Grand Canyon University Golf Course

3.9142882353 3.9 stars from 5 (368)
  • 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: 4.1 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 368 Reviews
5 stars:
97
4 stars:
170
3 stars:
68
2 stars:
19
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

313 out of 368 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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"Was not impressed"


u000008162731's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were hard and lightning fast and they took out a lot of the trees that used to be there.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"tight"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Proshop had good sales on stuff and restaurant looked nice, but pricey. Course has lots of hazards that require course management and target golf. Fairways were fast, greens were also fast but rolled true. Some fairways seemed tight to other fairways which was a distraction as I was keeping an eye out for errant shots from other golfers.. there were a few shots that landed near us at our tee box. Pace of play was pretty good up until the last few holes. Carts had GPS, watering stations were present at many holes. Definitely a tighter course, and I wish I could have hit something off the tee straighter to help myself out. I know I could have golfed better if I had better tee shots. Driving range were irons only.....I the type that needs a driver warmup. I would not recommend this course to a beginner golfer as this course is not that forgiving on bad shots. Even though I golfed poorly this day, I would golf this course again and recommend this course to my intermediate golf friends.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good value"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Course was not too far out of overseed. Greens were in good shape and speed was good. Fairways had spots of dirt and low growth of grass.

The layout is pretty easy with many, many sand traps. Traps have 1/2 of sand before dirt.

Staff was efficient, not overly friendly but fine.

Played on Tuesday morning in 4 hours 15 minutes. (waited a short time on every shot)


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u000004555351's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome. Course old design but with added bunkers (40) keeps you in check with course management ,the greens running easily 10-12s great shape, definitely a course to practice your skills ( tournament conditions)Also,great value;keep it GCU,,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u555505274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sand traps"


u4778279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
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Reviewed on

I would have had a great round if I did not hit every trap


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


"Give it a go"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing in Phoenix and this was a great choice. Bag drop area is close to the driving range, nice chipping area and putting green. Friendly staff before and after the round.

As the course is concerned it is fairly flat, doglegs in each direction but the fairway width is not too tight. Lots of bunkers so expect to be in one somewhere during the round. THey were a little thin on sand in one of the three I was hitting out of but they were fair.

Greens were fast and true, and I mean fast. Putting was lots of fun. I would play this course again, especially at the online rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



u4778279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in poor condition"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I called and talked to the golf staff before booking and they told me the course was in excellent condition. Well, that was a major over statement as the course was terrible and the staff was just so so on friendly. Would never recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Part of guys golf trip"


Chas6194161's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hey must play golf course in the middle of a city in great condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004242509's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"A fun four-hour round at the GCU Course"


u000003208262's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I hadn't played this course since it re-opened as the new GCU Course. Very nice. Starting with the beautiful clubhouse. I next noticed the GPS on the carts. Nice. I was in a bunker on the first hole and made a note of the fine sand. Nice. The greens were also is good shape. They were a good speed and rolled true. It was hot (but below 100 degrees when we teed off at 12:02). We got around quickly (4 hours exactly). Not waiting on anyone. No one pushing us from behind except for a single that we let play through. We'll be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid Experience"


u000006211102's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our first time playing this course and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The greens were in great condition & challenging. Would definitely return to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Primadonna ish staff"


u659392904's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
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Reviewed on

Book the single as part of a threesome at 1:10 p.m. Saturday afternoon nobody on the course nobody in the parking lot was unallowed to take three carts they insisted on piling a force them into two carts to keep alleged traffic down while waiting saw to foursomes coming in off the 18 with three carts evidently Jesse the head Primadonna alleged Pro was not working when they checked in. with no one on the course by the 5th hole we caught up to the group of head of us and low and behold there were three carts, possibly Jesse was at a potty break when they checked in. Upon further review it wasn't only a foursome with three cards they were letting 5'somes go out that day. Not sure if GCU staff has a problem with the people who book from GolfNow but there are far too many courses in the valley to put up with this kind of customer service


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


David7741251's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I thought the greens were fast and in very good condition. I thought the bunkers were lacking sand and where very easy to blade the ball out of. The fairways were good but not great. There were lot of bare spots and most of the spots were muddy. The tees were very nice. The new carts paths great. This was the first time I played this course and thought it needs work. I would probably not recommend it to my friends. I have played other courses this summer that were in better condition. I played for 28 dollars which was a fair price. I will play it again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Frankjlee's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing 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


I recommend this course


"Parkland Gem!"


Joel1004452's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful alternative to desert resort courses. Maryvale always had a great layout that satisfies the eye and challenges the player. With the GCU renovation, the course had acended to the next level. Versatile tee boxes, applicable practice facility, fairways like carpet and greens that you can count on rolling true. I would play this course anytime!


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


"No gimmies"


DonaldLRose's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value. Greens were rolling true and fast. No gimmes. Fairways had lots of grass. New cart paths. Current summer maintenance work created some unplayable lies.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"GCU - Great Course"


wwright79's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The fairways were rather bare in spots - but the greens were in great condition for this time of year - smooth and true. The only drawback - the course is full and the grill closed around 1:30p or so ... tried calling ahead from the 8th Tee and got a 'sorry, we're closed'. No "Beer & Sandwich Cart' to be found ... so - pack a lunch and enjoy a nice course. Students or Alumni at the bag-drop, starter, etc. - very positive attitudes and courteous. Nice pro-shop and bar. An enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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