Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King

3.8600411765 3.9 stars from 5 (927)
  • 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: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 927 Reviews
5 stars:
208
4 stars:
451
3 stars:
184
2 stars:
56
1 stars:
28

recommend this course

775 out of 915 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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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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u231862445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather 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: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Typical Old Starfire"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Reviewed on

The course was the typical Starfire Course. Parts (fairways) of the course were excellent while other parts were poor - anything off the fairway


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Barry8775974's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Disappointment"


Donna8871403's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
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The cart staff is incredibly rude, rental clubs are a joke, and we were literally followed by mowers for 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"A great course for the mid handicap golfer."


u000001878615's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Firstly, you are made to feel extremely welcome upon arrival. Both nines have holes that can be be reached in regulation by the average golfer. However some holes are extremely challenging and a par or bogie is a very good score. I highly recommend Starfire to mid handicap golfers that men and ladies can enjoy and have a fun day.


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


"challenging, a bit tight in spots"


u000001054685's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, in great condition. Long distances between greens and tee boxes, so it would not be a very easy walking course. a few holes border busy roads, so it is a little nerve wracking as you certainly do not want to pull your tee shots. Overall great course and would play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Leon4372697's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course in Central Scottsdale"


Thomas9211580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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I played Starfire GC in February 2018 & conditions were above average & pleasantly surprised due to the lack of rain in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area over the course of the winter. The staff were very friendly & the golf operations ran smoothly with cart, groundskeeping & pro-shop personell. I would highly recommend this golf course to other Golf Now customers.


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



jd6236's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



rmw100rmw's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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The course was in great shape. Compared to others that only water part of fairway and leave the other 1/3 unwatered and brown, Starfire is all beautifully green!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kdownton's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Excellent course, excellent foursome, excellent score. who could ask for more


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not too difficult"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good condition. Green fairways.Sand very hard.Not too difficult for most golfers.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



nogs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Winter golf"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
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The course is fine $90.00 for a round is steep but it is prime pricing for the winter.Can play it fo $40.00 during the summer and that is what it is really worth and that can be a stretch.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very crowded, tee times too close"


u1599456's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
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Reviewed on

I will never play this course again. Very slow play. Took us 4 hours to play 14 holes. Course ranger didn’t try to speed up play. Paid for 18 holes, but could only play 14.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great shape"


u000006675239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. Staff kept checking on us to see if we needed anything. Was challenging sighiut being abusive. Fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Starfire"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice place. We played the Hawk as our front, a little short but in good shape. The King was our back 9 A little trouble with hidden water, Hit a good shot the green did not hold and it would run into the water. there were no pictures at the tee box so you might not recognize that there was water on the hole. Overall a nice place to play but course knowledge would be very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Course of Play"


u000001872897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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Overall this course is great, however we did play an over 5 hour round due to 3 groups getting confused at which course and hole to play. It might be beneficial to keep a Marshall between Hawk 3 and Squire 6 to avoid confusion.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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