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3.7
902 Reviews (902)
5 Stars
183
4 Stars
378
3 Stars
198
2 Stars
86
1 Stars
57
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
79.3%
Recommend this course
700 out of 902 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.2
88.3%
Recommend this course
83 out of 94 reviews
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3.7
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.5%
Recommend this course
110 out of 142 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6775 yards
Slope 121
Rating 70.7

The course at the Orange Tree Golf Resort provides an excellent game of golf in a luxurious setting. The Parkland-style layout features fairways lined with mature trees, which not only enhance the natural beauty of the golf course but can also greatly affect shots. Four lakes are situated on the flat terrain of the course, providing water hazards that come into play on five holes. Sand bunkers also surround every green. Orange Tree Golf Resort's course finishes with its signature hole, where water cuts into the fairway and proceeds to run down the left side all the way to the green. It also requires accuracy on the approach shot in order to hit the small putting surface that is surrounded by tricky elements.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6775 yards 70.7 121
Middle 72 6371 yards 69.0 117
Middle (W) 72 6371 yards 76.4 132
Forward (W) 72 5704 yards 72.1 122
Forward 72 5704 yards 66.0 110
Scorecard for Orange Tree
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.1/124 362 500 380 168 394 489 216 414 376 3299 367 408 188 578 409 188 399 501 403 3441 6740
White M: 69.3/119 350 480 366 153 380 466 165 403 366 3129 352 359 180 542 383 157 375 484 383 3215 6344
Copper M: 66.2/111 W: 71.8/120 324 450 339 123 353 430 148 333 316 2816 312 322 153 464 357 113 350 436 343 2850 5666
Copper/Orange W: 68.5/117 324 390 277 123 305 430 90 308 316 2563 312 322 126 410 287 113 276 436 303 2585 5148
Orange W: 66.5/113 253 390 277 91 305 380 90 308 254 2348 260 270 126 410 287 104 276 393 303 2429 4777
Handicap 13 1 11 15 9 5 17 3 7 12 10 16 2 14 18 4 8 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 1 11 15 7 3 17 5 9 14 12 16 2 10 18 8 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1957
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Reviews

3.7
902 Reviews (902)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 70
Patio Dining 60
Brunch 28
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 89
Water Hazards 68
Undulating Greens 48
This course/club is great for:
Locals 85
Seniors 69
Beginners 45
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 118
At a Resort 72
Near Local Attractions 33

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2.0
Previously Played

In crappy condition

Greens are bald and sandy. The traps are like playing out of the desert floor. They pack the course resulting in a garbage pace of play.

Stay away!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

The course is in pretty good condition. I came to Arizona to play golf but the resort where I’m staying had a tournament this morning. I had played Orange Tree two years ago and hoped to repeat the experience. I was not disappointed. Staff were friendly and helpful. The Marshall did a good job of keeping the pace of play on tract. Only negative was that the greens were very firm and fast—almost impossible to get a shot to hold. I have planned a trip next February, staying at Orange Tree and hope to enjoy the course and resort again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Absentee Staff; Zero Amenities

It had been more than 20 years since I had played and I will not be back. The first thing that struck me was the absolutely unwelcoming atmosphere and attitude of staff. After parking my car, no one was in sight to assist with our bags. Course conditions were awful. Fairways were in horrible shape. Very short grass and not maintained. Greens were in miserable condition. On-course amenities were limited. No staff at the snack bar at the turn. The gal in the beverage cart appeared on #1 and we never saw her again until #14. Was she in hiding? Access to quality F&B on a Phoenix-area course is mandatory. Overall, the only pleasant thing about this experience was the 83F temperatures.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need a lot of work. Tee boxes hard as concrete.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course but

Traps are rock hard and could use some sand or better maintenance. Pace of play was slow and 18 holds took 4 hours and 20 minutes...not what the course desires which is 4 hours even. Hard to tell if it was just that the course was maxed out or the fact that there didn't appear to be marshalls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Windy weather
Used cart

Time For A Renovation

This is an established course with a decent layout and potential for the next level, but there is a lack of attention to certain things that keep it at an ordinary status. Large areas off the fairway proper are left barren and unkempt, a number of trees need to be trimmed if not removed, and large sections of the cart path need work. As I've said before, this course just needs to undergo a good renovation.

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

Course in relatively good condition except for the greens which were slow and bumpy.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the money

Excellent range and huge practice putting green. Great bang for the buck. Pace of place was a bit slow, finished in just over 4 1/2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A great course for the discounted rate!

one of the problems with many courses is they sand the Tee boxes until they are rounded! so when you Tee up your ball can be above your feet or below them! They apparently also don’t tamp down the grass after they pull the plugs when moving the holes to different locations on the greens, thus they leave a slight lip around the holes so your ball tails off just before dropping in the hole,aggravating!
The designers of most public courses think that the average golfers are par players the way they layout the greens, sloping them, putting rises in them, etc. If you watch the PGA TOURNAMENTS you seldom see greens as tough as the ones we have to putt on. What is that for? The sand traps are most always watered down till they are like cement!

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

Lots of trees, but wide course

Orange Tree Golf is located on the Phoenix near Scottsdale Resort of the same name. There's not much parking, but the staff is ready to help with your clubs. The clubhouse is nice and there's a restaurant attached. The course is somewhat challenging in that every green appears to slope down towards the approaching players, so it's best to hit the approach shot short. Every one has sand traps guarding the green, but they are mostly hard dirt. Otherwise the fairways are wide and a few have water hazards that are easy to navigate around. An enjoyable course.

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

Value/course

During our active season cost can be ver high but this course stays a good value to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day for golf but ...

Course is forgiving and great for beginners like me but the pace of play was 5+ hours ! The marshall did not do anything to try and address the situation and when you have four groups waiting to play a par 3, then SOMETHING is clearly wrong.

I enjoyed the course but the pace of play was extremely frustrating. One of the golfers we played with had to quit after 14 holes in order to make his dinner reservation.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course and upkeep is average.

Course is ok b6t not great. Lots of leaves on several greens, and the sand in 5he traps is thin with mud below about 1/2 inch.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course and walkable

Course was in great shape! Lots of fun and friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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