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4.1
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
92.8%
Recommend this course
64 out of 67 reviews
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3.9
7 Reviews (7)
5 Stars
2
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1
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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3.9
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
6
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional/Executive
Par 30
Length 1730 yards
Slope 80
Rating 28.5

The Encanto Nine Golf Course lies to the west of Encanto Park, and offers an executive-length golf course perfect for anyone who seeks a fast-and-loose round, with tee times passed out first-come-first-served. About an hour and a half is usually all it takes to play through the golf course.

The Encanto Nine Golf Course sits in the heart of Phoenix, and claims the honor of being the third-oldest golf course in Arizona and features a casual vibe, perhaps due in part to the foliage. Abundant natural palms line the golf course, and between them golfers can catch beautiful glimpses of downtown Phoenix. The course was designed by William P. Bell.

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Course Details

Year Built 1952
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1952) William P. Bell (1952)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Reviews

4.1
67 Reviews (67)

What Golfers Are Saying

This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 16
Beginners 14
Walkers 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 14

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesom

Played with my daughter and her friend. Daughter is a beginner and has improved immensely. Many other non judgmental golfers just looking for a distraction from the world right now. A great day for golf and mental health, thanks Encanto 9.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

beautiful greens

I liked the condition of the course, I thought is was pricey for 9 holes and walking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cheap but really had a great game!

The Par 3’s where pretty long and the greens where great! The 3 par 4’s made it possible to hit the driver to! Will be back for the 18 hole!!

Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Dry Course

I usually enjoy playing the short nine but today it was very dry.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great shape

Great course to warm up for beginners. Staff is very friendly. Course was in perfect condition waiting on a few tee boxes but pace was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Go Elsewhere

Right off the bat the price was more than on golfnow. The staff was very unfriendly and made my brother and I wait 30 minutes past our Tee-time. Aside from the occasional piece of trash, the clientele was mostly large groups of walking senior citizens. Very slow pace. Clear your schedule for the day If your gonna golf 9 holes at Encanto. Better yet, go anywhere else!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Good for the price

Not very many people, great pace of play and was cheap. Holes are nothing crazy just flat straight across but great 9 hole of you’re trying to work on things. Great putting and chipping area too

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course for Beginner or Junior

We were visiting from out of state and brought our clubs hoping to play a few rounds while in town. My wife just started playing golf this year and this course was great for her to play. The holes are straightforward yet challenging for a beginner or junior. It was enjoyable for me as I was able to work on approach shots and chipping. The greens rolled very nice and somewhat fast. The staff was very friendly. Highly recommend for a new golfer or to work on iron shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Choose for a quick 9

Encanto is a municipal golf course which should give you a certain image. Flat, narrow, just the facts. Greens are in good condition.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

The course for beginners and hackers

I went to Encanto 9 with a friend who is just getting back into golfing. He found the course was open enough that he could find all mishit balls. It provided him with a test of his practice. Perfect day so didn't mind sitting on the benches while waiting on holes. It was slow but what 9 hole course isn't? Not a challenging course as holes are laid out in straight pattern. Only one sand trap and no water.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Oscar was so helpful trying to help in anyway. We’ll take care of executive course. Even better price if you decide to do the course a second time which we did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Sub-par course

The grass was all dead, even in the tee boxes. The only green was on the actual green. They charge for carts even though they only have 7 of them and are on a first come first serve basis. Very short and flat/open course, decent for practice but the poor maintenance does not promote good play. Would not recommend

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Encanto 9 is fine!

Played this course right after it was oversewed. Greens were hard and fast. Good experience in these conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A fun round of golf

It’s a fun and enjoyable quick 9 hole course.A great way to work on your iron game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Consistent

Good course, great for ladies and for the men who want to work on irons. Easy walking course. Greens in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Value

Older muni course keep in excellent condition by the city of Phoenix.

Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Easy to get too

For the golf junkie trying to get in a quick nine. fairways and greens in great shape.

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