Paradise Valley Golf Course

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2.8
434
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
144
2 Stars
93
1 Stars
72
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.3
Layout
3.1
Friendliness
3.6
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.7
57.2%
Recommend this course
260 out of 434 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
58
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
9
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.8
Layout
3.4
Pace
3.6
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
65.5%
Recommend this course
38 out of 58 reviews
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Average Rating
2.9
105
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
17
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.6
Layout
3.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.8
63.8%
Recommend this course
67 out of 105 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 61
Length 4145 yards
Slope 88
Rating 59.2

Paradise Valley Golf Course is an 18-hole public course designed by Jeff Hardin and built in 1986. The par-61 golf course is open year-round and measures 4,082 yards from the championship tees.

The Paradise Valley Golf Course has five par-4 holes and a single par-5, the ninth, which measures 475 yards; then you get to the back nine, where two lakes come into play.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 61 4145 yards 59.2 88
Regular 61 3789 yards 58.5 85
Ladies 61 3404 yards 57.9 85
Scorecard for Paradise Valley
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 59.2/88 319 202 180 163 159 288 175 113 475 2074 365 171 178 190 311 167 212 150 327 2071 4145
Regular M: 58.5/85 314 154 153 133 149 273 141 100 464 1881 330 163 169 183 301 115 198 132 317 1908 3789
Ladies W: 57.9/85 310 147 135 117 117 245 121 90 354 1636 318 149 151 160 275 105 192 124 294 1768 3404
Handicap 3 7 9 13 15 5 11 17 1 2 14 12 10 6 18 8 16 4
Par 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 31 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 30 61

Course Details

Year Built 1986
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jeff Hardin (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

2.8
434

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 13
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 27
Water Hazards 12
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 51
Walkers 46
Seniors 43
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 49
In the 'Burbs 13

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Paradise Valley Golf Course

This is a great exec course to hone the small skills. Worth the bucks you spend to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow

Course was in horrible condition!!! Every now and then I read about a course that has been bought out and developers put shopping centers and condos on it. All I can think is, "Isn't that a shame!" If they did that to this course, they would be doing it a favor. It started when we walked into the club house. The young man asked if we had a tee time and I said we did. He proceeded to tell me that it would cost $83.00 for a twosome. I informed him that we had a time through Golfnow and that we are playing just nine and it was for $14.50 per. They said that I must of missed confirming. I understand that mistakes happen so I went to the phone and while doing it, another guy came up and said, you have the wrong day on the screen. We pay and I then ask, " Do you want us to go to the first tee?" He replied (with a little attitude), "we will call you." No sooner did we strap our clubs onto the cart that we were called to the tee. Kinda silly if you ask me. The big "wow" was the greens. They looked like they had a different grass growing on them that caused the ball to bounce and in some cases move close to a couple of inches. We just stop caring . Just a joke! This course needs major help or just a good bulldozer!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow pace

My wife and I are average golfers. We were following a threesome that probably should have been on a driving range or a small 3 par course and they were hitting from blue tee boxes. In front of them was a all walking foursome, so to say it was a slow pace is an understatement. No marshall the whole day.

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

I'm use to a full course and this was great for my chipping and putting game.

For the off season the course was in good shape. The pace of play was very good. I was teamed up with two players who only played nine holes and I had to start the back nine as a single but was quick to catch up to the group in front which made it more enjoyable especially as I had not played the course in years. Over all it was an enjoyable day of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

You get what you pay

An executive course with no grass greens. These greens should be the primary concern for this type of course where play is tee box to green. It seems the grass died out after over seeding last Fall. The greens were a little bumpy and it was hard to get a true roll on putts. With that said, it is a course the beginner golfer can play, especially for the price. If you are looking for a cheap round of golf and don't care so much about overall course conditions, go play it.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really dry, all greens were pretty much bare.

Great pace of play. The staff was very good at getting us out in the middle of a tournament. The course was very dry.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Value

Staff were friendly and courteous. The course was manageable for high handicappers like us.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
F42
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

Only problem with this course is the greens are extremely bad. They are painted green. Almost no grass on the greens. Every other course in the area has green that have grass

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

Nice short course

My wife and I played the first 9 in one hour. Second nine took two hours, but overall a great pace. Shortness makes for a comfortable round for a couple. No hole is intmidating or requiring a long carry to get to a fairway.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather

Cold & a little slow.

Only 50 degrees, but the sun was out most of the time. Course was full with 3-somes & 4-somes. One 5-some slowed everyone, but luckily they only played 9 holes; shouldn't be allowed. The greens are very fast and holes punched on sidehills (and don't need to be).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs some major TLC & bird management

I have played this course several times over the past 5 years. Yesterday will be the last time. Greens and much of the course is dead grass or bare dirt. The main reason this will be my last is it is overrun with geese and ducks. Droppings are EVERYWHERE. Had to put my shoes in a plastic bag to take them home and wash my clubs after the round.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Little “ruff”

Little ruff around the edges!! About what I expected for the price.

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

Value but.....

Similar to other reviews. Quit after 9 two groups waiting on each tee box there was a frost delay greens where in terrible shape, most had no real grass

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Goat Ranch

hardly any grass,greens like highways,5 someshere,2 somes there etc,mostly locals

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Value in the Valley

Yes,, the grounds on this course are a bit rough around the edges but there are beautiful, old trees, water for the many birds, and the fairways are green and with little chance to lose your balls. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in Paradise and will go again one day. You absolutely can't beat the price for 18 holes in the valley during the winter months.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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