Ocotillo Golf Club - White/Gold

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4.1
1190
5 Stars
559
4 Stars
465
3 Stars
92
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
86.4%
Recommend this course
1076 out of 1183 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
89
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
75.3%
Recommend this course
67 out of 89 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
245
5 Stars
95
4 Stars
95
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
204 out of 245 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6804
Slope 128
Rating 71.5
Type Public/Resort
If you come to Arizona to play desert golf, forget about Ocotillo. Ocotillo is a refreshing change of pace from most of the Valley's courses precisely because it isn't surrounded by desert. The White Course is the most unique of the three. It has only one par 5, and the water is a factor on just five of the holes. But it also has the best hole on the property -- the 479-yard, par-4 ninth, which used to be an easy par 5 but is now a treacherous finishing touch. The Gold nine is a devilish test and not just because water comes into play on six of the holes. The greens have a lot of slope in them and are difficult to read. And some pin placements are brutal; hit a downhill putt two feet past the hole, and it might roll down into a swale and 30 feet by. Uphill putts, on the other hand, are extremely difficult to get to the hole, if for no other reason than Ocotillo's greens aren't as fast as some of the Valley's marquee desert courses.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Copper 71 6804 yards 71.5 128
Silver 71 6279 yards 69.7 122
Blue 71 6279 yards 70.5 124
Stone 71 5925 yards 68.4 119
Turquoise (W) 71 5124 yards 69.3 118
Scorecard for White/Gold
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.0/130 385 532 162 340 417 425 179 366 479 3285 415 534 390 386 212 538 399 203 468 3545 6830
Blue M: 70.5/124 356 495 158 318 388 395 157 331 433 3031 385 509 365 358 187 510 375 159 400 3248 6279
White M: 68.8/119 W: 74.1/124 346 475 128 299 378 376 136 319 400 2857 362 492 351 331 164 490 356 142 380 3068 5925
Red W: 69.7/111 314 426 112 259 323 341 117 294 379 2565 298 415 310 269 142 402 298 116 309 2559 5124
Handicap 11 1 13 9 7 5 17 15 3 8 4 16 10 12 2 14 18 6
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ted Robinson, Sr. (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

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Reviews

4.1
1190

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 104
Patio Dining 95
19th Hole Scenic Views 56
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 228
Bunkers 134
Forced Carries 110
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 116
Locals 97
Playing Multiple Courses 82
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 119
Worth the Drive 104
In the 'Burbs 71
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

MEH

Hard to say, it took 5 1/2 hours to finish the round. Not sure what good the course marshal's are for. If this were the first time playing here it would be my last time. Luckily I know this is normal but it would be nice to see the marshals' or course ranger grow a pair of balls and enforce some etiquette. I'll probably be back, but no time soon. Just sad.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Water water everywhere

Grea rates this time of year I was disappointed to find that the gold coruse was being scalped so the only thing green on that course is the tee boxes and geeens. They could at least update the booking site to let you know. Other than that, I had a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A must play course

Slightly slow play on front but pace picked up on back side. Course was in good condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout, Needs TLC

The bunkers have no sand in them. The greens were rolling at maybe a 6 or 7. If they were to speed the greens up and get stand in the bunkers, this course would be AWESOME. The tee boxes were long and shaggy as well.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ugh

No driving range, bad tee boxes. What happen Phil? I have been playing Ocotillo for almost 20 yes and it’s the worse it has ever been.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worst I Have Ever Seen It

I have played Ocotillo for years and this is the worst condition I have ever seen it. Very disappointed!!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Poor Condition

While I have played Ocotillo many times I have never seen in this poor shape. I understand that the golf course is going through major renovations with the new ownership group however failing to disclose to the customers when they book, either over the phone or online, that your range is closed is also significant let down. With multiple temporary tee boxes along with burned out and spotty fairways the cost for this golf course was significantly higher than it should have been. I realize that in the end "short term pain is worth a long-term gain" however it was sad play a course I've played many times and see it in such bad shape. This course is a year to year and a half away from being in good shape again and certainly not worth the green fees they're charging even now.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course under repair. No driving range. Practice greens are torn up.

A few tee boxes closed. Not one marshal on the course and the group in front of us were painfully slow. Greens need repair. Bunkers need repair. Worth maybe $30 to play tight now. Driving range was closed and we arrived early to warmup, disappointing.

Course was super muddy. Play pick and clean.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great choice for golf

When I am in the area I love being able to play a couple of rounds on this course. There are 3 9 hole courses and I have been able to play different combinations.

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