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4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
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Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
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Layout
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Layout
4.6
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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

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Reviews

4.1
1343 Reviews (1343)

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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Incompetent

I have now played this course twice in the last year. Both times the course was in average shape and the pace of play was terrible with no Marshall present. But the worst thing about this course is their inability to process my credit card payments properly. The first time the card was rejected so I had to go to an offsite ATM to get cash and pay them costing me gas and ATM fees. The personnel at the desk did not know how to use the credit card machine properly. This time the machine is down so they have to process the payment the old way by paper slip and proceed to charge me twice. I will never be back due to their obvious incompetence.

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Amenities Good
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Conditions Good
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Pace Good
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4.0

Very enjoyable round

Target golf course, very enjoyable. Great rate with the summer pass.

Conditions Good
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Perfect weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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4.0
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Previously Played

Challenging and fun

Our foursome included a brand new golfer, we had a great time and finished in 4:15

Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
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3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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2.0
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The fairways are in very bad shape. They shouldn’t charge as much when the course is in such bad shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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Wonderful Club & Course

Played the Gold Course. Greens were in great condition; firm and putts rolled really well and even. Fairways were pretty patchy. I would say the overall condition would be average for this time of year in Phoenix but thought it should be better since the course bears Phil’s name and logo. Put a lot of money in to the clubhouse, why not the course itself.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent

I just wish it was a pinch less expensive so I could play it more often. It’s a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ocotillo Golf

Played this course because a friend likes to play it. I found the fairways to be in great shape as well as the tee boxes, the greens were poor. We play twice a week at courses around the Phoenix Metro area. The greens at Ocotillo were terribly slow and bumpy. The worst greens we have played. Difficult to put because of the speed of the greens. Conditions as they were I would not recommend this as a course to play. There are much better courses in the area and at a lower price.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Phil's Pholly

It's been awhile since I last played Ocotillo. Gold/Blue courses today. White course my fav. Greens a lot slower than I remember. Likely due to letting the Bermuda take hold. Fairways & rough areas in great shape! The course is still fun to play!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

It’s in superb shape. It’s challenging. Green everywhere. I absolutely love it and return to it ASAP

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome courses

Amazing course. Not for the average player. Mistakes will cost you double and triple bogeys but I absolutely love it

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average

Stay & Play Offers

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Valid dates: Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Golf Package Special for October starts at $199.00 for 1 or 2 golfers, Monday to Thursday. Golf included for each nights stay. Call 520-577-4092 to add additional golfers to the package.
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