Golf Club of Estrella

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4.5
571
5 Stars
310
4 Stars
201
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
90.8%
Recommend this course
526 out of 571 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
31
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
80.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 31 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
84
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
72 out of 84 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7139 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.1
Golf Club of Estrella is the very first golf course on a daily-fee basis to be designed by Jack Nicklaus II in Phoenix, where it makes its home in the master-planned community Estrella, and offers 18 holes of par-72 championship golf over 7,102 unique yards. The many tests of the golf course will impress every level of golfer - though a choice of tee sets ensures no one will get in over his or her head. Desert and wash spaces require golfers to vary their shots while they take in vistas from the fairways shaped to the contour of the land and framed in the Sierra Estrella Mountains. A round of golf at the Golf Club Estrella kicks off on Morning Star, a par 4 that measures 359 yards from the black tees. If you stick to the black tees, you'll need to conserve your energy for The Arroyo, the 16th hole, a par 5 that measures 605 yards. After that, Evening Star, the 18th hole, will be a relative breeze, at par 4 and just 437 yards from the black teees. Once the round of golf at the Golf Club of Estrella is over, head back to the Player's Grill Restaurant for American pub fare and Southwestern snacks.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7139 yards 73.1 139
Gold 72 6733 yards 71.0 129
Gold (W) 72 6733 yards 77.5 142
Silver 72 6249 yards 68.4 123
Silver (W) 72 6249 yards 75.1 138
Copper (W) 72 5695 yards 72.1 124
Copper 72 5695 yards 65.9 116
Jade (W) 72 5124 yards 68.5 116
Jade 72 5124 yards 63.0 104
Scorecard for Golf Club of Estrella
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/139 359 416 174 571 386 424 206 557 435 3528 414 434 372 545 215 395 605 194 437 3611 7139
Gold M: 71.0/129 W: 77.5/142 333 390 157 548 364 402 186 530 420 3330 394 412 349 518 203 371 580 176 400 3403 6733
Silver M: 68.4/123 W: 75.1/138 309 366 141 527 328 382 155 505 397 3110 348 381 326 501 192 349 511 157 374 3139 6249
Copper M: 65.9/116 W: 72.1/124 309 302 141 527 328 302 128 505 308 2850 348 319 326 501 161 285 436 113 356 2845 5695
Jade M: 63.0/104 W: 68.5/116 292 302 115 417 287 302 128 400 308 2551 291 319 264 415 161 285 436 113 289 2573 5124
Handicap 16 4 18 6 12 10 14 8 2 15 3 17 13 7 5 1 11 9
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jack Nicklaus, Jr.

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

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Reviews

4.5
571

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 33
19th Hole Specials 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 103
Forced Carries 67
Elevation Changes 54
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 73
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 63
Locals 52
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 95
In the 'Burbs 45
Convenient to the City 17

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Went on as a single and found the track to be quite fun. Rental set was decent but very game improvement-ish (understandable). Rogue everything.

Overall a good layout. Conditions were generally good. Fairways were excellent, greens were ok but rolled nicely, bunkers were fine, yardage was on most sprinklers but no 100 yard markers?

Would play again if the price was right. Played with 3 others who all paid far less than me (sad face).

Staff was friendly as well. Beverage cart was around often and finished in 4 hours. Didn’t eat so can’t comment on that.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course for all levels

Excellent course for good to mid levels players, pace was good course was in good shape. Staff was excellent good food at the turn and end of round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

For a Troon course I thought it would be in better condition.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course to play

Keeping it simple. Course fairways were in great shape and greens were good as well. Got a great deal on internet and would definitely play again. We played this course once before but it's in much better shape now. If you get a chance I suggest you give it a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rain!!!!!

Loved the course. Had to quit because of the rain.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poorly marked and Poor COMMUNICATION

I was playing with two locals who live on the course. I did not see any signs about how far can you take the cart near the green. I was about 50 yards from the green and chipping up when a marshal tells me I need to exit thru two green stakes behind me. NO ONE MENTIONED THIS TO ME BEFORE THE ROUND. THIS IS UNPROFESSIONAL.

FURTHER THE STAKES ARE N O T THERE ON ALL THE HOLES. TRAIN YOUR MARSHALS TO BE WORTHY OF A TROON COURSE.

FINALLY ON THE 18TH HOLES THERE WERE SIGNS FOR CARTS TO EXIT THE FAIRWAY. THE MARSHAL SAID THEY DID NOT USE THESE SIGNS. MAYBE HE WAS HAVING A BAD DAY.

My playing parthers said they were never told this by the marshals.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

IMMACULATE FAIRWAYS

This is the best Troon course I've played.and the best fairways and greens of the forty courses I've played in the greater Phoenix area. Greens very receptive. I wish Poston Butte fairways and greens were in this condition. Only negative is the course has houses bordering most of the fairways and a lot of construction going on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf Club Of Estrella

Excellent conditions friendly staff, pace of play was good, was able to play the course at a great price through Golf Now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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Course was in emaculate condition, the sand bunkers could use some tender car=

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Terrible customer service. Nice course

The course was in really good shape and the greens were the best in Phoenix. They were smooth rolled pure and very receptive. Don’t expect much from the people that work there though. I always play Troon courses because of the way they make you feel from the time you pull up until you leave. This was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a golf course. When I went inside to check in I was the only person in line and it took 2 minutes before the man asked if he could help me then I told him my name and all he said was “you paid on golf now you are good to go.” I then said Sir we have never played here, where is the driving range? Are there balls out there? Where is the first tee? The things that are usually explained when you get to a course. When we finished we pulled up to the cart return area and again were not acknowledged so we decided we would just drive our cart to our car since we were not being assisted, the 2 young men yelled at us that we couldn’t take the carts in the parking lot. I explained if they weren’t going to acknowledge us or assist us then how can they not let us drive our bags to our cars. VERY VERY disappointing experience!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather

Fall Golf

The course is in excellent condition. Being that it is the fall season there is some wet/damp areas. That's normal for this time of year. The greens were very smooth. A bit faster than I expected. Fairways and tee boxes were green and in great condition. The only thing that needs improvement is the bunkers. Most were muddy with very little sand in them. Of course if you stay out of them then you wouldn't have to worry.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Quebec Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course in the mountains

Estrella is a very nice course, taking full advantage of its desertic mountain setting.

Conditions were superb, beverage cart came around often, distances are well identified, and the beginning and end of the course have superb views.

The middle is a little bit more flat, and has some noisy power lines running across several holes, bringing the experience down a little. I think holes 10 and 11 in particular could be moved or rearranged to be more out of the way and therefore more natural.

But other than that, it's a fun course and a great value for your money, with great receptive and fast greens, and a few tougher holes that will require some skill.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a pleasure

Best range in the area for sure

Best range balls always fresh

Love the track

Troon does it right

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

This course is for all types of players. Nice layout with a view of the mountains.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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