Arizona Grand Resort

3.7281411765 3.7 stars from 5 (892)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6336 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

  • 8000 S Arizona Grand Pkwy, Phoenix, Arizona 85044, Maricopa County
  • (602) 431-6480
  • (602) 431-6535
  • www.arizonagrandgolf.com

Year built: 1987
Type: Resort
Style: Traditional/Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Sidewinder 71 6336 yards 68.8 124
Phantom Horse 71 5903 yards 67.2 120
Prospector 71 5451 yards 64.6 110
Saguaro (W) 71 4657 yards 66.2 107

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 892 Reviews
5 stars:
206
4 stars:
371
3 stars:
187
2 stars:
88
1 stars:
40

recommend this course

681 out of 892 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near the airport   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"Great potential"


depaul91's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
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The owner can make this a special course but it needs some serious investment by the owner to make it happen.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Almost Perfect"


kms554's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Beaudette27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course but only if you have time"


jcasteel's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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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!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jtfoster1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Grand"


erlandhewson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Summer Let Down"


u000004232380's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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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-


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Might be a nice course in February but not in June"


twmorrison's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



mccaffreytim's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"On my No Play List"


Ed3228888's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Bad Shape"


u000006217745's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Bogey"


statman33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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This course has no driving range even though when we made reservations it claimed free range balls. They do have a “net” you can hit into but the net had holes so was out of order. The first three holes are pretty shabby and in bad shape but once you get to holes 6-9 and the back nine the course is pretty sweet. Some nice views of Phoenix and fun layouts. If you can get a discount it’s worth it but don’t pay full price on green fees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


bltatum's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Condition was terrible. Greens were like putting on shag carpet. Lots of brown patches on fairways. Worst condition I've seen on ac course in 15 years. This used to be one of our favorite courses, not any more. Talking with the staff, they indicated the the grounds super. had his budget cut in half, so he left. This is supposed to be a resort course. Not good.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Front nine terrible, unfriendly staff"


golfermel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
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The front nine was burned out and the greens had holes and bumps. The back nine was challenging and quite nice. Had an unfortunate encounter with a staff member who told us we were playing too slow, we made the turn at 2hrs 15min and were 45 min into the back when he told us to skip 3 holes. We were holding no-one up and in fact when we moved up we had to wait on groups. Ruined the round for me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"The fall of a great course"


jdavies's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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The arizona grand has become unplayable which is a great shame considering how beautiful and challenging the course is.

They send groups out way to often. The first four holes took us an hour and fifteen minutes to play. The fairways were borderline dead. No marshal to be found. Drink girl came around once. (Which is tough when the course doesn’t play back to the clubhouse at the turn and it’s 107 degrees)

If you have a day to kill (as in a six hour round) and have an abundance of money and don’t mind getting dehydrated go ahead and book it. If u are a true Phoenician and remember how good this course used to be,save some money and blood pressure and play elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



Ethan5737425's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Poor conditions"


tonypane's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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Maybe because late in season but fairways in terrible condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Arizona Grand lives up to it's name"


bkgolfaz13's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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#rd time playing here and have enjoyed every round. !st time golfers to this course will find a lot of blind holes staring with hole 1 & 2 as well as several in the back side. After playing the course once, I'm sure you will enjoy another trip back as we did. It is very scenic and is in great shape with plenty of challenges. Not overly long (6250 from the back) but does require use of other clubs off the tee than the driver.No driving range here and the practice facilities are limited to a small putting green and we also found an area to do some chipping and putting located near the parking area which also seemed hard to find a spot to park due to the resort area parking for their guests.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Glad We Only Paid $25 For This"


gregr69's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a "Hot Deal" on Golfnow for $25. Regular green fees at this same time ran from $50-$60. Got checked in and the attendant wasn't very friendly.

Went inside and asked about the driving range and free practice balls as stated on the Hot Deal and was told the driving range was close as they were working on it. When I asked where the putting green was, they pointed me over to a tiny island with only 3 holes in it and two other golfers were already using 2 of them.

Had 10 minutes before our tee time and the starter asked us if we were ready. I asked him if I had time to run in and get a couple beers first as we still had 10 minutes. He looked at me like I just asked him to pay for it. Again, not very friendly.

Went inside and asked what kind of beers they had and was told that they were over there in the drink cooler. Walked over there and saw my choices were: Bud light, Coors light and Lite. SMH. This is supposed to be a nice course/resort right?

Started our round and the course in and of itself was in decent shape and it is a fun challenging course. But the lack of signs at 70-80% of the forks made it difficult to know which way to go. The difference between some tee boxes was only like 10 feet?

After about the 3rd or 4th hole, the pace of play became very slow. By the 11th hole, we were consistently waiting to tee off and chatting with the golfers behind us, who were done with their last hole.

My buddy when to use the bathroom and they were locked. When he asked one of the rangers there, he said the key is with the cart key. Really? Where the heck are we playing? I thought this was part of a nice resort? I have never played a course where the bathrooms were locked. It wasn't a huge deal but the attitude of the ranger was less than friendly about it.

The sad thing about it is that we were pretty excited to play this course as we was under the impression it was a really nice one. While the course itself was fun and challenging, the lack of basic detail and poor customer service made it a lot less enjoyable than it should have been.

The one bright spot was the beer cart girl. She was very friendly and nice. Everyone else there should take customer service lessons from her.

Fortunately, there are a lot of golf courses in the valley that get it right. We had played The Raven (which is not far from this course), a couple weeks before and had a great time. We'll not be returning to this course in the near future which is a shame because this course could be great.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Sean4383329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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