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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
85.4%
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4.2
23 Reviews (23)
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4.3
Value
4.7
Layout
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Pace
4.5
Amenities
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4.8
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3.9
55 Reviews (55)
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Conditions
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Layout
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Pace
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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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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

3.8
344 Reviews (344)

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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4.0
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First Time Playing

Great shape

The greens and fairways are in great shape, a little slow play . The t boxes for forward tees are very long would be nice if they could shorten them a little. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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4.0
First Time Playing

Worth it

Wide open course greens were in great shape very fast staff was great well priced would definitely golf there again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Old School beaut

I have to put a plug in for this golf course, there have been major positive changes. This is a traditional old school layout, another Billy Bell design (he of Papago, Torrey Pines, etc.) dating from 1936. It is a unique setting in the center of Phoenix and historical neighborhoods. Beautiful historic homes and downtown high rises are some of the views from the course.

It is a great course to walk and very playable. The greens are the defense here, if you get out of position it's pretty much a 3-putt waiting to happen. The course is in the best condition I have seen it in 20+ years. And they are finally in the process of refurbishing the bunkers, the new ones are great, better than many of the upscale resort courses.

They have completely remodeled the restaurant and bathrooms and they are both first rate. The value is exceptional for the current product, go have a throwback day!

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

Just what I expected from previous play. It is a good value for winter play in Phoenix.

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

A GREAT COURSE TO PLAY

MY FRIEND WILL & MYSELF ENJOYED PLAYING 18 HOLES OF GOLF. GREAT COURSE FOR THE PRICE & EXPERIENCE.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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

Nice Muni Course

I played this course once before a few years ago and I didn't think the conditions were good, so I was surprised at the conditions today. The greens were true, fairways all green, and overall surprisingly nice condition for the middle of Phoenix. The carts were in nice shape, but many people were walking. I would definitely bring my push cart and walk next time. The course is basically flat and if you stray off the fairways, you're almost never in trouble, but there are some well placed bunkers to help raise the difficulty, but with a slope rating of 113 or so, don't expect a big challenge. Enjoyable course and I'll be back (if it were a little closer, I would be a regular). Most of the bunkers had nice sand and by the look of the sand in the parking lot, looks like they all will by next weekend.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

In My back yard & Classic !

This round was after a Pelting(!) by a monsoon all the day B4, They clean it up well there. So Terry was quite Neighborly in handling the times as We ran tardy that day, THANKS. Encanto is quite popular here inthe "C0P(Center0fPhoenix)" for a pleasant parkland golf experience & 4good reason. Mature and Undulating greens are an outstanding defense for a simple layout. Always Fun, now a big THANKS to Leon out front as another asset for wanting 2play this course, Will B back 4Sure -B Well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Now is the time to play Encanto

The course is in great shape. Fairways, tee boxes and greens (as always) are really nice. There is even some rough out there. Rates are still pretty low (got a Hot Deal) and they have not started to over seed yet. We teed off at 9:30 and played our round in just over 3 hours. It's still Encanto but there might not be a better time to play this course in midtown Phoenix.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Feel good course

I really enjoyed playing Encanto.
Good municipal course to get started in golf. Big fairways inspire confidence. The bunkers are a joke. More like giant pot holes with hard dirt. It looked like the were attempting to improve the bunkers. We’ll see about that in a month or two.

The course is very flat and the greens are all elevated it seemed. The greens were in decent shape.

Will play again, and bring my kids.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

summer in the city

Ideal late summer course conditions. The heat keeps the masses away at this time of year so a 3 hour round is doable especially with a cart.

Greens were rolling nicely and evenly throughout my round especially on #18 where I carded an unexpected Eagle ! Fairways were recently mowed so most approach shots were usually solid. The newly re-opened Grill is a major plus especially on a hot day.

Course staff were friendly, personable and focused.

Definitely a course that will appeal to all levels of golfers.

Good practice areas as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Encanto is always a good choice!

Played Encqanto today at 6 am with the fellas today. The course was in pretty good condition. The greens were rolling true but not too fast. Overall the round was enjoyable and the staff was nice. The newly remodeled 19th hole was really nice. Good to see the City of Phoenix starting to take pride in their properties. Definitely recommend playing soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Play Encato Enchanted Golf at its best!

The conditions are very good private company took over the maintenance and they're not afraid to turn on the water or possibly the current rain may have helped. The greens were in good shape(wish golfers can (FIX THEIR BALL MARKS)
We would like more sand in the traps. Overall I recommend playing great shape for 100°+temperatures Rough was cut just right. Greens were well manicured with just the right amount of water
Enjoyed our day, Hats off to new maintenance crew
PLEASE FIX. YOUR. DIVOTS
LEAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT! YOU!

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

The course was in great shape.

The grounds were being maintained very well. Grass was in good shape , traps were good but need sand. Trees and edges of the course were well maintained, as well as the practice areas. Facilities were clean.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great shape

they have maintained a green course despite all the hot dry weather..... greens were excellent...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

quick round

course was lightly played because of the heat..... they are keeping the course watered and so it is green..... rough allowed to grow out a bit, greens were true.....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Classic parkland layout inthe "COP."

First off I'll need to Thank Mike 4working W/Me onthe time adjustment I needed 2day! Then there's always the wonderful condition of those mature greens at Encanto, very nice/smooth. Fairways also in very good shape, that helps My ball sit-up fine, I NEED that. Must Thank "Teresa" (Her code name She said) in the restaurant who is quite cordial as I bugged Her for a couple cups of ice N water 2stay "hydrated." Only parts of the course(a couple of tees and some collars) have started to be punched is why only 3stars for condition, normally a 4+ I feel. Played some holes on the front W/Alex which added to the Outstanding Friday afternoon Golf 2day(!) -B Well.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun to play

Wide open fairways,greens a lot of slope,need to be below the hole or you will three putt

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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
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