Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King

3.7968000000 3.8 stars from 5 (817)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6106 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

  • 11500 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • (480) 948-6000, (480) 951-2535
  • (480) 948-2535
  • www.starfiregolfclub.com
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Year built: 1988
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1988), Ed Seay
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 70 6106 yards 68.9 123
Regular 70 5630 yards 66.8 114
Middle 70 5084 yards 68.6 118
Forward (W) 70 4467 yards 64.2 112

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 817 Reviews
5 stars:
179
4 stars:
394
3 stars:
167
2 stars:
53
1 stars:
24

recommend this course

679 out of 805 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
Gender

"Enjoyable"


u000002725709's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played a round with my golfing buddy and this was the first time we have played this course. We learned quickly that hitting the ball straight was more important than going for distance. The weather did get a little toasty but still very enjoyable plenty of drinking water available through out the course. We would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



Jkimmerle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great price central location"


vallen54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Definitely will play here again. Lots of tough holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a great day for golf and Starfire made it better.


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 day"


stever921's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good weather, nice course, laid out throughout the neighborhoods in the area. Greens firm, but not outrageous. Pretty straightforward, stay in fairway and chance to score well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played 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


"Friendly course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is challenging enough, yet friendly enough for average golfers. Staff are welcoming and helpful.


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


"Great value in Scottsdale"


matt175051's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time we had played Starfire. The course has three nines. We played on a Saturday and only paid $40, so the price is right. The course was in good shape and had a number of interesting holes. The par threes are the selling feature of this course. It's not at the same level as the premier courses in Scottsdale/Phoenix, but is a great course to begin your trip on. Would play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great Biz Trip Golf"


Brian9266267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In Scottsdale for business and had just enough time for a Thursday evening round. Starfire was in great shape, staff were very friendly, and the whole experience was a steal at the rate paid! You won't get the stereotypical desert landscape since the course winds through neighborhoods, but still some picturesque holes. No changes in elevation but still challenging with well-placed hazards. Will definitely visit again next time through town.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



David1218466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall course was in good shape. some spotty places in a few fairways and greens had many ball marks not fixed. Par 3's need more rotation to allow for turf recovery as it seems like they stay in one place very long.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Star fire Review"


u000006251450's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great value! Staff very friendly and courteous! Conditions above average for time of year! Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Had a great time"


u851182090's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had great company I was a single paired with 2 other gentlemen

The course was in great condition and greens fast and true

Will play again next time I visit


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u456956502's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



eke's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lot's of sand/rocks on greens would not play this course again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Short and tight"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice layout...short and tight BP with nice greens, tees and fairways. Lots of water to make the course visually appealing. Surrounding houses are nice to look at but can often come into play. Practice range uses "fake " golf balls which makes warm up unsatisfactory but overall a very good experience


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course with some challenging wate holes. Good value for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pleasing round"


Miguel1542410's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and amenities. Value was superb with GolfNow pricing. Staff attentive and amicable.


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


"Fun course, but impossible to walk"


u688622934's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing the King and Hawk of the 27-hole layout. A few water holes and bunkers that posed a bit of a challenge. Greens are in good shape and fast. Distance from greens to next tee-box is substantial on 80% of the holes. All-in-all a good experience!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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