Union Hills Golf & Country Club

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4.0
668
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
359
3 Stars
113
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
89.0%
Recommend this course
588 out of 668 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
49
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 49 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
148
5 Stars
41
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.5%
Recommend this course
134 out of 148 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6583
Slope 123
Rating 71.0
The golf course at the Union Hills Country Club is a championship course with a traditional layout. The course has been named one of the Top Ten Private Courses in Arizona. The design features four lakes and two winding creeks that create water hazards that come into play on a few holes. There are also several sand bunkers present. Some of the golf course's greens are elevated and the fairways are average sized in width. The signature hole is the par-4 14th hole, which requires a carry over water. Union Hills Country Club also has a putting green and full driving range for golfers to use.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6583 yards 71.0 123
White 72 6151 yards 68.8 118
Red (W) 73 5682 yards 71.9 119
Gold (W) 73 5503 yards 70.7 118
Scorecard for Union Hills Country Club
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: 72.5/126 349 387 514 401 213 554 212 375 398 3403 512 391 146 408 382 219 558 395 495 3506 6909
Blue M: 71.1/123 346 384 506 395 210 526 173 348 399 3287 503 382 144 398 352 209 531 391 446 3356 6643
White M: 68.9/116 W: 75.2/127 334 360 479 372 188 512 170 328 379 3122 478 351 130 370 337 180 501 368 422 3137 6259
Green M: 67.4/112 W: 72.0/119 321 344 461 357 169 489 147 323 356 2967 458 338 120 345 318 170 458 346 397 2950 5917
Red M: 65.4/108 W: 70.4/116 308 344 430 357 165 434 137 305 300 2780 421 338 112 303 318 159 417 343 391 2802 5582
Gold M: 64.0/105 W: 67.8/106 302 300 425 322 162 434 133 301 300 2679 418 289 112 302 270 155 414 307 291 2558 5237
Handicap 13 11 7 3 17 1 15 9 5 10 14 18 6 8 16 2 12 4
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 7 3 5 13 1 17 9 11 2 12 18 10 6 16 4 8 14

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Nash (1974) Jeff Hardin (1974)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

4.0
668

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 14
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 56
Bunkers 54
Undulating Greens 46
This course/club is great for:
Locals 83
Seniors 59
Walkers 46
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 61
In the 'Burbs 46
Worth the Drive 31

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid Value for mid-level track

Great course for start of golf trip to Valley of the Sun-

Course conditions were very good, greens smooth & rather quick. Not a high end venue but a worthwhile option. Played in a little over 3 hours-

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

My only comment pertains to the carts. Worn out and need to be replaced. Would not hesitate to play this course again. Staff was excellent and accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Frosty Union Hills was fun

Headlines: $30 is really good value; fair course set-up; good quick greens; good fairways; helpful friendly staff; not much in the clubhouse.

Sadly Jack Frost had got to the course before we did and there was an hour delay while the course thawed out. Nothing the club can do about that, but the pro shop folk were really good at keeping us informed on when we would start and even gave us some of their own coffee while we waited (the clubhouse bar didn't open til 10 am). Eventually our 08.07 start was at 09.20 as second group out.

Course was playing 90 degree rule for carts which is fair enough given the frost, but as usual is a bit of a pain for pace of play.

Overall the course is a fair layout, with no "tricked up holes" - play well and you'll score well. Fairways had good grass cover on a firm base. Greens are a credit to the greenkeeping staff - mid-sized with significant slopes, quick (11 maybe 12 stimp) and really true. A few old pitch marks - but sadly that's true of every course (what's wrong with some folk?). Just a few mud lies near greens where the water runs off and the overseeding had not been applied.

Bunkers were interesting. The fairway bunkers were very firm and shallow, but with plenty of sand, which meant that escape with longer irons or even woods was perfectly practical, but did mean that some shots rolled straight through and out of the hazard. Greenside bunkers had deep soft sand which could lead to plugged lies. Not sure if this is intentional design.

Off the course there's not too much to keep you. The clubhouse is ok. On the day we visited there was only "bar food" on offer which was very limited, although the wings were fine. The clubhouse staff were the highlight - really welcoming.

We are visiting from UK and this was our first round of the trip. We liked it and we'd play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

I totally enjoyed playing this course. Tees, fairways, bunkers and greens were all well taken care of and in great shape. Both average and good players will enjoy playing here as the tee setups would allow for the differences in ability. With that said, the Greens were very fast but fair because of pin placements. I played from the white tees and found the course to be challenging yet friendly enough to enjoy the round! I would definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed in course condition

We played this course several times a few years ago. We were very disappointed that the course appears to have been neglected. We played late in the day so the price was very good but we probably wouldn't play it again regardless of the fees. There are too many other choices.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice flat course

A good golf course to hone in your short game. Good selection of tee boxes for all levels. If you miss the greens with your approach you will have good opportunities to use your short game skills. Large greens with good roll. Fairways are well manicured with dormant grass along fairways. This provides challenges in getting a good lie. Situated in Sun City subdivision with large trees lining the fairways and ponds providing very nice scenery.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Union Hills is a great affordable place to play

I have always enjoyed Union Hills. Staff is always accomodating and affordable to play. Worth the trip for sure. Course is level and easy to get around.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice coarse for the price

Coarse is in good shape. Greens were a little thin but in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

another great day

we really liked the course but seemed like the

greens were faster and putting harder. We still

really enjoyed the day. It really was a great

bargain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

One Great Course

Was a member here a few years back. Love the layout. Friendly staff.

Course in best condition that I recall. Lush fairways, fast true greens.

Excellent pace of play at 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was good for the money. Fairways and greens were great, rough was dead big time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 2018-12-25T03:26:20.000+00:00

Dead rough--do you mean dormant bermuda grass??

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice

The staffs are very friendly there, plenty of practice areas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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