Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King

3.8726823529 3.9 stars from 5 (973)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6106 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 68.9
  • Layout

  • 11500 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • (480) 948-6000, (480) 951-2535
  • (480) 948-2535
  • www.starfiregolfclub.com

Year built: 1988
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer (1988), Ed Seay
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

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

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 70 6106 yards 68.9 123
Regular 70 5630 yards 66.8 114
Middle 70 5084 yards 68.6 118
Forward (W) 70 4467 yards 64.2 112

The Hawk/King Course at the Starfire Golf Club consists of two separate nine-hole courses. The three nines at Starfire are played in three 18-hole combinations, providing plenty of golfing options. Arnold Palmer added the King Course in 1998 and also redesigned the other two courses at the club. He added more water hazards and bunkers to make them more interesting. The Hawk Course's signature hole is the narrow, par-4 ninth hole where in order to get a low score both distance and accuracy are needed. The King Course's signature hole, the par-3 8th, is a challenging hole that is surrounded by water and bunkers.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 973 Reviews
5 stars:
221
4 stars:
471
3 stars:
194
2 stars:
58
1 stars:
29

recommend this course

817 out of 961 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions in the 'burbs   Great for locals seniors playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Old standby"


John6157591's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is not the best but definitely not the worst. You can usually get a tee time on short notice. Price is usually fair except during spring training!!


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



motorstrasse34's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000002336909's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Starfire"


ChrisMcMullen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the time we dropped off the clubs at Check In to us leaving the green on the 19th hole the staff was very charming and very helpful. My son left his L wedge on number 5 and the Marshall had caught up to us on number 11 just in time to see that he needed the L wedge for this shot he was about to take.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course and staff"


sy1961's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice and enjoyable experience. Very pleased with course and staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005362072's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



admarantz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Starfire"


Richie4326581's avatar
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Boston Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was a little dry in spots. Greens were good. Tee boxes very hard. Really enjoyed the layout and starter/ staff were super helpful anf friendly. Just not sure it a 86$ course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000002862416's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens are good, holes are challenging, par 3's are numerous but not easy. A great place to eat.

But why aren't there GPS'S and coolers on the carts is beyond me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u000001332776's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I knew the corse would be average based on the fee, I was so disappointed at the lack of professionalism by the staff. No direction when we arrived, waited in a long line to check in, went outside to ask where to hit balls, we were told to two back in to get balls, the course maintenance staff would ride their mowers all over while you were hitting, I yriedvtonflag one down to have him stop, not only did he sit stop, he completely ignored that our group was hitting. If you don’t mind this type of situAtion, the rate is inexpensive enough that you will do ok.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Glad I was playing with someone that had played this course before"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is spread out in between homes. Felt like we spent a lot of time in the cart driving between holes. Fortunately the course was not crowded and we completed our round in 4 hours. Only true disappointment was their practice range is with foam balls.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



makkst's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



blanstone's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"First Choice"


verysoon731's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Customer service always matters to me & this team from start to finish were focused on making it a 5-star experience. Both nines were very well maintained with tee boxes & fairways above average for a publicly played course. Well -designed (thank you, Arnie & Ed) with avoidable bunkers and spacious greens. Green speed moderate and even from hole-to-hole. Already planning a second trip to Scottsdale with these three nines in mind. I adjusted to the limited distance range balls (price was right!), but of course would have preferred full size range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Starfire round"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played here at least once or twice every year for 10 years and this may have been the best condition I have seen it. Front nine played relatively quick. Back nine slowed a bit but overall time was about 4 hours and 15 minutes. Great place to have a drink after the round also. Will continue to come back here


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"tight fairways"


frederick84's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and course in good shape but too tight on tee shots with houses on both sides on most holes


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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