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Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6782 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.3

Ocotillo is a one-of-a-kind golf spot in a state full of top golf spots, and the four-star golf course is suitable for both golf upstarts and old-timers.

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?

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.

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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
1336 Reviews (1336)

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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4.0

Very enjoyable round

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Challenging and fun

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

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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Plays A few times a week
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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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Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
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
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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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
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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
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
Verified Purchaser
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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, rude course ranger

Had a great round playing at this course yesterday, very challenging but if you’re able to place your shots then you’ll be fine. The course itself was in spectacular condition, best one I’ve played here in AZ. A few tee boxes were over watered and very wet but other than that no complaints about the course. However, the course ranger was very rude when he approached us. There was two twosomes in front of us, don’t know why they weren’t paired together, but they got ahead pretty quick considering there was only TWO of them on each hole. The guys behind us, who were decently good, were riding us the entire time and would tee off while we were still on the fairway. The ranger, Frank, came up to us and said that we were twenty minutes behind and then radioed to the club house twice calling us “the slow group” to our faces. After the ranger had gotten the okay to finally let the guys behind us go ahead of us, everything was fine. No delays, no backups on holes, no one riding up on anyone. After stopping for about 10 to 15 minutes to let the guys play through on a hole we managed to finish our round at 4:15 minutes, 5 minutes behind what the scheduled time is. Considering that we had to stop for an extended period of time after being told were we’re behind and still finishing at that time was insulting, especially since we had guests in town with us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Sorry peconners the Ranger could use some etiquette lessons but you were playing too slowly. Your attitude reminded me of those "left lane hogs" we all encounter on the highways and who lead to many accidents nationwide. 4 hours for a round of golf should be a maximum not your goal and if another foursome was pressing you it was because they were getting extremely frustrated in the Desert heat at waiting over every shot. We have played golfnow.com rounds this past week in 2 hours 50 and two hours 55. You should have invited the group behind to play through without being told and you would have spared yourself (and your guests) the Ranger's rudeness.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun

Always a challenging course, good risk reward ! Had a great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track.

Course was in good shape considering the heat. Very nice layout and has some challenges.

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

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