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3.0
1145 Reviews (1145)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
401
3 Stars
338
2 Stars
172
1 Stars
135
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.3
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.2
57.9%
Recommend this course
729 out of 1145 reviews
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2.7
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
13
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.1
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
42.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 68 reviews
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Average Rating
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2.9
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
48
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
24
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.2
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
54.2%
Recommend this course
83 out of 153 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 6716 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.1

Located a short distance from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and Arizona State University, Kokopelli Golf Course is a championship length course that offers many interesting challenges. The rolling terrain creates sloping greens and undulating fairways. A majority of the teeboxes and greens are elevated as well. The course also has large multiple island tees and water hazards in the form of meandering lakes that come into play on several holes. The signature hole of Kokopelli Golf Course is the par-5 18th hole. The dramatic finishing hole calls for a shot off an elevated too followed by an approach shot past water to an elevated green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda Grass/Winter Rye
Greens Bermuda Grass/Winter Rye
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Jacob Thorvardson Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required

Reviews

3.0
1145 Reviews (1145)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 52
Brunch 22
Patio Dining 18
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 122
Bunkers 112
Undulating Greens 100
This course/club is great for:
Locals 95
Advanced Golfers 57
Seniors 50
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 132
In the 'Burbs 37
Worth the Drive 31

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No carts Delayed tee times = unfinished round

Our foursome arrived well in advance of our tee time
Carts were not available so the tee time was delayed over one half hour
Ranger was not cognizant or refused to enforce basic pace of play rules
Two twosomes were sent out back to back in front of us instead of making it a foursome
We only were able to finish 15 holes yet we paid for 18
Will not recommend this course to friends

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Windy weather
Used cart

Kokopelli

The greens and fairways were in very good condition. However, the rest of the course needs a lot of work. The sand traps had grass growing in them and they either had no sand in them or were all mud. If you got off the fairway you either in hard pan bare dirt or in mud.
This course is a very nice layout but needs a lot of work to have me come back and play it

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Kokapelli

The course is in soso condition. The bunkers are full of standing water and no sand. There was standing water in various locations on the fairways. The rough is just that.

The pace of play was slow and waiting at every hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play somewhere else.

Don’t waste your time with this one. Played here a couple years ago and remember it being good value and in good shape. Had it been the way it is now I would not have come back. Course conditions are terrible ! I never care about any of the staff because we all have our bad days but everyone here was friendly enough and attentive to their jobs. The best part of our day however was the blonde that was working in the restaurant.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

1st time snowbird

Very nice layout. Played 18 in 3.5 hours. Greens in nice shape except spots of very sandy areas. Sand traps were lacking sand and vary hard. Rough was mostly compacted dirt. Would like to replay when in better shape.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Afternoon golf

Course was ok the sand traps were hard and vertically unplayable. Otherwise all good. Greens were fine

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

KOKOPELLI

The course had some target holes with water as the intimidator. There were lots of bare spots. The price was right, staff was courteous, club house was well appointed and four tees offered a wide variety of choices for play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Conditions

Fairways and greens are excellent. Traps are terrible, hard as concrete, muddy with no recent rain. Pace of play was terrible, waited on every tee box, 4 hours and 45 minutes. No beverage girl and no marshal.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sand traps are a disgrace. Fill them in with grass or fix them. Water drainage is poor at best. Losing balls just off the fairway due to the standing water. Shame as the layout of the course is good. Matt

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Hmmm!!

Read the reviews before purchase, this course is in serious trouble.
It hasn't rained here in 14 days yet the traps many of them still have standing water along with collection areas. The other traps are in desperate need of repair, ie drainage and sand and grooming.
the 18 th hole we were dodging balls from the range and practise are where some were taking long shots at the 18 th green instead of the practise green. Bottom line SAVE YOUR MONEY

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Poor fairway conditions

This course has narrow fairways that are hilly and undulating. Even a straight drive that lands on the fairway has trouble remaining there as the ball almost always rolls off into a grasslesss rough! Recent rains have left many water filled gullies that although it seems an attempt was made to pump them dry still are present with anew obstacle still in place.....a large deflated hose! The bunkers are either filled with water or are muddy or are hard like a brick. To even suggest they are sand traps would be a joke as they contain very little sand. Tee boxes are uneven in many places and some need repair. There is a bag drop ,but it is a long way from where the cart return is found so be prepared to carry your clubs to your car a far distance when you are finished your round. Did not see a drink cart or any workers on the course trying to improve conditions. Holes one and 18 are beside the driving range and driving range balls litter each hole...some white some yellow.....so you would be wise to use a different coloured ball on each of these holes. This is not a course I could recommend to anyone at its current condition!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs lots of work

Had not played this course for awhile like years because of poor conditions. Guess I will not return again for a few years. Although fees were very reasonable after the first two holes we discovered a mud/dirt rough. No sand but mud or dried dirt in traps. Lots of standing water although it has not rained for two weeks. This could be a nice course if owners would put some $$ in it for improvement. Right now I cannot recommend it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rake and fluff the sand traps

We have played this course several times over many years and the hills, moguls and water are always a challenge along with very narrow fairways in many spots and lots of hard pack sand to ricochet your ball around, not always forward.
Today the sand traps were so hard from December’s rains that they we unplayable. Rake and fluff up the traps please! Today the handicap was left far behind, a distant memory. Staff was great but I am not going to hurry back to the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

not in good shape

the bunkers and several fairways were not good. hard packed and weeds

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sand in traps was hard or had water standing. Lot of water standing in low areas.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Meh.....

The rates reflect the conditions. Get what you pay for.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

TERRIBLE PLAYING CONDITIONS

5 1/2 HOUR ROUND. BUNKERS HARD AS A ROCK. STANDING WATER IN BUNKERS AND IN ALL LOW AREAS ON THE COURSE. IRRIGATION HOESES LAYING AROUND COURSE. COURSE WAS OVERBOOKED VERY SLOW.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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