View from the 18 fairway at Grand Canyon University Golf Course
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4.0
850 Reviews (850)
5 Stars
251
4 Stars
401
3 Stars
128
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
32
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
85.3%
Recommend this course
731 out of 850 reviews
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4.0
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.1%
Recommend this course
103 out of 121 reviews
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4.1
189 Reviews (189)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.3%
Recommend this course
165 out of 189 reviews
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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

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Lounge

Reviews

4.0
850 Reviews (850)

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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Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Challenging course, good conditions

The golf course was in great shape for the summer months, awesome fairways and nice rolling greens. I feel like a higher handicapper may struggle out here, strategic bunkering littered throughout the course including middle of the fairways on some holes. We paid about 38$ after taxes to play, not really a deal, but the conditions were pretty nice. I’ll be back. Snack bar is also open at the turn or before the round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Greener than last year

Greens are recovering very well. Putts rolled well.
Zipped around pretty good once I got past the twosome that had me wait every shot starting on 2!
Finished 4 holes ahead of them after getting through on 10.
There is a lot more green grass this year that last so the superintendent is on the right track.
Go play GCU if you haven't already it's great test of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good experience

Course layout is fine, however, the greens were not consistent.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Really nice course

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The fairways and greens were in very good shape and the layout is fair but challenging. I can’t wait to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Whuuuuuuuttttt?? Hot deal??? Ohhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhh

The last time I played this course it was called Maryvale... Now that it's GCU, wow! What a time, there's a couple hole in that meet in the middle and I almost got confused what green I was supposed to hit onto, but it worked out well! It was a great time and my wife even enjoyed caddying me around during my play! I hope to play this course a few more times!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Another good day at GCU!

Had a great day golfing at GCU...got a chance to go out early and enjoyed a 3 1/2 hour round. Fairways and greens were in good shape...held well and putted above average, as the greens had been plugged sometime in the last 2-4 weeks. Friendly people at golf shop and the concession area. Will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GCU

This course was quite busy for a Saturday but we did not interact with groups ahead or behind up close. The greens were punched somewhat recently. They did not show and sand but did not putt as true as past rounds. Several intersections are always tight based on routing. Most notably 18 tee 17 green 16 tee and 15 green are all within 75 yards of one another. It was in good shape but not bad/great which was all that can be asked for $50.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice in great condition course

The fairways were in great condition. The greens were just aerated so a little bumpy the back nine was a little better.
Great pace no one out there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

It’s a great layout and the pace of play was right at 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Lack of Info

Once again I find myself disappointed because I was not made aware of course conditions at the time I set the appointment. The course had shaved fairways. If I would have known this I would not have set tee time. Thanks for ruining one of the few things I can enjoy during this time of crisis,

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Disappointing course condition

Thought the higher price of $24 might have meant good course conditions. Ultimately, $10 would have been too much for today's round. Giant bunkers as hard as concrete. Fairways obviously thatched or aerated... but unsuccessfully. Sand and seed spread all over course. So thick in some places like being on the beach. Greens were in good shape but huge.
I've played several valley courses since the heat started and they've managed to keep conditions fair to good. GCU did not.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Value

first time at this course. the greens were very good and the putts rolled pretty true. The fairways are either very thin with grass or burnt and sanded in many places. Will play again when the summer heat has passed. No one to clean clubs and no one to take your bag and out on a cart. Most all other courses I have played during the virus restrictions have these services.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Covid Golfing

They have prepared there staff well for Covid . But not so much for guest. You need to put hand sanitizer out at contact location for guest. It’s hot in arizona and having no water available to players Is not OK. Your beverage carts should be handing out water every nine hole of If needed. You can buy 36 bottles for as little as $3.50 per. What a great idea so tour guest don’t get dehydrated.....

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 108
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Look at all that sand

Long drive from Gold Canyon but finally made the plunge. Caught it on a windy day which made us think about shot placement and not having played it before, we were often wrong in our assumptions. We also had grass changeover conditions with thin fairways and tees. The greens were in good shape and rolled reliably. The sand in the traps was in pretty reasonable condition and enough of it. There are more well placed bunkers at GCU than anything else I have played in years, this well test your sand wedge.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course at a fair price

Pace of play was very good, fairways in good shape, greens always true and quick.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great course fairways still need improvement

The course continues to improve as the fairways are thin

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Always a pleasure...

Playing this course. Greens, fairways, tees and traps all in very playable condition. You may want to forego playing here on a Mondays, there were a lot of workers maintaining the course and unless your ball is on top of them, they pretty much ignore you ( especially those cutting the fairways). Tended to give me pause before hitting which led to a longer round. But that’s just me...!!!

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