Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course

3.9352823529 3.9 stars from 5 (680)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 680 Reviews
5 stars:
202
4 stars:
272
3 stars:
126
2 stars:
48
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

523 out of 678 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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"Wide fairways"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We stayed at the Talking Stick resort so I played the North course Sunday and Monday mornings at 06:30. The staff is friendly, the range is nice, with stacks of balls to hit. There is nothing wrong with the course. Being from the midwest, I like to play the desert courses that are target golf, more in the foothills. This is more resort golf, wide fairways, huge greens. I played with one ball for 36 holes. The rate was fair and the pace of play was great! i was paired up with very nice people both days so I had an enjoyable time playing at Talking Stick. The only challenge was the greens have their summer grass so the hold the ball perfectly and are about a 1.5 on the stent meter. We pretty much just smashed the putts, scraped the second one and moved on. I'm sure the greens will be perfect when the weather cools.

Nice place, treated well, just not overly challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good course, bad GPS"


Mike1051277's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape. The fairways were green, but the greens were a bit rough. Unfortunately the newly installed GPS system had not been reset so the distances to the pin were from the last time they'd been set. Overall, I'll come back.


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


"Greens Rough Shape Currently"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
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Reviewed on

The greens were shaggy and slow. The fringe on every green was repaired recently. I would play the North for awhile. I think it's a better layout anyway, but call first because maintenance is scheduled soon. I thought the south course would have been in better shape because it was closed for a couple months. The fairways were great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great layout, great course"


kingbea's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape considering there was still a little sand on the greens from being aerated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens were aerated!!!"


u000002807864's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If I would have know that the greens were aerated and that slow I would have chosen to play elsewhere. Was with my wife to play 18 and then enjoy some food and gaming but after the slow 18 holes and slower greens we decided to go elsewhere. Why don't these courses inform GolfNow when the course is aerated. VERY DISAPPOINTED


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



chriskess86's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were slow and bumpy due to recent aerification but the rest of the course was great for August in AZ.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"North"


Sarge17's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

A great layout and excellent conditioning. Greens a little slow, but is summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Play this course"


u5417554's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful setting, beautiful course, great value summer rates. Will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Too bad I can only afford to play this course in the hot Arizona summer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course in great condition. Usually at this time of the year all of the grass at most courses is yellow and thin with lots of bare spots but this course was 100% Lush grass everywhere while you were on the course. Unfortunately as soon as you get off the course you are in the desert and I spent way too much time out there than on The Fairway. Other than that great day of golfing


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bro, say it ain't so"


Jason4057255's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played with my son today. Paired up with two other players. The other two ruined the day. They hunted for golf balls on all 18 holes, would never pull the flag or place flag back in on any green. I tried to politely explaine some golf etiquette to the other twosome. They played so slow we felt rushed to play our shots. It's too bad you can't pair better players with other better players. Hard when you have 2 single digits playing with two 18 handicaps.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course, even better value!"


Shamus93's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Piipash (South) course for such an awesome value. It was certainly hot (101) being July in Scottsdale. But that didn't hinder the experience at all. Pro shop staff was helpful, friendly and let me rent an excellent set of near new Taylor Made M2's. I think I need to buy these clubs now! One of the best rounds of golf I've played. Would come back in a second, even in July again!


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



Joe9116217's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Hope you like boom boom music"


u834325537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One course was closed, course (south) we played was busy, pace a little slow. Course was in decent condition. The hotel pool area is just off first green. There was loud party music blasting the whole round and could be heard throughout entire course. Middle of the day. Very loud, very bothersome. Bad enough I won't be playing this course again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent course"


maggiod's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great layout, excellent conditions, friendly staff, great service and value.


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



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Underrated, Great Value in the Summer"


bigmike4bird86's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Not sure what some of the bad reviews are for on this course. Is the course in great shape during the summer? Not particularly, but what course other than private ones in the greater Phoenix area are during the summer months? Greens are hard and tough, sometimes unforgiving but this is the norm in the valley. Both the North(O'odham) and the South(P'iipash) offer some of the best value you will find in terms of quality of course in the valley during the summer. I teed off late in the morning and paid less than 25 dollars via a HotDeal. Hit all the range balls I wanted on one of the nicer practice facilities you will find at a public golf course. There were several outside attendants waiting to greet me and give me some info and there was even a beverage cart seen in the afternoon several times, which is unheard of at a lot of courses when its 100+ degrees. As far as the layout, no houses whatsoever, a good mix of open fairways and challenging bunkers positioned throughout. Great views of open desert and the superstition mountains on several of the holes. Played as a single so pace of play was an issue at times as I ran into some groups. Can't really complain about that though. Will continue to play here in the summer, incredible value for what you pay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



raltons's avatar
Age:  55-64

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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



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