TPC Scottsdale - The Champions Course

4.0283352941 4.0 stars from 5 (294)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7115 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: 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, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7115 yards 73.7 133
Blue 72 6653 yards 71.3 133
White 72 6127 yards 69.0 121
White (W) 72 6127 yards 74.5 132
Red (W) 72 5342 yards 69.8 120

TPC Scottsdale has earned a host of honors, including a spot among the top three Arizona golf facilities for service and among the "Top 50 Golf and Resort Destinations in the World," the latter by no less than Conde Nast Traveler.

The Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale sits where the Desert Course did, but offers the thrills of golfing a new course, this one designed by architect Randy Heckenkemper, who did his best to fit the new golf course into the untouched desert land that surrounds it.

The Champions Course at TPC Scottsdale rivals its better-known sibling golf course, the Stadium Course, with all the good looks and good golf one might expect in the Scottsdale area.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 294 Reviews
5 stars:
116
4 stars:
94
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

228 out of 294 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals a weekend splurge   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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garyg1225's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Course Conditions"


e020752's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways lost as a result of too much salt in the soil. This should be disclosed at time of booking otherwise the customer is left with a disappointing experience vs had I "expected some fairways to be compromised" I would have had a better experience in knowing what I was getting my client into..


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u000003923410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great layout but terrible condition"


drasley's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
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Reviewed on

The Champipns Course is in my opinion a better layout than TPC stadium course. However, this is the first time I played the Champions course that it was not in good condition. The fairways had large areas without ANY grass and the greens were slow and bumpy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun and challenging course"


hyongatcoxdotnet's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was a pleasure to play from well maintained bunkers (sand traps). Overall, the course was in pretty good condition. There were 2 or 3 fairways that were not in good shape, but we were warned of the problem before we paid. The greens were excellent (fast and true). A very challenging course well worth the money this time of year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent course"


Abhay3991846's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Reviewed on

This course is in excellent condition. The layout is challenging and some of the holes are difficult. Greens were fast. Pace of play was reasonable. Overall, I like this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice layout."


u7355717's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finally a course in Arizona with nice sand in their bunkers and not dirt. A good layout with lots of different shots needed. Greens were quick as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



Jgrogan526's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



kirk5637473's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2018
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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



Glenn1292's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mookie7550's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Desert Course - I survived!"


ghogelin's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hotter than hadis day - tee time 8:45 am - 1:15

Temp > 104

Course difficult enough without excessive heat.

Would love to play again under better conditions!

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


wgotthard789's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Like the other TPC courses, the Champions course caters to the golfer. The staff is fantastic, always ready to help you. The course is laid out nicely, and in good shape. The challenging greens were also in great shape and putted true. This course is not as nice as the Stadium course, but enjoyable.


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


"Boring!"


u007510656's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Boring course, over-hyped & over-priced...

Play a real desert course like Quintero, Ak-Chin, Wickenburg Ranch - and many others...

I avoided the Stadium course due to low Yelp reviews.

**Plus - not a fan of promoting/allowing drunken people attending Pro Golf, this is not NASCAR or WWF.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Great time with great conditions"


u000007140449's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition and the staff is definitely professional. As always when you go to a top destination course you have big expectations, here they are met. The only thing we found odd was that when we went to turn in our pop bottle the girl at the grill said they don't recycle. This is where they hold the Waste Management tournament and claim to be "green". Will definitely be back next visit.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great desert course that requires good driving skills"


u000007240510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love this course and have played numerous times. The pros play the course as a warm up to the Waste Management Phoenix Open as it's harder from the back tees and requires accurate driving. The 9th and 18 holes are great!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


arae23forever's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have enjoyed playing 25 different courses since relocating to Scottsdale seven months ago. Having played this course last Fall and recalling it to be a challenging, well-designed 18 holes, I looked forward to this round. Disappointed--very much so. The course is in poor condition. Aerated spots all over the course. Bumpy, heavily-seeded greens. Browned out fairways and many tee boxes that are torn up. And, planes constantly flying right over-head. Given all the great golf in the area on courses that are in exceptional condition, I will not be playing here again--and I do not recommend it to others


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Well That Was Good"


u000006804101's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

I’ve been playing good but more mid level courses, while in Phoenix, until today. I loved tpc Champions Course. The practice facilities are great, as many practice balls as you want. I found all the staff to be very friendly and I loved the course. It was in great shape, the greens were very fast today. I liked the layout, no complaints, Many holes had to be played strategically, due to dog legs, water or strips of the desert running across the holes. Probably 6-7 holes were cart path only but we didn’t find that to be a problem. I had a very reasonable price, it’s starting to slow down, so the rates are com8 g down.

As long as you aren’t bothered by planes you should have a great time. I’m going back next week.


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


"Typical TPC Course"


dbush13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, great conditions, a bit overpriced and unfriendly staff. I have played a handful of TPC courses and this seems to be their business model. That said, I would absolutely play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"needs some water"


u606410558's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways and rough were extremely dry and in poor condition. greens were very good however


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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