Ocotillo Golf Club - White/Gold

4.2188764706 4.2 stars from 5 (1069)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6612 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
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

Walking allowed: Yes
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
Championship 71 6612 yards 71.3 131
Middle 71 6297 yards 70.0 125
Other 71 5958 yards 68.4 122
Forward (W) 71 5124 yards 71.0 125

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: 4.3 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 1069 Reviews
5 stars:
509
4 stars:
422
3 stars:
82
2 stars:
36
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

980 out of 1062 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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"Ideas"


Ray6981089's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
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Reviewed on

The starter needs to encourage players to fill divots, I used 4 bottles.

Duck and geese are making a mess of the course. It’s going to kill your business.

Please listen I love this course


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


Bob8753620's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We recently played the Blue/White nines at Ocotillo and very much enjoyed our round. The course ownership change has clearly resulted in improved conditions ( new irrigation system last summer) as evidenced by the full tee sheet on the day we played. Although there are lots of water hazards on the course, it is a fair test of golf if you strategically place your shots on the generous fairways and remain below the hole on many of the undulating greens. The bar/grill and outside patio facing the course provided a great atmosphere for a beverage and meal afterwards. Many of the tee boxes are "crowned" which we understand will be addressed by the Greens Superintendent next summer. Definately a "must play" course if you are in the Phoenix area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good but course has slipped a little"


u000004125241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Had a good enjoyable round - cost on golf now has increased in last few years . Was kinda surprised we had to pay for driving range balls after paying about $150 for 2 of us . Sand traps -some are kinda hard ,not much sand . Overall course was good . Staff was fine. But not as friendly as past years . Have played here 10/12 times in last 8 years. Was cold so had to weight 1/2 hour to 45 minutes because of frost . Very understandable and not a problem.. breakfast was available, little pricy bu good. Like I said , have always enjoyed this course. Water on 24 of 27 holes makes it challenging. It just seems employees not as pleasant, (not rude in any way). And course trending south a little south.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Scenic"


Paul2911585's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Nice residential layout, plenty of water. Weak link of course condition is no sand in the bunkers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Bbrown3180's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Reviewed on

It took us 5 1/2 hours to play very slow looked like the course was overbooked. Pro shop and kitchen were closed when we finished at 6 o’clock . Greens were terrible they look like mine fields don’t think they have fixed a ball mark in the past 5 years.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Cart path only Boo! Poop everywhere disgusting mess"


392700dpc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Please clean up goose and coot poop it was disgusting I was not impressed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Beautiful layout and course conditions"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
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Reviewed on

This course has great fairways and challenging greens. Very well maintained and very enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best 3 and half hours in Phoenix"


bjames0125's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played early but not before sun up and the four of us played in 3 and half hours what a treat!

As usual the course and staff were top notch and the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nodak"


u785231293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. The entire course was green which is so much better than most courses that just water their fairways and greens. The gold course was beautiful because and water ways came right up to the fairways. Lots of ducks and geese. Most homes had pontoons.

I would encourage you to have extra balls as it is challenging with all the water on the course. The greens were not flat which made them very challenging but exciting


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000002038169's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Need better course layout map"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course but not freat for first time guests as the small map on the score card is very hard to read and as a result we found ourselves making incorrect shot decisions as we had no idea of distances to water and, in some cases, where the green was. They need to provide a course booklet with yardages for first time guests.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a beautiful course, price was very reasonable


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


"Water"


Ralph1803222's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoy playing this course. We got out right on time and played in 4 hours with very little waiting during the round. Course management is important here with water in play on most of the holes. The course was in very good condition except for a few areas of the fairways being very wet and the greens were pockmarked with dead grass from ball marks (but still rolled well). Greens are very challenging. I'll be back next week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Alan3767047's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great conditions, friendly staff"


u000001054685's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course. Challenging layout with all the water.


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


"Great value for the money."


Robert2134227's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn’t score well due to playing across water on all 18 holes, but enjoyed the challenge. Course is in great shape, and the pace of play was great. Course is very well maintained. Staff is very professional. Will play again while we’re in the area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tough course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For seniors that don’t hit the ball far, it is a long course even off the White tee box. The course is in great condition and a wonderful experience.


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



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