Arizona Grand Resort

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3.7
901
5 Stars
209
4 Stars
375
3 Stars
189
2 Stars
88
1 Stars
40
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
75.1%
Recommend this course
690 out of 901 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
48
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
70.8%
Recommend this course
34 out of 48 reviews
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Average Rating
3.6
242
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
88
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
24
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
70.1%
Recommend this course
171 out of 242 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6288
Slope 124
Rating 68.5
Type Resort
The Arizona Grand Resort (formerly known as Phantom Horse Golf Club) boasts a challenging golf course, blending desert target golf with traditional links, playing par-71 over 6,336 yards, and a 7,000-square-foot practice green with a bunker and chipping area for a pre-round tune-up. After a round at Arizona Grand Resort, head to an onsite drinking or dining spot: there's Mexican food, and then there's Southwestern dancing, and then there's a sports bar so you can catch up with someone else's game indoors or outdoors on the patio. The Arizona Grand Resort also offers several packages, ranging from stay-and-play to family deals to getaways for women to romantic suite packages, complete with breakfast in bed.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6288 yards 68.5 124
Blue 71 5872 yards 67.0 119
White (W) 71 5438 yards 69.9 125
White 71 5438 yards 65.2 114
Red (W) 71 4628 yards 67.0 110
Scorecard for Arizona Grand 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: 68.5/124 314 392 596 362 180 555 381 211 377 3368 379 535 124 538 157 353 325 307 202 2920 6288
Blue M: 67.0/119 295 362 536 356 162 525 372 202 369 3179 358 519 120 485 142 345 255 300 169 2693 5872
White M: 65.2/114 W: 69.9/125 278 317 499 345 137 501 345 182 341 2945 342 508 102 451 133 317 249 245 146 2493 5438
Red W: 67.0/110 232 279 433 279 106 470 293 130 255 2477 237 456 92 371 116 289 225 240 125 2151 4628
Handicap 7 9 1 5 17 3 15 13 11 8 4 18 2 16 6 14 12 10
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 5 3 4 4 4 3 35 71
Handicap (W) 17 15 3 11 13 1 5 7 9 12 4 18 2 10 6 14 8 16

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.7
901

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 54
Dinner 37
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 131
Bunkers 98
Water Hazards 87
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 84
Locals 65
Advanced Golfers 57
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 120
Convenient to the City 114
Near the Airport 86
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Arizona Grand Golf and Resort

Have played this course many times and up until today had always been very good to play. Grant it alot of other courses are in the process of re seeding and letting the courses change over. Over booking is not to the delight of any golfer or helps to pace of play. This seems to be a norm for this course and they dont seem to adhere to why players want a comfortable pace of play. Course is great when its healthy but right now the dry conditions are not worth the hassles.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 10/01/2018:
We are very sorry to hear about the slow pace of play while you were here at Arizona Grand. We want all of our guests to have the best possible experience while they are here. We hope that your next round with us is much better. Hope to see you back on the course again.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Conditions

It would have been nice if someone had told us/me the tee boxes and a few fairways we're being worked on. The rangers comment was the course is closing next week. Great, that doesn't help me today!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 09/27/2018:
We are terribly sorry that your round here at Arizona Grand was anything less than a 5-star experience. We hope that your next round is a great experience.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 09/27/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of Arizona Grand. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 09/12/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Arizona Grand. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the first class experience here at Arizona Grand. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Much improved

Played here in April and it was in rough shape. Today was much better. Heard there was a new superintendent. Great move!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of Arizona Grand. We are very thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your round at our beautiful golf course. We hope to see you back here again soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course has great features

The course had a lot of water on the front nin and many blind areas on the back nine

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 09/04/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review of Arizona Grand Golf Course. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the course. Please come back and tee it up with us soon. Be sure to bring plenty of golf balls!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite course of all the East Valley

They always have the best quality grass, actual rough if you miss the fairway. Not concrete sand.

