Ocotillo Golf Club - Blue/White

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4.1
1186
5 Stars
559
4 Stars
463
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
44
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
86.7%
Recommend this course
1074 out of 1186 reviews
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4.1
1186
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.0%
Recommend this course
98 out of 121 reviews
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4.1
1186
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
98
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
14
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
82.5%
Recommend this course
212 out of 257 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6782
Slope 130
Rating 71.3
Type Public/Resort
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Copper 71 6782 yards 71.3 130
Silver 71 6162 yards 69.2 122
Blue 71 6162 yards 70.0 125
Stone 71 5817 yards 68.1 119
Stone (W) 71 5817 yards 73.8 142
Turquoise (W) 71 5134 yards 70.2 117
Scorecard for Blue/White
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: 71.9/132 590 431 381 177 371 559 170 415 383 3477 385 532 162 340 417 425 179 366 479 3285 6762
Blue M: 70.0/125 502 378 353 159 342 533 142 372 350 3131 356 495 158 318 388 395 157 331 433 3031 6162
White M: 68.4/120 W: 73.2/129 490 361 338 142 328 518 126 338 329 2970 346 475 128 299 378 376 136 319 400 2857 5827
Red W: 69.3/117 404 331 289 108 304 454 107 311 261 2569 314 426 112 259 323 341 117 294 379 2565 5134
Handicap 5 13 9 11 17 1 15 3 7 12 2 14 10 8 6 18 16 4
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 71

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
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!!

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities 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.

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
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities 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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
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.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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.

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

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