Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King

3.7916000000 3.8 stars from 5 (782)
  • 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

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 782 Reviews
5 stars:
170
4 stars:
374
3 stars:
165
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

649 out of 770 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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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u8373946's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition and greens very smooth especially given traffic as very busy. We enjoyed breakfast and happy hour late lunch out on terrace after lunch in very pretty setting. Only recommendation would be better signage to next holes for visitors.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice resort course"


Mark1049130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably a little tougher course than its 114 slope rating would suggest. Water comes into play on a few holes. Surrounded by beautiful homes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nobody in front outback of us. Had rained a little the nightbefore"


countryinncafe's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
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Reviewed on

The people who work there from the guy who takes your clubs from parking lot to man in pro shop to waiter}bartender to the dodger fan starter all pros in attitude 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 Condition"


u000006514845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great condition and will challenge you when the wind picks up! Had a great time and is as good if not better than gc's double the $.


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


"Nice course"


drreisenpar72's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course that was well maintained. A little on the short side (reached most par 5s in two with an iron) but was still a challenge. Front side played quickly but slowed down a little on the back. Regardless, would come back and play again and recommend to others.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Owner inserted friends into paid tee times"


Bchar2509's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A few of the owner's friends were inserted into tee times which had been reserved on the net. Starter told us that this was going to slow things up, which it did. If owner wants to treat course as his private club, stop calling it a public course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Round"


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

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

Reviewed on

This Arnold Palmer designed course was challenging and a pleasure to play. Greens and tee boxes were well groomed. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Glenn5948411's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
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Reviewed on


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


"Worth playing If price is right."


Empirebill's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lush and green course. Short and tight. Greens were healthy but slow. Staff didn't appear to want to be there and bordered on being rude. Course is worth playing once to see if you like it as long as the price is right.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Rex4937008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing 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


"Fair Value"


108841008's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were sent to the tee 15 mins ahead of our scheduled time and immediately got bogged down waiting. The Marshall met us on the 2nd hole to tell us that it would be a slow day due to a ladies competition ahead of us. No one told us that at the clubhouse. Why send us early if you know play is already backed up?

The course is tight due to the homes on both sides of the course. Average greens.

A very good Nine & Dine deal is offered giving us reason to return one day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I will play this course again!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good value for the money. Good layout for the intermediate golfer. Course was in great condition. Pace of play was excellent at 4 hours for 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A day for an ace!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was scheduled as a single with the 1:26 PM tee time-got out about 20 minutes early with no back up until the fifth hole where one of my playing partners made a hole-in-one! After a bit of a delay things started to move and we finished in about four hours. The weather was great and the playing partners were great and we had a good time. Course was in overall good condition however the tee boxes were really hard and a lot of broken tees were left.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

Congratulations on the hole in one we are glad you enjoyed your experience here at Starfire.


"Nice course for what I paid"


rrjohnson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course depending on what you pay, if you can get a tee time around noon to 1:00 for under $50 during prime season then good value.

Course is well maintained, greens roll nice and are true. Speed of play a little slow. Only complaint is that the ranger does not speed play up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

Thank you for the recommendation I will talk to the ranger about communicating more to the golfers.



Christine2087136's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

Thank you for the recommendation.



Adnileus65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

Thank you for the recommendation.


"City cours"


James9032125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course dose not play to long very fiendly for all types of golfers has a few water shots that look great would play it again


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 03/13/2017

We are glad you enjoyed the golf course.


"Good course but not a great deal"


dmeylink's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Starfire is a solid golf course. Good but not great. Staff were friendly. Good greens. Bunkers needed work. I probably expected more but still, it was a great round of golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/13/2017

Thank you for playing Starfire I will speak to the maintenance about the bunkers.


"course was in excellent shape"


u886473423's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

despite abundant rain fall the previous few days, the courses drainage ditches handled the excess water perfectly. even with water streams close by, there was ample room to golf and actually added to the challenge. it didn't hurt that beverage cart had bloody Mary's and margarita's on tap.


Pace of Play: Average

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 03/13/2017

We are glad you enjoyed the drinks on the beverage cart we are fortunate that the golf course drys out so quickly.



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