Kokopelli Golf Course

3.0395882353 3.0 stars from 5 (931)
  • 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 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 931 Reviews
5 stars:
84
4 stars:
333
3 stars:
269
2 stars:
140
1 stars:
105

recommend this course

603 out of 927 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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Chris3580476's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u000003128651's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun place to play"


u1411730's avatar
Age:  35-44

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I enjoy this course. Its a good bang for your buck at this time of the year. The sand traps here are usually not fluffy and in peak season pace of play can be frustrating but other than that no complaints. Would recommend and WILL play agin


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Don’t bother"


002065's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play was very slow sandwiched between two tournaments. Course condition wasn’t great, poor drainage lots of dirt areas. When it’s hot out no excuse for 4.40 minute round


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Never come back"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They should have never sold me a tee time after the start of a tournament. Pace was terrible, course was not in good shape. Sand traps were so hard , that was difficult to even rake them. I did not even finish the round. It took 3hours & 45 mins. to finish 12 Holes !!! Never go back again !!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"3 and half hours"


Rubeni's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was on and off the course in 3 and half hours. The greens are fast and the course is challenging enough to make you think.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Kokopelli has gone downhill"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played this course a lot over the last few years. It was always a decent course for the price but, that's all changed. A few weeks ago I played here and there was no cart service. When we asked, they said she called in sick. So, there's no back up? When I played this weekend, there was a cart girl but, everything else was terrible. The pace was crazy slow. The group in front of us had 5 players and no sense of urgency. That could have been fixed if there was a ranger but, didn't see one all day. The course looked terrible. There's more dirt than grass and puddles of water and mud are everywhere. The sand traps are hard packed and might as well be dirt. Very dissatisfied and won't be playing here anymore.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Come on Koko your better than that"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in terrible shape... Half the course is covered in patch's of dirt... I got a hot deal... But it should have been the regular price... It was 98 degrees an there was no bev cart it was a Friday actually felt bad for the people who were paying $40 to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good value for the money"


Anthony6509234's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape and it’s always a good value for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



brianemeek0203199324's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poor scheduling"


gowest's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GolfNow booked a time that was not available at the course. Junior tournament underway. 45 min delay starting. 6 hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Winding down?"


fgray's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is not in as good a shape as usual. Sand traps were absolutely terrible, more like hard mud traps. No coolers on the carts even though the temp. is 80+? Our cart could barely make it to the next tee, should have changed it. I know about a month ago they said they were getting new carts, obviously that hasn't happened. Kind of disappointing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. Could be a super course if they’d plant some grass and put sand in the bunkers. Looks neglected to me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Not great shape"


pbaggs's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not in great shape, have not seen it that bad before. At least it wasn't crowded so we finished fairly quick.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Like playing in a parking lot."


KGJ03's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This course is terrible! The fairways are rock hard, the golf carts are junk and they have cart path only on #10 par 4 along the highway (for curb appeal to the traffic flying by at 75 mph). When we got to the 10th tee there were four groups backed up on the hole. After 4 hours and 14 holes played we (barely)drove the junky golf cart back the the clubhouse. Not to mention, the initial cart we had wouldn't exceed 1 mph and after four holes and multiple calls to the pro shop they sent out another POS. There are way too many better golf options in the east valley, don't waste your time or money on this pasture.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Wells kept greens, Lots of mounds"


u4518623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course overall— lots of mounds and small elevation changes— makes playing here interesting— good pricing and good pace of play, friendly staff, great breakfast and 9 hole prices,


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value for money; challenging layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played back9&breakfast

Layout is challenging enough.

Few holes with water.

Narrow fairway. Elevated& Narrow green.

Those looking 'Target' golf will have fun.

If looking for Wide forgiving flat fairway, this is not your choice.

Fairway grass& roughs require work and to be improved. But its not positioning to be a top notch anyway. So, overall Great value for money. Breakfast is good as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Behind from the start"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our tee time was 20 mins late from the start, we had to search for a golf cart that actually worked, and no beverage cart on the course. I would recommend picking this course as a last resort, not high on my list.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"This course offers golfers of all levels some challenge"


u00000643118's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We really enjoyed playing. The only issue I would raise is there was several very wet spots from over watering and then the maintenance vehicles left tracks in the fairways


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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