Papago Golf Course

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4.0
319
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
168
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.7
85.4%
Recommend this course
275 out of 318 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
9
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.4
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 9 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
26
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.9%
Recommend this course
20 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7333
Slope 130
Rating 75.0
Type Public/Municipal
Papago Golf Course is conveniently situated just a few minutes from downtown Phoenix though you would never be able to tell with the peace and seclusion provided by the course's location in Papago Park. The golf course sits at the base of Papago Buttes, past the rugged red rocks you can see Phoenix skyline. The course was designed by William Francis Bell, whom you may know for Torrey Pines in San Diego. The challenging layout features undulating greens framed with strategically placed bunkers and subtle but tricky mounding. Water hazards appear on a few holes as well. It's a tough but straightforward layout that is still playable for a range of skill levels. Since opening in 1963, Papago has hosted numerous events including the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and Phoenix Open Qualifying.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7333 yards 75.0 130
Blue 72 6771 yards 72.0 125
White 72 6382 yards 70.0 122
Green (W) 72 5777 yards 72.4 124
Gold (W) 72 5404 yards 70.5 121
Scorecard for Papago Golf Course
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: 74.8/129 561 386 467 233 383 442 454 253 542 3721 525 187 322 402 442 585 442 243 464 3612 7333
Black/Blue M: 73.1/126 561 350 438 233 371 442 411 253 542 3601 525 158 322 376 393 585 420 243 441 3463 7064
Blue M: 71.7/124 544 350 438 208 371 398 411 206 475 3401 505 158 304 376 393 545 420 232 441 3374 6775
Blue/White M: 70.6/121 544 311 424 208 328 398 378 206 475 3272 505 146 304 365 360 545 398 232 407 3262 6534
White M: 69.9/119 W: 76.1/131 530 311 424 195 328 371 378 195 464 3196 491 146 293 365 360 508 398 214 407 3182 6378
Green M: 68.5/115 W: 72.1/120 530 311 314 161 328 325 314 154 464 2901 421 123 293 347 360 483 338 140 337 2842 5743
Gold M: 65.3/111 W: 70.0/118 427 266 314 156 275 325 314 154 410 2641 421 123 256 347 318 483 338 140 337 2763 5404
Handicap 5 17 1 9 7 15 3 13 11 18 14 16 4 12 6 10 8 2
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 2 10 14 18 4 12 8 16 6 3 11 15 9 7 1 13 17 5

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
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

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
319

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 70
Undulating Greens 49
Plays Long 47
This course/club is great for:
Locals 64
Advanced Golfers 54
Walkers 54
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 82
Near the Airport 75
Near Local Attractions 35
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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Summer Golf

Papago is in great shape for being in mid summer. I am beyond excited for their facilities to be done. The driving range will be fantastic when it is done. Playing from the tips is difficult here. Didnt shoot the best round but I will be visiting again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a great time

Hadn't played this course since the renovation. It took a couple of holes to warm up, since the practice facility is not open. It is a very nice layout. Plenty of room in the fairways and nice sized greens. Got out early, 6 am, so the weather was perfect. Greens were a little bumpy, since they were aerated about 3 weeks ago, but that did not take away from the experience. It wont be 10 years before I come back again, maybe not even 10 days!

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

Nice greens

Very friendly staff. The greens are in excellent condition and very large. Fairways are decent. There are huge sand traps in front of almost every green so you need to fly the ball to the green which can be discouraging at times for a 12 handicap. There is really nothing special about the course. It has quite a few parallel holes.

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

Great Course/Friendly Staff

This is a wonderful golf course, and it will only get better when their construction is completed. Randy met me with a smile and welcome, and the day just kept getting better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Boston Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Construction going on

This course needs time to get done with the clubhouse building and practice area. That being said the golf course is in great shape. #6,10 and 18 are great golf holes. This course needs signage to help the new customer. Staff was spot on with getting everyone out on time with the course flow. Will certainly come back to see how it looks when done. Looks world class

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great muni!

Beautiful municipal course close to everything. We played because it was close to where we were staying - but I would go back. Nice course. Undergoing clubhouse renovation right now so limited services at the moment.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No club house or practise facilities

Without a proper clubhouse and no practise facility (especially a putting green and chipping area) it detected from the overall golf experience.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

No prior information provided by Golf Now on current construction.

Totally disappointed with the lack of any practice facilities which were shutdown due to the construction and the fact this information was not provided by GolfNow. Basically wait in the parking lot until your tee time. Additionally we never saw the Beverage cart once over 18 holes. Never will play Papago again and will obviously have to check other websites for current course conditions which were not provided by GolfNow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course but construction of new club house and practice range limit off course facilities

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

Only reason for any negative was clubhouse construction. Course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of play

Pace of play was slow, 4:40 is too long. We kept pace with the group in front of us who was also keeping up with the group in front of them. Rangers need to encourage players to play ready golf. Also, they could do a better job of maintaining the restrooms on the course making sure they are cleaned and have paper towels and toilet paper. Great idea to have an ice and water station located by the restrooms.

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

Course good, pace awful

Tee to green conditions were good, however there is not a Marshall too be found. We waited on every hole to make a tee shot and on every approach shot.

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

Doing work for a new clubhouse etc Thought crs was in great shape and greens were excellent. For this time of year with baseball training going on prices are always up. Compared to other golf crs. it is reasonably.

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

Big change

They have done a lot of good work on the course

Made it a lot more enjoyable go play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Enjoyable course with good variety

We enjoyed being able to walk. Interesting holes. Fariways were terrific an greens good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good golf, few amenities now (early 2018)

Clulbhouse and surrounding area was under construction, but the course is in great condition. Played white (old man) tees at 2pm. Finished in 4 hours. Rewards good placement more than distance. You want to avoid grassless areas in the rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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