Grand Canyon University Golf Course

3.9284058824 3.9 stars from 5 (418)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7239 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 418 Reviews
5 stars:
111
4 stars:
198
3 stars:
73
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

361 out of 418 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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Rhagedo's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Disappointing Golf Course"


u000006251450's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
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Course conditions were fair! Disappointing course. Definetely a course of last resort!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Big sand traps"


Laraine5060595's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
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For a flat course layout the greens were elevated and guarded by many sand traps

Only problem was had to go through 3 carts to get one that the gps worked for more than one hole

Overall very nice but should have a marshal getting people to move along Group ahead was far behind the group ahead of them


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"GCU"


enchilara's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
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Reviewed on

2nd time around and GCU does not disappoint!

Rough fair but punitive if you get in deep enough; bunkers well maintained!, greens in great shape! Lot's of subtle little breaks around the hole! Love the water features on the front 9! Very walkable layout!

My only real disappointment was that the kitchen wasn't open for breakfast before my tee time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"GCU good value Course"


Abhay3991846's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
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Reviewed on

Played GCU course on Sun and the weather was perfect. The course is in good condition with some greens with brown spots and dried out grass. Overall, the course is moderate and with some challenges. Pace was excellent as we finish the round under 4 hrs. Amenities around the course is average. The GCU restaurant kitchen was closed early on Sun but beverages was still available.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Course at a good price"


u015814516's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grand Canyon University GC is a pretty bit of flat parkland in the middle of the city. Our round there was pleasant and fun. The course offers plenty of challenges with longish par 3s and lots of big bunkers protecting all of the greens. The fairways and greens were in great shape, and the rough was trimmed and consistent. The course conditions were the best I've seen in the Phoenix for a course in this price range. The staff is attentive. The only downside was that the range was using mats on our day of play. I'll definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent course!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
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The course was very player friendly, but still had a few challenging holes. We really enjoyed the course itself! I think that our problem with pace of play was due to the fact that we got behind 3 GCU golf team members who were more worried about practicing their game than their golf etiquette or maintaining the pace of play. The entire staff was very friendly & attentive. Overall, it was a great course & we will definitely play there again!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Straight forward golf course"


u000006379196's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2018
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This course is a very nice redesign and is a nice test for any ability level. Very nice value for the good and I will definitely play it again the next time I am in AZ.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An excellent redisigned golf course"


georgekluegel's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Once again, an enjoyable golf outing at a well maintained course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great shape!!!!"


teegee1950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were fast and ran true. Most sand traps in good shape. Well worth the money spent. Will play again!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth the cost"


u8375215's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had heard from several sources that this was a nice course. Yes, it’s nice, but definitely not worth the $70 we paid. There was a frost delay, so that messed things up, but no fault of GCU. Biggest problem was a threesome behind us that hit into us not once, not twice, but three times. I told the starter about it, and he said he would notify a ranger, but I doubt he did. After the third time, one golfer bounced his ball off the roof of my partner’s cart, I drove right up to them and read them the riot act. Will NEVER play here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Must try"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This remodeled city course is in top shape. Not long, but with plenty of huge bunkers and indications, you will be challenged. I will add this to my go to list of courses to play regularly.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


gerryblanchette's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Wonderful reception at check-in. <br/> Best Huevos Rancheros for breakfast in many years. Highly recommend.<br/> Students working the course were extremely courteous.<br/> Nice layout with several doglegs.<br/> Traditional feel with lots of bunkers strategically located.<br/> Only negative was the thin sand in the bunkers.<br/> Pace of play was 4.5 hours.<br/> Would come again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


sreed813's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Reviewed on

We enjoyed ourselves. Tee times started off a little late, but pace of play was still decent. Would recommend a visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good walking course"


Corey4652891's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a classic old course. Good for,walking: flat with greens and tees close together. Lots of trees too. There was a lengthy frost delay the day we played, so it was backed up, but the pace was still decent considering that. Trees and bunkers are the main hazards.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Top 10 course in Metro Phoenix"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
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Reviewed on

Just play a round and you’ll experience a better review than the one I could write.


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



u547789099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



dlegelston's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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