Sunbird Golf Resort

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3.9
88
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.6
75.4%
Recommend this course
77 out of 85 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
5
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
3.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
60.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 5 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
10
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.2
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
60.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 66
Length 4353
Slope 102
Rating 62.0
Type Semi-Private/Resort
The course at the Sunbird Golf Resort is a desert-style course that offers three sets of tee boxes to accommodate most skill levels. This executive length golf course has a country club-type atmosphere and offers a good round of golf. The greens are medium sized with some that are multi-tiered and narrow fairways. Bunkers and trees are also present on the course, adding some challenge since they can greatly affect shots. Water hazards also come into play on a few holes. In addition to the executive course at Sunbird Golf Resort, the facility also offers a putting area and chipping green as well as a fully stocked pro shop.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue/White 66 4353 yards 62.0 102
Blue/White (W) 66 4353 yards 64.7 112
White 66 4083 yards 60.9 100
White (W) 66 4083 yards 62.7 105
Red 66 3714 yards 61.0 97
Red (W) 66 3714 yards 59.9 97
Yellow 63 3036 yards 58.0 90
Yellow (W) 63 3036 yards 56.7 85
Scorecard for SunBird
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 61.3/95 277 414 220 380 141 268 478 117 319 2614 271 100 282 141 124 222 284 118 301 1843 4457
White M: 60.5/93 266 376 190 368 121 252 464 110 310 2457 261 84 273 122 124 213 274 96 286 1733 4190
Red W: 60.1/92 256 351 140 353 93 239 449 92 294 2267 246 78 252 100 107 193 258 78 270 1582 3849
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 4 34 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 32 66

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Panks (1987)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.9
88

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 16
Bunkers 13
Narrow Fairways 6
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 20
Locals 13
Beginners 10
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 10
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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Short Course

Weather day was perfect. Course was in good condition even though it was being prepared for winter over seeding. Recommend a course marshal to keep pace of play moving. Other than the pace of play, great short course.

Will play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Really enjoyed this course

This was a very good course for the money. It was really hot that day and we were one of the only people on the course which was very nice for pace of play. Staff was amazing, even walked us to our cart to make sure we had everything we needed. Will be enjoying this course many more times in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

This is a shorter par 66 course but still has a par 5. A couple of challenging holes (especially #7). Was in transition to summer grass so still had a couple of rough spots, and one temporary green but should fill in nicely in a week or 2. We had no one ahead or behind us and finished the round very quickly so would recommend if you don't want to take all day to play. Plus check out the very nice and cheap 19th hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens are in poor condition

I have played this course before and enjoyed it but this is the first time this year. I played in the afternoon and there were only a few other players on the course so I played a really fast pace. It could be due to the summer heat but the greens are in poor condition. Hole number one was a temporary. The other 17 greens were dried out, had lots of bare spots and patches that have been sanded. I will not play here again until the greens have been repaired.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just Play for Fun type of Course

The course is in a retirement complex and was not very challenging. The staff was friendly and the course was cheap. Not a bad place to tune some of your shots.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun track, good value

Fun little exec course. Not terribly challenging but I always enjoy playing here. The lakes are currently covered by a criss cross of what looks like fishing line in some odd attempt to keep the ducks away, which seems odd to me and maybe cruel. I saw a duck hit one of the wires while landing on a lake. Hope they remove this. The 8th hole has a sign offering food to order at the turn but they never seem to be open or just offer the fish fry, whatever that is. Staff is great, very nice every time I've played here. Course condition is so so, but it isn't selling a great layout but rather a fun course. Can't hit driver much so you get a nice test of low irons off the tees. Pace of play is ok. Lots of local residents there, it's a 55+ place, but relax and have fun. Greens and don't hold and don't fairways can be pretty dry and tight but the real danger is getting into the dirt off the fairway which can make approaches to par 4s a little tough.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging Mid Executive

Have not played this course for a few years and glad we got to try it again. Front staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Course itself was in very good condition, much better than many others in the East Valley. Some fairways are tight and trees are in play on many holes. This is in between a true executive and a full course, with a par of 66. This allows you to use both driver and fairway wood on a few holes. All in all a good track and worth playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

For the cost of the course I expected a 3 star level course but the resulting 2 star rating given reflects the condition of the greens. Not good.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Maintenance an issue

Seems to me they need a greens keeper who knows what he/she is doing. The greens are getting worse as the weather improves not better. They have replace grass on some greens in patches but it is not the same grass. Dead patches spot most of the greens and getting worse.

Nice little layout - great staff, good facilities but many of the greens are (almost) unputtable if you land in the wrong spot.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice cource

Would recommend this to my friends great staff. I would play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great course

Very nice, well cared for and very challenging. Lots of bunkers, water and rolling greens. I was very surprised on how well maintained the course was and how many balls I lost. I went back and played again the next day, it was that much fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great 18 hole Executive Course

This a is a great 18 hole executive course in the greater Phoenix area. A par 66 with more par 4s and 5's than most exec courses, along with good use of bunkers and sprinkled in water hazards, make it an enjoyable, fun, and still challenging course. Will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Sunny day at Sunbird

Sunbird is my go to short course when I want to get in a quick round or am playing with someone who won't tolerate a longer round. The service is friendly. I recommend Sunbird for beginning golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Poor weather
Used cart

It Rain on My Golf Game

Staff are extremely friendly. The course was in good shape, but couldn't enjoy it because downpour came out of nowhere. I will definitely come back and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

A Little Longer Executive

This course will hold your interest because it has more par 4's than the average executive, plus it has its fair amount of water and bunkers. One dog leg to the right defies keeping it on the fairway, unless you have a natural fade in your game. This course also has a par 5 with a blind water hazard on the left side of the green that cannot be seen from the fairway. Good luck, and have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very nice executive course

This executive course is well laid out and plays well to improve iron shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

for slow players maybe

course in good condition, houses are very close to fairways must have sure shots or your ball is either hitting someones house or car passing by

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well worth playing again!

Enjoyable afternoon with another couple we met on the first tee. Mostly par 3's and 4's with one par 5. Water comes into play on several holes and well placed bunkers and undulating greens will get your attention. Fairways are mostly generous but some of the par 3's are tightly aligned with community residences. If you value your clubs, don't bother hitting any misplaced shots from the sandy/pebbly waste areas. The carvings of various animals, birds, etc. throughout the course are a neat attraction. Would definitely recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Course, Slow Play

Course was in good shape, but four hours for an executive course is too long. Staff is always friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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