Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course

3.8283000000 3.8 stars from 5 (623)
  • 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 623 Reviews
5 stars:
181
4 stars:
257
3 stars:
112
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
30

recommend this course

480 out of 621 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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"Nice Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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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Reviewed on

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



buckgolf24's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

pace of play was OVER 5hrs.!! course in good shape--Nothing outstanding bout it--- OVER PRICED -probably cause its a RESORT course-- just an ave. course- have played better in the area fore half the cost!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Ozzie' take"


Bruce1457855's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Talking Stick is usually my "go to" course as I live near. New management has done excellent job.. BUT, TODAY, we experienced a 5 and 1/2 hour round!! In all due respect to the ranger, he showed up once around the 12th hole and said he would get things moving. We waited on EVERY SHOT right thu the 18th We NEVER saw him again.. I'll be back but the other 3 guys I played with said, never again!! Not a good way to treat loyal customer!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great round"


amirish1180's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in pristine shape and challengingly. Will continue to play here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time playing since fall"


labo369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We live in Ohio and visited Phoenix for some R&R.

I booked this course on Golf Advisor looking at the reviews on line. The course was in very nice shape and was perfect for a couple of snowbirds who haven't played in awhile. The fairways are forgiving, the greens are nice, and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Nice driving range to warm up before our round and you can hit as many balls as you like. There weren't too many hazards the course, but enough to keep it interesting. Nice scenic holes as well. We really enjoyed this course and will be back next time we visit Phoenix. The only negative was the play was a little slow, but not terrible.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Perfect day for the perfect course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved everything about the course and staff.

The staff was very friendly and helpful.

The only issue was all four sand holders were empty.

It showed because there was hella divots not filled.

Still a blast and we will be back.

Steve


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow pace"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was really great with the course, however there was a frost delay that set tee times back 30 minutes even at 3 in the afternoon. There was also a lesson session that involved filming and instructions that really slowed things down.

Greens were very fast and fairways were wide and very green from all the rain.

Range balls were included which was nice.

Outside of the pace I will be bAck to give it another go.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not enough tee boxes"


cpack7's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course(North) needs two more tee boxes. They have no ladies tees and notenough distinction in tee lengths for seniors and average golfers.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Time at Desert Sands"


kentcmeyer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My son from Milwaukee & I had a wonderful experience at Walking Stick. I would suggest anyone

that comes to this area should book a day of golf at

this place. Kent C Meyer


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day"


chris9603381's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the second time that I played the south course. The fairways are extremely generous and definitely gives you the ability to get after your drives. The greens are HUGE! Do not underestimate their size. Would love to have played after the greens had been cut, probably left a little long because of the amount of play which is understandable. Overall a great experience and will always look forward to going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Clubhouse beautiful. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Having Fun"


pearl2121's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I signed up online and was assigned with three other golfers. We teed off on time and the pace off play was good. This facility has always been very nice to play for me. I have selected this course when some of the other courses in the area are too wet. I have played it off and on for six years and have been eager to return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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