Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The

4.3613000000 4.4 stars from 5 (656)
  • 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: 3.6 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 656 Reviews
5 stars:
341
4 stars:
236
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

599 out of 651 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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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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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
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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
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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



u1656986's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course, but short"


Kevin3594557's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Desert/Canyon layout. Kind of strange long cart rides twisting between the three 9 hole courses, but not a problem. Course is only 6,000 yards. So your scores will stay low. T-boxes, fairways, bunkers, good but not great. Fairways have very many unfilled divots in the usual landing areas, T- boxes had a lot of divots too. No sand bottles on carts. Greens were in very good condition. Pace was 3:55. Great views. Would repeat at the GN rates.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Right next to Camelback"


walterzjr's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The Phoenician is a fun course to play with the desert and canyon nines playing like 2 different tracks. The desert nine has some holes right at the base of the mountain and there a couple wedge par 3's that are downhill. Seems like all the putts break away from Camelback. The canyon is a little flatter but still has rolling terrain. The relish burger bistro is a nice place to eat after the round. The staff and facilities are great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not as plush as I would expect for this course"


LarrySchmadacali's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
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After playing Las Sendas the day before I was let down by the lack of green grass. It looks like they did not fully overseed as a lot of brown grass on the course and not as plush. Greens were in great shape though.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First Time"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Beautiful condition.

Agree with other people who have reviewed that it plays very slow. Got backed up on a few holes and had to wait a lot which led to a loss of rhythm.

Many fun holes with elevation changes, shots over or around water, bunkers protecting greens and canyons / mountains in play.

Staff was extremely friendly, offering to clean clubs and carry them to my car.

If you play during the peak season, during a peak time expect to have a long round (5hrs).


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Phoenician"


bgiven's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
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Awesome condition. Awesome scenery. Great, friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course to play on a sunny day!"


u000007574543's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Good experience overall, but the rangers should have done more to keep people moving along. It took us five hours to play eighteen holes. Too long!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000003921986's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Exclusive, yet busy course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Course in good shape, great pace and exclusive setting. However having played many courses in valley of the sun I felt pricing was too high for this tract. Wouldn't recommend it or play it again based solely on price. I understand it though, it is busy as is. It would be literally over run if it were more affordable. With all that said, you are paying for unique views and location more than for the course itself. So busy, very well organized and impressive flow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Majestic"


u639561025's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you're debating on weather to play a desert course or more of a tropical oasis then look no further. This place gives you all options, as well as, the most amazing views of Paradise Valley. The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant. Never seen so many little rabbits. All in all it was one of the best courses I played while in Phoenix. I plan on coming back next year and playing many more courses I didn't have time for this week, but this will be a must play for me when I come back.


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


"Excellent golf experience"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
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I found the course to be in excellent condition. The layout was good and offered some challenging holes while not being over the top for the average golfer. The course is not long but requires some shotmaking because of the sand and water hazards. The greens rolled true but were not particularly fast which is my only complaint.


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


"Slooooooooow but GORGEOUS"


frankiedino's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

6 hour round. Too many unrepaired divots on greens. Not worth the pricetag on this day.

We played 3 courses last week, this one was the most expensive. Greens pretty beat for the $$$. Fun layout but there was a 50yd par3.

Wonderful staff, great facility, BEAUTIFUL scenery. I think w less traffic and better green conditions, this review would vastly improve. Visually a stunning course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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