Championship at Moon Valley Country Club

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4.8
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.8
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Conditions
4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.5
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4.5
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4.8
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5.0
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4.8
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7216
Slope 125
Rating 74.3
Type Private
Moon Valley Country Club's Championship course features excellent conditions and a spot in Arizona's long golf tradition on a par-72 18-hole course first designed by Dick Wilson and redesigned by Bob Cupp and Associates. This golf course challenges all levels, playing 5,285-7,216 yards. Moon Valley Country Club's Championship course begins on a par-4 371-yarder, requiring a drive left to see the green: bunkers guard front and left. The fourth is a par-5 511-yarder. Shoot a birdie. Keep the tee shot away from the right fairway bunker. Close on the 411-yard, par-4 18th, which requires an accurate drive to miss bunkers right and trees and water left. You'll face the course's most intimidating shot: a two-tiered green, featuring a left side four feet higher than the right, 15 yards deep. It's guarded front back by bunkers. The hole location on the right is difficult. Bunkers block a green sloping front to back, making it tough to stop the ball on the surface.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7216 yards 74.3 125
Black/Blue 72 7011 yards 72.7 122
Blue 72 6584 yards 71.1 120
Blue/White 72 6335 yards 69.6 119
White (W) 72 5998 yards 73.8 130
White 72 5998 yards 68.1 118
White/Red (W) 72 5635 yards 71.7 127
Red (W) 72 5285 yards 69.7 121
Scorecard for Moon Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.3/125 408 169 331 556 190 441 469 519 412 3495 570 207 430 550 389 236 489 396 448 3715 7210
Blue M: 70.8/121 371 156 305 511 152 393 429 476 383 3176 534 186 397 511 350 211 443 360 416 3408 6584
White M: 68.1/118 340 137 272 478 130 360 392 450 338 2897 484 168 353 477 324 177 416 327 365 3091 5988
Red M: 64.9/110 W: 69.7/121 306 124 245 413 123 326 345 403 303 2588 424 147 315 439 279 140 346 283 324 2697 5285
Handicap 9 17 15 3 13 5 1 11 7 6 18 14 8 10 16 2 12 4
Par 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 17 15 5 11 7 3 1 9 4 16 14 2 8 18 10 12 6

Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dick Wilson (1958) Bob Cupp

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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.8
179

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 35
Undulating Greens 17
Water Hazards 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Advanced Golfers 22
Walkers 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
Worth the Drive 13
In the 'Burbs 9

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Conditions

It appears that the old struggles of Moon Valley Country Club are over. The course was in excellent shape tee to green, and the greens themselves were some of the purest I have ever played. If you get an opportunity to play the club be sure to take it! It was a great alternative, too, from the typical Arizona desert layout. If I lived closer, I would seriously consider joining...this strikes me as the type of course you could play every day and never get bored.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Greens I've Played in Years

The course itself was a breath of fresh air. In a world of desert golf courses, a tree-lined stroll was a sight for sore eyes. The conditions were excellent all around, but man, THE GREENS!! They ran about 11.5-12 and were smooth as ice! Wish this place wasn't so far from home or I'd join in a heartbeat. Great track - can't wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Facility

Had the distinct pleasure of playing Moon Valley today. Course was in fantastic shape. Greens were some of the fastest in the valley, smooth, firm and running true. Tee to green was lush and well manicured. I forgot how much I loved playing this facility. Of all the private courses within 25 minutes of my house, this is the one I would join if I had the time in my schedule. Amenities are all top notch and the staff make everyone feel at home, even guests!

If you get lucky enough to get a chance to tee it up here, take full advantage!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Moon Valley CC: Dick Wilson's Parkland beauty in Phoenix

Dick Wilson completed the Moon Valley Country Club's golf course in the early 1960's. Robert Cupp completed the re-do in 1999. At a bit over 7,200 yards from all the way back, it is all you can handle as one of the few parkland style tracks in the Valley of the Sun. MVCC is firmly ensconced within the history of the game of golf in Phoenix. Bob Goldwater (brother of Senator Barry) had the vision and wherewithal to get it built. Many years later, the club was purchased by the founder of Ping Golf, Karsten Solheim. For many years, the facility played host to the Ping Standard Register LPGA golf tournament, where, in 2001, Anika Sorenstam shot 59 enroute to that year's title. Troon Golf has managed the club operations for well over a decade, so you will always get terrific course conditions, a superlative staff and great food and beverage offerings. While the design doesn't impress with spectacularly memorable holes, it DOES keep your attention by providing a routing od solid tests, one after another. There are a few birdie holes scattered within that routing. Make hay on them as you can, as there are certainly more difficult holes than there are easy.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Moon Valley CC: Dick Wilson's Parkland beauty in Phoenix

Dick Wilson completed the Moon Valley Country Club's golf course in the early 1960's. Robert Cupp completed the re-do in 1999. At a bit over 7,200 yards from all the way back, it is all you can handle as one of the few parkland style tracks in the Valley of the Sun.

