Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.1
785 Reviews (785)
5 Stars
389
4 Stars
277
3 Stars
83
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
81.4%
Recommend this course
694 out of 785 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
88.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 42 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.

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.1
785 Reviews (785)

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
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
Played On
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best golf experience

I took my brother from out of town.
He said, even before we started, one of the picture perfect courses he had ever seen.
Thin we played. We felt guilty for taking a golf swing.
Course conditions were perfect.
Great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 01/31/2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We really appreciate the feedback and are so glad to hear you had a great time! Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 12/30/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad to see you had a great experience here. Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

My daughter and I enjoyed the course, conditions, staff and scenery are all amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 12/30/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review! We are so happy to hear you and your daughter had a wonderful time! Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Tale off Two Nines

Played on a Sunday afternoon during a winter getaway. Staff was incredibly friendly. Every need was an easy ask. Course in beautiful shape.

Front nine was relatively flat and desert style though you could miss a bit and survive. Back nine saw a steady climb into the stratosphere with the mountains on one side and the cityscape in the other lending a panoramic wrapper to the round.

Greens were consistently tough with several multi tiered and plenty of undulations.

If you can’t enjoy this course, you really should re-think what you’re looking for in a track.

Sidebar: If you’re thinking about Padre and/or Ambiente, save yourself the time and money and come here; there’s no comparison.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 12/18/2019

Thank you for your 4 star review! We really appreciate the feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the course an experience. Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Upgraded Course

Since reopening after a redesign that reduced the total number of holes from 27 to 18 the Phoenician has been in very good shape and the new layout is very good. The conditioning in early December was solid with greens a bit on the slow side but the overseed course wide including rough has a nice look to it. The layout has some unmatchable views for being so close to downtown Phoenix. Great service and location is tough to beat. Expensive sticker price but you are paying for location, amentities and a well maintained course. Highly recommended if you can get a twilight rate or dynamic pricing rate online.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great greens

From what I understand the course was re-done last year it is absolutely fantastic. Every hole was unique with great sand traps water hazards and stunning views throughout the course the staff and amenities were great and would highly recommend this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 12/09/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. We really appreciate the feedback! Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition, nice layout, challenging golf course.

Overall excellent golf course for the money. The course was in great shape. The layout was challenging and visually striking. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/26/2019

Thank you for your 4 star review! We appreciate the feedback and are so glad you enjoyed the course! Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hole In One

Had a hole in one on #17, my wife went to the golf shop to see if they had a trophy. The guys there went out of their way to get an engraved whiskey bottle ordered for me. Nice!! Good guys there. Great views, great day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 11/20/2019

Congratulations on your Hole in One! Thank you for your 5 star review. We are so glad you had a great experience here! Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is very well maintained.

Great course. Definitely some challenging holes but great experience overall. Recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/14/2019

Thank you for your 4 star review! We appreciate your feedback and are glad you had a great time. Come back and see us again soon!

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
Incentivized Review
3.0
First Time Playing

golf needs to be more green!

Climate change is real and an extreme crisis that threatens the survival of humanity! Every business needs to do much more to become zero carbon and n the desert conserve water.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round of Golf

The golf course is in excellent shape. Everyone was so friendly. Got a chance to warm up and actually played a decent round of golf. There are a few short par 4's so you need to make sure you keep the ball on the fairway. The grounds are immaculate in my opinion. The putting got to be a little tricky. I would get setup roll the ball straight and either come up short or veer off at the last minute.............That is golf. I had a great time today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are thrilled you had such a wonderful experience here. Come out and see us again soon!

Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The course is kept in excellent condition, it’s very picturesque and the staff are very friendly. The practice facilities are great, although the driving range could have more stations (there was a ten minute wait to get one). Driving range, chip area and putting green availability made for a good warmup. We appreciated the free ice water that was provided at certain holes as well. It’s a great course for golfers of all abilities and worth it if you feel like splurging for a more expensive round of golf. We’ll definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate the feedback and are working on repairing our range from an event, hence the limited stations. We are glad you had a great time here at The Phoenician! Come back and play again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Pros and Cons

Good: the staff. Troon managed. They treat you well and welcome you. Very courteous bunch out there at The Phoe. The condition of the course was very good. The fairways are perfect. Well groomed and thick. The Tavern is a great spot to finish your round.
Not so good: there is pretty much no drinking water in the course. While it was a gorgeous 75 degrees for my round, this is Arizona. 6 months out of the year temps exceed 90 or 100 degrees. Get water out there. The greens are okay, but not great. Very hard to hold them, and some were still a little lumpy. I would expect this to improve as winter progresses. Pace of play on my round was not good. Really backed up on the back 9, it’s winter, snow birds and guests are in town, this is expected and really nothing you can do. Last, it’s just not worth rack rate 200$. They can pack it in here and people will pay, but there are better options in the area for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you for your good feedback and we appreciate the not so good feedback so we can continue to provide an excellent experience for everyone. I have informed the team of this and will make sure there is plenty of water on the course and address the pace of play. Come out and see us again soon!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spread out. Nice. No drinking water.

Very. Ice conditions and nice holes Found only one drinking fountain on the course. Wouldn’t pay more than $80.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you for the 4 star review! We have addressed the drinking water issue and are making sure to provide drinking water on hole 5, on the turn after 9, and hole 14. Come back and see us again soon!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun round

Course in great shape , staff was friendly, Cart path only but wasn’t bad

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Default User Image
Commented on 11/11/2019

Thank you for your 4 star review! We are so glad to hear that you had a great experience here at The Phoenician! Come back and see us again soon!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This is a great track with some challenging greens. Overall the course is in great shape and certainly the views from the back nine are great. I will certainly be back at some point to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Default User Image
Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for the great feedback and for playing our course. We are glad you had a great experience and enjoyed the course. Come back again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

Great times @ The Phoenician

Great course and super friendly staff. Carts are beyond nice which is a nice bonus.
Layout for the back is very picturesque (we started on the back).

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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!

Nearby Courses
Scottsdale, Arizona
5.0
1
Phoenix, Arizona
0.0
0
Scottsdale, Arizona
3.5805235294
401
Paradise Valley, Arizona
4.3887411765
528
Scottsdale, Arizona
2.9614411765
149
Scottsdale, Arizona
4.2019823529
1216
Scottsdale, Arizona
3.5205823529
941
Phoenix, Arizona
4.0772
380
Paradise Valley, Arizona
3.0
1
Scottsdale, Arizona
3.5963176471
733

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Mar 06, 2020 - May 06, 2020
Talamore’s Spring Signature Package (2 Nights / 3 Rounds), starting at $325 per person.
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