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4.0
705 Reviews (705)
5 Stars
204
4 Stars
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3 Stars
110
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
87.7%
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608 out of 705 reviews
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4.3
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.5%
Recommend this course
54 out of 61 reviews
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4.1
148 Reviews (148)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.5%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 7239 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.3

Grand Canyon University Golf Course (formerly known as Maryvale Municipal Golf Course) offers an 18-hole track designed by Ted Robinson, Sr. and built in 1961. The par-71 golf course measures 7,269 yards from the championship tees and is open year-round.

The Bermuda grass Grand Canyon University Golf Course gets plenty of shade during the summer, thanks to several onsite trees, and features flat and wide fairways.

The fourth hole, for one example, is a 160-yard par-3 where you'll have to shoot over the water - and past the brick wall that separates the green from the water.

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Course Details

Year Built 1961
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect William F. Bell (1961) John Fought (2015)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
705 Reviews (705)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 20
Patio Dining 20
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 67
Undulating Greens 25
Water Hazards 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 65
Walkers 46
Advanced Golfers 44
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 75
Worth the Drive 21
Near the Airport 12

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4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

Front 9 was a little slow,which is to be expected on a Sunday afternoon. Fairways are in great shape, greens were a bit slow but rolled true. Good bargain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mixed bag

Course is in excellent condition. Too bad the rest of the golf course staff cannot learn from the maintenance staff...Running way behind tee time.....no carts.....when we got carts, they were near dead......nobody really seemed to care. Finished a few holes short in the dark, got back to the bag drop, and there was nobody there!!! Carts all over the place!
Seriously, the course does not have a lot of character, but is fun to play because of the excellent condition of the fairways, greens, and yes...even the bunkers (and there are a lot of them) Just a shame that nobody seems to give a crap about the folks who come to play the course>>>>>>

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Time at the GCU course

A friend recommended - did not disappoint.
Friendly staff, reasonable prices and a nice layout ...albeit with allllllot of sand traps :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Enjoyed playing. Was a little surprised when I arrived at course and they switched to cart path only due to overseeding. Was not mentioned on Golf ow which is why I choose this course. Pleasant surprised how quickly we played. Less than 4 hours (cart path only). Course is fun and would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A lot of sand traps protecting tge tough greens. Too tough for a public Course

The course is in great shape but the layout with many traps protecting elevated greens makes the course tough for the average golfer!

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

Wide open and fun

Great conditions, fairway and greens. Putting surface seemed true however slow. Sand traps were super sized and challenging. Will definitely play again when we return.

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

Good round

Had a good round today with very friendly group I signed up as a single. Staff great and course in good shape with overseeing just complete. Greens in good shape sand traps are deep and tricky.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

I played this course regularly when it was a muni. It was always good, now it’s great! Glad GCU took it over. Hope to play here again soon.

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

Excellent greens

Pace if play was slow, but course was in great condition. Green were exceptional!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok

Conditions were not that good, fairways were like playing on hard pan. Greens were hard, balls bounced and would not stick. I won’t play it again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of sand traps

Grand Canyon University Golf was in nice shape in spite of fact fairways were being dried out for over seeding - greens were all in excellent shape. Lots of bunkers on this course but at least there is sand in the bunkers unlike many other courses in the Phoenix area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Cool course

Fun course, in decent shape for this time of year. Plays long, but fun. Lots of bunkers. Enjoyed my game... Will be back for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Weather, Great Course

I have reviewed this course before. Today, the weather was about as nice as it gets in late-September in Arizona. A nice breeze kept temps in a 70s realm most of the afternoon. With recent rains, the course was in superior shape. Greens have always been good to excellent since the GCU renovation. Good weather, good course, good time!!

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