Fred Enke Golf Course

3.3151352941 3.3 stars from 5 (272)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6756 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shirt and shoes required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6756 yards 71.8 134
White 72 6114 yards 69.1 125
White (W) 72 6114 yards 74.9 135
Combo White/Gold 72 5777 yards 67.2 120
Gold 72 5593 yards 66.4 118
Gold (W) 72 5593 yards 71.2 130
Combo Gold/Red 72 5387 yards 65.4 116
Combo Gold/Red (W) 72 5387 yards 70.3 126
Red (W) 72 4996 yards 69.3 118

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 272 Reviews
5 stars:
34
4 stars:
140
3 stars:
65
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

232 out of 269 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include forced carries bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"I like this course"


ppersson01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is challenging, but fun to play. I highly recommend it


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fred Enke"


McL1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

OB Sports has done a nice job improving this course! It is in the best shape for this time of year I have ever seen it!! I would like to see the cart paths smoothed out!!! Still a target course but fun to play!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Horrible round of golf"


MATT6790151's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways were awful, 1 restroom on the course per side, over priced for a city public course, had 2 carts break down on us and the clubhouse closed at 3 before we made the turn to get a snack or go use the restroom. Poor operation. I will never go back not even for a free round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course is in bad congition"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No overseeding the fairways played on dirt will not go back


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course, needs more drinking water on course."


Alan2006's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played many times *

The course is very nice. It is evident that the new management has been pouring lots work into Fred Enke. The staff is friendly and helpful. My only suggestion, management needs to add better drinking water options along the course. I understand money can be tight with public courses, however when the only drinking water is old, out dated drinking fountains, many people are forced to bring their own water. Not to mention, the fountains are placed in direct sunlight and the water is blazing hot. A simple fix is to add 9 or so large water jugs at every other tee box.

I generally bring my own drinks, but having the peace of mind that I don't have to ration my water throughout the course would be greatly appreciated. That Tucson sun is brutal, water is essential when you golf in Southern Arizona.

The ice water in the Club House is nice,

especially as you approach hole 10. Although many players don't like to stop after 9. Having water jugs along the course can be very attractive to those players.

To close, the course is in great shape and I love playing here. Just add some good drinking water along the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enke"


smac2917's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in really good shape and it was a joy to play!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course looks great"


spmcgann1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best shape I've seen it in in a long time. Healthy fairways and greens. Keep up the good work...


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


"Good value"


Ronald3749494's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed , the young man in the club house was very nice answered questions about additional courses in the area in great detail


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Target Golf"


glfgy74's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun golf course even though there are a few holes that seem a bit quirky. I've never been a fan of par 5's that take driver out of your hand. The two front side par 5's are just weird...but don't let that discourage you, three shot par 5's test your patience and can be fun as well! The sand traps should be filled in and just made to be grass bunkers, they are never playable...concrete!

Overall, this course grows on you and is a good test!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Tucson muni"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very slow. Otherwise, course is in good shape and the only true desert muni in Tucson. Couple of forced carries that can be tough for seniors. Otherwise, a gem.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fred's golf!"


airjrd56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape staff was great! Course was challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"best bang for the buck"


tucson4gary's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

the course is the best muni I have played in Tucson and the price was right. I would pick this one far more often if it were a little closer to where I stayed.

I found the staff to be friendly, but not really forthcoming and I saw the cart girl just once. The cafe/bar was closed when I finished my round at 4:05, alas.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"fun course to play"


canderson47's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy this course; each hole is different and some have extremely challenging features (like, you can't see what's ahead of you without driving up and taking a look and there are some St. Andrews bunkers!). You'll have a good chance of seeing wildlife, too. Now, the disadvantages: poorly marked holes and limited directional signs (showing where to go for the next hole); would be challenging to walk, as there is some distance between holes; cafe closed by 4 pm; only one bathroom (hole 7 and 15), but lots of cover you could use if needed! Greens were in great condition; fairways in moderately good condition. Overall, well worthwhile to golf here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course is fun and has an interesting layout."


cscott928's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a city course, this is a great buy as well as having some very interesting hole layouts with varying elevations, doglegs, and green play. They don't have a yardage book but you can print a course layout on the website or just consult the map at each hole. Enjoyed playing here several times and will continue.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tucson's best Muni"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2016
Previously played Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

The layout of Fred Enke is a delight. No cookie-cutter course here with monotonous side by side fairways. We love to walk Fred Enke and with just a couple of small hills, it is very walkable giving ample opportunities to see lots of wildlife and birdlife.

The greens are in excellent shape, with lots of contours. Tricky, but fair and true.

With no housing or roads nearby, it is a quiet, peaceful golf experience.

Fred Enke is a must golf and a must return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A nice golf outing"


pdcorbin40's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was nearly ideal and the course was in great condition for winter. The fairways were tight and the greens were moderately fast. Our foursome was able to complete 18 holes in 4 hours. We never waited on anyone and only had to let one twosome play through. Overall we had a great time on this interesting layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"This course has terrible bunkers"


Chief1950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The bunkers only have about 1/4 inch of sand mixed with dirt. You can't play a proper bunker shot out of the bunkers. Once you get down through the 1/4 inch of sand/dirt, the club hits hard ground, bounces and you either scald the ball or hit the side of the bunkers. Worst bunkers I have ever played.


Pace of Play: Good

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


"The course has great views"


pinkfloyd1964's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was a single but was teamed up with some great people,but the pace of the game was really slow from the groups up front,two other groups caught up to us


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Very fair course"


u000005272668's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play a bit slow, but not to the point of aggravation. Course and greens present a very good challenge.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pace was moving too slow"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

many people were moving too slow. finally gave up on the 2nd 9 holes and left the course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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