Sonoran Golf Course at Oakwood Country Club

4.1963588235 4.2 stars from 5 (100)
  • 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 100 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

91 out of 99 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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"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
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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

Reviewed on

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


"Great course!"


u359984591's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived for an 8 AM tee off - a little surprised that it was a shot gun start - over 100 people there. We were quite concerned that it would be a very slow pace of play - wow - what a surprise. They paired us with a couple of gents...and off we went. The pace of play was so fast that we finished in under 4 hours. The course was in excellent shape - everyone was lovely! We'll book it again!!!


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


"Oakwood CC"


coachz07's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Lakes and the Sonoran. The Lakes was as the title said, a lot of water, The Sonoran was the easier of the 2 courses. We played from the Blues which came in just over 6000 yards which is just right for our ability. The course was in excellent shape for this time of year. The traps were well maintained, also. We were in the middle of a women's league but still finished in just over 3 1/2 hours due in part to a shotgun start. The staff was well organized. We would return but it is difficult to get a tee time, residents come 1st which we are not.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Oakwood"


jpinho's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rate was only $10 with cart! Teed off at noon. Only took 2.5 hours to play 18 holes. Greens were true but a little slow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Love the risk/reward challenges on this course"


u000007743191's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course that offers great risk reward challenges and some subtle challenges you don't expect. One of my favorites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"relaxed Saturday round"


u000003659713's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Sat afternoon as a 2 some. The snow birds are starting to leave and we only had to wait on a couple holes. Oakwood has 3 nines We played the lakes and the Palms. The lakes went thorough a remodeling last summer and was good except the 2nd green which was completely redone and is not quite in shape. I have played here before and thought the overall was good and a good value, (especially in the afternoon) The greens held well and rolled ok. probably about a 8 + on the stimp.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always a good value"


vrussea's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Changes made over the past year have greatly improved the courses. conditions are generally fair to good depending, right now, quite good.

My normal beef is the sand traps which can be close to concrete or mud. Somewhat improved this season but could use an overhaul.

Greens in good shape, pace of play is fine, Lakes and Palms present more challenges than Sonoran.

0 amenities, they don't even run a coffee pot in the clubhouse, no beverage carts. BYO.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course for the cost"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played somewhat difficult, but fair. Greens were very undulating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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