Palm Valley Golf Club - Lakes Course

3.5278000000 3.5 stars from 5 (36)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 62
  • Length: 4745 yards
  • Slope: 103
  • Rating: 66.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required. Golf shoes or tennis shoes are required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold (W) 62 4745 yards 66.0 103
Gold 62 4745 yards 61.8 95
Blue (W) 62 4346 yards 63.8 98
Blue 62 4346 yards 60.3 92
White 62 3747 yards 60.1 91
White (W) 62 3747 yards 60.1 91
Green (W) 62 3210 yards 56.9 83

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 36 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
20
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

26 out of 36 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs   Great for locals beginners   Challenges include bunkers thick rough  

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"Don't be put off by Par 62"


Monbro's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This isn't a pitch and putt course. Great design by Hale Irwin. Greens are very receptive. Some of the fairways are rough, and the bunkers need to be raked, but definitely worth the fees. Pace of play is very good, even with back to back par 3s. Nice to finish a round in 3 hours in the summer !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Quick and fun"


Jonathan5219724's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I didn't read the full description when booking, but it's an executive Par 62. Very nice course, quick pace, and well maintained


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in good condition"


sgm47hiaz's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition but greens were in awesome shape. Pace of play was great. Recommend this course if you are a beginner or working on your game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great for short game"


carcar47's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape, greens were friendly, pace was good, but not a busy afternoon. Teed off @ 1:30, great rate with palm card ($26) finished by 5PM. This is an executive course, easy to find your ball and good short game practice. Some painting of the grass is evident but doesn't effect your game and makes the fairways look good!<br/> Fun course, prefer it over cold water.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"One of the best maintained courses I've played"


georgekluegel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2015
Previously played Played with a group Played 18 holes Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways are like carpets. The greens are medium fast and true. The tee boxes could be cut shorter, however. Overall excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lots of par 3s."


John9745456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was surprised that there were many par 3s but no par 5s. There was plenty of yardage. Otherwise good course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/06/2015

FYI You must have played the Lakes course. It has the par 5's replaced with par 3's. The Palms course is a regular course with 3'3, 4's and 5's. I enjoy them both.


"Great day"


u000006547642's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Good day to play. was not too busy and weather was great. The only issue we had was the guy mowing the greens. He was always ahead of us and was always mowing the fringe around the green when we were ready to play. Seems like he would let us go by, not. But we finally did pass him and had a great day afterward.<br/> Fun Short course. Good course to practice you short gam.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens are best"


u326609558's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great executive course - nice n clean! No duck #2 all over Well kept course- good for the approach game!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


tmh222222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great pace for this course. Beautiful scenery and conditions. Will definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lakes side"


Gary4812032's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to learn and not feel pushed. My wife and her friend played it and are beginners so it was very enjoyable for them. I have played the Palms side and it is very nice. Recommend better refreshment service on course, never see the cart, maybe only once on each side.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pleasantly surprised"


golferscott1958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After reading the reviews of this course I admit I didn't expect much. Having played the Palms course several times I was pleased to find this course in very good shape. The variety of tee choices made for a good challenge for any level of golfer. The price was right and makes this course a good practice choice. Fairways were in good shape and the greens were very good. Overall an enjoyable round and great pace of play. I would recommend this course to the beginners as well as those golfers who want to work on their game. I'll be playing it again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course but rough was too thick; uncut grass"


u000001292531's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

This course was fun to play and we enjoyed the layout and challenging greens. The rough was very long grass and once it rained, was very difficult to play out of and for club selection. Would like to play the course again with a bit of trim of the long grass/rough. It would also be helpful if there would be a course layout on the golf card but it only shows the yardage. When one has not played the course before, it is difficult to know where the hazards are or whether there is a dogleg right or left without a hold layout. Ran into a slow group in front of us and after 4+ hours still didn't finish play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

An absolute cow pasture. They should close that lakes course if they are not going to maintain it!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"The Lakes"


Mike6564939's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought the course was good as this was my very first time I golfed in Arizona. The only thing I was disappointed in was that I only saw the drink cart come around once and that was when we were on the 3rd hole and she didn't even come and ask us if we wanted anything. It makes for a long 18 holes with nothing to drink. Otherwise, it was a good course for my first time in Arizona


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Disappointment"


larrydemeester'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 01/21/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I knew the palms valley had two courses but did not know anything about either.having been at the club house and seeing the lush beauty of the palms course the lakes was a huge disappointment. Although the greens and tees boxes were green it was had to find any green grass in between on the course<br/> . Hard pan fairways. The par fours are certainly long enough and a wide range of yardage on the par threes for an executive course. Don't know where management would have one great looking course and one they don't care about.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Unpleasant Surprise"


tmjenkins2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Do not get you hopes up when you are standing at the club house looking out over the Palms course with its green fairways and lush greens. The Lakes course is the poor stepchild to the Palms. The only areas that has been overseeded are the tees. The fairways are brown and hard. The greens are green because they are painted green, and since the greens look and feel so bad no one must feel they have to fix ball marks. The traps are mostly mud holes with weeds growing in many of them. Payed less to play championship course two days earlier. Will not play the Lakes again. Hale Irwin would be ashamed to have his name attached to this course. We played this course because we did not have time to play a full 18 hole course this day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible Conditions"


mhazer1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I check in on the Palms side and I'm extremely impressed by the visible holes around the driving range and clubhouse. Then I travel to the 1st hole on the Lakes side and wow, they never overseeded and the greens are spraypainted green! The Lakes side is a joke and was the worst $35 I've ever spent on a round of golf(and yes, I realize $35 is nothing for a round#. Layout was excellent for a short course and pace was great because no one else was on this course#I guess everyone knew how bad it was except me).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


George7004813's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Except for the trap in front of 1st hole the course was excellent shape! Greens are consistent, roll true. Great layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Boring layout"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not only was the course in terrible condition (the greens in particular were awful), the course had NO interesting features whatsoever. No water hazards that came into play, hardly any fairway bunkers and maybe one tree on the whole course. It may be a good course for a beginning golfer but that would be about it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice for the price"


uDVZE1919DV's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in decent shape but, it appeared the fairways and greens had not been overseeded. The greens were very fast and had been painted green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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