South at Boulders Golf Club & Resort

4.5628176471 4.6 stars from 5 (432)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6726 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
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

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6726 yards 71.9 140
White 71 6246 yards 70.0 134
Cooper 71 5642 yards 67.8 119
Gold 71 5141 yards 71.1 125
Red (W) 71 4716 yards 68.5 117

The Boulders Golf Club & Resort complex features two outstanding 18-hole courses. Both courses are very well maintained, and the scenery is incredible. Boulder's South Course is exactly the type of desert course people come to the Phoenix-Scottsdale resort corridor to play. A round of golf on the South kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which measures 421 yards from the blue tees, which is quickly followed by a short par 3, measuring 150 yards from the blue tees. Things get long on the fifth hole, a 545-yard par 5, which is just a warm-up for the 11th hole, a par 5 that measures 601 yards from the blue tees. It doesn't get much easier to finish: The 18th is a par 5 that measures 513 yards from the blue tees.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 432 Reviews
5 stars:
296
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

400 out of 432 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Course conditions a little rough"


Kathleen9684693's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways had clumps of wet grass everywhere, making play messy. Greens were sorely used - patches created rough surface. Despite rainy weather, course was being watered (?!) making fairway play very squishy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointing details for amount charged"


rdp5536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was challenging but in very good shape, problem was other details. Had to wait for space to hit balls to warm up on the range. Do not return to clubhouse on the South course, saw the cart girl stationary by the 9th hole but not again until the 15th hole. Front tire on the cart was bald. Parking break on the cart did not lock well and had to be stepped on many times to lock. Sprinkler heads on the par 5 were not marked which made determining lay-up distances difficult. Did not expect any of these cases when playing a course and paying this rate. Shared concerns with staff at clubhouse after round but no follow up from management.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000002834439's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u083705829's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Clearly a private course with it ‘s condition and service. Found that members alternate daily between the two courses."


u000002605141's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
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We played as a 2 some and still the pace of play was good.

Very enjoyable golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jimd6758's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u604120343's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Staff..."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
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Everyone we encountered was great excep for the starters..rather rude and no course info given..ie, pin placement, etc.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Avoid this course"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
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This course needs a total over overhaul . Greens were a disaster . No views at all and the course is closed in with dead or overgrown vegetation . Pace of lay was the slowest I have experienced but I rarely play scruffy courses such as The Boulders. Every one in our group quit on the 14th hole as the play was so slow we all lost our interest. Management said “too bad , you booked with GolfNow!!”


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u642729888's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Top Notch"


craigjossi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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Reviewed on

Great golf course. Played the North course. I have played this course several times. It is always in great shape and well maintained. I highly recommend it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great desert course"


u955534425's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
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This was a beautiful course and nice challenges. Rocks can either be a hindrance or a blessing, as in the case of my pinball luck on the first hole that landed me a bogey with a one putt :-).

Downsides were that this is a private resident course open to the public and the rangers were riding us for the first 9 even though we had 4 players and were close behind the group in front of us. They put 2somes and 3somes behind us who were riding us. Finally split us up but not effective because then we just ended up on top of the 4some in front of us. Very annoying and stressful for us vacationers who wanted to just relax and enjoy the $100 price tag. Also not enough water stations on the south course for it being a desert course. All in all would still play it again if the price was right.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Boulders South"


Mike3957025's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
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The course has incredible natural beauty with enormous features, boulders, framing several holes and fairways.

The driving range was nice, putting green in a different zip code which was not convenient. As a private course the members likely know their way around the complex. As a guest, the signage is lacking. It is easy to make wrong turns.

The course is beautiful, demanding. The ranger manages to a 4.5 hour round so take extra balls. You won’t be allowed to look for your wayward shots. The desert setting is nice.

We are at “the grill” after the round and the food there is just OK. They could do better.

Course intended for better golfers. Maybe those with handicaps less than 12?

Have fun, worth the visit.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course a little too expensive"


Jlauf815's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was beautiful and I saved $20 or $30 for a HOT deal. The condition of fairways and rough were great, but several Greens had bad spots on the greens . I would play this course a lot more if the Greens fees were 25% less. I will look for another Hot Deal though. One of the thing I liked most is that the Practice Green was same exact speed as course greens and the stimp speed was posted at 11 near the starter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great condition, great pace of play."


Thomas1993's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
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Course was in fantastic shape, very challenging layout. I’ll be playing the Boulders on each of my visits.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"One of my favorites"


u000001807459's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/29/2017
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Reviewed on

Excellent greens...you can fire at the pins. Always in great shape and fun to play. Even the “members “ were friendly


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u653803392's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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This course was very different from the other 6 we played. The scenery is really cool and makes you feel like your a flinstone. It was the shortest course we played (7000) but was still challenging enough off the tee and around the greens. Course was in GREAT shape and would recommend any skill level to play this one as it has like 7 tee boxes for all skill levels


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great views, But pricey"


Pietrini99's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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View of the boulders were spectacular. Fairways were in good consition but the rough was dried out which made the course a ball eater. A bit pricey for the conditions as a result. We learned that the course did not overseed in the fall which probably affected the rough and other parts of the course. Nonetheless an enjoyable round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



clienesch's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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