Kokopelli Golf Course

3.1281941176 3.1 stars from 5 (885)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6716 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Jacob Thorvardson Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6716 yards 72.1 135
Back 72 6228 yards 70.4 129
Middle 72 5805 yards 68.3 123
Forward (W) 72 4992 yards 68.8 120

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 885 Reviews
5 stars:
81
4 stars:
318
3 stars:
254
2 stars:
135
1 stars:
97

recommend this course

575 out of 881 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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ricmal's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was not in the condition I’m used to from prior years of playing here. The greens seemed slow and bumpy. Need some rolling and tlc. The bunkers were hard and need sand.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Very poor condition"


syoungod's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in terrible shape. Score cards do not reflect correct yardages. More bare dirt than grass.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"poor conditions"


CurtisOseby's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways poor, greens cut uneven and full of ball marks


I don't recommend this course


"Meh."


hebsy9's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course could be so much better. Maintenance needed badly. Sand traps were unplayable.

Money should not be an issue as it is packed everyday all day.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great Potential"


Robert6017427's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Just a few minor differences and my rating would be extremely different for this course. First, the course itself is nice. It has good scenery, many of the fairways are rolling hills and the greens have beautiful undulation that make the game a little more fun. I found the course to be fairly short as I played the t's second from the tips and still only used driver wedge on most holes. However, the changing layout and great placement of bunkers and water do make this challenging. Overall the course I found very interesting and would recommend.

However, the bunkers were in terrible shape with very little sand in them. There were numerous parts of the golf course that appeared to have been watered too frequently and made it all muddy and wet. The greens for this time of year were extremely spotty and slow. Overall not bad. The golf carts are older than dirt and have a difficult time getting up the extremely hilly course, I was worried that it would leave me stranded.

The place of place was not great. There were three groups waiting at the t box of hole number 2, so it was not a great start. I was lucky that most of these groups dropped off after 9 holes. There was a Marshall that we saw out on the course several times, however, I can assume with the pace he did not do much about it.

Overall, I enjoyed my time here and would recommend it. I will go back to try it out again because I did enjoy the course itself. And the staff was amazing, extremely friendly and kind so it allowed you to start out with a smile anyway!

Enjoy your rounds everyone!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Challenging, good variable terrain"


u000005352281's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in very good condition. Even though it was extremely windy and cool the day that we went we still were able to enjoy the course. Went out on time and staff was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



martyk's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Horrible"


Oscar4192619's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Way to crowded 3 groups waiting to tee off frustrating, over an hour on 2 holes had to quit shame


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



Charles9873556's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"SLOW , S L O W, SSS LLL OOO WWW, sssssssl"


metrorick's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We teed off 15 minutes late. When we got to Hole 2 teebox (a par 3) we were now already 4 (FOUR!!) groups deep for the hole. Four groups!! One of our group had heard the Marshall tell the check-in desk to slow the groups off from Hole 1...... which puts everyone even further behind their allotted teetime. And everyone had to wait for groups to get off to get a cart. So everyone was lugging their golfbags to and from the driving range and putting-chipping areas back to where the golf carts eventually showed up. What a Gong Show!! And the round continued to be slow.... we were still stacked up at the teebox for the 18th hole closing par 5. 5hrs+20mins. No excuse for that slow of play when other courses can manage things under 4+20.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Kokopelli GC"


david3589's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course. I played from the second set of tees, not the tips. Slope rating of 130 so be ready for a challenge. Very few flat greens and lots of hazards. Course was in excellent condition. Already looking forward to playing it again in the near future.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



health27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Wet Course Terrible Bunkers"


flyfisher400's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played Kokopelli on 02-05-18 at 0707 hours as the first group. The course was extremely wet and the greens were slow (I expected slow greens just not mud on the fairways). As expected, Kokopelli has some of the worst sand bunkers in the metro Phoenix area. The sand is mud and not hittable. There were puddles in the bunkers and they were horrendous. It took everything in my power to convince my playing partner to play Kokopelli to begin with and now he said he will never go back. Not sure I will either but, I guess when you look at the overall price paid for the type of year, it was a good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"sunday nine with wife"


funstonf's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf was great ,we were looking forward to breakfast , by the time we got to eat the food was cold .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000007808383's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Poor value"


Bill9486296's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We used to love this course but it has really gone downhill. Poor playing conditions. Wet everywhere (no rain for a month), greens were slow and bumpy, and the driving range is terrible. A five hour round and the ranger said everything was moving along just fine. We won't be going back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u744181332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Course a little rough and slow"


uooooo1469865's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

In Phoenix area where $80 and up green fees are VERY common a $40 round can be a welcome

change. Just don’t expect the course to be like those $80 courses. Round took 4:50!!!

Lots of bare dirt on this course in “rough” areas instead of grass and most traps are just wet mud holes . Stay out of the rough and traps and you won’t even notice .


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Not so good"


LazyDM's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Carts, both as we had to change, where in poor condition.

Course was a mid ball. Not sure if the sprinklers where on to long or what. Bunkers where mudnornhard packed.

Not a great value in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Poor course management"


JMarcusRitze's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Kokopeli is known for its 5 hour round. Not only is play slow, but there’s no ranger to monitor pace. Also they seem to love watering. Its usually swampy in a lot of areas.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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