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3.5
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
186
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.6
71.9%
Recommend this course
285 out of 324 reviews
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3.8
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
88.2%
Recommend this course
30 out of 34 reviews
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3.9
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.1%
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41 out of 46 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

3.5
324 Reviews (324)

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

BEST PUBLIC COURSE IN PHOENIX FOR THE MONEY

My partner lost his head cover TWICE! Both times it was retrieved by the cart girl and returned to him. As for the course, the Greens are very smooth and fairways are large. But there are hazards lurking. Water comes into play bunkers and beautiful wild life. Great place for s practice round and challenging for beginners and advanced players. The new restaurant is really delicious and looks fantastic with great drinks and liquor selections Whiskey lovers rejoice. Also the pizza is fantastic! sandwiches are thick and full of meat. I got one from the cart girl. Turkey is the way to go! Plenty of trees to get shade. Turtles and fish in the water. Loved it! Friendly staff!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Golf outing

It's warm now in Phoenix and the course is drying out. I understand that issue. I will say the greens were good. The cart lady was very professional!!!!!
It would of been nice if the snack bar was open earlier than 6:30.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good deal

First time I've played here in at least 15 years. Pleasantly surprised. A ranger actually sped up a terribly slow forsome in front of us. Otherwise it would have been a long day. The coarse was in really good shape, especially the greens. One problem. $18 for a cigar in the clubhouse is a little overboard. I'll be back.

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

Good

A municipal course. Nothing crazy here. Greens are stiff and quick. Not bad but not awesome either.

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

Good golf, great price

I’ve played here several time, but it’s been awhile since the last time. They’ve added great new amenities, course was in great shape. Green were fast and rolled true. Staff was courteous , price was right. Good place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Encanto 18

The course was in great shape and I was paired with two great guys from Chicago. The pace was a little slow and we waited on several holes.
There was no food or beverage sales except from a cart. $8.00 for a sandwich was a little much. Overall a good day and a pleasant round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice round at a nice course

It's been a few years since I last played here and I had forgotten how enjoyable it is. Not too tough, but a well-kept course in a historic neighborhood. The course was in good shape, pace of play was fine and the weather was perfect (a little wind).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

The course was kept up well. Greens and fairways in pretty good shape but the bunkers were rock hard. they all need work to fluff them and make them play as intended, as a sand trap not a dirt lot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting course features

Greens were not in the best condition so reading the line and pace was difficult. Fun to play there again though.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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 Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Condition

The fairways and greens are in excellent condition. Enjoyed the round immensely.

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

Great Value , Great day

fun round with friends.

need a ranger, had 2 open holes the entire back nine.

need snack bar / resturant.

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

Typical Muni course

Sand bunkers were very hard. Wide open course, easy to play

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