Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course

3.3459588235 3.3 stars from 5 (117)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 33
  • Length: 2486 yards
  • Slope: 98
  • Rating: 31.0
  • Layout

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  • 5450 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, Arizona, 85301, Maricopa County
  • (623) 930-1111
  • (623) 939-7617
  • www.glenlakesgolfaz.com

Year built: 1966
Architect(s): Milton Coggins
Type: Public
Style: Traditional/Executive
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: 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
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 33 2486 yards 31.0 98
Forward 33 2265 yards 29.8 89
Front 33 2069 yards 31.2 94

Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course not only provides a good game of golf but also excellent practice facilities and a learning center that offers free lessons. The course features several lengthy par 3s and par 4s. It is beginner friendly but it also offers plenty of challenge to the experienced golfer. Water comes into play on nine holes and the rolling terrain creates tricky uneven lies. There are also strategically placed bunkers protecting the greens to watch out for. Glen Lakes Municipal Golf Course boasts outstanding practice facilities including a lighted driving range that stays open late and in the summer there are misting systems to keep golfers cool.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 117 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

96 out of 117 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for 9-hole rounds walkers locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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u659392904's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Convenient Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

New operators are trying to bring back life to the course...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u087324600's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
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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


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u5325268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
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Reviewed on

New management is making an effort to bring out the goodness of this course. For a nine hole course it allows the player to use all the clubs in the bag. Great place to work out your game. I wish the new management great success in nurturing this gem


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


"poor condition"


Brennerdon9339's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Greens were ok. Tee boxes were ok. Could not tell the difference between the Fairways and rough. Traps were full of weeds. Weeds every where except greens. Lots of leaves and small twigs all over fairways and rough. Lots of bare spots all over. If you do not mind these conditions it is a good round of golf. I am not very good but enjoy getting out and playing. Palo Verde and Encanto short nine put this course to shame.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very good Exec course."


renoj's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Have played here several times. Always a good value. No crowds. Love the layout....more par 4's than most Executive courses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Unkept"


thach85's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
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This course is poorly kept. There is little difference between the rough and the fairway. The sand traps are overgrown with grass so that you cannot see any sand. The grass on the green is uneven such that the bumps can redirect your ball. The pace of this nine whole course is around 90 minutes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good Value"


u5325268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is under new management and they are taking improvements very seriously. The course layout is a rare gem for a 9 hole executive course. It has a nice mix of par 3's, 4's and 5's. Although the course is a bit rough it is showing signs of improvement. I like this course because it is a quick way to work out a few swing issues for your game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great 9-hole executive course."


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plenty of par 4s to use your driver. Average condition; great price; never crowded.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Course was in poor condition."


Brennerdon9339's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times in the past. The current condition is not up to the past standards which were barely above average. T boxes were weedy and the greens were rough. Fairways for winter in AZ were weedy and not kept clean many branches and leaves on the fairways. Played last summer in much better conditions.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice little course; good value."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Usually not crowded. Nice staff. Over-seeding seems to be having difficulty staying thick & green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"No grass left on the course. Mostly dirt."


u8270126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the layout and the staff. The golf course was in really tough shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Improving all the time."


wendygal's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

New equipment is helping with course improvement. Glad the city of Glendale is waking up and supporting this little gem. The committee staff are a real pleasure


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Ok"


PamLangen's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We got what we paid for not at all disappointed. Simple coarse warm up lfor weekend.

Nice staff , beautiful weather all good. Would we go back probably not , far from home .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Good bang for your buck"


jambros33's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Always a pleasant place to play nine holes. Has a few challenging part three and some fun par fours.


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


"OK"


skipclark's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Good place to learn. Bad place to score will. Improving. but it will close 7/1/17.


Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Glen Lakes Golf Review"


u000007939516's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is a nice local neighborhood course to go out and play 9 holes. It is a mature course and soon I understand that it will be shut down. I will be sad to see it go. It has been a foundation of golf in Glendale for decades. The Pro, Thom Harrison, has always been friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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