Ocotillo Golf Club - White/Gold

4.1969117647 4.2 stars from 5 (1156)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6804 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 71.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1156 Reviews
5 stars:
551
4 stars:
456
3 stars:
89
2 stars:
40
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

1059 out of 1149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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Reviews


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"Decent Round"


Gilbert12's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bit of a mixed review as I do enjoy the course and the staff however be prepared for a slower than average pace. Staff are friendly and helpful but this is offset by the pace of play. I do enjoy the course but am not certain i would play again unless I was one of the first t times off in the morning ensuring I wouldn't have to contend with the pace of play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great track"


kevinjpeters's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Fairways were lush, greens rolled true. Course is scoreable, but you can get in trouble fast with hazards and tiered greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Binnar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Service personnel all on ear pieces, didn't acknowledge my presence as they were more connected to golf shop. Had to wait when I came with my bag and no one else around. Otherwise everything was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



dwstyner's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging round"


richsedakis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very challenging fairways and greens in good shape.

Seemed like water on every hole

Sand traps could’ve used more sand but might have just been wet from morning sprinkling. Tee time was 6:45 am. Will play again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"a fun track"


bshlapak's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Enjoyed my round. played with 3 people who knew the layout of the course very well. That was a big help, having someone guide. Course was in excellent shape. We were scheduled to play the gold course, but they opened up the blue course which is good, because it was starting to back up. will definitely go back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Looks are deceiving"


craigmaas4's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Don't let the water you see in pictures scare you. The water doesn't come into play all that much and it is a fairly easy course with a pretty simple layout.

Course was in pretty good condition when we played. Fairways and greens were in good shape. However, some of the tees were pretty rough and the bunkers were in bad shape. The bunkers I found had little sand what were full of rocks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Most golfing"


GThompson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great place to play lots if water hazards bring extra balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout, fairways and greens were in very good shape. Time of play was too long (Friday, Apr 27, 2018)"


tolim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, fairways and greens were in very good shape. Time of play was too long (Friday, Apr 27, 2018)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Florida type golf in Arizona"


Richie4326581's avatar
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Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very high quality golf facility. Course is in great shape,greens fairways are lush and perfect. Tap room, staff and starter are all fantastic representatives of the course. This course is not a desert course, lots of water here. Lots of memorable hole. 1, 10 and 18 are fun holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable"


FrugalFather's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good condition. I played with a member which was a real benefit as he provided me with some good course tips. There were 150 yard markers but it would also have been nice to have additional yardage markers. I had lunch in the restaurant and the food was good.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth the drive"


u643669194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found this to be an excellent value course in the greater Phoenix area. There is lots of variety in the three nines available and all were in excellent shape the day we played. Warming up, there is an extensive practice area, with the practice greens mirroring the pace and texture of the course greens, which isn’t always the case. We’ll be back for sure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



lmelnyk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"If you haven’t played here... you should"


AzJim2012's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track, excellent service and amenities, everything you could ask for and more.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"over crowded"


Meadowlarkhayes's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had to wait for a cart for our 12:25 tee time.

The staff was pleasant but confused about how to handle the crush of players. Heard they booked 360 rounds that day from an employee!!!

5 plus hours for our round, never saw a marshal except at the start. He was good.

played here twice before. Never this over booked.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great track!"


dadmol56's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We’ve played this course many times when we travel down for some sunshine and love it. Great staff and amenities. I was a little disappointed in some of the course conditions however. I don’t recall muddy and dead areas. Still had a great time with a fun couple we met.

Idaho Lefty


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Water, Water, Water"


u000001399171's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had not played this course in about 10 years and all I could remember was water. This time, all the water was still there but really you should be able to play around it. I am a 17 handicap and only lost 2 balls, one of those in the water fall on Blue #9, the other up in a tree (it never came down). Sadly the wind caused some issues at 22mph gusting to 40+ mph, we probably should have rescheduled to get the best experience but we didn’t.

All staff were great from check in to cart ladies but the starter was especially welcoming and helpful. I especially liked his comment “we have 27 holes at Ocotillo and 24 have water opportunities”, opportunities, that’s a classic. We paid $55 and for sure a good value with the course in very good condition vs many that are very dry in the valley following a long drought but I guess they do have lots of access to water at Ocotillo!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Letiteat's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Wonderful Golf Course"


kbudzak's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is by far one of my most favored courses. It is in exceptional shape. It certainly helps to play with someone who knows the layout as there is plenty of water to consume your golf balls. This course will remain on my MUST play list each tome I return to the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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