Orange Tree Golf & Conference Resort

3.6640470588 3.7 stars from 5 (727)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6775 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 727 Reviews
5 stars:
138
4 stars:
309
3 stars:
158
2 stars:
71
1 stars:
51

recommend this course

563 out of 723 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort near local attractions   Great for locals seniors beginners   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course Overbooked"


Appleracing57's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first bad experience at Orange Tree Golf Course which I have played many times before. I purposely booked an early afternoon tee time to ensure we finished our round before sunset but due to 2, yes, 2 Tournaments scheduled, we were 40 mins late Teeing off on hole 14!!!, Yes, hole 14!! Are you kidding me? Who tees off on hole 14? We weren't in a Shotgun start tournament. The Starter told us to go on the back 9 and start on any open hole we find. We played 14-18 and then headed to hole 1 but saw several groups backed up on it. We then went to hole 10 and saw the same thing. When we complained, the ranger offered us a couple of drink tickets. Really???? We paid $58 each for this mess of an organization and played 10 holes, Holes 14 thru 18 twice!!!

Very disappointing for a Scottsdale course and I don't recommend it. But if you do book a Tee Time, be sure to ask them if they have any tournaments or outings scheduled and if so, go somewhere else. Ruined my whole day.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u231862445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Orange Tree"


KarenBruce's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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I always enjoy playing this golf course. It is about 15 minutes from home and the course is nicely laced out and very enjoyable to play. Can be a bit slow at times when it gets busy, but hey your golfing so enjoy the scenery.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
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Our starter who was very friendly explained to us the course policy of 4:15 round max and their strict rules. 5:15 minutes later we finished in the dark as the 2 foursomes in front of us ( possible bachelor party) held up the entire course on the back nine, I presume after the alcohol really kicked in). Where was the starter to enforce the time constraints,nowhere to be seen . We couldn't even complain to the clubhouse staff as they had gone home for the day. We have played this course a number of times over the pas few months and would be hard pressed to return. They really owe us some consideration on our poor experience


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value for 9 and dine"


phthanas's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

We played at 8 am, nine holes with breakfast. Quick round as we went of the back. Grounds crew the only other folks we saw. Enjoyed the layout and greenery. Will return!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u416389732's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"enjoyable round"


u851912736's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
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great course for beginners and intermediate players, not too difficult

in pretty decent shape

would definitely play here again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



ERIC9656404's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Day in the Sun"


u000007864143's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, but the marshall left to early and the pace of play came to a crawl.

Staff and facility were very good.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Old School AZ Golf For All Skill Levels"


NoonanSmails's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Massachusetts Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

My friend Ralph booked us on this old school course after our first choice fell through. I knew it's reputation as an older resort that may be past it's prime. Upon entering, you get the feel that this was one of THE places back in the 1960's or 70's. After a brief warm up, we were off right on time. The course is a user friendly layout with yardages that are short by today's standards. Playing alongside 3 guys in their 70's, the White tees made sense and served us well. There are bunkers and hazards, but the are not threatening and are easily skirted. The greens are very fast down hill and down grain and just the opposite going the other way. We enjoyed the nicely paced round (4:10 with an 11:00 tee time). The ranger did make the slower group in front of us skip the par 3 7th, and that got the pace back on track. There are many older, single story homes on the course that speak to the age of the development. After golf we enjoyed great sandwiches and ice cold beers at The Grove. I had somewhat low expectations for OT going in but I was very impressed with the golf experience. I think it could be a good addition to most golfer's line up in Scottsdale unless you are a single digit handicapper who requires 7000 yards to be challenged. I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Robert9774114's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Best value in the Valley"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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Reviewed on

Orange Tree always impresses my wife and I with the value associated with the amenities and staff courtesy of this well designed course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"OT"


jd6236's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played a fair amount in Scottsdale over many years and thought this course was a fun change of pace compared to more upscale ones. We had a snobby marshall tell us to pick it up when other groups around us were really responsible for backups and had to wait a long time for beers afterwards..otherwise this course would get a higher grade. As far as the golf was concerned this course was well conditioned and entertaining. And at high season was reasonably priced.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day on the course"


jmeuwissen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was recommended to me by friends who golf regularly around the Phoenix area. I concur with their recommendation that this is a quality experience. The course was challenging enough but fair for my level of competence. Staff were very accommodating except for getting clubs to the car after the round when we were left on our own. Food and beverage service was good. I'd come back in a heartbeat!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Overall Experience"


Liz9202194's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was the first time 4 women played this course. We were in the Phoenix/Scottdale for a 5-day golf holiday. We were greeted with smiley, friendly staff at the bag drop area. And this continued all the way through 18 holes and lunch.

The course was in good shape with green, vibrant fairways with brown short (easy to get out of) grass rough. There was a frost delay but we were able to get out at our tee time (10:15). The pace was good and appreciated the beverage cart person speaking to the group in front of about keeping pace.

The food at the restaurant was good and the waiter on top of drinks, etc. Would recommend and play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Orange tree 1"


Ron7796038's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways greens and bunkers all in excellent condition. Staff friendly. Layout pretty simple on most holes. Seemed like nearly every green guarded left right by same 2 bunkers. Good money value course. I be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pete"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
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Good value for this time of year. Staff is very friendly. Course in good shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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