Vistal Golf Club

3.5058000000 3.5 stars from 5 (342)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7013 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.9

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Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 7013 yards 72.9 129
Gold 71 6625 yards 71.1 125
White 71 6119 yards 68.7 120
White (W) 71 6119 yards 74.7 136
Red (W) 71 5235 yards 69.4 116

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2015.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 342 Reviews
5 stars:
48
4 stars:
153
3 stars:
87
2 stars:
32
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

275 out of 341 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED"


ne14golfarn1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED. THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED. THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED. THIS COURSE HAS CLOSED.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"course has closed"


desertgolfer2882's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Poor weather

Reviewed on

golf course has closed and the property is being turned into a housing project,,,,,,,sad was a great little course that at one time had a first tee project


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Muni-like course"


RetiredPeddler's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanted to go back after playing a few years ago. Nice course, good views, staff very nice. Word is they are closing in the next few weeks, for good. Sad anytime a course closes, but especially one that gives a good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u265996905's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, great views! Wasn't sure how the course would be on the trek up there but I was pleasantly surprised on arrival. Nice staff, great warm up driving range. Outdoor patio top notch, plenty of ice and water stations. Course is wide open with challenging holes but very forgiving. We had a lefty with a slice and a righty with a slice and each weren't in major trouble on their worst of shots! Great pace of play too.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting Course Layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has wide landing areas that are sometimes shared with other players as some holes are very close together. Errant shots from other fairways are common and "fore" was heard often. Course has some bare areas that could use some TLC, specially where carts merge onto fairway grass from cart paths. Interesting layout with acceptable grooming, not great shape but not bad enough to keep one from coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice day spoiled by pace of play"


u000006355792's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here a few times. Course has always been in decent shape, greens roll well. A reasonable value (I know you get what you pay for!), especially compared to other courses' winter rates. Surprisingly nice views from this urban area. Today's pace of place was awful. They put us out 20 mins late and game was still 5 hrs long. Starter was unphased by our post play comments. Now that rates are dropping, we"ll keep this course on the back burner.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"put some money and water on the course"


garryhill's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Just a waste of good views and layout... the whole course needs water... the greens were hard and dry, oddly water was sitting in the desert part but no where to be found on the course. Patch work and run off all over the course, by the greens and bunkers was newly laid sod screaming for water. This course could be great but the maintenance and lack of time and effort put into the course conditions was apparent


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


jdcuocci's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was great! Leaving on the other side of town has always kept us from making the drive but with the great deal caddy deal we gave it a shot and wow. Course condition could have been better but overal was good. Staff was great!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"a great value"


majorduffer's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we play Vistal whenever we visit the area as it is a challenging course for a fair price. It has great vistas of downtown Phoenix and the valley. It feels like no two holes are similar and makes the round interesting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good value for money"


bev2atee's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is located in beautiful setting with great views of South Mountain as well as downtown Phoenix!<br/> Greens are in great shape, fast but fair. Fairways are good to average. Bunkers are a challenge with poor soil, lumpy and firm.<br/> Pace of play could be enhanced with an occasional Ranger coming through to speed it up with a word to the"deliberate" slow player. 4 hour and 45 minutes is entirely too slow in 95 degree weather!<br/> All of the staff, from check in to pro shop to beverage cart and snack bar were Top Drawer! Truly a delight in their waiting on us. Thank you for a memorable outing.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice Phoenix course"


607papa's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Vistal is a very nice course that can challenge you. Beautiful views of the Valley of the Sun from many of the tee boxes. Friendly staff, very nice place to spend the day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"epic course."


monte3221024's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was amazed by the views of this course. The course was in great shape. Greens had a true roll but a little bounce to them. The staff was really nice an friendly. When I play this course again I will respect the iron shot to the greens. I'd recommend clubbing down an running up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"ricks thoughts"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is OK, great to play, my only thing is the 5 hour and 10 minutes to play it. Makes it very difficult to keep focused, waiting that long between shots, especially in the 95* sun


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"challeging couse"


julia14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

good course for the money....very picturesque at the base of south mountain & overlooks city of Phoenix.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Vistal GC"


dannymustang07's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

First time playing Vistal this year. Fairways have grass but somewhat dry and there’s some bare spots here and there. Greens are super dry, don’t hold half the approach shots and do not roll true due to being bumpy. This course does have a great layout and some very scenic views. Most greens are well guarded by bunkers or water and have nice contours to them. Definitely has the potential to compete with some of the areas elite courses down the road if it was well kept up with.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Makes you think your first shot"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2015
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plenty of water and sand traps. Just enough to make your round interesting but not too much. Course has little desert, little links style, little bit of trees. It has it all. Sand in the traps gritty but playable for us moderate players. Over all enjoyable. Great shelter to relax after the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Always a Good Value"


Sharon9330742's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, always tests your ability. The guys at the Pro Shop always friendly and the same. Always good to see the same crew...year after year. We love playing here, and when in town it is one we always play a couple of times. We'll be back!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the money"


David1210934's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

nice mountian views, drawback is lack of a clubhouse. Small pro shop and outside hot dog stand.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good value"


avisnorthshore's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Decent course for the money. Hard greens. Staff was friendly and free cookies were a bonus.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course but very slow play"


AlCat's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5 hours to play a round. On the front 9, we waited on nearly every hole with the wait begin two groups deep.

The good parts: good price, good views, greens in good shape, good cart service.

The bad parts: very slow play, never saw a marshall, occasional ball cleaner, only one water stop per nine.

Worth playing once but not sure about playing there again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course