Kino Springs Golf Course

4.0770235294 4.1 stars from 5 (274)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6445 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6445 yards 70.1 126
White 72 5974 yards 67.7 119
Red (W) 72 5368 yards 69.6 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 274 Reviews
5 stars:
75
4 stars:
165
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

267 out of 273 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Course is working to improve conditions."


progolfer16's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Kino Springs is challenging as tee shots require accuracy especially #5 through #13. The fairways have recently been over seeded and carts were required on paths or through rough areas on sides of fairways. Tee shots were not getting much roll due to wetness from watering the over seeding. Greens were soft and holding. Greens were in good shape for the most part and looked faster than they actually were. It was good to see that Kino Springs was working to improve overall course conditions. The course is truly great to play and the views from the inner holes is great as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Another Great Day at Kino Springs"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was being prepared for over-seeding but was still great for playing. Had the place to ourselves and it was a great day.


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


"Kino is surviving"


Terry9393820's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course, greens are great but fairways are dry and browning out. Lack of water for what ever reason. Please allow Kieth to do his thing and give him the money to bring the course back to his vision!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Kino Springs Country Club on 10/13/2017:

Hello Terry, thank you for taking the time to review our golf course, Kino Springs Country Club, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the fairways may not have been in the best shape when you played, but we are happy you still enjoyed the greens. It also looks like you had a smooth round and that your round was a great value for you, so we are glad to see that. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, in the Tucson area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Scenic Round of Golf"


progolfer16's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not busy and allowed our group to play at a good pace. Tee boxes and fairways showed some stress, but overall were in good condition. Greens had been recently punched, so they were with challenge considering line and speed. This course starts out somewhat easy, then goes up into the mountains, which do not allow errant shots. It finishes on relatively flat lands but still maintains its challenge. This is a very enjoyable course to play and enjoy your surroundings.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting course set in a beautiful valley"


Aprilia06's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not your average course. Half the holes have extreme elevation changes. The greens are smooth and quick. I would play there more often except for the out of the way location, but that makes the round more of an event.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout and design"


wdbs77's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

You play Kino Springs and you use every club in your bag. Great variety and scenery. Terrific greens have always been a hallmark for Kino Springs. Most interesting combination of design and playability. White tees are so much fun. Blue tees

Are very challenging. Highly recommended experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Kino Springs Country Club on 06/12/2017:

Hey Michael, thank you for taking the time to review your experience and rating our course. We regret to hear the course conditions were not enjoyable during your round. We strive to provide a quality experience for each golfer that visits our course and we look to make improvements everyday. We are happy to hear the pace of play and staff friendliness were great during your time with us. Thank you for stopping by Kino Springs Country Club in Nogales and we hope to see you soon!

"Southern Arizona gem"


u000005045518's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great views, fantastic layout, plenty of blind shots and elevation changes. The staff is very friendly and courteous. The history of the place makes it worth the trip. A little off the beaten path but worthy of a look.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great"


u000005045518's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The history of this place is fantastic, the staff is great, I would not call this a desert course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time playing this course"


jparker5481's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They were aerating the course. We played nine holes one day and the other nine holes the next day. We had a great time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Kino Springs Country Club on 05/02/2017:

Hello, James. We're thrilled to hear about your great experience at our golf course and hope to see you again soon! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review!

"Good Course"


rpmotz's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like playing there. It is really challenge actually because a lot of elevation changes. Grounds is getting hard, but greens are fast and put good.


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


"More than 100 Rounds"


u000003512795's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

A sweet little gem, well maintained and one of Red Lawrence's better designs. Spectacular views dominate this course (do look at the website's photos). I was a member here when I was spending more time in Nogales caring for my Dad who had Alzheimer's. We played the course every few days for a number of years and knew it intimately. It is a sporty course as it is shortish even from the tips. It has a fun opening hole with an elevated tee 2 is a 200 yd one shot, keep below the hole and you'll be rewarded. 3 is an elegant two shot 4 is a tricky short par four with a early dogleg and uphill approach. 5 is a quirky hole. Six is a gimmick hole that should be redesigned, unless you can hit a big draw it forces the player to hit a short iron off the tee. Seven is a handsome short par three. Eight and nine are similar short par fours, yet uphill with challenging greens. Ten is a classic risk or reward hole, with many slopes. Eleven is a challenge from tee through green. Twelve is a fun par three where the drink cart hangs out in the shade.. Thirteen has a tight tee box and danger lurking on the left. Fourteen is not a pretty hole , but is tight and provides a challenge. despite its soft ranking. Fifteen is scenic and longish, sixteen is a receptive par three. Seventeen is a birdie hole and the home hole is a unique challenge.

The hacienda has a rich history and inviting veranda. There are good children and young adult programs, the staff is led by Keith who is very affable and knowledgeable, Pops and I really loved our time there. It is hard for me to play there as I cry like a baby at all the memories. It is easy to get a game and tee time. Occasional tournaments and leagues are fun too! Nice people, fun place, outstanding value and not to be missed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"On the border."


Edward5032304's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played this course 8-10 times over the years.

Mexico is in sight and the surrounding views are beautiful; a respite from the bustle of city life. This is Stewart Granger's former ranch and holds some Movieland history. Off the beaten path, fresh air, hills to climb, etc. Go and play, it is worth the drive.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Kino Springs Country Club on 03/29/2017:

Hello Edward, thank you for your review. We are sorry the pace of play was not up to par but we are glad you enjoyed our layout. Thank you for playing Kino Springs Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!

"Very Good Course Conditions"


progolfer16's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The staff at Kino have done an excellent job in getting this course back into very good condition. Tee boxes and fairways were in great shape and visually appealing. The greens were in very good condition, firm, and with green speeds average plus. Putting lines held well and not much change on speed from green to green. Only issue I saw was the bunkers having little sand and very firm under what sand was evident. You had to be very careful on bunker shots so as to not hit thin. Overall the course is the best I've seen in long time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Rod6825019's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



jdkane69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Would not call it a desert course"


u000005045518's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great course layout, lots of elevation changes and blind shots.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Kino"


johenry44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens Good cart paths and golf cars substandard, clubs fell off cart twice


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Kino Springs Golf Course on 03/02/2017:

Good Morning Mr. Henry, we are delighted to hear you found our course conditions to be so nice. We also like to see that you rated our course layout to be excellent and found it to be challening. We are sorry to hear you had such a poor experience with our cart. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team to inspect the carts and bag racks to prevent future issues during your round. Thank you for playing Kino Springs Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again!


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