MVCC is firmly ensconced within the history of the game of golf in Phoenix. Bob Goldwater (brother of Senator Barry) had the vision and wherewithal to get it built. Many years later, the club was purchased by the founder of Ping Golf, Karsten Solheim. For many years, the facility played host to the Ping Standard Register LPGA golf tournament, where, in 2001, Anika Sorenstam shot 59 enroute to that year's title.

Troon Golf has managed the club operations for well over a decade, so you will always get terrific course conditions, a superlative staff and great food and beverage offerings. While the design doesn't impress with spectacularly memorable holes, it DOES keep your attention by providing a routing od solid tests, one after another. There are a few birdie holes scattered within that routing. Make hay on them as you can, as there are certainly more difficult holes than there are easy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice layout and challenges

Course is in impeccable shape. Management knows how to satisfy their customers. There was a mix up on the #10 tee box, but Chris Treat handled it in a professional manner, defusing any animosity. A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

True greens, false bunkers

Very nice old school, tree lined course. Greens were rolling great and putting was smooth. Gud help you if you got into a bunker though. They were hard as a rock and even had a muddy layer under the surface.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Good course, in good shape for summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Older course that still has appeal to all levels .

I enjoy playing the course . This course has been maintained over the years . I'm sure it struggles with memberships as many do in this Phoenix market . To see such a large complex underutilized is a shame .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MoonValleyHP
Commented On 07/22/2016

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you back to Moon Valley.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Not a country club more of a muni

Dont waste your time here. Staff made us play as a 4- some with no one on course. Claimed it was policy. What a joke. I was a golf professional for 12 years and when i heard that i about flipped a lid. When we got away from clubhouse we split into two somes since there was absolutely no one on course that afternoon. Course was in pretty shabby condition. This place used to be nice but is now poorly taken care of. Greens were in good shape though. Only thing good here.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the miney

The greens were over sanded, the bunkers were dirt and the rough was full of weeds and dirt. Very disappointed in the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time and course condition

Moon Valley is a gem of a golf course. The staff in the pro shop could not be nicer. The practice range had as many balls as you wanted an this was included in the greens fee. The real story is the beautiful and FAST greens that awaited you at the end of each hole. With a posted 10.8 notice in the pro shop they lived up to the speed and often exceeded it. Also the speed was true so accuracy was at a premium.

The course was full and the round took 5 hours but it was worth every minute of it. We had multiple interactions with the cart person and she was ALWAYS polite and nice. She even stayed late that day because so many people were still on the course. I would recommend that everyone try this course and consider a membership at Moon Valley.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A fun track in excellent condition

Visiting Moon Valley will likely become an annual event for our foursome until they stop allowing the public. Course conditions were excellent and the greens were quick and true. Unfortunately we had no trouble finding the strategically placed bunkers ! Moon Valley is a reasonable challenge without being punishing. Try it - you'll like it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course is well laid out

Course is fun to play. Water on a number of holes. Played early and the course was very wet - too wet with some very thin fairways.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A very walkable course

This is a nice track that is walkable. An X LPGA course. In great shape except they have so non native grass on the greens. They have treated the greens, so it should get better. Very friendly staff and they let me know about conditions up front. Tom

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

good course bad pro shop help

Course in good condition, over seeding went well. Greens were not over seeded, still putted very well. Greens seemed dead with dye sprayed on. Guy in pro shop turned up nose when he realized I was Golf Now hot deal. Made us wait till tee time even though no one was there. Courses may not like Golf Now for various reasons, but don't take it out on customer. I won't be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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kgk1958
Commented On 03/27/2016

My theory is if they need the business from Golfnow they need to treat the people who get to them thru Golfnow as they do any other customer. I have had a few places act that way, but they quickly get an earful from me and we move on. LOL And like you, I usually never return, well unless the deal is irresistible.

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MoonValleyHP
Commented On 12/14/2015

Thank you for the comments. This is not how we treat guests. We would love another chance to earn your business. Please email me so we can make it right. Thanks,

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

MOON VALLEY

good country club course. wide fairways. bunkers around greens, raised greens. rough was not cut, mini-tour tournament next day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Great value for the price

Staff was very accommodating and the course was in great condition. It was a little cool but the club couldn't be responsible for that. The price was good for the high season in Phoenix. The only thing lacking was a cart girl for refreshments out on the course, but it was a Monday, and I don't know if they have one on busier times. This was my first time playing this course and I plan on playing it quite a bit more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great pro shop staff

Nice course, fantastic greens. Pro shop staff very informative. Nice practice facility. Great happy hour menu.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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MoonValleyHP
Commented On 12/08/2015

Thank you for the compliments. I will pass along to F&B as well. We hope to see you back here soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

A very pleasant day.

My wife and I played with another couple who are friends and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Moon Valley. The only negative on the day was most of the sand trips require sand! Not fun playing out of desert sand and gravel from the bunker. After our round we stayed for a drink and some food and had a very positive experience with our waiter Sean as well as the quality and pricing of our purchases.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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