TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course

3.8263000000 3.8 stars from 5 (213)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7115 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

  • 17020 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85255, Maricopa County
  • (888) 400-4001, (480) 585-4334
  • (480) 585-3151
  • tpc.com/scottsdale
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Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Randy Heckenkemper (2007)
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Greens: TiffDwarf Grass
Fairways: TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 213 Reviews
5 stars:
78
4 stars:
68
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

162 out of 213 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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"obnoxious experience"


u000001914353's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The starter from New York was so obnoxious. He told us "Cart path only on 1,14,and 15." We said "okay no problem." Then he demanded we write it down, to circle 1,14,15 on the scorecard. Next, he literally acted as if we weren't allowed to play the back tees. After drilling us on our handicaps he walked us to the 1st tee and stood a few feet away while we hit. When I hit a breakfast ball, he literally shook his head at me\us.

The course layout and pace of play were great, however, we were often hitting with maintenance staff working in the fairways and sometimes right next to greens. Literally working in the location i wanted to position my drive. We politely waited on a couple occasions for the workers to move aside, they diidnt. Waving at them did not help either.

Obviously, the course is transitioning to summer grasses but it also appears TPC wants it to play like a resort course: slow, soggy, wet and yes very green. That's unfortunate because its a nice layout that was not designed to play slow. So even if you do get to experience it without the rude starter and the distractions from the maintenance staff, it won't be what it was meant to be, a walking players course.

Felt compelled to write my first review after this experience. Arizonian 20 years.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/22/2017

We regret not being able to provide you with an experience equated with the TPC brand. I can only profusely apologize and ask if you can reach out to us directly by calling 480-585-4334 and request to speak to management. As much as it disappoints us to hear, we do respect and appreciate your feedback, as it will help us focus on areas for improvement. Thank you for taking the time to review.

Regards,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"TPC Champions, fun track"


mcarlson0522's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played TPC Champions for the first time in early May 2017. I've played almost every golf course in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and this was pretty decent. Definitely fair off the tee and had a nice mix of holes. I'm not petty but there were way too many brown spots around the fairways for being early May in Arizona. Greens were regular speed but rolled extremely true. Staff is extremely friendly and the practice area is above average. 80 bucks is a touch high for May, but hey you're in north Scottsdale and you're going to fork over a bit more for the name and location. Overall I wouldn't normally come back here for so so track, however, the staff was great and the location is solid. For a golfer that visits 2-4 times a year and plays everyday for the weeks I'm here there are much better courses to play, you just have to drive further.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2017

mcarlson0522,

We hope you had a great visit to Scottsdale. April and May is our shoulder season as we're transitioning back to Bermuda and preparing for the summer heat to come. This is why you see some brown spots around the fairways - the grasses are transitioning. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback about staff and conditions and hope you will consider visiting TPC Scottsdale again in the future.

Best,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Horrible Pace of Play"


Derek7738585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably the worst pace of play ever 2:20 on front and back 3 holes took 1.15 hours so we decided to leave. Staff told us the let 3 groups jump in and no course marshal came around


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/02/2017

Derek,

You have our attention. We apologize we were not able to meet your expectations, especially regarding pace of play. If possible, please contact us with your date of play and tee time. It will help us identify why we were experiencing slow play that day and take efforts to make improvements. Thank you for your feedback.

With apologies,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Solid Golf Course"


Bunkertown20's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a great day playing the champions course. The course layout was challenging and the course was in good condition aside for some wet spots in the fairway. My only complaint was the slow greens, a nice course like this in my opinion should have the greens running close to an 11, these couldn't have been much faster than an 8.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2017

Bunkertown20,

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback about your experience on the Champions course. We are right in the midst of transitioning from overseed to "summer" Bermuda. But the course conditions are still good. We will begin to see more dry conditions as temperatures begin to increase in the valley. We hope you will consider visiting TPC Scottsdale again in the near future.

Regards,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"TPC"


Tomcatter's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. First time on this course. Pace was steady. Course was challenging. For sure would play again when in Scottsdale.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/21/2017

Tomcatter,

We appreciate your feedback regarding your experience at TPC Scottsdale. The Champions course is a fun layout; it's also a great walking course. So many golfers don't know about the Champs course because it's not in the spotlight like the Stadium course. But it is considered a favorite among staff and members. Come visit us again soon.

Regards,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"TPC Delight"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course- and it's a great course to walk, friendly, professional staff always looking out for your satisfaction.


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


Commented on 04/20/2017

kesbmk

Glad to hear you enjoyed your round at TPC Scottsdale. Our staff love to play the Champs course, which does offer a walking rate. It's kind of a hidden gem. We hope you can visit us again from Chicago.

Regards,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"great foursome, over-priced golf"


u000004097924's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We've been coming to Phoenix for the past 15 years and I've now played 46 different courses in the valley, including 2 rounds at this course. Our most recent round was great - met two good guys from PA and had an enjoyable round - perfect weather, of course.

Course was in average condition, at best. Greens were good, fairways were tired and somewhat thin. At more than $100 per round - way over priced compared to places like Legacy/Baseline and Trilogy/Power Road. You're relying too much on TPC name to charge this much at the Champions Course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/21/2017

Golfer from Muscatine,

Sounds like you are a frequent visitor to the Phoenix area - I certainly haven't played 46 courses. There are so many more to play, too. We appreciate your choosing to play TPC Scottsdale. Like many courses in the area we are beginning to transition from our overseeding rye to Bermuda grass as the weather conditions get hotter, which is why you see some of the thinning fairways. The Champs is a great layout and fun to play.

