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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 7042 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.2

The Ocotillo Golf Resort sits on 185 acres and features lush contoured fairways that flow gently amid patches of mature trees, vibrant flower beds, pretty waterfalls and numerous lakes.

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.

Two holes stand out on the Gold: No. 5 is a 212-yard par 3 with water running down the entire left side; and No. 9 is a 468-yard par 4 with a carry over water from the tee -- water that dissects the fairway about 50 yards short of the green and water left to the green. Par there is a great score.

Ocotillo's Blue Course is a watery grave; water comes into play on eight of the nine holes. It's not overly long but there's so much water the length becomes irrelevant. The best hole may be No. 1, a 590-yard par 5. Big hitters are faced with the classic risk-reward: Do they lay-up on their second shot or try to fly a tributary that splits the fairway about 50 yards short of the green?

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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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Arizona (2014 #13)

Reviews

4.1
1387 Reviews (1387)

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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This is the fourth time I've played the course. The fairways, rough and greens are in excellent condition. The only negative is the bird poop. Because of the large amount of water on the course there are a considerable number of water fowl. that is my only negative. other than the bird issue the place is beautiful.

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Great Course

This is one of my favorite courses in the Phoenix area. The whole course is in great shape (including the rough). The greens are a test but role true. We played the round in 4 hrs 20 minutes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Ocotillo

The course was in great shape. Fairways, tee boxes and greens were beautiful. Our group got a really good rate here and decided to play. We were not disappointed. Great course. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Ocotillo

This is a very nice course and is in great shape. The pace of play was such that we were waiting at every tee box for at least one foursome.
The course is a 27 hole layout with water in play on every hole and sand on many of the same holes guarding the greens. The fairways are narrow, well maintained and the rough is well manicured. The greens are fast and undulating.
The pro shop is well stocked and the staff friendly. I have no knowledge of other facilities. The practice area is small and crowded.
The green fees are in my opinion a little steep, but on par for a resort course. I would recommend anyone try this course at least once.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

For public crs some pin placement were very unfair for the average golfer.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Ok

Nice course except there is bird poop everywhere on shoes clubs golfball and it’s smelly ugh

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

Tournament focused

Ran into a slow tournament on the front 9...They figured it was our responsibility to play the back faster to make up for the slow front 9.☹ Marshall kept telling us he needed people off the gold course by 1.30 for another tournament...Did he really need to push so hard on the 17th hole...? Would give it a pass next time..

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ocotillo hacking

Course in really good shape. Greens hard and fast and undulating. Lots of water which comes in play on several holes. Paired with a two young men who were great to play with. Love to have several beers while I play but the exorbitant price for beverages did not allow me to partake

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Solid!

Course was in good shape. Very few bad or thin spots. Wall to wall green grass was so refreshing. Well done Ocotillo, well done! Best course on our trip.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overwatered

While the course was in good condition, the complete over seeding of the terrain including the rough, it slowed the round down and forced almost a lift, clean and replace approach despite being in the middle of the fairway. There was an unusual amount of moisture on the course given there has been little rain in the area. The aprons around the green were not properly cut to an appropriate length.
Because of the early start to our round, countless course maintenance people were working on the course but rarely provided the courtesy and consideration for the golfers to take their shots.

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

Get it together Ocotillo

I have played here many times before and will continue but today was just not there day . Very unorganized start. Groups running into each other as you were making the turns . We started between two groups that finished there front nine .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ocotillo

Wet swamp not good for golfing. Overwatered swamp land.

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

The overall condition was very good, would be nice if there were gps on the cart, would help for distances to targets and the water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging fun course for the dollar

Nice course with three nine hole layouts. Greens are rolling nicely, fairways in very good shape. Fairly wide fairways, but water does come into play on many holes. Great staff and nice patio bar to catch a cold one after the round,and pace of play for us was 4 hours. Only negative is some holes have alot of bird poop due to many geese,ducks,pigeons who are attracted to the water there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful water features excellent layout

Ocotillo is such a great value for the money - the staff is great all three nines offer a challenging yet fair test of golf with beautiful views and picturesque hole layouts.
For the price you can’t beat it in the Phoenix area in the winter.
I look forward to playing it all winter and summer as the combination of the 3 nines gives you a new “look” each time I play.
Great track highly Reccomended!

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

Premium value

Played Ocotillo for the second time today and despite a lengthy frost delay, we still got it around the links in good time. I would say today the course was very moist (mother nature’s doing)but think the fairways, especially close to the green structures were cut a bit too tight. Well worth the trip south to chandler

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average

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