Ocotillo Golf Club - White/Gold

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4.1
1278
5 Stars
598
4 Stars
498
3 Stars
103
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
32
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
85.5%
Recommend this course
1153 out of 1278 reviews
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4.2
89
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.6%
Recommend this course
78 out of 89 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
181
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.2%
Recommend this course
147 out of 181 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6804 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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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
1278

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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Conditions Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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4.0
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Course was in great shape and greens were very consistent

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Chad

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

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

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!

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

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.

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

Great shape

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously 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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout.

Very enjoyable course to play. Makes you think about your shot selection. Many scenic water holes and interesting greens.

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

Good layout, fast greens, bunkers were a little scuffed due to recent weather. I would come back.

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