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3.6
499 Reviews (499)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
215
3 Stars
142
2 Stars
64
1 Stars
42
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
83.5%
Recommend this course
370 out of 499 reviews
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4.1
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 28 reviews
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3.9
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.1%
Recommend this course
64 out of 71 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6732 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.8

Cave Creek Golf Course is Phoenix's most popular municipal course, seeing about 100,000 rounds yearly. In 1983, Cave Creek began as a landfill reclamation project. It's a sort of pioneer in environmental design, proving similar spots can find environmentally friendly uses. It's open dawn to dusk, year-round.

Eighteen holes of par-72 golf take golfers over 6,732 yards on the Cave Creek Golf Course, kicking off on the par-4 first hole, which measures 363 yards from the blue tees, before things get long on the second hole, which measures 510 yards from the blue tees. That's just one of four long holes, with the sixth hole measuring 532 yards from the blue tees, the 11th coming in at 521 yards from the blue tees, and the sixth having a distance of 518 yards from the blue tees. The round concludes after a suggested playing time of four hours and 10 minutes on the 18th hole, a par 4 that measures 388 yards from the blue tees.

The city of Phoenix has contracted with several hotel chains to offer stay-and-play packages for golfers at the Cave Creek Golf Course and other municipal tracks.

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Course Details

Year Built 1983
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Snyder

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $14
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro No
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.6
499 Reviews (499)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 55
Undulating Greens 55
Water Hazards 48
This course/club is great for:
Locals 89
Beginners 38
Walkers 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 99
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 16

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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Wet weather
Walked

Fun Muni

It had just rained for two days straight. Obviously, the course was wet. There were a few more water hazards than normal. heh. The wash that flows through the course was running like a river. Kind of neat to see actually. It did not cause any problems. You just have to remember to go across the cement bridge after the 5th hole after teeing off on the 11th and 18th holes. After we got through a 4-some that did not know golf etiquette we finished playing in about 4 hours. Other than the standing puddles because of the rain the course was in very good shape. The greens still need to thicken up a bit, but they are almost there. Everything else about the course was good. We saw the beverage girl about 4 times throughout the round. I've yet to try the new cantina which has been remodeled.
We had a good time playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
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First Time Playing

Easy course and great value

Flat, open, course makes play quick and easy for all types of players. Good value, but the course is a public looking course, but has a couple of nice holes that are tough. Some water does challenge players off the tee, as well as a couple of cliff tees. Good walking course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cave Creek Golf Course

Not a bad course, as long as you get golf now deal it's worth playing. Good mix of holes, challenging but fair. Not a PGA TPC type but very playable for a muni course.
Have a great round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Pace of Play

I had a single tee time for 10:08, joined 2 others (1 walking).
There were many foursomes in front of us- we only waited about 3 times to hit our shots-finished 18 holes in just under 4 hours- awesome!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value. Good course.

Nice course. Lots of grass to hit to. Plenty of challenges. Lakes, traps, gullys. Overseading is awesome. Great value for public course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course!

Fairways were very nice, as well as the greens and tee boxes. The putting and chipping areas were exceptional. I hope to play there again soon.

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

Good value

Great to have the new Cantina snack bar open now. Good selection of upscale snacks and draft beers on tap. Very friendly owner/chef.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
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
Previously Played

Good value

Course is in good condition and snack bar Cantina is now open and offer a good selection of food and beer. Parking lot improvements are commended, and I hope that this will be followed by improvements to cart paths.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cave Creek

The rate should have been lower due to aeration, was stated when booked , but still too high

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

missed a hole

quick round, never anybody in front of me; nobody in sight behind me the whole round.
had to bypass hole 6 because of a bee swarm, which is why few others were on the course I assume.
I never seen a bee.
My only complaint was the bumpy rough ground for the cart. I hurt myself driving over a hole I didn't see coming

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cave Creek

Staff was friendly and courteous, greens in good shape , alot of bare spots around course

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

Sunday Morning Round

Phoenix mid-summer and the course is in great shape. Definitely a great value for the money, only 3.5 hours for a full round AWESOME!! The staff very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They have made some nice improvements to a good course for the money. Staff was very nice! A great value for a fun track-

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course recently aerated

.aeration of greens and fairways was a bummer, but greens were heavily sanded and watered so ball effects were minimized. Traps and bunkers were rebuilt this summer. Absolutely loved playing out of greenside bunkers. White sand was great.. Tee boxes were in good condition, but fairways were sparse in spots.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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