Golf Club of Estrella

4.4909647059 4.5 stars from 5 (440)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7139 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.1
  • Layout

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 440 Reviews
5 stars:
226
4 stars:
165
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

408 out of 436 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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"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


"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


"Beautiful Course"


inkyaz's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Golf Club at Estrella Mountain is a fabulous place to play! The staff is terrific, the course is in great condition and the layout is great! Go play and have a ball!

Dave Incardona


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pace of Play Kills"


Kfritch1988's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course and staff were excellent and beyond expectations. The only negative thing that sticks is the pace of play not being regulated at all. Had to wait 5-10 minutes at every tee box and every shot. Can't blame the group in front of us because they were waiting for someone else as well. Went in the heat of the day at 115 degrees so we expected a quick pace, but unfortunately that didn't happen. Starter had charted out times for pace of play for each cart, but that was the last of any ranger interaction on the course. Other than the pace, the greens are lightning fast and the course plays great. Very challenging and lots of desert washes breaking up fairways and fringes. Strategy golf will be your best friend to avoid bunkers and washes. Would definitely golf again, perhaps during the week to avoid the pace of play problem.


Pace of Play: Average

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



jwilkerson12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very nice !"


dolej1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time at Estrella. Greens were excellent and the course was good for this time of year. Staff (Braxton) gave me course tips and even met players at 18th green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The back nine was really slow. Waited on every hole. Quit after 15. No marshal around to speed up play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Desert Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Club of Estrella is worth the drive out to Goodyear. Fantastic desert layout that's challenging but fair. Over the years housing development has gone up all around the course but all at a good distance from the holes so you really don't feel it.


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!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love the layout. Staff was friendly. Pace of play was super quick because of the heat. Only drawback was the fairways were about what you'd expect in July not may.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always Enjoyable"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Estella is always a good go to course. Greens and fairways were in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Beautiful Course and Great Value... worth the trip"


matt175051's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This is the second time we have played Estrella and definitely won't be the last! This is a beautiful course in excellent condition and an amazing value at $50 US. The pace of play on this day was fantastic. Didn't see another group until the 18th hole. It's a little out of the way if you are staying in Scottsdale or Phoenix, but worth the trip. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very well kept"


adrianking's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the whole facility is very clean and well maintained. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The greens are in really good shape as well as all the fairways. Really enjoy playing this course. Highly recommend playing this course.


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


"excellent course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course, run by Troon, and we went off at 10 behind a ladies last day of a Cactus league college girls tournament so the pin placements were Sunday tournament pins. Great with 4 sets of tees, pick your poison. Slow on back side and had to wait several times.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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