Grand Canyon University Golf Course

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3.9
552
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
258
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
85.4%
Recommend this course
472 out of 552 reviews
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Average Rating
3.4
60
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
11
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
71.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 60 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
184
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
159 out of 184 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7239
Slope 135
Rating 74.3
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Purple 71 7239 yards 74.3 135
Black 71 6728 yards 71.5 128
Black/White 71 6396 yards 69.8 123
White 71 6127 yards 68.4 120
White (W) 71 6127 yards 74.0 129
Gray 71 5704 yards 66.5 115
Gray (W) 71 5704 yards 71.7 123
Red 71 5104 yards 63.6 107
Red (W) 71 5104 yards 68.2 115
Scorecard for Grand Canyon University Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Purple M: 74.3/135 503 204 642 352 421 400 485 210 460 3677 551 224 488 182 342 372 391 462 550 3562 7239
Black M: 71.5/128 454 185 567 334 389 391 454 188 417 3379 547 198 426 151 337 365 386 426 513 3349 6728
Black/White M: 69.8/123 415 185 517 334 350 391 412 188 376 3168 547 167 426 143 337 336 386 373 513 3228 6396
White M: 68.4/120 W: 74.0/129 415 175 517 293 350 362 412 179 376 3079 496 167 407 143 310 336 348 373 468 3048 6127
Gray M: 66.5/115 W: 71.7/123 387 164 475 281 335 337 394 166 364 2903 448 158 378 135 273 300 311 364 434 2801 5704
Red M: 63.6/107 W: 68.2/115 359 139 445 253 299 309 358 143 319 2624 402 118 347 112 242 265 272 325 397 2480 5104
Handicap 3 11 9 17 13 15 5 7 1 10 6 2 12 18 16 14 4 8
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 4 35 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 17 1 13 9 11 5 15 7 2 16 6 18 14 12 10 8 4

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

3.9
552

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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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Gcu

Very enjoyable round and in very good condition even as they are preparing for overseeding

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

Good value yet challenging enough

Played 2 times a week apart.. Just before over seeding so the green were a bit slow otherwise enjoyed the round (4hrs) and plan to play more often

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

Slow pace

220 rounds yesterday. tee off every 8 minutes wait on every hole sometimes 2 groups..over 5 hrs for the round..Staff was excellent cart girl Victoria was great lots of fun.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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 Good
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

Great track.

This course is a great challenge for most golfers. Better if you are a longer hitter as many holes are quite long. Bunker placements can be tricky. Greens rolled true. Slower than anticipated.

Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Wide open

Course ihave wide fairways, some bunkers, some water hazard but not in play

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

Typical muni style course

The tight layout sometimes makes it hard to see where the green is located. The numerous bunkers come into play on almost every shot. We finished playing around 4 and wanted to have a beer in the bar and watch football games but it closed early. Huh ? Overall the staff was very friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tis the season to Aerify

When it's this time of year in Phoenix you know there will be a lot of maintenance preparing for peak.

So I always call to ensure they didn't just punch and sand.

That's what I did and the shop slug told me the greens are perfect!

Just what you want to hear right?

So as I'm walking into the clubhouse I see a worker on 9 driving a cart with sand and dragging the green!

I ask the kid behind the counter what's going on?

He says they sand once a week!

Much to my chagrin the greens where fast and true but the sand took a little to get used to looking at.

All in all I'll go back

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course, A Bit Parched

I have generally found this a decent course to play and provided a good level of challenge for intermediate to advanced players. On this occasion, with temps hovering around 110, the fairways were a bit parched on a fair number of holes. The course did not get the usual amount of rain in the spring so it seems the fairways got behind a bit when the heat hit. I would keep this course in the rotation because I know the course makes an effort to keep things in great shape. As an example, the greens on every hole were immaculate. Only one hole (8) had undergone recent repair.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Got some work to do!

I played the morning after a monsoon hit this area of Phoenix. However, the debris was not as distracting as the fairways were. They didn’t transition from winter grass to summer grass well and most fairways are bare, dirt or full of weeds.

The greens and bunkers were very nice. I think the course has a black eye now but will recover and be a nice facility.

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

GCU

the greens are excellent and roll well . fairways are mostly dirt .

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough shape

Greens are good everything else was in terrible shape

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great round.

Weather turned out to be nice. Will be back next Sunday.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointment

Course was in horrible shape. Did not expect this from the course and advertisements. Way over priced now and during high season.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Disappointed very poor condition

i used to play this course a lot when it was a city course, 3 years ago. The changes to the course are great. The problem stems from horrendous fairways.

The grass they put in has died, so they have mud everywhere and 1" diameter aeration holes for your ball to sit in, just terrible. The pro shop stated that there were a few bad spots on the fairways! My friend came out from Missouri for a golf trip, we played 6 rounds around the valley and he loved 5 of these rounds. I will never play this course again. One last point, the restaurant staff was by far the best part of this round!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course in terrible condition, do no play.

The farways are pig swamp. The greens are slow and poorly maintained, and there's dead tree's cut up all over the place that look like they have been there for weeks. 100 yards and approch shots dig, and it sucks. Stay away.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

DON'T DO IT

Course in terrible condition.fairways more MUD than grass. Should close coures until repairs are done. Would ask for money back if I could !!! Should have took pics for proof

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Flat but full of traps and trees!

GCU has really done a nice job of converting the older Merryville course. Long holes, lots of traps and challenging greens. Summer fairways where rough and one par 3 green was not used. Pin was in the fajrway I guess. In all great course, inexpensive and the new club house is great. Will be playing there again!

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awful for the money

The fees should be 19.00 for the conditions of the course.

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