Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park

3.2946470588 3.3 stars from 5 (478)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6846 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 71.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 71 6846 yards 71.4 121
Agua Fria 71 6535 yards 68.4 116
Salt 71 6535 yards 69.6 119
Gila (W) 72 5297 yards 68.5 113

Tres Rios GC at Estrella Mountain Park is rich with dense forestry including eucalyptus, mesquite, and pine trees as well as cottonwoods. The course has a parkland-style layout with rolling fairways lined with trees and undulating greens that are medium-sized and fast. To add more challenge to the golf course, water hazards and bunkers come into play on several holes. The par-4 seventh hole is considered the most difficult driving hole on the course. There are stately trees off the tee and the second shot is to a narrow sloping green. Tres Rios GC at Estrella Mountain Park features multiple tee boxes for a variety of different golfing options.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 478 Reviews
5 stars:
39
4 stars:
156
3 stars:
145
2 stars:
78
1 stars:
60

recommend this course

332 out of 475 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is in the 'burbs worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Frost delay"


u942378933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course plenty of times before and never had any issues till now. Showed up 45 mins before our tee time and advised about a frost delay. Didn't tee off till 45 after our original time. Play was so slow that day that we called it after 2 and a half hours later just for 9 holes. Talked to the guy at the pro shop if any kind of reimbursement or discount could be done and told us there's nothing he could do.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great greens"


daledrost'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 02/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in very good condition. The greens were lightning fast and true. The pro and the bag boy were very friendly. We had a really good time and the weather even cooperated with the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/20/2018:

Hello Rob, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to see that you had an overall great time with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Horrible"


Barber1998's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First, the pace was every hole was backed up by 2 groups.Never understand why. The greens had 50% actual grass the rest was sprayed green sand which made them like putting on concrete. 50% of the fairway was actually fairway because I think you need grass to have a fairway. This course is getting run into the ground and looking at the pro shop it is running down their inventory. Either this course is going to get sold or closed. It needs a million bucks invested just to make it playable.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor golfing experience with us the other day. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Great course, pace of play abysmal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

As others have said, pace of play is very poor. I got my cart at exactly my reserved time. There we’re three groups queuing at Hole 1. No marshall could be found. I waited for about 30 minutes until I could actually tee off. I am under the impression that reserved tee times are meaningless here. I will give this course another chance in the future, but if I have to wait again for 30 minutes, I’ll avoid any future visits.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course, but are sorry to hear that you endured slow pace of play. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you found our course good value for your money and that you had an overall good experience with us. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Pace of play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really don’t like being negative, but this was our third round that took close to six hours to play. The first time was when the ladies were there, so we put it down to that. The second time was on a Saturday, so we put it down to the weekend, but this time was a Wednesday, so conclusion is it seems to be consistently slow. It does mess with your concentration waiting to hit every shot. Will try again, as this has been our go to course since all of the improvements, and the staff is great.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are sorry to hear that you have experienced slow pace of play on all 3 of your rounds, but we hope that next time will be a quicker round. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to your return next time.

"Not very nice"


Dave4116497's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hard to think that a course isn't worth the very low price of this one in Arizona in the prime season, but this one is not. Dry, dusty and hard, including the greens. Bare ground everywhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/09/2018:

Hello Dave, thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. We are sorry to hear that you found our course in poor shape when you last played, but we appreciate your feedback, and we hope to earn your business back in the future.

"Good for the price"


dwsask's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was our first round after a long winter. Booked it to get the rust off. Course is good for the price we paid. Greens were excellent.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and found our greens in excellent shape. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"What Tee Box are we Playing??"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The markings on the tee boxes was VERY POOR. For about three cans of spray paint and one hour this could be fixed!! This just shows the lack of care for the golfers who are payers!! The price is LOW and that is what you get. Greens are still in good shape, it is too bad the rest of the course is not up to PAR!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/08/2018:

Hello Gerry, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you had a subpar experience at our course the other day, but we are glad to hear that you found our greens in overall good shape. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Good Value"


u879103713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a good rate from Golfnow. Enjoyed the layout and ease of play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and found it good value for your money. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. We are sorry to see that you did not have a pleasant golfing experience with us. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future.


mike003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/01/2018:

Hello Mike, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout and found it in great shape. We appreciate you stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.


roadstar09's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four-star review! We are happy to hear that you found our course good value for your money and that you found our greens in good shape too. Thanks for stopping by, and we can't wait to have you back again soon.

"Packed"


Todd7234310's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately we ran into a frost delay that morning which lasted an hour or so, we didn’t tee off until 1pm, so I grumble with a bit of a caveat. There were lots of foursomes out there so pace would expect to be slow however the prebooked 5-some in front of us was terrible. With obvious beginner players in front and the experienced Dad teaching the daughters was frustrating to say the least. They finished 18 holes a 2 full holes behind, which sounds almost ok, except it was already slow so keeping up should have been easy. No marshals on course, and a warning from the starter about the 5some before we teed off. So why allow the 5 players on a single tee time to begin with. They should have let us go ahead and could have at 18 different tee boxes, but they didn’t know any better so our attempts to sneak past fell on deaf ears. I don’t appreciate golf courses that penalize the public for booking pm tee times to save a few bucks then send the beverage cart and course marshals home early. It’s clear at 99% of courses that if u pay less you get less. Well tell that to the 500 courses that go bankrupt every year.. Ty needed those pm tee times


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 02/15/2018:

Hello Todd, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear that you experienced poor pace of play and had an overall unpleasant round. Your feedback is important to us and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

"Speed of play"


Mcneill1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Groups of five seemed very slow. 5 hours for round is to much. Perhaps over booked?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 01/31/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experienced slow pace of play when you last played. We hope that you will give us another try in the near future.


markalfers1954's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall good value..Nice layout and was certainly a challenge from the championship tees. Fairways and greens were in good shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 01/25/2018:

Hello Mark, thank you for the three-star review. We are happy to hear that you found our course good value for your money and that you enjoyed our course layout. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Going down hill"


Boomerdaddy's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Last year it seemed like the course was coming back to life, but now it seems to be going back down hill. Tee boxes aren't being taken care of, sand traps are like hitting out of a concrete pile, mole hills starting to pop up all over again, morning start still had leaves and debris all over the greens which should have been blown off early as there was no wind that day. Course needs TLC, we can see why they are only charging $25 to play. Please don't let this blue collar course go to the wayside.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 01/25/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience with us the other day. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

"Much improved"


blainemclaren's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Haven't played here in 3 years. Lots of TLC has gone into it since then. They have a great $25 special on. Course was packed and slow but was to be expected with this great deal. Greens were fast, I had two 4puts because of it. Teebox, fairway and greens in good shape. Great value for the money and good place to work out the rust.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 01/24/2018:

Hello Blaine, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to hear that you found our course in better shape this time around and found it good value for your money. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon!


u951148213's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Tres Rios Golf Course on 01/22/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout and found it to be in good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!


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