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had heard nothing but good things about this track, but it turned out to be not worth the drive from Scottsdale.

I don't know how some of these reviews are saying "best in the west".......this track has absolutely nothing on Verrado, Copper Canyon, Wickenburg Ranch........ or for that matter Wigwam.

The bunkers were brutal! They had no sand in them and they looked like they hadn't been looked after in months. The fairways were nowhere near LUSH as other reviews have mentioned, and somebody in maintenance needs to look at the fairway mowers.....there was lines of different blade height running the entire length of EVERY fairway......not just one.....all of them! The older gentleman I was paired with and I couldn't believe that this was a Troon course.

The greens were decent but not great. There was some interesting sight lines and design features from the tees to green but nothing lived up to the expectation I had for a "Nicklaus" design. The massive power lines running through some of the holes didn't help make it better either......how does that even happen when the course is out in the middle of nowhere?

And please do something about the tip tee box on 18......what the heck is that? It's a 6 foot wide turtle shell......c'mon man!

The carts looked really haggard as well......time to update them.......gps would be a nice addition.

To leave on a positive.....the scented damp towels were a very nice touch.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Sweet Course"


strikert1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in fabulous shape. Greens rolled true, and fairways where lush. I've Played it several times and it's

simply one of the BEST on the west side.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Keep your focus"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course with excellent fairways and good greens. The layout is one with mixed blessings. Short distance holes are combined with difficult elevated greens and longer distance with large greens and easier shots. Make a mistake and you pay for it but if you think before you shoot you also get paid. This is one of the best courses in the Phoenix area and a must play. Enjoy but bring along someone who had played it before.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Larry9537851's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition for summer heat"


Mike5926183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were soft, the greens were fast and true. What more could a golfer ask for


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"So worth the drive !"


MarkyVoftheCOP's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoy anytime I'm able to get out to Estrella Mountain, it's a wonderful property & trully scenic throughout. Usually in fine shape w/Staff that is first rate & cordial, this time was NO different.

Practice area is well done, plenty of room on the range w/a nice putting green layout-chipping area. Conditions on course were real good with only some discoloration in a few fairways but texture remained fine for consistent lies throughout ! Bunkering/sand gives a good indication as to maintenance efforted the Club, very acceptable for this time of year Folks, THANKS !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



rhpierson17's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play wasn't very good in spite of having a marshal. NOT A COURSE TO BRING A FIRST TIME

GOLFER TO.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u438240236's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played 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


"Estrella is my favorite desert golf course"


u438240236's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very challeging. My tee placements to choose from. The green rolling very true. The views are always like you are playing in a painting.

I will continue to play for many years to come.


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



ricotm's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great layout"


mikeaz518's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

course has a terrific layout, although upon check in we should have been informed about the maintenance on holes 8 and 9, ( i started on 10, so my last 2 holes) hole 8 turned a par 5 into a par 3, and 9 into a short 4.. there was no cart person seen for the day, although there are ample water jugs placed through out. course is in very good shape especially for the summer. i will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course in West Valley"


u000006355792's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

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

Reviewed on

Great summer rate, course was in very good shape . We were fortunate to have been paired up with guys that played there often, to point out of few hidden dry river beds that crossed through several holes


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lost Item"


Doosdad16's avatar
Age:  35-44

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017

Reviewed on

Just remember not to leave anything because if you go back it will be gone and givin to someone else. Oh and they will so oh well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice course for this time of year"


evanalexon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Maintained very well for hot summer conditions. It was a record heat day, which somewhat dampered the golf experience, but that's Arizona. Nice place to golf.


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



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