Hilly course on the side of South Mountain that will give you a challenging life whether you hit the fairway or not.

Pace of play is always good, easily worth the extra $10 or whatever they are charging to play over the 20+ other courses within 20 miles or so.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 09/04/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of Arizona Grand Golf Course. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the course. Please come back and see us again soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 08/09/2018:
Thank you so much for the 4-star review of Arizona Grand Golf Club. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 07/26/2018:
We want to thank you so much for the 5-star review of Arizona Grand Golf Course. We are thrilled you had a great day here, please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great potential

The owner can make this a special course but it needs some serious investment by the owner to make it happen.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 07/26/2018:
Thank you for playing Arizona Grand. We value your opinion and thank you for taking the time to review our golf course. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Almost Perfect

I loved the course, the price, the people working there, everything about this place was phenomenal. EXCEPT there were no coolers on the carts on a 110 degree day. They were kind enough to go around dropping off cool, damp towels, but after 3 holes the towel was almost completely dry. Coolers on the carts would have made the heat more bearable for everyone playing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 07/26/2018:
We are excited toe hear you enjoyed your round with us despite the heat. Thank you so much for the review. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Response from Arizona Grand Golf Course on 08/24/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review of Arizona Grand. Please come back and visit us soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but only if you have time

Course was in good shape, we’ll maintain , especially considering heat issues! Nice touch with ranger offering cold towels , but pace of play is always an issue on back nine , slows way down, average 4 1/2 hr round can be frustrating if in a hurry. Staff was friendly and food in bar area was great!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Grand

This is a wonderful golf course with an even better staff. The course layout is amazing taking you back through South mountain on the back 9. Elevated tees bring challenges and great views for all skill levels.

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

Summer Let Down

It appears that the level of service decreases with the summer rates. Also, for the beginning of June, the course isn’t in very good shape. The back nine is much better than the front. It felt like two different courses-

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

Might be a nice course in February but not in June

This is a desert course.

If you play it in February when the weather is 70-80 degrees it might be great. But in June it’s really bad.

What can they do to improve?

1) I know this is a desert course but they need to add more shade. When it’s 105+ degrees on the course, you need some shade. They have very little of it on a number of holes where you get blasted by the sun. I’ve played other courses in the area that we’re built more recently that had more shade than this course.

2) They claim that they have water every 3rd hole... which they do except most of the coolers were EMPTY by the time we got to them. Refill the water coolers! On the 17th hole they had spots for 2 coolers but only 1 was actually there! They have marshals/ rangers running around as well as a cart ... keep the water coolers full!

3) The golf carts don’t have coolers on them. Why? When it’s 100+ degrees you need coolers to store drinks!!

4) Signage between holes is TERRIBLE. On some holes, it’s easy and clear. But due to the extended layout of the course, there are times when you need to go through tunnels and neighborhoods... and you can’t find where to go! It’s very easy to get lost . Particularly between hole 4&5... between 6&7... between 8&9 is the worst! Between 9&10 is bad. Between 10&11. Etc. Fix the signs!!

5) the pace of play is terrible. We got backed up on several Par 4’s and 5’s. Why? (Probably because people got lost between holes). But there are also a large number of blind tees where you can’t see where you’re going. Each hole should have better map showing the hole layout so you can tell where to hit the ball without driving into the desert or someone’s back yard. Improve the signs!!

The course would be considerably better if the staff made just a few changes like this.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

On my No Play List

If you like blind shots, marginal quality fairways, and slow greens this course is for you...it isn’t for me. A couple holes were interesting but overall the layout wasn’t good. I now have a second course on my no play list.

Kudos though to the great staff. I managed to be stupid as leave a club on the course which they rescued and returned to me. Thank you!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bad Shape

Greens were terrible. Tee boxes not cut. Fairway conditions were more like mid July burnt summer fairways. This course used to be in great shape. not sure what happened. I would have not played here based on conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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