TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course

3.9970411765 4.0 stars from 5 (239)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7115 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7115 yards 73.7 133
Blue 72 6653 yards 71.3 133
White 72 6127 yards 69.0 121
White (W) 72 6127 yards 74.5 132
Red (W) 72 5342 yards 69.8 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 239 Reviews
5 stars:
90
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
34
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

182 out of 239 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Great Course, relentless Marshalls"


u000003533368's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape and the greens rolled well. The pace of play was exceptionally fast. The Marshall visited my group 4+ times complaining about slow play. According to our pace of play timer built into the GPS, my group was never more than 5 minutes behind pace. Thats nothing more than a quick visit to the restroom or the beverage cart. The Marshalls annoying presence was distracting and didn't help to produce a great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Scenic and well maintained."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were received by friendly staff from bag drop, pro shop to starter.Round got off on time, and pace off play was good.Friendly on course service complimented a challenging, well maintained course.Will definitely play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u760915450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very Disappointing"


Jeff3773609's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

They overbooked the course to the point we had three groups bunched up on almost every hole. We had to quit the last two holes because it was too dark to play. The course is directly in the final approach to the airport with planes and helicopters landing every 30 seconds. Very distracting. Never saw a marshall the entire round. It was a complete waste of money and no fun at all.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"The course was great."


sackman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent condition. The greens were very fast. The ball would roll out on every putt very true.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Cupcake1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one you don’t want to miss if in Arizona. It is outstanding in every respect. You will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Really Enjoyed!"


Jillybeans's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Fairways and greens in good shape after reseeding. it was still cart path only. Scenic and interesting course. Friendly and helpful staff in the pro shop and on the course. Busy day and our foursome finished in 4:20. Will be back !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


dpinsureit1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome greens, friendly golf staff and beautiful weather. Don't miss this one


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Don’t like cart path only"


uXRJL8848XR's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
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Reviewed on

We hade a great time but cart path only is really hard. We knew that when we booked the tee time though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice but not spectacular"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice well maintained course. However, there are better courses in the Scottsdale area which can be played for a similar amount of money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Good for Locals, Better Options for Visitors"


TCGolfer2's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Like the title says, it's a good public course option for locals because the condition is good. There are much more scenic options for golf travelers. There just isn't anything unique about the course. Other courses in the area are closer to rock formations, have varying topography, are more secluded, or just prettier.

They tried to charge me about the same I paid for Troon North, but fortunately they gave me a better when pressed. There is no way it should be remotely close to Troon. Locals can buy a pass that makes this a good option for them and there is even a resident rate which is priced about right, in my opinion.

it's an urban setting. The planes are constantly landing, so there are just a few hundred feet directly overhead. There is a hotel next to the course too. Again, the course itself if perfectly fine and in good shape. It's just not what I expected for full retail price or what I want in a golf trip course. I would try the Stadium Course next time to see if it's better, but will go with other options than Champion's next time. I'd give it 3 1/2 stars if that were an option.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice but noisy"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice but noisy. Love the course but not the constant roar of jet engines and hum of small aircraft. The course is beautiful but it’s proximity to the Scottsdale airport detracts from the experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Over seed completed"


Billiard5511's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart path only, driving range off of mats, Staff very helpful., friendly. Good starter. Pace of play.


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


"TPC Scottsdale"


u4905266's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fun to play but the greens were slow but in great shape, the fairways were great, however the rough was cut and had not been cleaned up and if you hit in it good luck finding your ball.

Overall it was a great course to play !


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


"Happy hunting"


Tvert1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways were in very good condition. The roughs were unbearable. One foot off the green in the rough and it's a lost ball. We found six balls in the rough cut by the lawnmowers within 10 yards of the greens. Took much of the fun out of the round by having to constantly hunt for your ball. If you're lucky you might step on it then wedge it out. Really slowed the round down having to hunt.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



christianson727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u604030090's avatar
Age:  Under 25

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

I think this course is much harder than the stadium course. Great course overall and definitely a course I would play again pretty challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the money"


dharvey13's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

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

Reviewed on

I was in Scottsdale on business and I wanted to check out the TPC. The Stadium Course was my first choice but it was closed so we booked the Champions course. I got a great deal on their website, so I took it. We arrived an hour early and the staff was very friendly and inviting. We putted for a while. I noticed the greens were very slow on the practice green. This was the case throughout the entire course. The driving range was nice and I was able to get warmed up for the round.

The course is challenging. There are lots of spots where you can get into trouble. There is hidden water and lots of desert areas that can trip you up. We were lucky to be paired with 2 locals and they provided lots of good local tips. It truly helped. The greens were very tough to read. They are slow. I know that happens in the summer but it was still a challenge to get any type of check on the ball. The course does have some areas that are in bad shape. There are fairways that are transitioning and that led to some tough lies and some scrambling on the course. The bunkers were in excellent shape and there was no issues when I was in them. The rough is tough. It was thick and challenged you to hit the ball true.

All in all I like the set up. I bet this course is amazing in the fall. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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