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4.2
805 Reviews (805)
5 Stars
402
4 Stars
281
3 Stars
84
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
84.5%
Recommend this course
711 out of 805 reviews
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4.5
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.0%
Recommend this course
20 out of 23 reviews
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4.4
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.5%
Recommend this course
46 out of 52 reviews
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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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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.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #15)

Reviews

4.2
805 Reviews (805)

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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Played better courses for less

They had recently punched the greens. Would have been nice to know that since we paid $140 for the round. I have played better courses for less money. The golf cart was awesome because it had GPS , music, scores. The course itself was pretty straight forward nothing crazy. Would not play again for $140 in June.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful views

First time playing this course and I will definitely play again. Course is in good shape and pace of play was faster than most that I’ve played. Views are beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beauty course!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mud Fest

Teed off as the second group off in the morning and played fairly quickly since we only had one group in front of us. Played 18 holes in 3 hours. That is where the compliments will end. The course was in sloppy condition. There was standing water in a few bunkers, the fairways were pure mud in some spots and the rest of the fairways were soaking wet. You would have thought it rained for 5 days with the conditions we played in. The layout is nice and it has some nice views, but just couldn't get into the round since every shot was a mud bath followed by wiping down your club for a minute. Several spots were so wet the club just went right under the ball. On top of that there were grounds crew members out watering all morning. You don't need to water water! For $89 it wasn't what you would expect and highly disappointed. We will not be going back!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Rennovation!

I haven't played here since it was recently renovated. What a treat it is! The course is great and in good summer conditions. I would recommend to anyone in the area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 167
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
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First Time Playing

Pleasantly Surprised

Was the first time playing here and wasn't sure what to expect. The two nines here offer differing contrast in golf. The front line is flat and winds through the resort. Most of the back nine is up on the hillside and runs through parts of the hillside desert before finishing back within the resort. The course overall was in good condition and greens rolled true. A good value and would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Must Play

Beautiful course and lay out, it has changed a lot since refurbishments of new homes when they turned 27 holes into 18. Fairways and greens are in excellent condition. I expected the staff to be more professional,

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun course to play

Bag drop guys were great. Pro shop cashier was very friendly and welcoming. We talked about changes in the course since this course used to be 3 nine hole courses and is now one 18 hole. Well managed crew. I thanked all 6 ground crew workers that I passed by while on the course. Greens ,sand ,fairways were perfect today. I thanked them for the hard work with maintaining this beautiful place. Cart girl was very kind and friendly. At the end the cart guys thanked me warmly and invited me to return soon. I will , this is a well run golf course, with nice staff working here at Phoenician.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice...

Lovey place. The entire resort was shut down except the golf course and what a spectacular course it is. Everything is so nice and well cared for. Truly a very upscale locale.
Course is not overly challenging except the greens are pretty. I would play there everyday if I could.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Resort Course

A lot of fun to play. Staff was great. Definitely will be back. The views of Camelback Mountain were epic. Thanks for having me.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect round of golf

My friend and I played The Phoenician for the first time since the redesign. The course looks great and was in outstanding condition. The staff was very friendly even in the crazy times we are in. There were some super fun holes with outstanding views, especially on the back 9 when you get up in the mountains. I am a 10 index and played the front 9, 2 over par. I let the seltzers get the best of me and blew up the back 9, +14!!!

37 on the front, 50 on the back. The back was a little tougher but I also got a little too loose! (He was driving and it was a Friday afternoon so I had a few)

I would highly recommend this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrific

Everything for trouble right in front of you. The greens are where it’s at on this course for myself had trouble picking the breaks on putts. The course marshall was terrific was telling us to make sure and enjoy our round we were a twosome so was easy to keep up played round in just under 4 hours. Got deal with golf now made the price very worth while.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/10/2020

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you had a fabulous experience here. Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/10/2020

Thank you for your 4 star review! We hope to see you back out here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad to know you enjoy our new golf course! Come out and play again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course. Great playability.

What a great afternoon. The staff was top notch. The course was immaculate. And it's just challenging enough to make a day of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience here at The Phoenician!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Underwhelmed

Greens and fairways were not in good condition. I expected better. If you want to play a plush resort course, head over to Westin Kierland.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Lovely course.

Great course. Immaculate. Tough greens. Pace of play was satisfactory for a pandemic Saturday morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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