Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course

3.9592764706 4.0 stars from 5 (743)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7133 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 9998 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, Maricopa County
  • (480) 860-2221
  • (480) 850-7297
  • talkingstickgolfclub.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Bill Coore (1998), Ben Crenshaw (1998)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: MiniVerde Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda/Perennial Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No, rentals available
Dress code: Collared Shirts & No denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 7133 yards 72.7 125
Gold 70 6510 yards 69.7 120
Gold (W) 70 6510 yards 75.6 127
Gold/Jade 70 5945 yards 66.4 115
Gold/Jade (W) 70 5945 yards 71.6 119
Jade 70 5532 yards 64.9 113
Jade (W) 70 5532 yards 70.2 116

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 743 Reviews
5 stars:
220
4 stars:
308
3 stars:
132
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

581 out of 741 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens plays long   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Players having fun"


u000008203756's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went to this course to meet up with some friends and catch up Play was so slow that we almost did not finish the round never saw a Marshall all day must’ve been some slow groups in front of us


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Overrated"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this course for the first time on 1/16/18. Course was busy and round took more than 4 1/2 hours. I found the course to be rather boring to play. I was also disappointed in the conditions of the fairways. I think there are better options in the area at this price point, and don't intend to return here.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"


RCSDGolfer'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 01/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Play was little slow and sand traps were in need of attention (hard not been raked for a while which make them crusty). Otherwise very nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Talking Stick"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, my foursome really enjoyed themselves. The course was busy but we played in a little less than four hours.

Mike


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Decent"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course although the layout is somewhat boring. Very forgiving fairways and large greens. No ranger on the course so pace of play was 5 hours + which was frustrating. Good course to knock the winter rust off before taking on more challenging courses.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u000007127187's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time I have been to Talking Stick. Course was in excellent shape after a considerable rain the day before. Pace of play was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful from checking in to the starter. Great round.


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


"Delightfully difficult!"


u1882828's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout and course conditions, with welcoming fairways. Good variety of holes, with length off the tee a plus but not absolutely essential. The real test comes as you arrive at the fast, firm, highly contoured greens. You’ll need exceptional touch to keep your score presentable!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A great course at a fair price."


Jkohler74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I love this course. We have been playing it for the last ten years. The course is always well taken care of. The bar restaurant is a great way to relax after your game. And the wine and beer selection is great as well as the food.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun course, great condition"


u874147309's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the north course and very impressed with course conditions. Not a bad lie all day. Very wide fairways and a pretty straight forward course. Nothing spectacular, but a fun round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just challenging enough to keep you on your toes, no place to get bored on this course. Desert Golf has got to be the most challenging and the most rewarding. Great place to sharpen your skills.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u417520346's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tlperiman's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice coarse can't wait to play the north coarse


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 and beautiful views"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun and challenging course with friendly staff. It is a busy course, so that made it a bit slow but the condition of the fairways was very nice and they maintain greens very well. We played there on New Years Eve and it was perfect weather about 70 degrees. It is a great place to golf in the winter.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Amazing round of golf"


u000005792502's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. The mountains backdrop was very beautiful. And the weather was perfect.


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


"Awesome shape - Greens very fast!"


u000005769198's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape and everyone enjoyed the layout. Fairways wide enough, but lots of tough sand bunkers. Greens were extremely fast and tough, but would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A “go to” course in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area"


AKR7354's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have been playing the Talking Stick courses for 10 years now. Love the courses and service from the golf and restaurant staff. Will play one more time after Christmas before going home. If I lived here, I would get a membership. Great practice facilities as well.


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


"Nice loop"


u000002092447's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course. Long enough to be a challenge. It was weird that there was no rough, the "fairway" inside the desert boundaries was therefore huge. I'd like to come back when they let the rough grow to add some more challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great track"


Tbeilste's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course to walk. Pace of play was on time. About 4 hours. The only issue was all the Foise and Duck poop on most of the hikes near water. I will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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