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3.3
196 Reviews (196)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
70
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.1
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
79.3%
Recommend this course
149 out of 196 reviews
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3.2
5 Reviews (5)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
2.4
Value
3.6
Layout
2.6
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
3.6
80.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 5 reviews
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3.4
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.1
Value
4.2
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.4%
Recommend this course
29 out of 37 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

Reviews

3.3
196 Reviews (196)

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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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First time out this year, only wanted to play 9 always a good time at this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 02/06/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you had an enjoyed time playing Shalimar Golf Club! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again the next time you are in the Tempe area!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 02/05/2018:
Hello thenaysm, thank you for taking the time to rate our course. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Shalimar Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice level course

Greens in good condition. Course ideal for short hitters.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 02/02/2018:
Hello Tedk49, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and the conditions of our greens. Thank you for playing Shalimar Golf Course and we hope to see you again the next time you in the Tempe area.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

this is how golf is supposed to be enjoyed....

This is a golf course that you rush to not rush to play and leave .. plenty of locals... Some play excellent some not not so but every one there is there to have ... the pace is mixed but there is plenty going on to keep you busy till your next shot ...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 01/31/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Shalimar Golf Club! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again very soon!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
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
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 01/17/2018:
Hello bailey417, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our layout and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Shalimar Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course for the money

Played nine holes with my wife who is a beginner golfer. We enjoyed the day. Course in decent condition and great value on GolfNow for a bit over $20 for both of us to walk with a pull cart.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 01/16/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad you and your wife had an enjoyable day at Shalimar Golf Club! Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rustic

Fun for the average player. Good course to practice short game

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 01/16/2018:
Hello mamietom, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are glad you had a fun experience our course and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Shalimar Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time!!

Cool course and really fun!!..beautiful veiws. Well maintained and really friendly staff. Can’t wait to play again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 01/08/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and found our staff friendly. Thank you for playing Shalimar Golf Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great neighborhood course

I had an excellent brisket burrito at the restaurant. Then played the back nine next to a group o kick-golfers. It was a blast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Country Club on 01/04/2018:
Hello KipBoetel, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you had a great experience playing our course and that you enjoyed our burritos! Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

The course is in decent shape. It gives a variety of challenges - water,sand. The course is flat and is easy to walk. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Country Club on 01/03/2018:
Hello lasbus1, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and found our staff friendly! Thank you for playing Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Country Club?

This has to be the loosest use of the term Country Club I’ve ever seen. Every other Country Club in the world should file a formal complaint.

This “18” hole course is just 9 holes that you have the privilege of playing twice. Nevermind that after finishing the “front” 9 there might be 4 groups stacked at #1 waiting to tee off.

Tee boxes: C+
Fairways: C
Greens: B+ (Tiny greens mean they are easy to keep up, well played)
Views: Sad houses

Overall this course is a relic of the mid-80’s. A course that was plopped in the middle of a sad neighborhood. This course is worth $50 for “18” if the starter (kidding, there was no starter) hands you $60 at the beginning of your round. Don’t be fooled by the name of this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Response from Shalimar Country Club on 12/29/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on our course. We are sorry you had a subpar experience at our golf course and we appreciate your feedback on our business. Thank you for playing Shalimar Country Club and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 12/20/2017:
Hello KipBoetel, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and affordable rates! Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great for the buck

With so many courses in the Phoenix area, fbis course stands out because of the awesome layout and smoking hot prices. Great. For beggining golfers who enjoy a challenge as well as a savvy enthusist who is touching up the game.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Country Club on 12/11/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout and affordable rates. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 11/20/2017:
Hello lasbus1, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are glad you enjoyed our affordable rates and found our staff friendly. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you again the next time you are in the Tempe area!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 11/14/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review of course. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and pace of play. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you again the next time you are in the Tempe area.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 11/14/2017:
Hello KipBoetel, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our pace of play and affordable rates. Thank you for playing Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you the next time you are in the Tempe area!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Average
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 11/14/2017:
Hello speedbird2201, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course conditions and found our staff friendly. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to see you the next time you are in the Tempe area!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

opened to early

this course is not ready fairway uncut lost many balls on the fairway.
greens need to be cut ,very ruff .
course ambassador was very rude.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 11/15/2017:
Hello ray2474968, thank you for taking the time to write a review of our course. We are sorry to hear that you had a subpar experience at our course and we appreciate your feedback about our course conditions and staff friendliness. Thank you for visiting Shalimar Country Club and we hope to earn your business again.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Shailmar Never Disappoints

Went to another course last Fall, they were closed and not ready for us!! Called around and Shalimar was more than willing to accommodate us on short notice. They are so friendly. It's 9 holes of challenging golf, always well maintained, and a great community neighbor -- 1st Tee, Junior Golf, you name it. Great food and drink prices. This is a jewel in the middle of Tempe, and their replay rates/policies are great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar Golf Club on 04/26/2018:
Hello Pilgrim99, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you had an excellent golf experience at Shalimar Golf Club in Tempe. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

No Longer Competitive

Have played this course for close to 10 years. Staff has always been very service-oriented and friendly, but I have no idea where the management has been getting their ideas. Pricing has been jacked up to the point where I can now easily find local regulation courses where I can play 18 holes for the same price that Shalimar is charging for 9. Even worse, though, is the dreadful condition that the course is almost always in, nearly every month of the year. Even the fairways are hard, rutted and covered with dead grass. Either that, or there's standing water everywhere across the course. No in-between, and neither extreme is at all desirable. What a tremendous gem this course used to be just a few years ago, and what an insult it has become.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Shalimar CC Management on 11/06/2017:
Thank you for golfing with us! Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated and we hope you come back to try us again.
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