Palm Valley Golf Club - Palms Course

3.8130000000 3.8 stars from 5 (150)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7015 yards
  • Slope: 131
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required. Golf shoes or tennis shoes are required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7015 yards 73.3 131
Championship 72 6590 yards 71.4 127
Regular 72 6160 yards 69.1 123
Regular (W) 72 6160 yards 74.9 134
Forward 72 5300 yards 65.2 109
Forward (W) 72 5300 yards 69.6 114
Palm Valley (W) 72 4200 yards N/A N/A

The Palms Course at the Palm Valley Golf Club is one of two 18-hole courses offered at the facility. Located only a short distance from downtown Phoenix, the course is not only conveniently located but also accessible by any skill level of golfer. It provides adequate challenge for advanced players while offering a chance for less experienced golfers to hone their game. The golf course has a links-style design with a desert landscape that ranges between hilly and flat. Bunkers protect both the fairways and greens. There is also a lake that forms water hazards for two holes. Beginning in February, wind usually becomes at Palm Valley Golf Club's Palms Course.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 150 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
66
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

122 out of 150 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers seniors   Challenges include bunkers plays long thick rough   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Worth your money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course and well maintained. Staff very friendly. Condition of fairways and greens very good. We will definitely return this week.

Enjoy your round.

Cheers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


AZnative's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape and the pace of play was excellent. Finished the round in under 4 hours. Palm Valley is a great deal in winter/spring if you can get it for under $50.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great fun Golf"


u1266513275's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff is friendly and professional. Practice range in great shape. Round well managed. Fun golf course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"poor pace of play is not appreciated"


pbmitchell's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a perfect day, the golf course was in very nice condition, the preparation was great and everything was there for a great afternoon of golf.....but it was difficult to get a rhythm going when there was a hold up at virtually every hole for a 4.5 plus hour round!!!!and it was getting dark so the golf groups to our rear must have needed lights to finish; as there was no real visible slow play I would have to say this was a case of too many golfers on the course at one time which is a management issue and should be recitfied...I will not be excited to find an afternoon tee time there until I hear there are some changes....


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First time, great time!"


targetttt's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

It was our first time playing the Palms course, having played the Lakes course for 3 years. My wife and I had a great time playing, not being rushed and having perfect weather. It was challenging just enough, playing the forward tee. Playing again this weekend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course, slow play"


u000004637670's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

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

Reviewed on

This was the 4th time I played this course. The previous times I thought it was just busy days and the slow play was an aberration. When you play this course be prepared for what we call Chicago golf. Close to 5 hour rounds, waiting on every shot, and 2 groups on a tee. Worst part was -- never saw a ranger on the course the whole day. Evidently, management does care about your experience once you pay your money. My recommendation, is pay more and go to another course, or pay less and go to a poorer course that has a good pace of play, you will enjoy your round more. It is truly a shame because it is a nice course, but because of the pace of play, a poor experience!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Palms course"


Tonga's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Staff was great. Definitely worth the drive


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play hurts experience"


u000004637670's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The front nine was excruciatingly slow. A number of groups quit after nine which opened up the course. We played the back in an hour and 40 minutes and the round still took 4 hrs and 35 minutes. The ranger said there was a couple groups holding everyone up -- why do they wait until the course is backed up to fix the situation? Why not monitor it before it happens?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


rglover28's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Nice greens. Rolled true and quick.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



3504's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"No Marshall"


davidfwu's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

5 plus hours to play 1 round of golf. Just too many inexperienced players or too many PGA wannabe players, they should just play at the 4 hour pace. There's no Marshall to keep the pace up and management probably doesn't care because of the increase in snowbirds.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"EXCELLENT CONDITIONS"


divedown9's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

well maintained course; excellent pace on greens. friendly staff. even stray shots into desert areas left good opportunities for recovery.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Palm Valley in great shape"


Pioneer73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always impressed with condition of PV. Layout is descent but several holes look alike and no views to speak of.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great bargain"


u523473326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Paid alot more for alot less. We are not great golfers but do appreciate a nice course. We will return . Already have a time for next week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Really nice!!"


teegee1950's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, greens were fast. People that worked there were very nice. Booked another round for next Sunday.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Reasonable Challenge"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is normally is good shape. 2018 is not different. It is worth the money if under $50.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Had a great day."


lindatony's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome weather and company. Didn't have to pair up with anyone else.

Tough 18th hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"lise's pick"


ricksblacktie's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

tee boxes were good, fairways good, wide open, lots of dirt if you spray the ball, and don;t stay on the fairway, bunkers could be softer, but if you test them before hitting the ball, you should be able to adapt to the condition, greens are good. paired up with two real, real nice younger guys, made the day real enjoyable, hope to see them again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"In Great Shape"


artsdeal's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course has excellent practice facility, club house and pro shop. Beverage cart was also excellent, along with the tee boxes, fairways and the greens. Had a great day. Some hole have some hidden desert area that intrude the fairway make sure you look at the hole design at the tee box.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



headstander's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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