Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.8
764 Reviews (764)
5 Stars
378
4 Stars
269
3 Stars
81
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
70.0%
Recommend this course
674 out of 764 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.7
78.9%
Recommend this course
15 out of 19 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
77.1%
Recommend this course
27 out of 35 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
The Phoenician Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

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

3.8
764 Reviews (764)

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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thanks for playing our course. We hope you enjoyed it. Come out and see us again soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice professional staff

They treat you well here, but the new layout is not worth the bang for the buck. Traps were lacking the proper amount of sand. A lot of weird bounces due to the terrian.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the feedback.We are glad to hear our staff was nice and professional. We are sorry to hear that about the course. We are in over seed now, when the course reopens we hope your experience out on the course is better!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely Beautiful!

Beautiful course. Front nine was very pretty but back nine was breathtaking. Staff was very professional and friendly. Pace of play was great after ranger came out to inform the foursome in front of us to move it along. An absolutely wonderful day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you so much for the great feedback. We strive to deliver an impeccable experience, and glad to be able to have done that for you. Next time you're in town, be sure to come play again!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A redesigned resort Course...

This course is 6500 from the tips, and at a par 71, is actually more challenging than it sounds. Landing areas are tight and the par 3s are long. It was completely redesigned last year so the bermuda greens are quite slow and break far less than anticipated (that will improve with a season or two). The sand is perfection though and while we don't really want to be in the sand, when you have to make a sand shot, these are among the best I have played out of. It's a typical resort course: a little shorter, impeccably maintained, incredible service, high end carts and facilities. I wouldn't want to pay the $100-120 USD that they charge without discount to golf it, so at that price I wouldn't recommend it, but for $50...sure...it was enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the feedback. Glad to hear the course was in great shape when you played. Glad to hear the service was excellent, as well. We strive to deliver an amazing experience to our guests, and happy to hear that was the case for you. Come back and play soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Phoenician

Course was excellent and very well maintained. Views were fabulous. Well worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are ecstatic that you enjoyed the course so much. Come back and play soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the 5 star review! We really appreciate the feedback and seeing how much you enjoyed your experience here.

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
First Time Playing

Decent course in the Scottsdale-area

This course was the first stop on my AZ golf retreat. I never played the courses prior to the renovations, so I can’t compare, but the new 18-hole course (once 27) was a great warm up round for our crew (literally and figuratively, the AZ summer heat’s no joke).

The front 9 was relatively easy with more challenging holes (and better views-the only photos in this IG compilation) on the back. I would recommend this course, but don’t pay full rack rate!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience here and were able to get "Insta-worthy" pictures during your time here! Come back and play soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Front 9 A- Back 9 D

Front 9 is in spectacular shape. Greens are recovering very well. Rolling smooth and fast (around 10). Fairways across the whole course are in great shape, as well as bunkers. Back 9 needs a few more weeks before it is anywhere near the front 9 condition. I’d ask to play front 9 twice!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate hearing how you enjoyed the course. Come back and play soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Less is Less

I often stay at the Resort when I travel to the Phoenix area and lots of times my business dictates that I am there in the summer. Still, the course was always in remarkable shape considering the heat. I understand the course recently underwent a sculpting reducing the layout from 27 to 18:holes. Any golf course—even those in the desert sun—will take time to recover. I also was told that the area had a cool wet spring and the transition to summer grass had not yet been fully achieved.

With that said, I still must report my overall disappointment in the new layout. The front nine was just kind of blah. The ninth still shows some pizazz but for the most part, what made the course fun and memorable was just missing in action.

The back nine was somewhat better as the routing reminded me more why I always enjoyed playing The Phoenician. But overall, I fear the renovation cost the course the variety it offered before when it offered 27 interesting holes whereas the “new” 18 just seems not quite to measure up.

Hopefully, more seasoning is all that is required, but I suspect I will be playing more rounds off the resort than on when I return to the hotel in the future, as Scottsdale has many better offerings.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for your feedback on your experience and thoughts on the course layout. We hope you come back and play again!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Real golf course in the summer

First time playing the new design. Tee boxes are in good shape, greens are quick, the course does show signs of sun damage but to be expected this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for your feedback. Hopefully you stayed cool in that AZ Summer heat... come back and play soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are challenging

Fairways were in great shape. Greens were hard and fast adding To the challenge of them being very undulating. Club house and amenities were very nice. The only knock is layout of course due to renovation down to 18 holes. There was no flow to setup.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear the course was in great shape and you had a nice experience!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! Come back and play again soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

The course layout us awesome. The Phoenician has invested well in ensuring holders have a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the 5 star review. We strive to deliver an impeccable experience to our customers and glad this was the case for you. Come back and play again soon!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Awesome!

This was my first time playing this course since the renovation and it did not disappoint. One of my favorite courses in Arizona, beautiful landscape and some challenging holes. I would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the awesome review! We are so glad to hear your experience was amazing and you enjoyed the course!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Redone

Obviously still some construction and some fixing happening, but loved the experience. Great facilities and in great shape. Played it for the same price as Orange Tree and was not even comparable how much better Phoenician is. Great place, I will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so happy to hear you had an amazing time here at The Phoenician!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

All round excellence

Course in great condition lush fairways desert sand bikers wet not too penalizing
Greens were undulating and ran true quick down hill but very fair

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you had a great experience and enjoyed the golf course!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

its a resort course

for a beginner to intermediate it would be an ok place to play and its sad that someone below paid $200 to play it as its not worth that amount.
played in an organized event so course set up, as expected , was tough with hard to reach pins.
practice facility was adequate, not great. course condition was ok but not well manicured and a bit over watered.
the greens were trampoline tiff ( not a fan) so there were no ball marks but they were not pure and were very spotty and distressed in a lot of areas. greens had a lot of undulation and they tended to be small which required second shot precision. bunkers were perhaps the best part of the course.
cart girl was nice but grill had closed before round was finished....which was odd.
if you stay there play it. if its on your must play list- good luck.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear your experience wasn't up to par. We hope next time you come to play, it will be even better!

Was this comment useful to you?
Played On
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
Default User Image
Commented on 09/27/2019

Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate your concerns and will make sure to address it now on. Thank you!

Was this comment useful to you?
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
Nearby Courses
Scottsdale, Arizona
5.0
1
Phoenix, Arizona
0.0
0
Scottsdale, Arizona
3.4260882353
374
Paradise Valley, Arizona
4.3240352941
487
Scottsdale, Arizona
2.9842
141
Scottsdale, Arizona
4.1591941176
1120
Scottsdale, Arizona
3.4705588235
907
Phoenix, Arizona
4.0539
372
Paradise Valley, Arizona
3.0
1
Scottsdale, Arizona
3.6046941176
694

Stay & Play Offers

From $255
Valid dates: Dec 01, 2019 - Feb 16, 2020
Play three rounds at Tobacco Road, Pinewild, and Whispering Pines and stay two nights in Pinehurst, NC.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE