Falcon Dunes Golf Course

4.1719000000 4.2 stars from 5 (64)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6611 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 70.5
  • Layout

  • 15100 W Northern Ave, Luke AFB, Waddell, AZ 85355
  • (623) 535-9334, (623) 535-8355
  • (623) 535-8357
  • www.lukeservices.com
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Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Gary Panks (1998)
Type: Military
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Falcon 71 6611 yards 70.5 125
Eagle 71 6035 yards 67.5 120
Phantom 71 5641 yards 66.0 110
Starfighter 71 5086 yards 68.4 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 64 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

60 out of 64 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"Good Experience"


jcollens3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like the layout. Lots of challenges but not too tough for someone at my level.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Gung ho"


u866428801's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

By far one of the best courses I've played in the West Valley area. I'm not military so never played it. Could not believe how well course is designed on such a small or regular looking piece of land. Hope to get on next summer since that is the only time the course is open to civilians who are not with anybody either still active or retired military. Would recommend this course to anyone.


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


"Wow!!"


speerman99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were out and it was cloudy and cool! A bit windy, but very nice for September in Phoenix! The course was very well watered! We pretty much had the course to ourselves. We will definitely be going back!! (You have to be able to golf with F-15's and F-35's flying overhead!! We loved it!)


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


"This course is absolutely lush."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golfing at this time of year, with many courses preparing for overseeding, you get quite the variety of conditions. However Falcon Dunes is in pristine condition. It has an interesting layout and is not so difficult that you cannot enjoy your round. I would recommend it to all levels of play as there are 4 tee boxes to choose from.


Player Tip: Consider clubbing up as there is a lot of up slope.

Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Patrick7147097's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I really enjoy playing this course. Nice layout. Great shape. Greens are in excellent condition. Greens are not fast. Women's tees are fair.


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


"Very nice course"


BluePony's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well maintained, all green fairways and manicured. Well marked. Fairly slow greens. Some bunkers with wet sand. Nice clubhouse. Friendly people.


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


"A Great Design"


rhpierson17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gary Panks did a great job of design and flow to the course . Great variety of holes never boring .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great fairways,greens"


Jareel510's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Will return again. Friendly staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Stay in fairway"


rmj618's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape when we played. The monsoon season has been goof for the grass. The rough was thick, but heck, the object is to stay in the fairway. The greens were good, but not consistent. Some slow, the next one fast. The great amenity was to watch the jets going thru their maneuvers.

I'll be bringing my out of town guests here to play the rest of the summer, until the course is reserved for service members only again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great place to play"


u000005241542's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wish they had 1more par 5 greens were great like to have 2 days of non military in winter to say thank you to the golfers that play all summer


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Falcon Dunes"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Greens Still Recovering"


artsdeal's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Staff was exceptional from club house to cart girl. Tee boxes and fairways were in great shape. The greens are still recovering from being punched the beginning of the month. Pace of play was slow due to intramural play starting late. 4.5 hours is a long time in the summer. :-)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ask about green plugging"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Saw that Falcon Dunes was open to the public and jumped on it. Great course, but we found out they had just plugged the greens less than a week before. Did not see anything about that during reservation process. Told us at golf course, but a little late at that time. Tees and fairways in good shape, but greens not good. Play in a few weeks and should be fine.


I recommend this course


"Falcon Dunes"


golffantic's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The summer grass has come in nicely in the fairways & tees. greens not quite as good . Overall very nice..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Falcon AM"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were a bit fuzzy but thy was expected this time of year. I enjoyed everything about my experience here.


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


"Pick your poison when selecting tee- boxes"


bnphoenix's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

The course ranges from extremely difficult to moderately easy depending on whether you pick the back, middle or front men's tee-boxes. Most of the holes feature rolling fairways flanked by Mesquite trees, while the greens are somewhat large and sloped. The greens seem to average only 8-9 stimpmeter speed so look for another excuse if you score poorly.

My only complaint was the condition of the sand traps. Many were shallow and crusty as is the case for most courses in the Phoenix area.

In summary, the golf course architect took an absolutely flat piece of farmland and created a hilly, tree-lined golf adventure you just have to love! Also,

Luke AFB throws in a free air show daily, featuring F16 and f35 Fighters performing low altitude maneuvers. Is that cool or what?


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great venue"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great place to play a round of golf with a backdrop that is truly unforgettable.

My only issue with the course - the greens. They were in good condition however, the people who play the course need to take a lesson in ball mark repair.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a good course to play in the Valley"


hyongatcoxdotnet's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every year this remains one of my favorite courses to play in the Phoenix area. The course conditions are always very good. Excellent and challenging layout. My only complaint would be the condition of the sand traps the day that I played. They were wet and packed down, making typical sand shots very difficult. This was probably due to the amount of water the greens require during the summer months.


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


"One of my favorite courses in the West Valley,"


hyongatcoxdotnet's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I always enjoy playing this course. Greens were a little slower than I am use to at this course, but they putted very true. Many interesting and challenging holes. Well worth the money.


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


"Great course when open to public"


mulrich623's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I wait every year for this course to open to the public. (May-Sept) It's an affordable course, easy and still challenging. The best part is that there are no houses on this course! You'll lose a couple of balls but if you're lucky, you'll find better ones while looking for yours! Oh, and the free air show is AWESOME! (if you go on a weekday)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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