Villa de Paz Golf Course

2.9666764706 3.0 stars from 5 (372)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6641 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

  • 4220 N 103rd Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85037, Maricopa County
  • (623) 877-1172
  • (623) 877-0655
  • www.villadepazgolf.com

Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Greg Nash (1976), Jeff Hardin (1976)
Type: Public
Style: Parkland
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6641 yards 70.1 123
Middle 72 6181 yards 67.9 117
Champ (W) 72 6146 yards 73.3 125
Senior 72 5558 yards 65.6 109
Forward (W) 72 5458 yards 69.5 115

Villa de Paz Golf Course was voted the top affordable 18-hole course in the Valley of the Sun, according to the Arizona Republic. The parkland course challenges top golfers, though it's not so difficult that beginners will wish they'd golfed elsewhere. After a 2002 remodel, the par-71 course measures 6,700 yards and offers water on 10 holes. If Phoenix in summertime intimidates, fear not: at Villa de Paz Golf Course, shade abounds, due to mature trees lining several fairways. Shoot for birdies or eagles, do so, but wisely. Reward has risk. Shooting sharply is especially required on holes like the fourth, a par-4 450-yarder with a severe right dogleg. Hitters dig the seventh, eighth and 15th, par 4s that can be nailed from the tee. The 18th mixes distance and skill. The par-4 470-yarder doglegs right and requires a carry over a lake to reach the three-tiered green. Fancy a warm-up before the Villa de Paz Golf Course? Use the handy practice area, with its range, two-tiered hitting zones and highlighted target areas at different yardages so you can check your length -- and the wind.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 372 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
125
3 stars:
111
2 stars:
68
1 stars:
47

recommend this course

254 out of 371 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole specials  

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"Cheap Golf"


stevenmitchell's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

For $25 at this time of year, not bad. You get what you pay for. Find some grass and move yo ur ball to it.

Highlight - order the cheeseburger on the 8th hole, pick it up at the turn, and be delighted!

Nice staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/15/2018:

Hello Steven, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are glad to hear that you had a good time out on our course and that you found our staff friendly. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


u488456105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout and experienced a satisfactory pace of play. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a rating, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


garrettphx's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you found our course good value for your money and that you had an overall great time! We appreciate you stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Ugg!"


inkyaz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It took 3 hours to play 9 nine holes. There was a problem on holes 5 and 6. The water never shut off and we had to play in the mud. Hole #7, the green was unputtable with water.

The Pro was EXCELLENT and he did not charge me for the 18 holes. I only played 9 holes because of teh conditions and time. I thought that was very nice. However, this course is "NOT A JEWEL IN THE DESERT."


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/09/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with us the last time you played, but we hope that you will give us another chance next time.


ron9930685's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/08/2018:

Hello Ron, thank you for the four stars! We are sorry that you experienced a crowded day at our course, but we are glad that you got to enjoy our course layout. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.


u000008034123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Everything was excellent. There was a backup due to cart availability. Tee times were running about twenty minutes behind.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/08/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our course layout and had an overall good time with us. We appreciate your feedback regarding the pace of play, and we hope to have you back again soon.

"coarse in bad shape"


u000002011131's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I will not go back here any time soon. The whole coarse was in bad shape, some greens were so void of grass the ball would not stop rolling. This is the worst coarse I have golfed in Arizona in in the last 10 years


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear that you found our course in poor shape. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to earn your business back in the future.


u000008034123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual it was a very good experience. Especially with the weather. It was perfect golfing weather. I will give Villa De paz an excellent rating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you continue to have great golfing experiences with us and that you enjoyed our course layout. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 02/01/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating. We are sorry to see that you did not have a pleasant experience with us last time you played. We hope that you will give us another chance next time!

"Value for price"


zookeeper's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were good but rest of course needed water.

Very dry, sparse grass and bare or sandy areas


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/31/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found our course in subpar condition, but we are happy that you found our greens in good shape. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Worth The Price"


divedown9's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, friendly golfers, super deal on golfnow; excellent pace of play-<3.5 hrs. course condition: barely playable (the lush photo on golfnow site must be the only one.) avoided the few bunkers on course, so didn't note their condition. while mainly dry and bare, I did find my ball in play and in standing water on two holes(?). tee boxes uneven or badly pocked; pitch marks on greens rarely repaired. carts had sand to fill divots, but no evidence it was ever used. BUT, the greens were fairly quick and rolled remarkably true and fun to putt with lots of slope. would play again at price paid. course could be nice with some attention.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/31/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that our course was not in the best shape when you played, but we are happy that you found our staff friendly and found our greens in good shape. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.


43anantrai's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/31/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are happy to hear that you found our course good value for your money. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/31/2018:

Hello Lyle, thank you for the three-star review! We are glad to see that you found our staff friendly and had an overall good time with us. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a rating, and we hope to see you again soon.

"January 21 2018"


Michael5937131's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is really dry and a lot of hard pan on the fairways.There were a few decent places to tee off and the course is in a pretty rough neighbourhoods.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/25/2018:

Hello Michael, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that our course was in subpar condition when you last played. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.


u000002578424's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are sorry to hear that the pin placements were not in a good spot, but we are glad that you found our course in great shape. We appreciate you stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Villa de Paz"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course at least once each time I have come to Phoenix for my golf outing over the last four years....what makes me come back is the price ($17 plus tax and fees), the staff and especially I can get an early morning tee time, play by myself so I can play multiple balls, have a good time and be done by late morning. Greens are usually in good shape, tee boxes fair and the fairways are patchy at best but I still have kept coming back. Keep the price right and I will be back next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review! We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience with us the other day and that you found our greens in good shape. Thanks for stopping by, and we'll see you again soon.


Hurley2856375's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our course layout and had a good pace of play. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.


u000008034123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the course many times. It is a well kept course. Staff members are very friendly. Good food. It is always a good experience when I play there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to hear that you found our course in good shape and that you found our staff friendly. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Disappointment"


u9416529's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes not cut, hard to find flat footing and divet ridden.... fairway condition hit and miss, a lot of places very short grass or none at all.... greens extremely poc marked due to no one repairing ball marks.... conditions around greens and cart paths poorly maintained.... overall a big disappointment...


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/19/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with us the other day. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope that you will give us another chance in the future.

"Get what you pay for."


bbuzz65's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is about what you expect for the cheapest price for a par 72 course. Greens were in great shape. The rest of the course playable but not great. Wanted to get out and play but didn’t want to have to pay the peak seasons big prices. Played the round in under 4 hours. The price was right,


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Villa de Paz Golf Club on 01/18/2018:

Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad that you found our greens in great shape and that the pace of play was satisfactory. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.


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