Starfire Golf Club - Squire Course

3.8306666667 3.8 stars from 5 (32)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2782 yards

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - limited
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 34 2782 yards N/A N/A
Regular 34 2593 yards N/A N/A
Middle 34 2387 yards N/A N/A
Forward (W) 34 2048 yards N/A N/A

Formerly known as Scottsdale Country Club, Starfire Golf Club boasts 27 holes of championship golf designed by Arnold Palmer. Located in the heart of Scottsdale, the central location makes it a popular choice for locals and visitors alike. The three nine-hole layouts, Hawk, King, and Squire, offer different sets of challenges but they are all known for their scenic but tough par 3s. You will face demanding carries over water on several of them. The King is the longest nine at 3,253 yards. Although the Hawk and the Squire aren't as long, don't underestimate their difficulty. The layouts are tight and the greens are fast. There are some long par 3s if you play from the back tees as well. The par-4 seventh hole on the Hawk golf course is particularly challenging as it doglegs left to an island green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 32 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

29 out of 32 reviews


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Reviews


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"Fun course"


u000005606980's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing here. Staff was courteous and efficient. Course in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"PA review"


padler52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 9 with a buddy, his 1st outing, exactly what we needed on length of course and greens undulation


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Nice golf course"


james8254909's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Staff was very helpful and friendly. There is a range with restricted flight balls. Pretty short, tight layout with plenty of hazards. Accuracy is your goal. Greens were firm and pretty fast. Short irons would not hold. Bunkers were well manicured.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



padler52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Starfire for 4 less than average"


padler52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No rush for high handicapped golfers, good pace of play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"It was a stuggle"


jimfarley's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were paired with two elderly gents who were very nice but had some health issues. One had Parkinson’s disease and had a recent stoke. The other man collapsed on the seventh tee. We were very worried about them,but they were OK when they left.

We have had many good days at Starfire so we just logged this one as an exception.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not bad for the money"


Jefferson2666636's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape greens were firm and fast pace was good no waiting on tee the price is excellent for Arizona this time of year unless you want a goat track


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



JIm9101312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little short for big hitters maybe. I’m not so fine for myself and my 14 year old son. The big knock is the lack of a full driving range. I thoroughly enjoyed my round!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good afternoon walk"


Tony1892686's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2017
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Reviewed on

This is a nice course for good afternoon walk. A good opportunity to work on a few things in your game. It’s a comfortable walking distance with enough separation between holes so that you don’t feel like you’re hitting into other players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u000007592007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000007592007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007592007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great public course"


Dwight4808763's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout and very well cared for . Greeting staff were absolutely wonderful - got us out early -cleaned our clubs at the conclusion of the round. Dinner and 9 hole rate was unbelievable. We'll be back many times..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day!"


u6916329's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is great value for the cost. It is well maintained and staff is great. I play alot of golf and this course is one of the best!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Green and Lush"


goofusla's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in wonderful condition, personel is friendly and helpful


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"9-hole option was great"


tag52's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a 9-hole option in morning that was excellent for a quick round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Sinc1942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Squire looks like a short course on the card but it is really fun playing. Any short holes it has are extremely interesting and require precise club selection to avoid obstacles


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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