Sonoran Golf Course at Oakwood Country Club

4.2408823529 4.2 stars from 5 (107)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3318 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 35.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3318 yards 35.5 128
Green 36 3053 yards 34.4 124
White 36 2686 yards 33.2 117
Red (W) 36 2388 yards 33.8 106

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 107 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
62
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

98 out of 106 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks  

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"great golf !"


lshedden's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
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THIS IS A REALLY NICE PLACE TO GOLF !

Clubhouse Happy Hour is terrific.


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



Jmhager's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2017
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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


"Enjoyable round Lakes/Palms courses"


harleydude27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
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We arrived and the drop off area and the Club house is designed for residence. When we checked in and got our cart everyone was really friendly and helpful. We played the Lakes and Palms courses. They also have a Sonoran 9. The blue tees are about equal to white tees at other areas but I am not a 7000 yard hitter so that is fine with me. The red/gold tees were fair for women (accord to my spouse). The course was in great shape but they were still where in cart path only from winter grass over seeding. The fairways were medium wide and the Lakes had water on all holes. The Lakes was the harder of the two 9’s and all greens had many bunkers protecting them on both 9’s. The greens were not flat but they where not extreme either. I really enjoyed the greens because they were fair but not easy. My spouse and I really enjoyed the round overall.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice Course, Cart Path Only Though??"


Ed3616512's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
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I have played this course several times and it's always in good condition. We played Lakes and Palms. Even though overseed completed several weeks ago, it was still cart path only. There were many areas on both courses that were not over seeded, but these were off limits as well. This makes for a lot of walking on courses with wide fairways. Very few seniors playing when we played for obvious reasons. However, the rate was good because of this. I will play again once restrictions are removed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
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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


"Nice course for the money"


berg8624's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
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Course is pretty short from the back tees (6,500 yards), but there's enough water and sand to keep things interesting. You should be able to shoot a good score if you're hitting it well off the tee. Overall, course was in great shape and played in under 4 hours. Worth it if you can get a rate equal to Dobson or Kenny Mac.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Spowellnis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Decent value retirement course"


berg8624's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
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I've played Oakwood a few times, and I'd say it's a combination of Dobson Ranch quality, with Ocotillo type water hazards. That's not a bad thing, as I like both of those places. At only 6500 yards from the tips, you can really shoot a good score out here if you're hitting it decent. If you're looking for a relaxing round where you'll probably shoot a good score, Oakwood is a decent option if you can get a price for something similar to what Dobson is charging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Played Palms & Lakes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2017
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Nice resort styles course. Very playable and good condition. Water on many holes on both nines. Fairways and greens were in great shape but the bunkers (as with most courses) were lacking enough sand to be fair. Very affordable summer rates. Will return again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Mundane"


Terry1030423's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
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Al 3 nines are forgettable with similar length par 3s, short par 5s and boring par 4s. The pro shop closes at 5. The water available at the par 3s was clean, but not even cool.....add ice folks! The carts were not in very good shape, and had no coolers, commonly seen elsewhere. The range balls were very old while the hitting area had not been moved for perhaps a week. Sorry Oakwood, step up your game, because there is a llot of competition out there doing it better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



uZIWE9641ZI's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Reviewed on

I enjoyed the day very much. Oakwood is a hidden jewel in the southern valley. I will come back when the opportunity arises.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
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The fairways and greens were in excellent condition. Definitely want to play there again.


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


"Will be back!"


scott8353's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and played the course for the 1st time and had a great time. It was a 8am shotgun start and the pace of play was perfect. We finished in under 4 hrs. The starter Buck was a complete gentleman. He paired us with 2 regulars and they were great guys.

We had lunch after and the food and ice cold draft IPA beer was very good.

We will be back for sure. Thanks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Frank1871537's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2016
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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


"Really liked this nob desert course"


quinongm12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2016
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Very much enjoyed and everyone was very nice.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf in november"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was well maintained. It was nice. Not a lot of hazards. From where we come from, it is priced out of this world...however, because of golfnow, we could play for $40 each.. I would not pay more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course but customer service can definitely improve"


mygolf2013's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
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Great course but customer service can definitely improve. We got to the course a bit early and The person at the pro shop kept referring to my online booking as a low fee booking in front of my guest and kept insisting that low fee bookings can only play at the time they booked for and not any sooner.

I have never run into such situation in the past where online booked customers get the second class citizen treatment.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Why not have more Hot Deals on the Good Track?!"


metrorick's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

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Too many times I look for Hot Deals on this gem but don't see any. Often the course is empty and their management should see the 'lost revenue' of not advertising Hot Deals throughout the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very good course"


douggibson's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Oakwood for the first time and was very impressed. We played the Lakes and the Palms combination that day. When we arrived at the course we found that it was cart path only. Had we known we would have walked but did not have our pull carts with us. Lots of water on the course, especially the Lakes nine. Course was in good shape. The fairways were perfect. I could not believe that we got the deal we did. At $13.00 it was the deal of the century. I would gladly pay $50.00. We played in under 4 hours. I would go back in a heart beat!


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



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