Best,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team



u00000587545's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000007592007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"One of the area's best"


u1656986's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decided to splurge and got our money's worth. Fees included a small bag of balls, not mentioned in the golf now web site, so a nice surprise. Overall, the range, tees, greens and fairways were some of the best we have seen in the valley. Three of us played from the blue tees and found the course to play longer than the total yardage shown on the score card, my wife played the front tees and she felt it played a bit shorter than she would like. The layout is superb, with a nice variety of shapes, lengths, pars, and especially challenges that make you think hard about club/shot selection. Overall, it was a very satisfying day on the course. Please note that the GolfNow site gives the wrong address - the Champion course is one block EAST of Scottsdale road, and one block south from there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/20/2017

u1656986

We appreciate you choosing to play the Champions course at TPC Scottsdale. Sounds like you had a great experience. Conditions have been really good this year. There are also some great risk reward holes out there. Yes, the Champions clubhouse is in a different location across the street on Bell Rd. We hope you can visit us again soon.

Best,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Great round"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great quick round on the Champions course. Friendly/helpful staff, great rang/putting green, and the course was in great shape. Busy morning on the course, but was able to complete the round just under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/20/2017

mgblair,

Thank you for choosing to play the Champions course and for taking the time to give us your feedback on your experience. Conditions are still good as we head into the shoulder season. It's been a busy March and April. Come back and visit us again soon.

Best,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team



jd6236's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"A great premium course"


bdownesak's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The staff were very friendly and down to earth. They anticipate your needs at every turn and genuinely care about their product. There was no stone unturned. The only flaws I witnessed was some standing water and dry rough near some of the greens. That being said... the tees were amazing and the greens were smoooooth. Great track. Would play again any day!!!


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


Commented on 03/31/2017

bdownesak,

Thank you for choosing to play TPC Scottsdale on your visit from Alaska. Hopefully, you got some warm weather during your stay. The Champions course has been in really good shape all winter and is a favorite track with most of our staff. Green fee are also about half that of the Stadium course. We hope you consider TPC Scottsdale on your next visit to Arizona.

Thank you,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Champions course TPC play"


u000005333649's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the course. Need to play more than once. Knowing a little about the course could be helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/28/2017

So glad you had an opportunity to visit from Eugene and to play Champions. It was hopefully a nice reprieve from the rain. The Champions course is a fun desert layout and is quite different from the Stadium course and about half the price. It's often favored by staff and locals. We hope there will be a next time so you'll have a bit more course knowledge. Thank you for choosing TPC Scottsdale.

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Course overrated"


soupysr1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

Bag drop off employee was a grump. Grass was very poor condition. Course smelled of manure (not sure why) and jet fuel due airport next door. Carts had no ball or club washers. Nothing special about the layout, location or aesthetics. Everyone in our foursome was disappointed especially for the cost and said they would not play here again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course for under 100"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played early morning. Told was teeing off back nine .... straight into the sun. Course in good condition but first few holes standing water in hiting areas due to night watering. My friend a 3 hdcp, wanted to play tips but no tee markers present for them.

Overall a good layout with fairly forgiving fairways and no blind shots.

Would play again but request tee off from 1st tee if early AM due to sun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/24/2017

docgrainger,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments regarding your experience on the Champions Course. It's not often, but we do on occasion have a double tee start. I apologize we did not have the back tee markers for your friend and that you experienced some wet conditions. Your feedback is helpful and has been forwarded to our maintenance department. I hope you have another opportunity to play TPC Scottsdale. Conditions have been really good and we expect them to stay that way as we move into the shoulder season.

Thank you,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"TPC on a budget"


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

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

Reviewed on

Great track, not a iconic as the Stadium but still top notch. Greens rolled firm and fast. Good times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

mtseabolt,

We appreciate your feedback on GolfAdvisor and thank you for playing the Champions course. The Champions is a great course and we've seen excellent conditions the last several months. As a resident you can take advantage of our resident and resident walking rates. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Best,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Best course I've played in Scottsdale"


u157767570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was so impressed from the time we pulled up for bag drop until leaving. The staff was awesome. The course layout is excellent!!!!!!


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


Commented on 03/08/2017

u157767570,

I am so happy to hear of your experience on the Champions course and your comments about staff. We appreciate your visit from Edmonton and choosing to play TPC Scottsdale. The Champions desert layout is much different than the Stadium, and one usually preferred by locals. Conditions are held to the same maintenance standards as the Stadium course. On your next visit please consider coming back and playing 36 holes.

Best,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team


"Very fun round"


bartolucci's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

I took advantage of the unadvertised walking rate (thanks to previous reviewers!) and had a great time out on the course. The track is really challenging with lots of bunkers in-play and a couple of risk-reward holes that really challenge placement. I didn't shoot my best round here, but really had fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/09/2017

bartolucci,

Thanks for coming out to play the Champions course. We do offer both a resident and a walking rate on Champions; and with this weather it's a perfect day to walk. Many locals love the desert layout of the Champions course and frequently choose it over the Stadium course. We hope to see you back again soon.

Thank you,

TPC Scottsdale Management Team



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