Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course

3.8235000000 3.8 stars from 5 (663)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7133 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

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

Average Rating 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 663 Reviews
5 stars:
195
4 stars:
267
3 stars:
122
2 stars:
47
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

508 out of 661 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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TheGoat33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Talking stick (the north course)"


Inkaholic1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had recently played the south course and wanted to play the north to complete the experience (they have been re named). This is a resort course and plays as such,there are no real surprises or challenges and the fairways are wide enough to land a 737 in. The only challenge is the length and as long as you can hit a driver relatively straight this won't be a problem. That being said the par 3's are also ridiculously long (from the blacks) so maybe this is the entire theme. The staff is friendly and the course well maintained and you can get it for a great value in the summer so I wouldn't say to not play it just don't expect much from it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"solid curse"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my go-to course in summer as rates are good, course is always in good shape as is on the reservation and the Community has ample water rigthts. Good lay out of holes, good pace of play (usually). Two 18 hole courses to choose from keeps it fresh, too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u2250094's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
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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


"Excellent Course"


gstephens1696's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Excellent course for playability, difficulty and beautiful scenery. Played the course on a Friday and Saturday and pace of play was a bit slower on Saturday because of some bachelor parties but would recommend this course to any and everyone and the off-course amenities are amazing, Top Golf, Talking Stick Resort and breweries!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Open space"


u000004366663's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
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Reviewed on

Green wide fairways, no houses or roads, fairways feel as though they are not next to each other, nature undisturbed all around, coyotes , roadrunners , birds all around even wild horses. Raised greens hard to read this day some greens had different speeds, sand not consistent in traps


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not a Resort Course-Sorry"


vallen54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rough conditions, no sand in bunkers.

Grass rough. hit out of fairway, cant find it or cart stops working.

May never play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"OK course for the price"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Based on the price and the reviews I read prior to my round I felt the golf course matched my expectations going in. The course was in decent shape and the layout at times somewhat challenging. I think the greens were recently sanded but the speeds were acceptable. They were very hard and it was difficult

to stop a ball. I played TPC Scottsdale the following day and there was slightly more bite to the greens there so I guess you generally have to contend with hard greens when you play in Arizona.Overall Talking Stick offers a fair bang for your buck but I wouldn't rush back to play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Really disappointed with this course"


rlasorsa's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's too bad as we were really looking forward to playing here based on other reviews. The course was is terrible condition - the fairways were very "patchy," the greens were sandy and horrendous , bunkers were unkept and not raked properly, and the overall layout of the course is boring. Price WAY too high


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Great Staff. Very slow greens"


u000001958133's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Have played Talking Stick since it opened. As usual, all staff members were courteous and helpful. Played North Course. Greens were exceptionally slow. Fairways appear to be still in transition. Pace of play good -- 18 holes in 3:30.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Piipaash Course is superior to the O'odham track"


randyhair127's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Very pleased with the layout, condition & scenery on this golf course. The fairways don't roll out the way the O'odham course does so it plays it's full length. Many bunkers, a little water & some washes come into play. I highly recommend this golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pretty playable course"


mletrmn's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy to find ,nice pro shop,sort of unhandy to have to go down quite a few steps to get to the carts, the cart boys need to get jacked up since the sand bottles were empty, nice practice area, fairly easy to get to courses. The gps was helpful but the directional sheets were quite good. Tee boxes were nice ,fairways were nice to hit from the ball was sitting on some grass actually. All greens were slightly elevated and some with false fronts and some crowned so you have to pay attention. Greens putted pretty nice with minimal bobbling. Bunkers had fairly good sand. Played in less than three hours since they weren't busy. All in all a good experience . Pretty far to carry clubs to car after you are done.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Somewhat disappointing!"


Redrocks10's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are wondering why I gave this course spoke solid ratings but average overall is because " normal" rates for this track would be too much for quality and layout of the course. Does not come to the standard of other resort courses I've played.

We just happened to play on Mother's Day when great deals were available all over town for 50% less than normal rates. Fairways are flat and wide and there are a considerable number of bunkers to avoid. Greens are large and smooth but some had grass that was thin. The definition of collar to green was sporadic as those mowing did not mow a consistent line edge around the green. Several times I found greens mowers cutting into the collars.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"O'Odham Course gives you maximum roll"


randyhair127's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I'm not sure how they did this when they built the course, but I've never played anywhere that the ball rolls out like it does here, fairways & greens, and it's fairly level. Wide landing areas off the tee. There are plenty of bunkers, but most are easily avoided. My only objection was the music/noise/whatever that came pounding through the air from the swimming pool area at the hotel / casino. Way too loud & so I would tell you never to play there on a Saturday.Other than that I would certainly play this again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Not up to the other courses around."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm glad we got this on a hot deal because the other courses we played during our trip were so much better in maintenance and layout. We were disappointed on the first hole. The greens have sparse grass and don't get better until the last few holes. The last holes of the North course are actually very good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens were terrible"


garshing's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is unfair to not notify golfers when the greens are sanded. Too me, it is not worth it even if it was free.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"I like the layout"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the tree lined fareways. Also how each hole dictates your Tee shots. Having to work the ball both ways. I really enjoyed the back nine and especially 18th a power fade around the water, and a reachable par 4 green.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Normally great course, this time very dissapointing"


Golfnuttaz's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I like this course. It's in good condition, friendly staff, normally a treat. This time though we played on a Sunday afternoon and it was very disappointing when half the round we had to put up with the very loud music coming from the adjacent outdoor Pool Party at the Talking Stick casino. Imagine rather than peace and quite at the course, loud booming music. Stupid, just stupid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u00000682271's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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