El Conquistador Golf & Tennis - Conquistador Course

3.5486000000 3.5 stars from 5 (401)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6819 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 10555 N La Cañada Dr, Oro Valley, Arizona 85737, Pima County
  • (520) 544-1801
  • (520) 544-1926
  • elconquistadorcc.com
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Year built: 1982
Architect(s): Greg Nash, Jeff Hardin
Type: Resort
Style: Desert
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6819 yards 72.7 139
Middle 72 6250 yards 69.7 132
Forward (W) 72 5255 yards 71.1 126

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 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: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 401 Reviews
5 stars:
75
4 stars:
174
3 stars:
79
2 stars:
42
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

306 out of 399 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs at a resort   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch 19th hole scenic views  

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"El Conquistador"


Mike8207689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course with friendly staff. Good layout and fun to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow greens - unmaintained traps"


mgasvoda's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course has new greens and excepting the 18th fairway the entire course was quite green and nice. The greens were quite slow and a bit lumpy with wobbly ball roll. A pet peeve of mine though is the traps were not raked the day we played and were quite wet and hard. The course is short but quite tricky with tough decisions off the tee. Many greens are elevated so approach shot accuracy is at a premium here. Lots of nice views of the Catalina mountains was a plus.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


bseward555's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time we played the course. Excellent condition and great value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This Course!"


Stone12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Loved the course. I played the Canada course and the views and beautiful, the weather was perfect. If you love beautiful views and golf then go to this course and play. The staff is friendly and starter was nice as well. The course is in a lot better condition than when I played it back in November, which is just great to see.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



u125735778's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course and Great Staff!"


Ethan4073946's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I absolutely love this course!!! It was a perfect day and the pace of play was perfect. The driving range was well maintained and ready to go bright and early as I was the first tee time of the day. The fairway and greens were basically in perfect condition! I could go broke very soon as I want to golf here every weekend! Not only was the golf awesome, the staff in the kitchen and bar were amazing and the manager Amelia even checked on us often and asked us how the food and service was. I will definitely be back and will be bringing some friends!


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


Commented on 04/10/2017

Thank you for your positive review. We hope that you don't go broke playing golf here, but we do appreciate your visit. Our maintenance team has done a great job on the course, and the food and beverage team has provided some delicious options. We look forward to seeing you back here soon.

Erick Womack

PGA Head Professional


"Sandy greens"


danrivera57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were not playable, they we being treated and sand was covering them. They have 2 18 hole courses and this one should have been closed or at a discount with advance notice.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"sandy greens unplayble"


danrivera57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

they have 2 18 hole courses, this one had sanded greens. these sanded green were unplayable, so your score will be scatched once on the green. I can not play a round that has to have an asterisk noting the greens on it. I want to play with a course in playable condition.

please note this not there normal condition that they were treating the greens and soon they will be playable. but I should have been warned, since I drove 100 miles to play it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/03/2017

Thank you for your review. On Thursday March 30th our maintenance team did a light top dress of the greens on Conquistador. This top dress helps promote healthy putting greens. I understand the inconvenience of this practice. I would like to talk with you regarding your experience directly. Please contact me at elcongolf36@gmail.com

Erick Womack

PGA Head Professional


"What an AWFUL experience"


dowles's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course itself was OK, average condition and layout. But everything else about it is just BRUTAL. Can't believe Troon manages this place this poorly - friendly outside staff but ignorant inside staff. The problems included:

Played on a perfect Wednesday at 11:50 and it was a 5-hour round. Foursome in front of us was brutally slow with nobody in front of them. Course stacked up behind them. Inexcusable.

No ranger on the course.

No beverage cart on the course.

Canada course never returns to clubhouse during the entire 18, so having nobody on the course at all means you're on your own for 5 hours. If staff in pro shop had at least mentioned that nobody was working on the course at all we could've at least prepared. Bad customer service and bad business - we would have bought food and drink from them prior to tee off.

Course has no yardages marked anywhere other than the 100/150/200 markers. No sprinkler heads are marked, no GPS on cart, no yardage guides... nothing. Not even a map of the holes on the scorecard, so you have no idea where holes go or how far anything is. Very frustrating, especially when playing holes where it's not all right there in front of you to see off the tee. Again... maybe something that the staff should mention before sending us out.

Inside staff is clueless. Every interaction with them made it clear they are inexperienced or poorly trained.

At one point I tried to call the clubhouse from the course. The phone number on the card goes to their tee time reservation system and puts you on hold for 3-5 minutes. It took three calls before someone ever picked up. Even then, once I was finally transferred to the pro shop, I got some clueless kid who said he was all alone in there. His only solution to the myriad of problems was to talk to the head pro when we finished. Needless to say, we will NEVER come back - especially with so many other options for golf in the area. Just a terrible golf experience. Nothing but a money grab by Troon and the city of Oro Valley with no regard for customer service.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/03/2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I would like the opportunity to talk with you regarding your experience. Please contact me directly at elcon36@gmail.com.

Erick Womack

PGA Head Professional



neemurph's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Improved"


RGM1402's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were pleasantly surprised as course was much improved from our previous play there. Greens were in much better shape. Like the free range balls available before play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u451307130's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very Nice"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Very good maintenance. Weather was stormy early that morning so it didn't appear the greens were just mowed. They rolled very true but were just a little slow but not bad by any means. Course conditions were excellent.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/03/2017

Thank you for you review. We're glad to hear your first time experience was excellent. Our maintenance team has done a great job this year with our course conditions. We look forward to seeing you out on the course in the future.

Erick Womack

PGA Head Professional


"Great Course"


kg999's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not only is Canada a beautiful pleasant course to play the views from the course are awesome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Perfect day, friendly starter, however, no ranger. Played the back nine in 2hrs, 40 min.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course - shag carpet for greens"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the layout and design.

Greens were like an 8 on the stimp.

I am guessing they don't cut greens on the weekend.

I will give this course another try, and hope the greens are cut.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Average"


uisphi237's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Teed off 20 min late. Course is SHORT and slightly narrow. Greens are VERY slow. This course is definitely perfect for those 50 and older. Does have some character to it which is the only thing that made it enjoyable. Course layout is horrible, the architect should've just designed it from clubhouse to hotel that would've been convenient. Nothing here that makes you want to come back if you're just visiting like I was.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Enjoyment"


saxman326's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. There was slow play as I usually shoot towards a 4 hr round. I thought the course was changeling and definitely not a flat course. It made me consider a little more than usual which club to use. Lots of fun, go play and enjoy.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Finnkip's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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