Grand Canyon University Golf Course

3.9896588235 4.0 stars from 5 (494)
  • 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: 4.2 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 494 Reviews
5 stars:
139
4 stars:
234
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
15

recommend this course

431 out of 494 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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"Interesting Golf Course"


u3194080's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout with some challenging holes. Greens generally in very good shape. Some of the course was a bit dry. Sand in bunkers was a bit thin, but I'm realizing this is somewhat common in Az.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always Reliably Decent Golf Experience"


dhume419's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course multiple times now and reviewed this course multiple times well as, and it is a consistently good course with enough challenge and length for any level of player. GCU took what was a very tired municipal course and made it over into a very special course that is reasonably priced for anyone to play. You will enjoy your golf experience here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome Course, Slow Round"


Scott1978621's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Had a great time as always. For some reason the course was packed amd 18 holes took 5 hours without stopping for lunch at the turn.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice day"


William4943953's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a nice round with friends. Good pace of play. Course condition pretty good, greens a little rough and slow. Nice lunch after round at restaurant.


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



jonrgabrielson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Expecting more"


tomjorgensen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was alright but nothing to get excited about. Was glad to finally play this course but not worth the drive through rush hour trafffic from the east valley. Dobson Ranch is comparable and a better value in the east valley.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



odis3867949's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice"


dennis1131391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Excellent shape actually have rangers friendly staff definitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course"


dlmatte's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course 3-4 times since the renovation and I always enjoy coming back. Fun layout and usually in great shape. Staff is friendly. I really appreciated having water coolers at every 2-3 holes as the temperature was well over 90F. Only gripe is that the bunkers were a bit crusty and uneven in depth. Looking forward to going back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Sharon61's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were great. Greens were n excellent shape and the game was very enjoyable. Would recommend this course to all my Canadian friends.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"GC GOLF COURSE"


sjustice75's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Excellent food, outside staff was great and I love seeing the staff (students) working there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GCU Golf Course"


JAKiss's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent greens...The kids that work their or very cordial. Course kept in great shape for as much traffic as it gets.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


tbale's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Terrific value. And yes, there is plenty of drinking water on the course and the driving range is fine. The course can play as long as you like and most of the traps r well maintained. Outside of a handful of rough spots the course is in fine shape. I’ll play again for sure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course to walk"


bacracer49's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wish I knew they allow walking... the course layout is perfect for walking - no major distance from putting green other next tee box. Fairways were very good, putting greens are fast. Next homie I will be a walker.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"GCU Golf Course - OK, But Better Than Maryvale"


pgallivan's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
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Reviewed on

GCU is much better than the old Maryvale Muni. but still lacks the class of a higher end course, The fairways and greens were decent, the sand traps hard and inconsistent, the rough thick and club-grabbing. The biggest complaint is the "shagginess" of the course in general, too many areas with no grass, and hard-pan areas with little or no grass, they penalize you even if you make a decent shot getting there as many are right in the fairways or just off the green. These areas also take away from the appearance of the course overall. However, we paid $28., so I'd say the price was right if you just want to get out and enjoy the day on a golf course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



speerman99's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001330659's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on


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



edmsoulmate's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the day. The course definitely has it's challenges. Love the mature trees, unless your hitting out behind them. Bunkers add to the challenge. Can't wait to play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000005689547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Great old style course with bunker protected greens. Fairways and greens i. Great shape. Great course to go as a so how and join up with one of the local characters.


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



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