Ocotillo Golf Club - Gold/Blue

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4.1
1186
5 Stars
559
4 Stars
463
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
29
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
86.7%
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1074 out of 1186 reviews
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4.1
1186
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
9
Staff Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
81.1%
Recommend this course
99 out of 122 reviews
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4.1
1186
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
14
Staff Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
82.5%
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212 out of 257 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7016
Slope 133
Rating 72.2
Type Public/Resort
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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Ocotillo Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Copper 72 7016 yards 72.2 133
Silver 72 6379 yards 70.0 125
Stone 72 6028 yards 68.7 118
Stone (W) 72 6028 yards 74.7 145
Turquoise (W) 72 5128 yards 69.6 124
Scorecard for Gold/Blue
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.7/134 415 534 390 386 212 538 399 203 468 3545 590 431 381 197 371 559 170 415 383 3497 7042
Blue M: 70.7/127 385 509 365 358 187 510 375 159 400 3248 502 378 353 159 342 533 142 372 350 3131 6379
White M: 69.0/120 W: 75.5/127 362 492 351 331 164 490 356 142 380 3068 480 361 338 142 328 518 126 338 329 2960 6028
Red W: 70.0/116 298 415 310 269 142 402 298 116 309 2559 404 331 289 108 304 454 107 311 261 2569 5128
Handicap 8 4 16 10 12 2 14 18 6 5 13 9 11 17 1 15 3 7
Par 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72

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
1186

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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Ugh

No driving range, bad tee boxes. What happen Phil? I have been playing Ocotillo for almost 20 yes and it’s the worse it has ever been.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Worst I Have Ever Seen It

I have played Ocotillo for years and this is the worst condition I have ever seen it. Very disappointed!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
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Previously Played

Poor Condition

While I have played Ocotillo many times I have never seen in this poor shape. I understand that the golf course is going through major renovations with the new ownership group however failing to disclose to the customers when they book, either over the phone or online, that your range is closed is also significant let down. With multiple temporary tee boxes along with burned out and spotty fairways the cost for this golf course was significantly higher than it should have been. I realize that in the end "short term pain is worth a long-term gain" however it was sad play a course I've played many times and see it in such bad shape. This course is a year to year and a half away from being in good shape again and certainly not worth the green fees they're charging even now.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Course under repair. No driving range. Practice greens are torn up.

A few tee boxes closed. Not one marshal on the course and the group in front of us were painfully slow. Greens need repair. Bunkers need repair. Worth maybe $30 to play tight now. Driving range was closed and we arrived early to warmup, disappointing. Course was super muddy. Play pick and clean.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great choice for golf

When I am in the area I love being able to play a couple of rounds on this course. There are 3 9 hole courses and I have been able to play different combinations.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Phil, what are you doing?

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Gold Course is in Poor Condition

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Under Repair

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.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Driving range closed.

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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good

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$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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