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1439 Reviews (1439)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
84.0%
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4.0
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.0%
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4.0
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
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Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6782 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.2

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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.1
1439 Reviews (1439)

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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Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great staff

Greens were solid considering we are in the dead heat of AZ summers. Lots of loose grass on the fairways from lawn mowers but wasn’t too bad. Overall good time. I’d love to play again!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Excellent
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Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Bring Troon Back!

The course was one of my favorites but has gone downhill since it was taken over by OB Sports. There should be no reason for the fairways to be more dirt than grass. Another aspect of Ocotillo was the stellar customer service provided by Troon. Gone! The staff basically goes through the motions but does not go out of their way to demonstrate the type of service Ocotillo was known for. This course, in the summertime, should not be charging the price ($50) for a high end course. This is no longer a high end course. Book somewhere else.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions were terrible

This course was in the worst condition I've ever played in, and normally this course is in excellent condition. Most holes that had standing water and muddy conditions like they left the sprinklers on for several days(hasn't rained in weeks). Drives in the middle of the fairway had to be moved as they were stuck in mud. They need to shut it down while they work through this or significantly drop the price. No way should you be paying $65 for those conditions in the middle of the Arizona summer!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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1.0
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No value for price

I have played this coarse pre and post pandemic. Same poor conditions. Nice club house, views of homes and water features. Coarse and amenities not worth the price, ground conditions are some the worst I have seen. Most likely will not play here again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 20
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Water

Water on ever hole, Over blind hills and around blind doglegs. No course map available, not really worth playing compared to the other courses in the valley. There’s a difference between a challenging course and this ridiculous setup.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ocotillo Golf

Layout is very nice; if you are comfortable playing with water hazards on almost every hole, you are good as it is not very difficult. The fair way condition is another matter as many holes have raw patches around the green. For this price, I would go elsewhere until ground condition improves significantly. Finally pace of play was slow even on mid Friday morning.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Pains me to give this course a bad review!

Ocotillo golf course was the course that started my desire to play this game. At that time Troon managed the course which is phenomenal anywhere they are regardless of location. When this course switched management it’s never been the same... the course conditions have plummeted.. Ocotillo WAS a course you could go to anytime of year and know it’s going to be in great shape. This is no longer the case, I wouldn’t even rank this a top tier course in the valley any longer which means pricing should follow. Course used to come with free range balls (most top tier courses do) that immediately changed however the bigger issues are not the free stuff although that’s nice and something I loved. The course simply put is nowhere near the conditions it used to be in. From tee to green it’s a mystery what your going to see now... shame as this place has always had a great rep as a top course to play in the east valley. Tanking quickly and management needs to be proactive or they will lose their avid golfers

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT

I have played Ocotillo many times thru the years and for what we paid was way overpriced for the condition of this golf course. I took a friend who never played it before and hyped it up quite a bit and once we got playing and seen the condition I was quite shocked and disappointed especially on the Gold course. Then the grille had 2 choices for sandwiches a hot dog, a ham or turkey sandwich ….we both got turkey and it looked like something you get at Circle K EXCEPT FOR THE 16.00 PRICE. IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE I SPEND MY MONEY THERE AGAIN

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

What happened

My friends and I used to play here all the time and never had any issues with conditions of course and service in grill. Something has changed and I realize its June so I will give the course condition a pass but the service and menu options in the grill are non existent. The server stood behind the bar on her phone the whole time and seemed to be ok with that. The menu consisted of a few over priced sandwiches and hot dog. I realize the management company focuses their efforts on banquets and wedding but they may as well put a self service cooler in the grill because it would provide better service and cost less on labor!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Bad review

Trying to figure out why my review last week didn't show up? But others have. This course is not worth the posted money. Beware.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

The course was in good shape. The greens rolled nicely. There is a lot of water in play throughout the course so accuracy is paramount. I was a bit disappointed that there was a junior tournament in progress but I didn’t see that advertised when booking my round. This made things pretty congested at the start even though the tournament utilized a different course. Also, the beverage cart service was really not happening. We saw her once during our entire round. Overall, a pretty course and in good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I should have stayed home

Course was going thru grass season changes and it didn’t help that I played like shi@ I should have stayed home that day

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great courses

I played all three nines and they are all awesome, the course is in great condition for this time of year and I will be back many more times, super nice and helpful beverage lady

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in the East Valley

I have played a ton of golf lately. Trilogy, Lone Tree, Bear Creek, Superstition and Kokopelli - this course is heads up all of them. Great layout, chipping and putting green, good range, awesome cart girl, good staff, and beautiful green well cared for holes. Loved it.

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