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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
69.1%
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3.7
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3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6518 yards
Slope 138
Rating 78.0

The Phoenician Golf Club reopened in the fall of 2018 after a massive redesign and renovation by Scottsdale-based architect Phil Smith. The new 18-hole layout replaces the original 27-hole routing. Every hole is new, featuring TifEagle grass greens and tees, fairways and rough that are 419 Bermuda grass. The golf shop has been expanded as well, and the Club Car golf carts have been outfitted with the "Shark Experience" - a new golf technology with a high-definition touch screen and built-in speakers for playing music and watching live sports, news and entertainment, along with GPS yardage.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Summit (W) 71 6518 yards 78.0 138
Summit 71 6518 yards 71.8 129
Junction 71 6003 yards 69.6 124
Junction (W) 71 6003 yards 75.7 134
Switchback 71 5350 yards 68.2 119
Switchback (W) 71 5350 yards 74.5 131
Trailhead 71 4594 yards 63.2 105
Trailhead (W) 71 4594 yards 68.0 122
Scorecard for The Phoenician Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Summit M: 71.8/129 W: 78.0/138 420 439 169 430 223 352 390 495 435 3353 420 177 365 297 398 491 377 130 510 3165 6518
Junction M: 69.6/124 W: 75.7/134 399 425 149 405 184 300 350 470 402 3084 370 156 348 285 374 459 343 109 475 2919 6003
SwitchBack M: 68.2/119 W: 74.5/134 371 383 124 321 174 276 295 398 389 2731 308 132 324 249 338 453 303 102 429 2638 5369
Trailhead M: 63.2/105 W: 68.0/122 348 310 105 287 122 231 267 339 341 2350 250 101 278 197 302 410 252 69 366 2225 4575
Handicap 7 5 15 1 9 17 13 11 3 2 14 12 16 6 8 10 18 4
Par 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 5 4 35 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Fairways 419 Bermuda
Greens TiffEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.7
746 Reviews (746)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 68
Patio Dining 43
19th Hole Scenic Views 32
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 134
Water Hazards 105
Bunkers 95
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 109
A Weekend Splurge 83
Entertaining Clients 79
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 140
At a Resort 125
Near the Airport 46

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not the course it used to be

$140 USD when greens top dressed and punched. Very average shape - too bad. Used to love this course but now without the Canyon 9 it’s really just an average course. Beware when booking to check green status, etc.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

As Good as it Gets

After having lunch at the Tavern just above the Phoenician’s putting green and first hole, I convinced my wife that I had to golf there. Next day I did. The entire course was in fantastic shape, from the tee boxes, the fairways and onto the greens. The greens were fast and difficult but fair. The bouganvilias were in full bloom adding to the beauty of the course. The staff was friendly and helpful. I’ve been lucky to have golfed several times at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas and Wolf Creek in Mesquite, Nevada and now rank The Phoenician right up there with them!

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

Beautiful

What a lovely layout, and view from the top.
The fairways were terrific and greens were fast
but not like glass- the ball would hold the line well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Great course staff is great new course layout is different for sure love 17 and 18 . Always have a good time and the greens rolled true .

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

Not a 200 dollar per round course

We booked about 3 weeks ago through Golf Now to play today. Course conditions were not good, with a number of fairways in bad shape. It felt like we were playing on a muni, as opposed to the most expensive course on this trip. For the dough we paid I was expecting an outstanding experience. There are many courses in the Phoenix area I would recommend, but this is not one of them.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Second time this week we have played the Venetian, and we think it’s terrific

Second time this week we have played the Venetian, and we think it’s terrific. Highly recommended!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course! Incredible condition, great staff, well worth the hot deal!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The course is apparently all new, and although it was lovely and in excellent condition, the layout made for a lot of driving between holes. Will definitely go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not what it used to be

Last time we played here was maybe two years ago, a beautiful course back then. We didn't know they had sold 9-hole since. The best 9 hole of the course were gone and none of our watches worked (I guess it was our own fault for not updating). The worst part is cart on path only, so a lot of walking back and forth. I never felt this exhausted at the end of a game.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, great condition, design redo a success!

