Palm Valley Golf Club - Lakes Course

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3.3
61
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
55.0%
Recommend this course
39 out of 61 reviews
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0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
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2.7
14
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.4
Value
2.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.1
35.7%
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5 out of 14 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 62
Length 4745
Slope 103
Rating 66.0
Type Public
Palm Valley Golf Club, located minutes from downtown Phoenix, has two 18-hole courses, the Palms Course and the Lakes Course. The Lakes Course's trademark is the extremely large greens that average 35-40 yards in depth. Several of the greens slope away from the fairways while offering multiple pin placement opportunities. The fairways have generous landing areas and they also feature numerous grass bunkers and deep sand bunkers. True to its name, the course also has water hazards that come into play. In addition to the practice facilities at the facility, the Palm Valley Golf Club also offers a golf school.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold (W) 62 4745 yards 66.0 103
Gold 62 4745 yards 61.8 95
Blue (W) 62 4346 yards 63.8 98
Blue 62 4346 yards 60.3 92
White 62 3747 yards 60.1 91
White (W) 62 3747 yards 60.1 91
Green (W) 62 3210 yards 56.9 83
Scorecard for Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 61.8/95 W: 66.0/103 337 410 143 186 322 192 432 152 182 2356 151 403 139 178 402 156 409 121 430 2389 4745
Blue M: 60.3/92 W: 63.8/98 309 381 128 175 291 165 392 121 168 2130 141 383 117 167 367 134 389 113 405 2216 4346
White M: 58.2/89 W: 60.1/91 268 344 89 145 254 150 350 115 135 1850 94 336 96 135 328 117 354 92 345 1897 3747
Green W: 56.9/83 232 314 77 121 204 117 335 79 105 1584 81 272 71 123 292 101 313 67 306 1626 3210
Handicap 5 3 17 13 9 7 1 15 11 16 6 14 10 8 12 4 18 2
Par 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 31 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 31 62

Course Details

Year Built 1999
Fairways Tiff 419
Greens Tiff Dwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hale Irwin (1999) Brad Bartell

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required. Golf shoes or tennis shoes are required.

Reviews

3.3
61

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 6
Thick Rough 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 9
Beginners 7
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 6

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

very poor condition

I played the course one other time and it was in good condition, so I invited a friend to play the course with me and was very surprised to find it in such bad shape from the previous time I played it a year ago. What a difference a year makes, there was very little green grass anywhere on the course including the greens. The greens that had grass it was so sparse that it made putting very bumpy and couldn't get the ball to roll true. It was a joke and I will never play there again.

Wit all that being said the Palm Valley Palms course Is in excellent condition and a pleasure to play. Don't waste your time playing the shorter crappier course, spend a little more and get significantly more for your money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very dry onditions Would be a nice little course if they wayered

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Will never return

After playing the course in this condition I should be screaming for my money back, especially when the palms course across the street was absolutely gorgeous. Very disappointing and will never return to the Lakes course ever again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

disappointment

I have played the Lakes course at least twice a year for the last 10 years. Over that time frame I have never seen the course in such poor condition the Greens had no grass the fairways and rough were just as bad. I would not recommend this course to anyone. I will say the Palms course was perfect.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

End of year

Very disappointed they do warn that there has been no over seeding but they shouldn't charge $29. Sand traps rock hard and so were the greens. I won't return till maybe spring and hope conditions improve. I've played here numerous times over the years and never seen conditions this bad. $29 is overcharge not worth $20. Phil should be embarrassed .

Bob Jendrick

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor conditions

I have played this course before and it was in great condition. This day the course grass was dried up and brown...not typical for this time of the year. The bunkers were bad. I will not play this course again until I am sure the conditions have improved. The other course, the Palm Course, looked to be in great shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

FRIENDLY LITTLE COURSE

Small little course that is great for any caliber of golfer. Good value for the price. I am a scratch golfer and this is a great little practise course. The greens were respectable for what you pay to play here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Palm Valley Lakes

A fun course that is in very nice condition. Very good rolling greens. Will definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Executive Course

If you are a beginner, range limited or in need of iron practice, then this course is for you. Lakes and bunkers make it challenging enough. Course was a little dry and hard, but greens were perfect.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Just Right

I just love this course and the location is great too. This course is easy to get around and has some great par 3 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course needs work.

Since they are going to redo the course soon , they are not taking care of the course . The layout and holes are well laid out and interesting but because of the the condition of the course I would not play it again until they redo it !

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wrong18

Course was advertised as 4 star. However there are 2 18's, 1 looks like a 4 star (very green), but the one we played, the Lakes (green/brown) was definitely more like a 3 star (not 4 star as advertised).

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

Expected bettet

Didn’t know it was the executive course and wasn’t impressed for the price.

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

Decent

This was a decent place to golf due to other courses in oversee mode. The Lakes course did not overseed. The price for this course is steep for what you get. The course was busy and play can get slow. All of the long holes can be reached with two shots. The real challenge on the course are the bunkers, they are basically mud.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played

Years since here... will be years before next time

Understandably busy since many courses closed for overseeding but 2+30 for 9 holes on executive course is crazy. Practice facility near course itself was terrible, only a putting green that wasn't comparable to greens. Course maintenance not up to par considering they're not closing. Very disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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