Oasis/Desert at Phoenician, The

4.2551764706 4.3 stars from 5 (705)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6310 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

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 | Full Scorecard

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

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 705 Reviews
5 stars:
358
4 stars:
255
3 stars:
69
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

636 out of 700 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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"Top shelf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The views were spectacular. We played during the lunar eclipse and were thrilled.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001965598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent experience, perfect condition, course is perfectly maintained. Would highly recommend to others.


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



yayayetter's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017

Reviewed on

Overall Ranking: 3/5

Course Layout: 4/5

Value For The Money: 2/5

Staff Friendliness: 5/5

Course Conditions: 4/5

Pace of Play: 1/5


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
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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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Resort Course"


JJ8657155's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this on the 13th. Typical resort course, forgiving fairways, large greens. This facility recently recently changed to 18 holes from 27. The layout routing seems to have a few long drives between holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not kept up"


brianr38449's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course before and it was immaculate and top notch. However, it is not currently in a good place, between construction at the site to the re-layout from three nine-hole courses to one 18-hole course. The drive from 16 to 17 is very low class. It certainly seems like a strange way to combine the course into one. Then, there were three young guests who kept doing donuts in the middle of the 18th fairway. We asked them to get out of the way and they would leave and then come back. When we got mad at them, they said "We're just kids having fun." Restrooms were broken and sand traps were more mud than sand. There are far better courses for similar money in the valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Worst Change of a Golf Course ever"


michaelscubadude1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

They sold off 7 holes of a Perfect 27 holes to Build more Condos / Houses. It totally ruined a perfectly good course. I will never play there again, that's how bad the new design is. Staff was horrible, conditions the worst in the Valley. Although the greens crew did a fairly good job after a major rain the day before, they NEVER told us the extremely poor conditions of the course when we checked into play. 2 of the New 18 holes were closed, water every where sand traps washed out, greens were NOTHING like the perfect practice greens. I brought 3 good friends with me to show them how great The Phoenician was, and I now regret even going there. Asked in The Pro Shop after our round why they didn't tell us how bad of shape the course was in before we played, and then asked for some type of compensation. They never even offered us a thing, no apology for the course, Nothing. That, and I had lost a new golf towel, dropped off onto a cart path and not one person was Honest enough to turn it in. The staff probably took it, I'll never go back and would advise you to NEVER take your friends there the New Design is a Joke.


I don't recommend this course


"A little disappointed"


failure21's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Visiting Scottsdale and had the opportunity to play for a great rate. Unfortunately, a terrible rain storm the previous evening left mud, debris, and standing water on the course. I was not told that the course was "cart path only" until after my credit card was run. In reality, other than four or so holes, the 90 degree rule would have been appropriate. There were tons of maintenance crews out on the course and they not only left their machines running as my playing partners and I and took our shots, in a couple of cases, they actually got off equipment and left it in the way of shots. I had heard great things about this golf resort and the friendliness of the staff and was really looking forward to the experience, but was disappointed with the customer service. I went into the pro shop after the round for a souvenir and was nearly ignored by the person working at the desk and wasn't even asked how I'd enjoyed my round.

That said, the course layout and challenge were great. The tips are a challenging length, but not ridiculous. The uniqueness of the holes and layout were great and the property is lovely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stunning Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing. True Desert golf. Has elevation and makes you think about every shot. Excellent course in a land of a lot of great courses


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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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


"lakes, bunkers"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

lakes with lots of dead fish, and dirty water, heavy smell, bunkers unplayable and no warning sings at all


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fun place to play"


jaypernik's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First class place with a professional staff. The views are outstanding.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Jewel tucked along Camelback Monutain"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Fun to play. Can use multiple clubs off the tee (driver not always needed). Course and resort was under construction so the last few holes where just okay. Staff was very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic views"


Art1450's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2017
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Reviewed on

The new course layout means a long buggy drive to the last 2 holes at the time of play in June . All the facilities and staff are excellent


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course renovations"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wish I would've known I have a high opinion of this course but when I went the greens were all sand and a good portion of the course was being renovated. I'm sure it'll be great but it wasn't what I was expecting out of this course when I booked it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



realmonte's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Resort......Very nice Troon golf property."


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the second time playing the Phoenician. I am glad to say I got to play all 27 holes before Marriot takes over the property at the end of the year and fully re-designs the course to an 18 hole facility.

But I do welcome the change, as the 27 current holes consist of a few un-appealing/hokey-type set ups. I hope they pick the best aspects of all three 9's and make a great track.

If you do have an opportunity, this is one of......if not the most meticulously cared for, Troon course in the valley......it's a good mix of tight/target style golf with a few parkland style holes, all in a very lush setting with great views. It is very short though.....I hope the Reno addresses that.

Play it if you haven't


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"slowwwww"


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

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

Reviewed on

It's summer golf in AZ which means low rates and (hopefully)) quick-paced play. But, the low rates encourage some courses to load up the tee sheet, resulting in painfully slow play. Hot I can handle but hot and slow is just not good. Regrettably, that's the story on the Phoenician.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


linebacker60's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting with great foliage and water elements. Greens are ok but not great and some fairways a little patchy Overall an enjoyable golfing day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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