Paradise Valley Golf Course

2.7991000000 2.8 stars from 5 (234)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 61
  • Length: 4145 yards
  • Slope: 88
  • Rating: 59.2
  • Layout

  • 3505 E Union Hills Dr, Phoenix, Arizona 85050, Maricopa County
  • (888) 895-0047, (602) 992-7190
  • paradisevalleygc.com
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Year built: 1986
Architect(s): Jeff Hardin
Type: Public
Style: Executive
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: 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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 61 4145 yards 59.2 88
Regular 61 3789 yards 58.5 85
Ladies 61 3404 yards 57.9 85

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 234 Reviews
5 stars:
12
4 stars:
53
3 stars:
80
2 stars:
54
1 stars:
35

recommend this course

147 out of 232 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for beginners walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"fair track"


John6157591's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Good for the money. Great place to work on your short game.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Worse in years"


Jeffery4713728's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

I've been golfing PV for years as its close and can get in 18 after work. Its usually in decent shape although never has had amenities. This time the greens were slow and in poor shape.The biggest issue is the new Tatted-up guy working the desk. He acts like he's doing you a favor by taking your money. The cart I used had something major wrong so I let him know after to avoid a accident. He said if I took all our carts that people complained about we wouldn't have any. Then said a smart aleck comment about where I parked it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Rod9215535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst course I've ever played. Just about as bad as villa de Paz.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Very poor course condition"


ilovegolfithink's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Even at $30 per person, it was not worth the money to play this poorly maintained course. Weeds everywhere, debris that had fallen from trees days before was still laying on fairway and greens. Crab grass growing up everywhere on the greens. None of the ball washers had water in them. Extremely slow pace of play on the front nine. Much quicker on back nine but that was because very few people played beyond 9 holes. Would not come back.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible conditioning"


u000004047817's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't recall playing a course in as bad shape as this one. Fairways and greens overrun with weeds. Tee blocks in poor shape. Have the owners given up on proper maintenance?

The course certainly does not live up to the glowing descriptions on the website nor is it anywhere near worth the fees charged.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course




2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens shape"


uUTKB7932UT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are in bad shape. Very bumpy and grass mixture is bad on the greens. Sand traps lack sand, very hard, compacted. Fairways not watered enough, to many bald spots.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u5078966's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Goat ranch"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I trusted golf now based on prior experience. No more. I was not told up front that this was an"executive" type course about 4000 yards. Worse yet, it is in terrible condition with crab grass on the greens. I wouldn't go back for free!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Keith1422855's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Terrible conditions"


waynekullander's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is overgrown with broadleaf weeds. The greens are full of many different kinds of grasses, making your putts bounce everywhere except online. Ball washers are empty, missing parts or falling apart. I can't remember ever playing a course this poorly maintained. No matter how inexpensive the green fees, don't waste your money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



wieseler04's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"For the money"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was ok for the money. Course not in very good shape. Greens pretty shot. But, for the money. Great place to practice your short game!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



origcharliebrown's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u7250526's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Course in rough shape!"


Dayle6385400's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are a weekend hacker and don't want spend a lot cash then this course will work for you. But if you wanting a more quality golf experience - look elsewhere. The holes are not challenging, more par 3's than anything else, more weeds than grass, and the greens do not have quality grass. There are a lot better courses for a few dollars more in Scottsdale.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not in Paradise Valley"


u834325537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There was some major confusion right off the bat as the course is called Paradise Valley Park Golf but it is not in Paradise Valley. Some of the players used GPS to get to course but were sent to Paradise Valley Golf club instead. Course was in fair condition. No difference between rough and fairway. Really, there is no fairway, just grass. Golf carts were in poor condition. Gentleman at front desk was very helpful.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Place was absolutely terrible"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awful, will never go back. Had to play a 6some because there over booked the course...played almost a 5 HR round on a par 61 bc of slow play


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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