Encanto Golf Course

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3.6
306
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
176
3 Stars
77
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.7
76.2%
Recommend this course
267 out of 306 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
21
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
76.2%
Recommend this course
16 out of 21 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
36
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
75.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 36 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 6404 yards
Slope 114
Rating 69.5
The Encanto Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course designed by William P. Bell and built in 1936. It offers 6,404 yards of par-70 golf from the championship tees. Reservations are required on the Encanto Golf Course, which is open year-round, and features all of the amenities, such as rental carts and clubs, an in-house professional and a driving range. Metal spikes are allowed.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 70 6404 yards 69.5 114
Regular 70 6040 yards 68.5 113
Forward (W) 72 5694 yards 72.2 120
Scorecard for Encanto
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: 68.7/117 507 318 192 406 197 383 133 557 439 3132 304 161 533 390 218 450 416 411 389 3272 6404
White M: 67.2/113 485 318 187 377 188 352 115 550 427 2999 292 159 517 388 208 426 403 393 370 3156 6155
Red W: 70.2/119 461 284 165 348 180 340 101 480 416 2775 279 142 493 345 145 412 380 383 340 2919 5694
Handicap 3 15 13 7 11 9 17 5 1 16 18 12 6 8 4 2 10 14
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 35 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 3 9 15 7 13 11 17 1 5 14 18 2 8 16 4 6 10 12

Course Details

Year Built 1935
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William P. Bell (1935)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
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
306

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Watching the Game 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Water Hazards 18
Plays Long 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 55
Walkers 55
Beginners 40
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 77
Near the Airport 23
Near Local Attractions 13

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good place to start the season

I was teamed up with 3 very pleasant gentlemen and was able to hold my own for on this course for my 1st game of the season. The course was in excellent condition. This is a very flat course with generous fairways. The greens were extremely fast but consistent throughout the course. Unfortunately, they were so quick that unless the ball was going dead slow it went through every break. We did wait on several of the holes at the beginning g of the round but it got better as we progressed and finished in 4 hours. No ranger on the course. We saw the beverage cart gal twice.; plentyfor the temperature that day. Staff was pleasant and helpful. I would play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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 Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

High winds, slow play.

Encanto 18 is a great old municipal course. Wide open fairways and gettabke greens. Nothing at all hard about the course. It should be easy Swift play. But the group in front of us thought they were play in the U.S. Open, evidently. Each one of those four guys how to pre-shot routine that delivered bad shots routinely. The course needs a Ranger to go out and hustle people along. Thank goodness they had a young lady to sell us beverages.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser

Poor at best!

A little sand in the bunkers would go a long way. Nothing but dirt.

Very limited cart selection as far as beverages go., inside staff was very matter of fact, offered nothing extra.

Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Born in 1936

This is an older course with no elevation changes so it is very easy to walk and we seen many doing just that! Located in a nice park setting of Encanto Regional Park area. We had frost delay - yea, go figure! Anyway the course was in nice shape except for the sand traps which were like concrete and impossible to get a good shot out. Pace was good once we got going. Good practice area and there are some nice views of the city.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun round

Had a good time and played 18 holes in just over four hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great greens

Encanto was in very good condition and the greens were superb.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course but slow play-5hrs

The bunkers are dirt, and greens are fast. Fringe and rough are mowed short, so approach shots easily roll off the greens. Fairways are open with few hazards or bunkers. An otherwise nice day was marred by waits on every hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice course but very slow

I would have really liked to enjoy the course as it was in fine condition, BUT I quit after 9 holes after being out there for 2 hours and 40 minutes. On Hole #5(Par 3) 3 groups were backed up waiting for another group to finish the hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another nice round

Greens are faster than last time played. Course in great shape.

No amenities for after golf refreshments!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable round

No food or beverages except from the cart girl. I think the clubhouse kitchen is going through a renovation. Otherwise nice course, especially for the price. Staff were very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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

Sunny day at Encanto

Headlines Good value at $35; quick greens; good fairways; straightforward fair layout; slow play.

We arrived on time and were greeted nicely by the pro shop staff. Decent grass range and good chipping/putting area.

Had a 10am start and thought the course was going to be quiet. Sadly I hadn't spotted the tournament ahead of us which had a very slow back-marker group who lost two holes on their field. From holes 2 to 15 we stood waiting on every shot which was a shame since it took the edge of what would have been a very enjoyable round. The back-markers walked off at 15 and we played the last three holes in 25 minutes giving an overall round time of 4.15.

Tee boxes, fairways and greens all in good shape. Being from the UK, we're still getting used to the sight of bright green over-seeded fairways cutting through yellow rough - still it's pretty clear where you're supposed to hit the ball! Mid-sized greens in very nice condition, running at about 12 with a nice mix of borrows and flat putts. A few old pitch marks, but for a muni - not too bad.

Bunkers did have sand and were playable, but it's hard to know what the bunkers were really like as they had been soaked into "wet cement" texture by the heavy rain. Not much one can do about that.

The course is wide open with no rough and scattered trees As a place to visit regularly it would best suit higher handicappers looking to build confidence in their game. This is not meant to talk down the course, which has enough long par fours to interest the lower handicap player on a casual visit. Combine this with great views over downtown Phoenix and a $35 price tag and you get a nice day out.

There was quite a lot of casual water on fairways following heavy rain and personally I thought it a mistake to allow carts on fairways as you could see clear ruts forming where golfers had not bothered to steer round the wet areas.

Nice cart lady who we saw at least four times during the round. Did not visit the clubhouse.

Ball washers on every tee, which was useful since the wet ground created a lot of mud balls.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
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
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice.

Haven’t played here in over 5 years. Course is great. Staff is wonderful. Will definitely be back to play sooner than later.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Winter value

This course is flat and pretty wide open. Not alot of trouble to get into. Fairways in good shape, greens also prettty good. Nice sunny day for the most part, clouds rolled in for about 3 holes. The price was right. Great place to play in the winter when the rates are up at other courses.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great conditions but slow and no food or drink

the greens were lightning fast and true, the complete opposite for the pace. No ranger and several holes there were 4 groups waiting on one hole. Every par three was a 20 minute wait to hit the ball. Then to add insult no food cart and your only choice for food and drink is in the pro shop. Pack a lunch playing this course

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great shape

It was a great day, great weather, greens excellent. Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Wasn't going to let this out but...

Been playing Encanto for 30 years. Always liked the course, not tough but a nice way to spend a day out. Good places to eat in the area.

Course is in as good of shape as I have ever seen it and that's all I am going to say.

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

No Mulligans

Haven't played Encanto since last year. I believe the course is in better condition. The greens are good and were fast. Pace of play was about average, playing as a foursome in about 4 hours.

Went for a refreshment at the Mulligan Restaurant but it wasn't open! '

The staff was helpful with pointing out a nearby establishment.

On the plus side there was an ice machine and soft drinks in the ProShop.

Will return again...maybe sooner that a year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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