Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course

3.8299000000 3.8 stars from 5 (635)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6833 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

  • 9998 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, Maricopa County
  • (480) 860-2221
  • (480) 850-7297
  • talkingstickgolfclub.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Bill Coore (1998), Ben Crenshaw (1998)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
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: Yes
Putting green: 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

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6833 yards 72.1 127
Gold 71 6430 yards 69.9 121
Gold (W) 71 6430 yards 75.2 130
Gold/Jade 71 6040 yards 67.6 116
Gold/Jade (W) 71 6040 yards 72.0 123
Jade 71 5331 yards 65.4 111
Jade (W) 71 5331 yards 69.1 117

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: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 635 Reviews
5 stars:
186
4 stars:
260
3 stars:
114
2 stars:
45
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

489 out of 633 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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u000006673322's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great value in Scottsdale"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing in Arizona, but avid golfer otherwise. This course was very easy and wide, yet a good design. In great condition on Tees, fairways, greens, clubhouse, etc. Best rolling greens that I've played on in years(especially for afternoon/twilight golf). Pretty mountains in the background. Highly recommend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



bmassie81's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Milan3823922's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Great course, very good value... fairways are in very good condition, fast greens and beautiful scenery... will play north course soon as well...


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


"Everything You Could Want"


u509246630's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
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Reviewed on

This was my third round at Talking Stick and the first time that I learned you could walk. So i did.

Gorgeous facility with very nice practice area Crenshaw's layout is traditional with well placed bunkers, reachable greens, and nice sight lines. We played from the gold tees which was plenty for a bogey golfer. Track sits on Native Land which means they have plenty of water to keep the course in beautiful shape. My twosome was paired with rank beginners. The Starter smartly noticed before we teed off and politely suggested that we go out as a twosome to avoid being slowed down. We finished in about 4 hrs.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Not resort quality"


blang425's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee time was 8am, weather was breezy but not too bad...cooler temps. Quality of the course was disappointing to say the least. Playing a resort course and paying over $100 I would expect to get better conditions than what my local muni course is like. The greens had a nice roll to them and speed was good but tee boxes and fairways were very poor. Service was okay, food was good but overpriced. Unfortunately, being a local, I probably will not return to play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great fun at Talking Stick"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I played the South Course--great experience--staff was fantastic from bag drop through the clubhouse to the starters and finally the course monitor

Course was in fantastic condition greens and bunkering make the course moderately difficult

Would recommend to any golfer heading to Phoenix area

The biggest surprise was GPS on the carts-- even with a great picture of each hole given to us by the starters and even though we had downloaded the course app, and when other courses have given up on cart GPS it was very helpful

Don't play golf in the Phoenix area without including Talking Stick in your course selection


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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course, pace of play an issue"


Uclaasudad's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Staff friendly, fair course, conditions good, bunkers need a little more sand, greens hard and fast. Pace of play was 5 hours, unacceptable!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course for the money"


u00000308725's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
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Compared to the "big name courses" in Scottsdale this place has good value. Not quite as challenging but in beautiful shape. Fairways are manicured, loved the greens, excellent service. Much better than some of the biggies.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Robert8095138's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
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Nice course and nice people. The greens were excellent. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Picked the perfect day to play"


Gregmike's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with a friend who was coming to town. Our initial tee time at 02:26 PM was in jeopardy as a result of delays at the airport, but the staff was very accommodating to our circumstances. We teed off at 2:50 PM. We did not expect to finish 18 holes (sunset at 6:39 PM) but once on the course, we only had a few delays on the tee. We finished 18 and did it in before sunset. Perhaps it was a Tuesday and the late start but it ended up being the perfect time to play. Maybe it was my putting stoke but found reading the greens more difficult. Did not burn a lot of holes even on shortish ones. Could have been me though as conditions seemed excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Talking Stick Golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son and I had a wonderful day. The staff were great. They let my wife ride along and did not charge for an additional guest. The course was very interesting. Some long holes as well as some short holes. A lot of variety. Well maintained as well as scenic. The restaurant was excellent as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Resort Course"


Andrewsmith2811's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Great practice area. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Would highly recommend, especially if you are staying at the resort.


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


"Coming back"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is starting to show wear but still in above average shape. No dormant Bermuda. Green all the way through. We are defiantly coming back to play the other 18


Pace of Play: Average

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


"Course was relatively long quick greens"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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Missed a turn on 14 south ended up on 16 north

Redirected to 15 south met new golfers good experience


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very playable"


u553965598's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course layout was friendly, wide fairways and avoidable obstacles. Professional staff, on time start and grest pace of play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



douggast's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Extremely SLOW PLAY!!!"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've lived in the area for the past 18 years and have golfed every moderate to high end golf club in the area. This outing was scheduled as to entertain a business associate who was on a time constraint in getting to the course. With the location just 5 minutes from his meeting and having played the course several times over the past couple of years, we scheduled a Friday 12:52pm tee time. As usual...and the desire of the local public clubs to place as many people on the course as possible to generate revenue...which I completely understand, the round lasted an agonizing 5 hours and 15 minutes. We virtually waited on every hole starting with the 3rd hole!! While we did speak 4 times to the "Marshall"...obviously without any desire/authority...or a firearm...to get people moving!! This 3rd time experience of 5 hour rounds has made it easy to cross this club off the future play list!! Not to even mention the "rock-hard" bunkers....in March!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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