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4.0
1431 Reviews (1431)
5 Stars
657
4 Stars
562
3 Stars
119
2 Stars
56
1 Stars
37
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
83.7%
Recommend this course
1283 out of 1431 reviews
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4.0
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.6%
Recommend this course
57 out of 69 reviews
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4.0
105 Reviews (105)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
82.9%
Recommend this course
87 out of 105 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

4.0
1431 Reviews (1431)

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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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

No value for price

I have played this coarse pre and post pandemic. Same poor conditions. Nice club house, views of homes and water features. Coarse and amenities not worth the price, ground conditions are some the worst I have seen. Most likely will not play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Water

Water on ever hole, Over blind hills and around blind doglegs. No course map available, not really worth playing compared to the other courses in the valley. There’s a difference between a challenging course and this ridiculous setup.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ocotillo Golf

Layout is very nice; if you are comfortable playing with water hazards on almost every hole, you are good as it is not very difficult. The fair way condition is another matter as many holes have raw patches around the green. For this price, I would go elsewhere until ground condition improves significantly. Finally pace of play was slow even on mid Friday morning.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT

I have played Ocotillo many times thru the years and for what we paid was way overpriced for the condition of this golf course. I took a friend who never played it before and hyped it up quite a bit and once we got playing and seen the condition I was quite shocked and disappointed especially on the Gold course. Then the grille had 2 choices for sandwiches a hot dog, a ham or turkey sandwich ….we both got turkey and it looked like something you get at Circle K EXCEPT FOR THE 16.00 PRICE. IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE I SPEND MY MONEY THERE AGAIN

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

What happened

My friends and I used to play here all the time and never had any issues with conditions of course and service in grill. Something has changed and I realize its June so I will give the course condition a pass but the service and menu options in the grill are non existent. The server stood behind the bar on her phone the whole time and seemed to be ok with that. The menu consisted of a few over priced sandwiches and hot dog. I realize the management company focuses their efforts on banquets and wedding but they may as well put a self service cooler in the grill because it would provide better service and cost less on labor!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad review

Trying to figure out why my review last week didn't show up? But others have. This course is not worth the posted money. Beware.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

The course was in good shape. The greens rolled nicely. There is a lot of water in play throughout the course so accuracy is paramount. I was a bit disappointed that there was a junior tournament in progress but I didn’t see that advertised when booking my round. This made things pretty congested at the start even though the tournament utilized a different course. Also, the beverage cart service was really not happening. We saw her once during our entire round. Overall, a pretty course and in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I should have stayed home

Course was going thru grass season changes and it didn’t help that I played like shi@ I should have stayed home that day

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great courses

I played all three nines and they are all awesome, the course is in great condition for this time of year and I will be back many more times, super nice and helpful beverage lady

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in the East Valley

I have played a ton of golf lately. Trilogy, Lone Tree, Bear Creek, Superstition and Kokopelli - this course is heads up all of them. Great layout, chipping and putting green, good range, awesome cart girl, good staff, and beautiful green well cared for holes. Loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great golf course

Personnel where friendly and professional. The course is in excellent condition. We played in 3.5 hours. Great day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Ocotillo Golf Club - Blue/White!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good time

Had a good time, head scratcher as to why we had 2 singles and a twosome right behind us. As we were a foursome seemed like we were pulling over to let someone play through every other hole for the first 5 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Canadian golfer

Course was in really good shape, tee boxes, fairways and sand traps where great, greens had some dead patches but didn’t effect the roll on the ball! I was happy with course and would definitely play there again thanks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

We had a good time

The course was in good condition. The cart girl was great. Have always like this place. We will be going back

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

In need of attitude adjustment

I love this course. Love the layout. I live on the course. I am an Oasis card holder. But after defending it for years I have to say it. Aside from the food and beverage service staff, and the guys at the bag drop, the attitude around here needs help. In the pro shop that attitude varies from arrogant, to downright grumpy (yesterday afternoon). They are doing nothing to make a customer feel special. It saddens me to say, but yesterday, after playing here together dozens and dozens and dozens of times, my wife said she didn’t want to play here any more.

Please fix this Ocotillo!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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