Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The

4.3617000000 4.4 stars from 5 (669)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6310 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

  • 6000 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251, Maricopa County
  • (480) 423-2450
  • (480) 423-2475
  • thephoenician.com
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Year built: 1981
Architect(s): Jack Snyder
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional
Greens: TiffEagle Grass
Fairways: TiffDwarf 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: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6310 yards 70.3 130
Phoenician 70 5842 yards 69.0 122
Forward (W) 70 5024 yards 69.7 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 669 Reviews
5 stars:
346
4 stars:
244
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

611 out of 664 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Good course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Seemed like Marshall would push us even thou we were not playing slow not giving us time to look for golf balls so he could find them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jm4luttrella's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First time at the Phoenician"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
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For your reference, my guy shoots around 80 and I average around 93. This course is very scenic. He thinks it was pretty good, maybe its not long enough for big hitters (approx 6200 yards from the tips.) I loved it. Not overly easy, not so difficult either. I absolutely enjoyed every whole. We did not get to play the Oasis nine.... we played Desert then Canyon for our 18 holes. You do not have a wide berth, yet there are truly no narrow holes on those nines. Great couples course, we would go back for sure to get the Oasis in :-)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good round, a bit pricey"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Canyon/Oasis course. Perfect weather and great company for the round. The course was in great shape with a bunch of different type of holes (water, dogleg, blind shots). Great practice facilities (watch out on the 8th hole of the Oasis course). The course is a bit pricey, but is connected to a resort, so it is expected.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The course is in wonderful condition."


uVXGS8304VX's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
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Great course! The day we played was windy which added to the difficulty of play. We enjoy the course and would play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tricked up"


u000007985977's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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The courses are unnecessarily tricky. Probably the result of sticking 27 holes into a space that would easily have accommodated 18 good holes.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



u083538491's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
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We played all 3 courses which gave us a good comparison. The Canyon and Desert courses were in the best shape and had the most majestic views. All courses are not too difficult that the higher handicapper gets too frustrated but yet challenging enough for the low handicap players. Staff is friendly and accommodating course was in great shape. We had an enjoyable round of golf.


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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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


"Beautiful course, beautiful views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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Really great conditions after some rain in the Phoenix area. Very interesting holes that attract the eye and make each tee box a joy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Views are fantastic"


Alexis5732021's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Played Oasis and Desert.. The Oasis is the easiest of the three courses. Lots of water though. When we previously played the Cayon the last four holes were extremely hard. It, may have been that number 6, by entry to resort, seemed unfair and we set ourselves up for difficulty on the last three holes. The Desert is our favorite because of the views of Scottsdale and Phoenix from the back of Camelback mountain.


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



Terschluse22807067's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course we've played in our 3 months here!"


Bernie72s's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Both my husband and I played the best we've played in the 3 months we have been in AZ! We also loved the course! Plus I broke my all time record!! All in all, we can't wait to go back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


robert5364393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Great views in every direction, a joy to play. Still over priced.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Scjccook's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's was in very good condition, I will play it again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This Course is not as Special as it Used to Be"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I discovered a last minute tee-time at the Phoenician for $99 while visiting Scottsdale for a conference, I jumped on it. I played it about ten years ago and recalled a short but fun track that was in immaculate condition with remarkable landscaping. While the fairways and greens were fine, the rough was dormant Bermuda, and the bunkers and some of the tee boxes were terrible, especially on the short par threes. It's certainly not in the same condition that it once was. While still a fair value at $99 during the high season in Scottsdale, there are other courses in the area I would have rather played.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best day possible"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

my wife and I had a totally amazing day, the course was in perfect shape and pace of play was spot on once the marshal spoke to group in front. played the Oasis and Desert course.

thanks for the great day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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