Ocotillo Golf Club - White/Gold

4.1366352941 4.1 stars from 5 (1181)
  • 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 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 1181 Reviews
5 stars:
558
4 stars:
462
3 stars:
90
2 stars:
43
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

1072 out of 1174 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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Eric4892638's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Phil, what are you doing?"


Shuff's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the 4th of July, never seen the fairways look so bad and the traps are still pathetic. Fairways are 70% mud. Phil needs to put a little more of his money into this course. Will be back, but not until course returns to being playable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Gold Course is in Poor Condition"


smann322's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The gold course was in such poor shape that two players in my foursome quit after 3 holes. There was very little grass in the fairways and very wet.

The white course was better but still nothing to rave about.

I know it is in July but it compares very unfavorably to other courses in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Under Repair"


Joepwolfe's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The fairways had huge areas where the grass had died and is now just mud. Other areas of the fairways were too wet. The greens were in good shape but a bit slow. Some tee boxes were under total replacement.

I won't play this course until they can keep the grass growing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Driving range closed."


tmiller171's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

My main reason for writing this review is to let you all know that the range is closed. Not sure how long it will be closed but there is some construction being done. I will ad that the majority of the fairways are shot. It's not even easy to find a place with grass in the fairway to move your ball to.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Stay away for now"


u000001352355's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This is normally one of my favorite courses in the area. Wow! They have really lost it. Almost no grass in the fairways and the greens are marginal at best. Traps should be played as ground under repair. Not sure they can get it fixed until later this fall. What a shame!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Needs a lot of work"


rpdunn's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course has been a favorite of mine for over a decade but has deteriorated quickly and is not anywhere near what it was when Troon managed it. Tee boxes are uneven. Many of the fairways are nearly dead. Sand traps are like hitting off the cart path. Hopeful Mickelson’s group will drop a ton of money in it over the next 6 months because it needs it. I won’t play it again nor will I recommend it until it is in much better shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fun course"


Laurieandersson's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course...not sure why we (2 of us) were paired up with other players when the course were virtually open. 2 somes would have sped up the pace of play and made it more enjoyable. Good condition on the greens and tee boxes...the fairways were marginable, at best.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course is usually in great shape."


davidspoehr's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is usually in great shape. Live nearby and have played there often. Always recommending it to my friends. But this time was the worse I’ve ever seen the course. I played the white and gold. The fairways were in terrible shape. I hope whatever the problem is it can be remedied because I enjoy playing there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Terrible, Avoid at all costs"


u2846724's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course needs to be shut down for repair. It was absolutely embarrassing... Range, tee box, fairways, and greens were all roached. A lot better courses out there for way less... hopefully this is better in prime season. I hate to leave a review like this, but it was horrendous.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Very bad shape"


golfer1953's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times through the years, this is the absolute worst condition that this course has ever been in. For them to charge 50 bucks to play it is ridiculous, fairways were dead playing off dirt and the greens were horrible. They need to shut this course down and fix it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Kwamie42's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"My home course"


MNMHoltum's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love ocotillo. Play here weekly infact.

Greens are the beat part of this course, everything rolls true and fast to where you actually get to putt rather that hit your ball with your putter


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great layout but awful summer conditions"


redcoyote12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved this course layout in the winter, but the fairways are absolutely baked right now. Brown, cracked, and ugly. I know it's the middle of June, but other courses charge less $ with greener tracks right now. Otherwise it was a good round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"What an outstanding course"


u000007790671's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very well kept and just enough degree of difficulty to make you want to come again and again to improve. Staff was top shelf and very accommodating.


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


"ABSOLUTE DUMP!!! DO NOT PLAY!!"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Ocotillo today and it is an absolute dump!! Stay away. Virtually every aspect of the course is a mess!

TOTAL RIP OFF!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I don't recommend this course



u774668369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Grab a course map!!"


zachbahl's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course because of how challenging it is and forces you to play strategic target golf. I say grab a course map because there are hills you play that water is waiting just on the other side. Course is built for the more accurate player. One bit of criticism is the grill onsite. If you're trying grab food at the turn; hot dogs are the safe bet. Since they make it all from scratch, so if you wait to order. You could be sitting there for 15 minutes.

It's a fun course, definitely a must play if you're in the south part of the Valley.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course Condition"


gainesscott's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in poor condition and when we played it in May it was in perfect condition. The staff wasn't helpful there are 3 different 9's and was not told where to go and when one of the attendants finally told us which one to go to we got yelled at by a foursome that we are on the wrong course and another person came out to take us to the right one. We didn't get help unloading our bags until after I put them on one of the carts. It wasn't a good experience I know the price was great but really wasn't worth it at this time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Gouging"


gman71187's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Ocotillo is typically a nice course, no problem with it. But the beer costs are now completely outrageous and charging for range balls on a pathetic driving range is a scam. Not one even lie or footing on the range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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