Starfire Golf Club - Hawk/King

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3.8
1001
5 Stars
227
4 Stars
480
3 Stars
199
2 Stars
64
1 Stars
31
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
85.2%
Recommend this course
839 out of 1001 reviews
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3.8
1001
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
87.0%
Recommend this course
67 out of 77 reviews
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3.8
1001
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
6
Staff Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
85.8%
Recommend this course
133 out of 155 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 70
Length 6106
Slope 124
Rating 68.8
Type Semi-Private
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.
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Starfire Golf Club 18 Holes
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Palmer 70 6106 yards 68.8 124
Regular 70 5597 yards 66.9 114
Middle 70 5084 yards 68.0 119
Forward (W) 70 4467 yards 64.4 107
Scorecard for Hawk/King
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Palmer M: 68.8/124 197 396 339 479 169 385 369 153 353 2840 559 188 421 144 349 498 400 203 504 3266 6106
Regular M: 66.9/114 178 369 319 453 145 368 321 130 339 2622 502 166 393 116 329 476 377 150 466 2975 5597
Middle W: 68.0/119 155 314 288 433 125 334 289 113 309 2360 451 143 355 94 309 436 354 145 437 2724 5084
Forward W: 64.4/107 111 278 245 397 113 303 262 84 256 2049 387 121 328 82 284 390 339 117 370 2418 4467
Handicap 9 3 7 11 17 5 1 15 13 10 16 2 18 14 12 8 6 4
Par 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 34 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 70
Handicap (W) 11 3 7 9 17 5 1 15 13 12 16 2 18 14 10 6 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1988) Ed Seay Robert Walker (1988)

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - limited
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required, no denim

Reviews

3.8
1001

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 89
Patio Dining 79
Brunch 56
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 144
Bunkers 116
Narrow Fairways 61
This course/club is great for:
Locals 125
Seniors 99
Playing Multiple Courses 70
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 170
Near Local Attractions 44
In the 'Burbs 38
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great value

Course is a little rough. Fairways aren’t in good shape and around the greens the grass isn’t consistent. Having said that it was a great value. Greens rolled well, we played very quickly (under 3 hours for our twosome) and had a good time. As lots of other reviews indicated, there are lots of trees, so it is easy to find shade, an important consideration for our afternoon round. If you are looking for great conditions, go elsewhere and pay a lot more. If your looking for a fun, inexpensive round, try here.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course, fast play

Although the course was wet ins some spots, we enjoyed our round very much. Friendly staff, off the course in a little over 3 hours. I would recommend the course and will play again.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course great game

We start with King and end with Hawk, eventhough it was hot there was plenty of trees and water to keep cool. Gordon had an eagle we both shot 80. Thank will recommend this course to everyone.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

The fairways were...dirt with some spotty grass (?) thrown in. By far, the worse condition of any course we have played. Greens were ok.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Play was crawling. no help from the Marshall on course pulled up to the first tee only to find d a foursome in front of us waiting on the foursome teeing off waiting on the foursome in fairway waiting on the foursome on the green. after two hours we finally reach the sixth tee box the 5 hours was bad but the fairways less grass and hitting out of mud areas where there should be grass was as bad. I know it's hot and dry and summer time, but this is the worst time I've played this course . The extremely long play just made it seem worst
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

DO NOT PLAY HERE

OMG what an awful golf course. This course was our last of 6 rounds in Scottsdale and left us extremely disappointed. The fairways were bare and like playing off mud. The greens were far from good, and in desperate need of some TLC. The course lay out was not challenging, and run mostly the side of a road. The staff were rude, and simply laughed at my playing partner when he said the course was rubbish to them. With so many other courses around, simply do not play here.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Poor
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Commented On 07/15/2018
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry that you found the golf course not up to your expectations and certainly not up to our normal standards. The Bermuda grass is trying to transition back in after the winter rye grass and is being water more to help quicken this process. As far as your experience with our staff members, this is not acceptable and with your help management was able to review customer service immediately with the staff involved. I would welcome any other comments you would like to share. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Mamie Wood, Director of Golf mwood@starfiregolf.com
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Muddy Duddy and Duddy Cart Guy

Fairways had many dead spots and were very muddy. I have played this course on and off for over 10 years and it normally is in pretty decent shape year round including June. Greens were recently aerated, which is normal for June. The starter gave me a cart with a defective brake lock and after the ranger confirmed it was malfunctioning, I returned it and the starter who tried to convince me that I did not know how to use a brake lock on a golf cart after I have golfed for over 54 years. He said the brake locks are adjusted for old people so you have to push them down very softly to make them lock...wrong . He also said there is not danger since their carts will not roll backwards on a slope when in forward....wrong. This one rolled back in forward on steep slopes since brake lock was defective and was a potential safety issue. He insulted my intelligence and made me feel like I was inept and showed no concern for the cart’s safety. The pro shop apologized for his behavior , but this tells me that their staff are not trained properly when dealing with customers. Spend your money on many other courses in better shape and with knowledgeable staff.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Fair
Course Layout Average
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StarfireGolf
Commented On 07/15/2018
Thank you for your feedback both after your round and as a review. You can be reassured that this behavior by one of Starfire’s staff members is completely unacceptable and was dealt with immediately. Please feel free to contact me personally if you would like to discuss this further, and thank you again for bringing this to our attention. Mamie Wood, Director of Golf mwood@starfiregolf.com
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