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4.1
1457 Reviews (1457)
5 Stars
667
4 Stars
572
3 Stars
121
2 Stars
58
1 Stars
39
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
85.0%
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1303 out of 1457 reviews
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3.6
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
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26 out of 39 reviews
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4.0
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
81.6%
Recommend this course
84 out of 103 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6830 yards
Slope 128
Rating 71.5

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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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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2014 #13)

Reviews

4.1
1457 Reviews (1457)

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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Amazing views, crappy employees

Great course and great views, but man the staff is incredible rude everytime I go. They don’t care about their customers at all. Only thing they care about is money. I get dirty looks all the time for not tipping the employees to clean my clubs. I don’t let them do it. It’s not my responsibility to pay them. The manager is very rude and has no respect for people, one time I was putting at hole on the practice green, and he told me to go somewhere else out of nowhere so I tell him plenty of other holes he could go to to teach his lesson to someone, communicating like a normal person and then he threatens to ban me from the course, not the first time he has acted like that to me or other golfers at the course. Really Wish the employees had more respect for everyone that comes to the course

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Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Conditions Excellent
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4.0
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Always a pleasure

It's always a pleasure to play Ocotillo, and today was no exception. I laugh when I read reviews this time of year for poor conditions - when most courses are closed for overseeding, Ocotillo rotates their 3 nines to keep the golf going. Sure the conditions aren't peak season standard, but I guess the complainers would rather not be playing at all. Played nice and quick on a Thurs morning. Actually played the same ball all 18 holes, which shows you can avoid the water if you're careful. Very warm welcome at the bag drop by the youngsters there, unfortunately almost never the same in the Pro Shop. Maybe that's why this 27 hole gem always struggles, the indifference consistently shown inside. But Sheila was great on the drink cart and the course is always fun to play, albeit probably a little pricier than the value suggests. I can't give it a 5-star rating because it just doesn't have that championship feel, but still worth playing from time to time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
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3.0
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First Time Playing

Unfriendly staff

Course was just OK. Layout the same. Pace of play painfully slow. Golf Staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. People at the bar and on-course concession cart were nice. I will not be returning.

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Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bring your SCUBA gear

My God there's a lot of water on this course. Plan your shots accordingly. There's only 4 or 5 holes where water does not come into play.

Otherwise, we had a great time and it's a wonderful course that is very well taken care of.

We usually play the easier shorter courses but like to challenge ourselves on occasion and this one was very challenging indeed. Still had a lot of fun. We were golfing in perfect weather at a well cared for course. What is to complain about?

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid Local course

Course was in great shape for late summer. Over seeding is gonna start soon and this course still did not disappoint! Will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Overall great course but WAY TOO WET.

Course was very wet in way to many locations.. I had multiple shots that landed in the fairway or just off and they were sitting in larger wet areas.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fairways and greens were in excellent condition, which is surprising considering its summer. Real enjoyable and played in less than 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff

Greens were solid considering we are in the dead heat of AZ summers. Lots of loose grass on the fairways from lawn mowers but wasn’t too bad. Overall good time. I’d love to play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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