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3.7
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
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3 Stars
78
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.2
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
83.9%
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186 out of 238 reviews
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4.0
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.5%
Recommend this course
34 out of 38 reviews
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3.9
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
88.6%
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39 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 33
Length 2406 yards
Slope 109
Rating 31.2

Shalimar Golf Club is a nine-hole golf course in Tempe. The course is best for beginners but it has enough challenges in store to make it a great option for more advanced players who want a quick round. The layout is comprised of three par 3s and six par 4s. It weaves through a smattering of mature trees and across gently rolling hills. The small greens can be quite tricky, especially since there are strategically placed bunkers lurking along some. Water hazards come into play on a few holes, including the 155-yard fifth, which is one of the golf course's toughest. You'll have to pull off a carry over the area's biggest lake to a heavily bunkered, narrow green. Shalimar Golf Club's ninth hole is the most well known though, mainly for the island green. In addition to the water, there are also four bunkers surrounding the green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Year round
Architect Forrest Richardson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $7
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.7
238 Reviews (238)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 24
Bunkers 16
Narrow Fairways 8
This course/club is great for:
9-Hole Rounds 44
Walkers 34
Beginners 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 40
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Great value for the price

Several challenging holes, including pin placement. Fun course. Today was my 2nd time playing, and I look forward to playing again next week. Also enjoyed the motorcycle golf cart for a few dollars more. Enjoyed the experience both times I've played this course...

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens could use some work

Overall the course was in decent condition but several of the greens were pretty rough.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Great value

Title says it all. Great value for the money. Nice range to warm up on, and an approachable 9 hole executive. Some greens are well guarded to bring some skill into it, so a great course for beginners and recreational players alike.

Club house staff were top notch. Will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/20/2020

Hi Mattmiller41491. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shalimar Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159876745. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/27/2020

Hi, u314159876745. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Shalimar Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/30/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, howiebuttrick. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course

I’ve played this course a handful of times now and it is a great, well kept up course for the price. This is always the best deal in town and a fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/31/2020

u314159717962, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Decent course - much improved

Have golfed here for the past 5 years. The course is in the best shape I’ve seen. Pace was good, played 18 in three hours. Very pleasant!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/24/2020

Hi Wayneeverett42. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Shalimar Golf Club!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pull this course from Golfnow

This course should he pulled from an option on Golfnow. We arrived 5 till noon for our tee time. Entered the "golf shop" checked in and was told there were 4 groups ahead of us some riding some walking. I then asked how long would that wait be? The "attendant" said 15-20 minutes. I went out to see the situation and let's just say this is a "hackers" course the wait was going to be over an hour,. How do you get backed up on a 2500 yard course? I then asked for a refund as this was not what I signed up for. He stated you signed up on line and we can't help you. So I call Golfnow, there is a 3 hour wait. So needles to say I left frustrated with the course and Golfnow.

Golfnow, you need to work on a better way to reimburse unsastifies customers, without having to purchase your Golfpass! Your customer serves lacks the essential "service" component. But, then again most businesses seriously lack that today.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good moderate priced course

What a difference rain makes! ..... had a great morning outing. This is a mid-level course that is very popular with the locals ...... courteous staff ....... would recommend .... Wayne

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Thank you for your review, Wayneeverett42. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shalimar Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time with a first time golfer

Course is fun and easy enough to play with a first time golfer to help encourage their enjoyment of the game without causing excessive frustration.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/17/2020

Thank you for your review, u314159833176. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Shalimar Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Tempe fixture

Have been playing this course since the 1970's. It's seen better days, but far worse days as well. The greens were in surprisingly good shape - the rest of the course was typical for Shalimar.....standing water due to drainage issues, bare spots on many fairways, and some old "features" have hit rock bottom in terms of disrepair. The old wooden bridge leading to #5 green is falling apart. The concrete bridge on #6 is sagging badly and looks like it could fall into the water at any time. But the beverage cart came around every 3 holes, and the pace of play was brisk. Looks like some of the sand traps actually have sand in them - for years the bunkers were mostly compacted dirt. I played here 40+ times a year from the late 90's up until they started Foot Golf a few years ago and it became unplayable. Perhaps things are turning around, which would be a welcome change.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Hello u604059488. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us and for being a loyal customer!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They canceled my tee time when we got to the course saying they had a tournament. Nobody notified me at all! No email call and I received a confirmation text from the day before.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/06/2020

Hi army22. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Shalimar Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great price

Course. Good
Price. Good
Conditions Good
Pace. Good
Staff. Booking staff very unpleasant as came out and shouted at us for teeing off wrong. We were told we were third and a twosome , added 2 more in the group without telling us, proceeded to yell at us and called it his tee box and nobody else was going to run it., in front of others waiting. Not very professional on his part.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Good Value

Shaliimar is what it is. A cozy golf course, 9 holes, not fantastic condition and many non golfers there . That said it's a nice value and relatively easy to get a tee time. Quirky layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing 9 hole Gem!!!

Shalimar aka shaligusta is a 9 hole track in a fantastic neighborhood that really supports the course. They have weekly events and food trucks and nightly games. The course is compromised of par 3 and par 4s. Plenty of drivable par 4s for all skill levels! Par 3s are tough, as most greens are old school and turtle back. Most green sizes are about 1000-1500 sq ft so you can imagine they are tough to hit. Stay back and hit full shots into greens, as these shots will be the only ones to hold... if you have enough spin! Good luck and if you like old school 9 holers and a beer or two this spot is for you! PS. They might let your dog on if they are on a leash!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/27/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Shalimar Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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