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4.5
781 Reviews (781)
5 Stars
431
4 Stars
273
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
93.7%
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727 out of 781 reviews
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4.5
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.7%
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87 out of 90 reviews
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4.5
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.6%
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131 out of 137 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7139 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.0

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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Course Details

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

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
781 Reviews (781)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 33
19th Hole Specials 16
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 104
Forced Carries 68
Elevation Changes 54
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 74
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 64
Locals 52
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 95
In the 'Burbs 45
Convenient to the City 17

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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Hot weather
Used cart

poor management decision

Course is in excellent shape. There is absolutly NO reason they are still enforcing cart path only.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 9
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens excellent

Course was in great shape for just recently being over-seeded. 90 deg rule in play. Greens were fast and true. Great bang for your buck here. Loved it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

CPO

Disappointed that it was cart path only 3 weeks after reseeding and the rye grass was in great condition for carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great Course

Second time at Estrella. The course was recently overseeded and in great condition. Greens were true and fairways were excellent. We’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 80
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor

Good Value

Was over seeded a few weeks ago so it is still cart path only

Course is in great shape
Greens rolled true and at a good pace
Fairways lush
Tee boxes lush

Bunkers could use a little sand ( only in 1 but not a lot of sand)

I was a single and teed off at 9:15 and ran into a 4 some on 7 at 9:55 , would have finished in a little over 2 hours

The one gentleman left their group and joined me

We did run into a couple foursomes on 12 even so we finished at 12:10

The staff is friendly and helpful

The layout is fair and has enough length (played gold a little over 6700 yards) bunkering for a good challenge

Worth the ride

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sloooooooooooooooooooow

Course was in great shape. Cart path only due to overseeding. Had a group in front of us that was slow. Ranger never addressed them. Tied off at 0910 with the 0850. Round took 5 hrs. Missed my replay round at 140 after they also booked an 18 group outing off the front at noon. For 110 bucks I don’t expect them to torture the players with 5 he rounds.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not a good experience

The golf cart of a single golfer went dead on the 11th hole, notified course worker and had the golfer put his bag on my cart. Never heard from course attendants for rest of the round. UNACCEPTABLE.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf Course of Estrella

Great shape! Fun round from gold tees. Wind against front with back. Greens razor fast, fairways great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were in great shape considering they are closing down for reseeding at end of week. Rolled fast and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Play Estrella Mountain Ranch

I have played this course many times. The staff , Ray at the carts and Johnny on the inside and Hoss at the first tee are always a pleasure to visit with and make playing an enjoyable experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable

This was a tough course but very fair if you keep it in the fairways. Greens were fast and true. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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