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4.4
825 Reviews (825)
5 Stars
418
4 Stars
284
3 Stars
85
2 Stars
27
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
88.1%
Recommend this course
731 out of 825 reviews
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4.5
32 Reviews (32)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.6%
Recommend this course
29 out of 32 reviews
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4.5
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.2%
Recommend this course
55 out of 59 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

4.4
825 Reviews (825)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course was in great shape, the staff is most helpful and the pace of play was outstanding. It’s a terrific course for the average golfer. Hard enough but not so difficult that you lose a dozen balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great!

Excellent course, beautiful grounds. Pace of play a bit slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great greens

for this time of year, the greens were outstanding. reseeding is happening everywhere now or soon, so for these greens to be so good was impressive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Desert Beauty

This is my second time playing and both times have been phenomenal. Course is in excellent condition and although it’s a short course it’s accuracy is key. Greens are Bermuda and are some of the best Bermuda greens I’ve played on. The views on the back nine are breathtaking. Would recommend this course 10/10.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun but hard

Played the Phoenician for the first time. Wonderful place to play and have fun. Tees are in neat places, approaches are fair, then the toughest part. Right the putting is a test. Two of the fellows were troon members and they had fun with flat stick as well. Not easy but very memorable. I can hardly wait to try it again.. jcs

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phoenician

Expected a bit more given the cost and reputation. Course needs some work and some views off of the course dampened the overall experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round

Course was in super shape. The greens were the best of any course we've been to in the last six weeks. We were out early and made it around in three hours. We'll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

The house is in great shape

Fairways, greens and the sand traps are in great shape. The staff is friendly and very helpful.

Thx again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 137
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Resort course

Exclusive type of club. Front 9 wanders through condos (I think) and a few homes. The 10th hole is very far away from the 9th hole. Directions are not very good. The greens were in excellent shape. Looks like they will be putting in more condos around the 18th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A tale of 2 courses within the same tract

The back nine and front nine are totally different ; they have craved up the front nine so to accommodate new buildings . Back nine was very enjoyable , but the front nine was disappointing .

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
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
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