Grand Canyon University Golf Course

3.9679235294 4.0 stars from 5 (520)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7239 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 5902 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85033, Maricopa County
  • (623) 846-4022
  • www.gcugolf.com

Year built: 1961
Architect(s): William F. Bell (1961), John Fought (2015)
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 520 Reviews
5 stars:
145
4 stars:
247
3 stars:
85
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
17

recommend this course

452 out of 520 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive near the airport   Great for locals walkers advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Not worth it, even with the GolfNow discount"


lkrimbill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first and last time to GCU golf course. I saw that it was being overseeded, but that usually means the putting greens. This course was in horrible shape. The fairways were barren and there were no markers. I commented midway through that I felt like I was on a public municipal course. Nice try to lure new people to your course, but I will not be recommending or going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"What happened since March?"


BillyBobsBombers's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart path only. Not a good thing. Course saturated with minimal rain but probably sprinklers adding to the water. Fairways were horrible with more brown and dirt than grass and greens not much better. Quit after 14 as it had already been right at 4+ hours. Not a good value right now FOR SURE. Won't see me there any time real soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



xmas2002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are stressed. Front 9 greens had been aerated the day

Before, but no alert. This course is normally in good shape, but may

Need a few weeks to recover.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Where's the grass?"


jrbrdman5's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions in general were very poor. Maybe 4 out of 18 greens were fully grassed in - others had major areas of exposed dirt. A couple fairways were decent, but most were extremely dry and basically dead. Might want to let this course rest for a couple of years before trying it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



ndt2780's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"


pjshay's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens are good. Fairways have quite a bit heat stress


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"3.8006 stars"


chrisbb's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I really like this course... a surprise in the middle of the desert. Some holes are chewed up and have dead grass. Longer, more trees and more challenging than most courses in Phoenix.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"bad shape"


titleist2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

course is suffering with excessive bare spots and greens burning never seen it this bad


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Snow49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Needs water"


mh427's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really good old course Lots of bare spots on fairways Bunkers sand is packed down Greens were rolling well except #8 which was completely sanded from disease


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Could be better"


kmazurowski's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've seen this course on TV commercials and it looked great. My son and I arrived and realized very quickly this is a goat track. The course was in terrible condition and we quit our round early and left after 12 holes. I was very disappointed for the money we paid and the drive we made to get there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Sweet track"


fltdck's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course, lots of tee boxes, big bunkers, beautiful shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice change from the typical desert course."


MilesShugg's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. Not many flat fairways or greens. Great layout. Bunkers are deep. Sand is soft. No complaints!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Maryvale"


Tuketown's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Love what they have done with the course. Great golf shop and lots of trees for shade which is a luxury in the desert! My home course in the Summer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Steelerman1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Ed9653336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


uIEVA3599IE's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were perfect. Fairways were good but could use some more water. Pace of play was execellent--3hrs and 15 min. for two of us. Beer cart only came by once.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



edbates45's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the layout and the challenge that this course offered. A really windy day but it did not take away from the enjoyment of the course. I liked the well bunkered greens and the course was not too long. It offered challenging approach shots that stressed accuracy with short irons.

The staff were very pleasant and cordial as I ran into traffic and arrived right at my tee time. The starter got me with my group and was understanding of my situation

I would definitely play there again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Old course, new condition"


John9672226's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good condition except for some areas off the fairways that are lacking grass or over watered. The grill was not open at 7:30am when I teed off and I would expect it to be open when the course opens so golfers can get something to eat and drink. The bunkers are deep with good sand but it was wet and packed in places.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000001478363's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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