Paradise Valley Golf Course

2.6887529412 2.7 stars from 5 (255)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 61
  • Length: 4145 yards
  • Slope: 88
  • Rating: 59.2
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 2.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 255 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
59
1 stars:
39

recommend this course

156 out of 253 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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BarbRyan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Short game training"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to work on short game. The actual holes need work as unless you hit the ball straight in else the ball works the rim and will not drop. Overseeding on front 9 so played back 9 twice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Late afternoon golf with friends"


u6433030's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather in Phoenix is now perfect for golf. We played in the late afternoon and had the course almost to ourselves. It was very relaxing and we could take our time since there was no one behind us. The greens had more weeds than I would like to see but the rest of the course was nice and well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Much improvement to course conditions"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions were much improved over the last time I played here. Greens were in good shape and rolled true. Kudos to the greenskeeper considering we were just coming out of a brutally hot summer even for Phoenix standards. We teed off at 10 am on the first sub 100 degree Saturday in months and had no one in front or behind our 2 some. An enjoyable quick round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



BehlingAZ1's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Coming along.. a work in progress"


David9696411's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Par 61 with a renewed interest in providing an excellent economy golf opportunity. Perfect place to work on your short game or play with a someone who could become frustrated at a full size course.


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



Westboro33's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is looking great. For the money its fun and a good course to work on irons and short game. They have been working hard to improve course conditions and have a good crew working there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lose the kick golf"


homestead1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a flat, easy course for old guys like me who have disabilities. The canteen was closed, so we got drinks from a machine. The addition of kick golf to this course is really disappointing...the two games do not mix well.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/08/2017

Why not? FootGolf is a growing sport, takes less time than regular golf and doesn't effect you and your golf at all.


"Great time, friendly staff"


u000002679291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to go have some fun at a very reasonable price. Staff was very friendly and enjoyed spending the 4 hours with my visiting son. My son is new to golf and we wanted to play on a course with little homes and not being pushed along the way, It was just that and we enjoyed the day.

The only down side was the kitchen grill was not on so could only have a cold sandwich at the turn. Would be nice if they offered at least hot dogs or to a sign telling you the phone # to the kitchen and suggest ordering on the 7th or 16th hole, as to be ready when you hit the clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"It's Summer!!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Easy to get started. Not very challenging, but great to get in some practice. Greens were larger than most and rolled true. Pace was easy starting at 10am. Would go back when pricing is competitive.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible Shape"


u000005899111's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only reason I played this course is my son is a novice golfer & we got a hot deal for $12.00 each. $12.00 is all this course is worth. It was never it great shape, but it was much better years ago. It's like golfing on a pasture! Some greens seem to have moss or something growing on them.

Only play if you get a hot deal & don't mind the conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course



makkst's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect for practicing short game and for people learning the game. It's a fun, short course-


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"OK"


Lance1965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was friendly in Pro Shop

Course was not worth $40.

The snack bar was a joke, asked for a hot dog and the lady said it would take 30 minutes to warm up the grill. Sounded more like she did "feel" like doing her job.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"I will never go back"


u454915571's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Unkept course in general, especially the greens. No cart girl service. Front staff was rude.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/19/2017

Most of the guys are pretty good there. But you're right, there is one guy in particular who has zero personality and is in a perpetual bad mood. Not a deal breaker since he isn't with me on the course. A cart girl would be nice. I bring my social beverages rather than whine about it.



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Local Dog track"


u00000972656's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although it's a good place to take young kids as there's not many restrictions, the course is in terrible shape. Not sure what the deal is, but there are not many excuses for the poor condition of the course other than utter neglect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/19/2017

It's only horrific in the rough. That's not good but hey, we're not supposed to be in the rough. Tee boxes are okay at this time of year and the greens are actually fantastic albeit slow. When you get the lower prices this course can't be beat.


"Waste of money!!"


tagmag's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was searching for a place to play that was reasonable, unfortunately found this place. One of the poorest maintained courses I have ever played. They haven't spent a penny in upkeep. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, it's a dog track. Regards, sorely disappointed..


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Better than it used to be"


uQVSA6639QV's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We go to this course because it is close by and can play a round in 3 hours. I wish the trees where not so rough. The overall condition of the course is better than it was 2 years ago.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"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



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