Enjoyed the new Phoenician course with redesign of holes. Good special rate and staff very friendly. Played back nine first in 1 hour 15 minutes, then joined a threesome on hole 5. Played under 3 1/2 hours and really enjoyed the quality conditions and fairness of the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather

Not Bad

Walked this course with some friends in the afternoon. Felt like we had the place to ourselves until the last couple holes. A handful of these greens were sodded towards the end of the recent renovations because they ran out of time for grow-in. These greens were a bit soggy, but should firm up over the next few months. The conditions were good, but beyond the views, this course just didn't feel memorable. Had fun overall however. Wouldn't bring high-handicappers on busy days.

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

Mediocre Course

First time playing course since the renovation. Being it was Christmas the course was wide open, so pace of place was super fast.

Course was cart path only, which is not ideal. For the money I would not recommend as there are many other courses to play in the area.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New look Phoenician most enjoyable

Sometimes you get addition by subtraction, which is exactly what happened at The Phoenician Golf Club after a renovation by local architect Phil Smith. What was once 27 uneven holes is a much cleaner 18-hole golf course now. Gone are some of the holes that were shoehorned into the mountainsides. The fairways are more generous now, and the course flows much better. Many of the holes are still recognizable, but with the repositioning of tees and greens, they are a lot more user-friendly.. Best of all, it's in fantastic condition with great scenery, much like most of the premium courses in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. While I wouldn't rank The Phoenician among the very best, it's certainly a premium play that won't beat you up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Going to be good

I enjoyed playing the Phoenicion today. Everyone was friendly, the course layout fun, and the pace of play was under 4 hours. Conditions were a little wet due to fertilizer being recently put down, but considering it just opened last month after renovations I thought the course was in good shape. Still cart path only, which was ok, forcing me to get a little exercise.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phoenician needs time

Cartpath only until the grass grows in. No markers on the course in your GPS will not work. So not very good to judge distances. Greens are very gimmicky. Really didn’t enjoy it very much

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Disappointed

I know it was Thanksgiving but pace of play was terrible. Course condition not great but I know it was recently opened. We will give this a rest for a couple of years.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course Worth The Extra Dollars

This was my first time playing the Phoenician. Some people will compare the new layout to the old one but I have ncomparison to make. First off, I have to mention that we got the tee time in TeeOff.com for $82.00 each vs. The $160 on the Phoenicians website. That being said, I would have splurged and paid the full price after actually seeing the immaculate condition of the course. It’s a Troon managed course which pretty much says it all. I’ve never golfed a bad Troon course. The greens were pretty inconsistent as a result of the course renovation. Some were rock hard and laser fast while the next would be soft and slow. The general feeling around the club is pretty snooty and they definitely notice if you are a player who has booked with one of the online services. We overheard the staff at the bag drop mention the fact we were an online teetime. Overall the course was one of nicest courses I’ve played in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Course renovation and redesign: The Phoenician Golf Club underwent an extensive renovation and redesign, and reopened November, 1, 2018. Work performed included re-configuring the course from 27 holes to 18 holes, with rebuilt golf holes and new surfaces tee to green. Find out more
Played On
Course renovation and redesign
The Phoenician Golf Club underwent an extensive renovation and redesign, and reopened November, 1, 2018. Work performed included re-configuring the course from 27 holes to 18 holes, with rebuilt golf holes and new surfaces tee to green.
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Course renovation and redesign
The Phoenician Golf Club underwent an extensive renovation and redesign, and reopened November, 1, 2018. Work performed included re-configuring the course from 27 holes to 18 holes, with rebuilt golf holes and new surfaces tee to green.
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course to play in Scottsdale area

The course is a simple and fairly easy lay-out with some challenging holes. Greens were hard and quite slick and would be a good golf experience, except for the pace of play of over 5h.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Course renovation and redesign
The Phoenician Golf Club underwent an extensive renovation and redesign, and reopened November, 1, 2018. Work performed included re-configuring the course from 27 holes to 18 holes, with rebuilt golf holes and new surfaces tee to green.
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Suprise !!!!

They are closing next week for a year.
we were not told they have left the course un-maintained and closed 17th hole and shortened 18.
no marshal and we had 4 drunks behind us hitting into us. we finished in 4 hours.

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