Championship at Moon Valley Country Club
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.
|White (W)||72||5998 yards||73.8||130|
|White/Red (W)||72||5635 yards||71.7||127|
|Red (W)||72||5285 yards||69.7||121|
|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|
I played this course as a guest on Tuesday March 19th afternoon.
The front 9 was in good shape with good rolling greens. Staff in the shop and restaurant was friendly and welcoming.
However, the back 9 was a different story. There was work being performed on numerous holes. There were 3 holes were tractors and workers were directly in front of the green on your approaching shot so you couldn't even see the flag on these holes.
Also, on 2 different occasions we had a tractor circle us 3 times. We played with a fairly new member to the course and it thought they were playing a joke on us and he couldn't believe it.
No beverage cart on the course as well in March which is surprising.
I think once the work is completed the course is going to be nice. However, please take my advice and pass on the opportunity to play here until the work is completed!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good course, in good shape for summer.
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 .
Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you back to Moon Valley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
good country club course. wide fairways. bunkers around greens, raised greens. rough was not cut, mini-tour tournament next day.
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.
Great pro shop staff
Nice course, fantastic greens. Pro shop staff very informative. Nice practice facility. Great happy hour menu.
Thank you for the compliments. I will pass along to F&B as well. We hope to see you back here soon.