Palm Valley Golf Club - Lakes Course

4.2736235294 4.3 stars from 5 (43)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
23
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

33 out of 43 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Reviews


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herringbay's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
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: Average


I recommend this course



u000004242509's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Palm Valley lakes course"


u000008212464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens were overall great condition, the fairways were beautiful. Great morning of golf


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"repeat player"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The overall condition of the course was very good considering how hot and dry it is this time of year

Greens were slower than they looked


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A nice executive course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tee boxes and fairways were in excellent condition, considering the time of year here in Phoenix. The greens were quite slow however, but in excellent condition.

We were alone (2 of us) and got thru in a little over 2 hours.


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


"Fun course but...."


guitarrat18's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great course to play... mostly par 3 holes. I'd play here again because it really offers the opportunity to practice irons and short game. However, the bunkers were in absolute awful condition. They may as well pour concrete in there... the rakes were there for show as it would be like trying to rake the bottom of a swimming pool. If they could fix the bunkers this would be a nice place to play regularly in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wet but fun"


azwaterman2001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I picked a morning round to avoid the Monsoon weather but woke up to sprinkles and VERY humid conditions. I ended up playing as a single and went thru the course in 2.5 hours. The fairways were great; the rough a little tall and several times there were piles of cut grass from the mowers near the greens. The greens ran true even though they were being aerated. The coarse is great for someone who can't hit a long ball anymore; or someone wanting to focus on their short game. Plan on going back this weekend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"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
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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
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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
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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



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