Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course

3.9326000000 3.9 stars from 5 (702)
  • 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 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 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 702 Reviews
5 stars:
208
4 stars:
284
3 stars:
128
2 stars:
50
1 stars:
32

recommend this course

543 out of 700 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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"First Time Playing Talking Stick"


murray8276548249's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We thoroughly enjoyed playing the course. Being intermediate golfers the course was more than fair. The only fault was that it was cart path only due to overseeding but it’s that time of year. We will definitely go back 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


"Fun round"


u000001932212's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
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Reviewed on

Nice round. Great pace 3:45. Nice conditions considering just off overseeding. No complaints. Will return often.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quite dissappointed in course layout. All holes looked very similar, no course character. Expected much more from big resort course at premium price.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice resort course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well maintained. Greens were incredibly fast. The marshal came by several times to apologize for the pace of play, but it really wasn't bad - finished in just over four hours.

Would definitely play again when I'm in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"Wouldn’t go back"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was decent but the layout was totally uninspired. Back and forth with no character. The food was ok but the staff was far from accommodating. Asked for lunch menu at 10:45am but not available at all until 11:00am. Wait or order breakfast was the curt response. For the money I’d never play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"South course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couldn't use driving range or putting green due to seeding, no big deal, just would have like to hit some warm up shots.

South course is closing Monday 25th to seeding time. Nice course, wish they would give Arizona residents discount, "summer rates", in winter season instead of charging us an arm and leg to golf, like ALL courses do in the winter, to the snowbirds.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fun Course"


u000002730759's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
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Reviewed on

Fun course. Many examples of risk, reward. Greens/fairways in great shape. The course has matured well over the past 28 years and is well maintained. Ranks in my top ten!

I basically had the course to myself. The whole round took 2-1/2 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Golf Vacation"


u121845319's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was not customer friendly - the bag attendants, after saying hi to them, never said a word to me, just kept talking to each other. Plus, without warning, they had just closed the driving range and putting green - and said everybody is doing it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u814664608's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course especially for the value. Greens were in great shape just the heat was brutal at 105.


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


"Great Intermediate Track"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The O'odham Course (Formerly North) is definitely the better of the two if your debating. Both are in great condition but the O'odham is a far better layout.

The course is wide open with no rough.....pretty straight forward for more advanced players. The greens were good and seem that they would always have getable pins and I really loved the fairways.....probably the best fairways I've played in the valley in the last couple month. Awesome!

But the bunkers were very inconsistent and could use some maintenance and some sand! If they can dial in the bunkers it would be top notch.

If your looking for a relaxing round on a well conditioned track......then book it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pool parties at Hotel are extremely loud"


mikegoodman007's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything is good with this course and I will play it again. If you are looking for a typical quiet round, find out if there is a weekend pool party at the hotel before you book. I was aware it was scheduled so i knew what to expect. If you dont know, you could be in for a bit of a surprise. It is actually quite shocking how loud it is, so be warned.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ownby1970's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Resort course"


jslee144's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairway was generous and wide. No stressful layout


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



rdrogers918's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout. Fast paced."


u7355717's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only thing that wasn't excellent was they had just recently top dressed the greens. The greens were still smooth and a good speed though.


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



jbermudez01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens are bumpy"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
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Reviewed on

The maintenance is still making the greens bumpy and roll is unpredictable. The fairways are beautiful. This is my favorite course of the two. I'm sure the greens will improve over time but manage expectations until probably mid to end of September.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u327717543's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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