Cave Creek Golf Course

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3.0
419
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
170
3 Stars
125
2 Stars
61
1 Stars
41
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.3
65.0%
Recommend this course
297 out of 417 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
9
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.6
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
2.8
12
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
1.9
StaffFriendliness
3.5
58.3%
Recommend this course
7 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6732
Slope 124
Rating 71.8
Type Public/Municipal
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6732 yards 71.8 124
White 72 6207 yards 69.3 118
White (W) 72 6207 yards 73.0 129
Red (W) 72 5552 yards 71.6 121
Scorecard for Cave Creek Golf Course
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: 71.8/124 339 510 187 387 397 556 212 437 414 3439 363 521 370 171 392 383 518 208 407 3333 6772
White M: 69.3/118 W: 75.4/129 334 477 153 361 348 518 170 407 389 3157 312 482 341 150 370 361 491 176 359 3042 6199
Red M: 65.5/109 W: 71.6/121 307 418 129 334 325 491 120 370 373 2867 290 408 314 106 344 338 477 136 320 2733 5600
Handicap 15 5 17 11 7 13 9 1 3 16 4 14 18 6 10 12 2 8
Par 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 5 17 9 11 3 13 1 7 18 2 14 16 6 8 4 12 10

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

3.0
419

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

rude staff

Cave Creek staff is unwelcoming to GolfNow users. Terrible customer service.

Was early for tee time and was not allowed to tee off even though the course was wide open.

Not a single person teed off from first tee and was kept waiting for over 35 minutes with open tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Stay Away!

I used to play this course all the time since it was close by and easy to get on. Ever since the City of Phoenix outsourced management of the course to another company this course has gone down hill. The staff is lazy, unfriendly and really don't care about customer service. They close the course 2.5 hours before sunset. Would love to get in a late 9 holes or some practice after work but not here. They have no snack bar, no cart service.

Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

No snack shop! There is a cooler in the club house with beverages but no place to sit down and have a bite to eat and drink after playing golf - not good!

For the above reason, I would not suggest playing golf at Cave Creek, even though the course was fine and I enjoyed playing golf there. Get the snack shop completed!

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

Good for the money. Convenient. Great for honing your skills

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No Aeration alert

NO Aeration alert - course conditions were absolutely horrible. GolfNow FAILED to display any WARNINGS. On the fairway, I had to pickup the ball from an aeration hole every time. The greens were unplayable. Not to mention over 40% of greens and fairways should have marked ground under repair. I get it! it’s June in Phx. HOT! No rain! But somebody needs to take responsibility for communicating the course conditions the consumer. Golf course & Golfnow. Removed from my favorite list. DISAPPOINTED!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Other than there was no beverage service cart on the course, it was a great course to play for the price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good pace of play

This course still has some water issues. Standing water in some areas and grass drying up in others. It is a good layout, challenging but very playable.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

3 hour round

Course has a nice layout with lots of hills and doglegs. The corse needs some TLC though. Many bare and dry areas. The greens were pretty receptive, but extremely slow. Bunkers were inconsistent, they were dirt, some dry and hard others wet and muddy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Poor Managment

A shotgun tournament started on hole 7 an hour and a half after the first tee time. The pace of play drastically reduced upon reaching this group. All the course had to do was to have the shotgun start at the same time as the first tee time and this would have improved the pace of play. A little thought would have improved everyone's play and reduced the frustration level.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

solid course

This isn’t country club folks it’s just an old muni, BUT, it’s got about 10 of the nicest holes anywhere for not much money. If u need a laid back fun round of golf that will test your entire skill set, then go, u won’t be disappointed

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Cow path at best

Very disappointed by the course more of a cow pasture than anything else. Built on a dump and the dump is coming through. With so many other wonderful courses I would never play this course again

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fast round, fast greens

Course condition was firm and fast, not bad, considering the time of year. Greens almost burned out in spots. Bumpy ride around the course. Fairways were good. Play the back tees, not too much longer. Restaurant was closed and no beverage cart.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyed Our Round

I was a little trepidacious about golfing at this course but we couldnt have enjoyed ourselves more. The staff were friendly and helpful and the course interesting and challenging, but not too challenging. The course is in pretty good condition and the greens that other raters found challenging were not too, too tough.

We are average golfers but believe golfers of all levels would enjoy playing here. The price point was great as we found a Hot Deal rate.

Had a closeup encounter with a coyote which was an added bonus.

We will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No resturant

Difficult to play a course this time of year when you can't get a cold drink with ice

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rough course!!!

I have not played here in years, maybe now know why. This course is in extremely rough condition. Minimal grass on the fairways, lots of barren spots, almost non-existent cart paths, etc. Bright spot was the greens were decent. Snack bar closed down. Doubt I will be going back.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pleasant Surprise

Haven't no played here before and noticing mixed reviews, we took a chance and were glad we did. Pro shop staff were great, golf course was just fine for a blue collar course and we were paired we played without waiting for the first time this trip.

Would go back for that price.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course not in Cave Creek

Odd that course is called Cave Creek Golf Course but is not actually in Cave Creek. Older course, but in decent shape. Nice big shade trees. Course itself is fine, but other stuff could use an update or refurbishing; like the drive way (my car bottomed out driving in). Staff was friendly and helpful, pass was good.

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