Ocotillo Golf Club - White/Gold
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.
|Turquoise (W)||71||5124 yards||69.3||118|
|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|
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Course was in great shape and greens were very consistent
Great course for the money. Grass was in good shape, greens were true. Pace of play ran like a German clock. Definitely a play if you’re around Chandler.
Golf as it should be
Pleasant day, great facility, friendly staff, perfect pace of play, nice layout. Water on every hole but not always in play unless you hit some terrible shots. Course was crowded but never slow. Well managed. Some tee's needed a little TLC, sand traps were inconsistent...but the fairways and greens were well manicured. All in all...an exceptional daily use course. We were in for Spring Training and would absolutely play it again.
Playing tough with deeper rough
The recent rains mean the rough is thicker than usual on some holes.
Ponds are very full.
Greens are running true, but the tee boxes need some grass and because the markers were close together, you couldn’t always get a flat lie.
SURF & TURF
Or should I say surf & sand. Lots of both. Everyone loses balls in the many water holes. A beautiful course with varied layouts. Great scenery, nice homes and ducks gone wild! A challenging course for anyone. Every shot becomes more important than the last one. Worth the trip and greens fees.
There’s good and bad on the Blue/White at Ocotillo
The courses fairways were much improved since December. 2018. However the tee boxes definitely need ALOT of work!!! It’s also evident that the greens were partially damaged by the rainfall and then the hard freezes. They are playable but the course cannot keep up with the amount of people that golf this course on a daily basis. It’s very busy!
Yes there is water, but it won’t penalize you if you just plan your shots. Great layout, great conditions, friendly staff, definitely going to play this again. Don’t think twice, book a round.
The course is in amazing shape. There is water on 24 of the 27 holes. Believe me you are thankful to play those 3 holes on the White course. The fairways are like a finely trim carpet and the green carry a decent amount of speed. The only negative is that it seems they didn’t do anything with the bunkers. They were as hard as anything I’ve played.
Overall a good experience
Nice challenging classic layout with plenty of water.. Fairways and rough are in superior shape. The tee boxes have far too much crowning, they need to be leveled out and bunkers need fresh sand. The clubhouse is excellent and overall a really good experience.
Nice Course Slow Play
We always enjoy playing Ocotillo however the pace of play was brutal! 5 hours. Waited every shot from the first tee. No Marshall’s. I suspect they don’t have sufficient time between tee times and just put as many people out as they can.
Very enjoyable course to play. Makes you think about your shot selection. Many scenic water holes and interesting greens.
Good layout, fast greens, bunkers were a little scuffed due to recent weather. I would come back.