Golf Club of Estrella

4.4891352941 4.5 stars from 5 (475)
  • 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 475 Reviews
5 stars:
250
4 stars:
175
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

442 out of 471 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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"can't miss course when in phoenix"


drpod55's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Loved this course. fairways were immaculate. bunkers consistent. great practice facilities. HIGHLY RECOMMEND SPENDING 10-15 MINUTES ON PRACTICE GREEN BEFORE ROUND ! practice 30-40 ft lag putts. by far the fastest greens i've seen around here. great staff and beverage service.


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


"Good round"


rjbarnes's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was very good. Some water in bunkers and on fairways in some spots due to heavy rains night before but course was still very playable. I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Perfect shape"


anthony2310486's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in immaculate condition greens were probably 13 couldn't of found a better day or better golf course to play in the Westvalley always a great trip and I'm there .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000006532830's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
First time playing 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


"Great Day"


krish0923's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course in great shape and the greens were quick and true. I loved putting on them. We started later in the day thinking we may not be able to finish before dark. To my surprise there was no one in front of us so finished our round in 4 hours. Overall, a very pleasant experience at the course and the weather made it even better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites!"


BDizzy04's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played the majority of the courses in the valley and this one is definitely one of my favorites. The layout is challenging but fair. It's always in pristine condition and the views are fantastic! Would play this course every month if it was closer to me!


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


"Great course"


u927035484's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful greens when they are rolling normal. The grass is very unique. Great lay out. Par 4s are long, Par 3 & 5 are holes you can birdie.


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


"Beautiful place to golf!!"


u315799316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course... tough but fair and in great shape.

The more I play it the better I like it.

Friendly and helpful staff!!


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


"Great golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My favorite golf course so far in Arizona , I hate giving good reviews because then more people will want to play it , therefore it will be harder for me to get a tee time in the future . I hope to play the course again soon !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course overall was in very good condition"


u000006241776's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course as usual was in great shape, but I have never played on greens that were that fast. My guest from MN who has played all over said the same thing. The pro shop messed up and stuck a couple replay foursomes in front of us and it really slowed up our play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u315799316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in great shape...last time I played here the bunkers weren’t very good... this time... improved.

Mostly I just love the layout of the golf course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


Mark9002439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. It was in very good shape. Greens rolled smooth and fast, fairways were consistent. My only complaint were the bunkers. Many of them were very wet and muddy. Made for added difficulty this course doesn't need. Played from the tips, 7000 yards long. I have the length but not the accuracy. There are 5 sets of tee boxes from 5100 - 7000 yards.

Pace was very good. Played in 4 hours. It's a Nicklaus design that is typical of him. Plenty of sand traps and some water. There is room to play but knowing your distances is important. While there aren't many blind shots, course knowledge really helps as there is some unseen trouble due to valleys and vegetation. Also, the traps and washes look closer than they are.

Staff review is mixed. Friendly at the bag drop. Indifferent in the pro shop. No guidance as to which way to go, when to arrive at the 1st tee, what to expect, who my playing partners were (I booked as a single).


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Interesting course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A lot of interesting holes. Had a fantastic day. Yes I would recommend.


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



u065640075's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A bit expensive to be followed by mowing operations. Not all the staff seemed to know what was going on. We were interrupted while and a putting green. Question how many people were supposed to be in our group, where our group information was speaking from the cart path while we were putting. It was a bit disruptive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect golf day"


u000007459735's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played on a Sunday at 1:00 with another GolfNow 3 some( mom,dad& son) the comraderie was as perfect as the Course and the weather, 88 degrees with a 3 mph breeze. There is no possible way my golf outing At Estrella could have been more perfect, especially with the “hot rate” deal from GolfNow!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Sbhimji's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
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


"Quality operation"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly and belpful staff is a great plus. Greens were receptive but decent pace. Target/desert golf but with generous landing areas. Definitely a good "upper-middle" course.


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



wdbraun1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u315696346's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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