A view of hole #7 at Longbow Golf Club
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4.2
658 Reviews (658)
5 Stars
254
4 Stars
279
3 Stars
67
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
22
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
90.2%
Recommend this course
570 out of 658 reviews
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4.3
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 44 reviews
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4.2
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.6%
Recommend this course
77 out of 85 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 71
Length 7050 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.9

The Longbow Golf Club offers 18 holes of par-72 golf that measures 7,003 yards from the Tips tees.

A round of golf at the Longbow Golf Club kicks off on the par-4 first hole, which measures 451 yards from the tips. The back nine kicks off on the monstrous 10th hole, a par 5 that comes in at 626 yards from the tips. The round of golf ends up a bit easier, with only 474 yards separating the tips tee from the hole, a distance that the golf club recommends golfers clear in four strokes.

Longbow Golf Club offers SoloRider golf carts, allowing golfers with disabilities the chance to get around the golf course, as the carts are able to drive right on the greens without causing any damage.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass/Rye Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass/Rye Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ken Kavanaugh (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Longbow OB Sports Golf Academy"
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, no denim

Reviews

4.2
658 Reviews (658)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 38
Patio Dining 38
Brunch 15
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 81
Undulating Greens 51
Forced Carries 38
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 61
Locals 38
A Weekend Splurge 31
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 54
Convenient to the City 53
In the 'Burbs 23

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Top notch greens

This is a fun track with plenty of challenges along with opportunities to score. The greens are in amazing condition. Every put rolled fast and true. Driving range is nicely groomed with good greens to hone in the iron distance before heading out. Fairway grass was in good shape, nothing special but overall this is one of the best courses in the area. Will be back for more birdies.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golfing under the airplanes

I’m not sure if I love the hobby planes flying overhead or hate them. I suppose it depends how often I
Able to keep it in the fairway honestly. Tucked away in the new corner of the red mountain 202 makes it very easy to get to. The staff are always very professional. Great course overall.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 120
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

In pretty good shape for the time of year

Very playable, the bunkers are mostly dirt though.

Tees, fairways, greens in decent shape.

Staff is great.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Playing Conditions

Course over-all was in generally good shape, particularly with it being 110+ degrees in the AZ heat. Fairways were very playable, while greens were true and fast. Sand traps (and there are quite a few) could use more sand. As a single, played through one foursome and completed the round in just 2 hours and 50 minutes. Definitely a challenge from the champion tees and worth checking out ASAP..

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

Excellent Course, Better Value

Staff is always friendly & on the ball, fairways & greens are excellent!
Outdoor seating with the misters & TVs everywhere make the 19th hole excellent too!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

receptive greens

When I played there before, it was next to impossible to get a ball to stop on the greens. This time the greens were a little slower and it made the course a lot more fun. The staff was friendly and they were great about separate carts. This is so important to me during the pandemic. Love golf, don’t want to die for it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

North Mesa Surprise

My son enjoyed our first round at Long Bow and look forward to playing it again. Greens were fast and fair

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Distracting and Slow

I was surprised how slow the pace of play was. On top of that, it was very difficult to concentrate because of the numerous airplanes taking off and landing so close to the course. Maybe for the price I paid, it was worth the distraction and the fear of an airplane landing in the fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 120
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

maintenance crews

I would have given this course a higher rating if not for the maintenance crews. Twice they were parked in front of the greens with their carts. They would turn and look at me and completely ignore me. I realize that you must get some work done, but I'd think you'd let the golfers through. Nope. Maybe some people would just fire a shot up near them, but I don't want to hit anyone. Having to stop and wait for an undetermined time really breaks up your rhythm. Eventually they would finish up and leave so I could continue on. This happened several times.
Otherwise the course is in decent shape for summer. A little thin is some places which happens this time of year. Greens look like they have recently recovered from aeration. Fast, but good shape. Sand traps are just traps. A thin layer of dirt and very little sand. Played from the "Green" 5-9 Handicap tees. Shot 75.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Father’s Day

I went out for a mid morning round in the really hot 106 degree Arizona sun. I was paired with 3 others and we were given 3 carts total to accommodate the COVID 19 regulations. The course supplied water bottles with ice in the coolers, the ranger had water, the beverage cart, and the cart barn all had water bottles as well.
The course was in typical Arizona summer conditions but better than other courses I had played recently in the area. Great pace of play and overall a great experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Rock hard bunkers

Could not get a club under the ball. Skulled the ball every time. I’m not a great bunker player on a good day, but the bunkers here were unplayable. Sand needs to raked and loosened up much better.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Finally

Not much rough to the sides of these fairly wide fairways. Once off fairway, you’ll find a playable shots about 50% of the time. Double bogey lurks around every corner but good tee shots on many par 4s can get you into wedge territory. Greens are often thin, long and undulating, making approach shots as important as tee shots if not more. This goes on for 18 holes. Enjoy, I did this, time anyways :)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great day on a great course

Was greeted by a staff member that got my clubs set up on my own cart and ready for the round. The pro shop was just as friendly which has been missing from other local courses, good job to Longbow. Tee boxes and fairways were perfect for the time of year. Greens were firm but slower than expected. Some local knowledge is helpful but not needed as the trouble on the course is in front of you to avoid or challenge when able. Play here for a fair challenging round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It’s Ok

Range grass was dead. Many dead spots in fairways. And near greens. Greens rolled fair, but had rough spots. Pace was great. Overall, not worth the current rate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 120
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Changeover

Excellent course in "tweener" shape right now due to scalping for the summer grass to come in, thus the cheaper rate. Still had a fine time and the conditions are not bad, they are just less than great. Through heat and dry conditions the ball was travelling real well. Couple of bunkers that I was in were rock hard.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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