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3.9
1154 Reviews (1154)
5 Stars
277
4 Stars
548
3 Stars
226
2 Stars
68
1 Stars
35
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
85.2%
Recommend this course
970 out of 1154 reviews
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3.9
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.5%
Recommend this course
53 out of 65 reviews
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4.0
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.3%
Recommend this course
122 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6106 yards
Slope 124
Rating 68.8
Book a Tee Time at
Starfire Golf Club 18 Holes
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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
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

3.9
1154 Reviews (1154)

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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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course, great staff!

Enjoyed 18 out at Starfire today. Customer service was great both inside and outside. Course was in good condition. Played the back nine(Hawk) and the mulligan nine hole course. Considering the course is in overseed, it is nice to have this option to go out and enjoy golf in the nice weather (while many courses just close for overseed). Will definitely return!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Due to overseeding we unexpectedly had to play par 3 front nine and main course back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Cart Path Only aside

It is hard to judge a course when you are restricted to Cart Path Only but the maturity of the course is very noticeable and a pleasure to play. This is a typical Arnold Palmer design with some slight doglegs (both right and left), water hazards in strategic locations, and some slope in the greens. It is a fair course for the average player and if you haven't played it before it can be somewhat tricky in trying to place you ball strategically. The course (27) holes is coming out of overseed and the fairways are in excellent shape. (If the players would remember to take their divot mix with them when they leave the cart, they'd be in event better shape).

A good value for the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Misleading

Starfire has 3, 9 hole courses. One of these courses is a short par 3 course. When you book a tee time at Starfire, you are not told what course you will be playing, even though you pay one rate for play. If you play the Hawk and the King course, it's a nice round on a full golf course. But, if you get stuck on what used to be the Squire course, which is now the Mulligan course, you do not get a full round. I booked a tee time and paid full price, only to find out that I was on the newer Mulligan course to start, then finishing on the King course. I basically paid full price to play and executive length golf course. I was very disappointed. In the future, I will be very hesitant in booking at Starfire in fear of getting ripped off by being put on a par 3 course instead of a full length, real golf course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average Course

Arrived before 7 and greeted with friendly staff. Checked in with marginally friendly pro shop staff. Golf course conditions are average at best. Wouldn’t recommend it to single digit handicap players.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course management lacking

Arrived for my tee time 15 minutes early and found out it would be a 40 minute wait as a tournament was finishing. Also the putting green and range were closed. Shouldn't the management of the course know about the tournament and plan accordingly? No excuse for making so many people wait. We had a five some in front of us and a group of six behind us. Other than the very slow pace of play, the course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Very friendly staff. Nice course. The only thing is and I can’t blame them for this is that this is twice now that I have come up on a group who literally look at me and get in on their carts even though there’s no one ahead of them for at least three or four holes. I am a single and female and I don’t know if that’s the issue but I’ve never had that in any other state that I played golf in. It’s a shame that I’ve encountered it on two different courses now out here. I told the staff and they were very apologetic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Drainage is great

Played the day after all day monsoon & I was impressed how well the course had drained. Bunkers still had water but all in all the course was in surprising great shape. The pace of play was decent.. as a 3 ball we played in 3hr40.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Palmer course at a great price

The course was in great shape, the bunkers were raked and playable - no excuses; the course was there for the taking.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Too many weeds!

Course was covered in weeds and it was extremely difficult to find your ball.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value

Started at noon. A little late a large group had walked on ahead of us. Pace of play was great. We layed thru one threesome and finished in 3 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Quality golf course

Enjoyed playing this course which is very fair and good for all levels of golfers! Course was in great shape!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

staff. was very courteous!! greens and main fairways were great... but the grass on either side of the fairways were long and thick so lost quite a bit of balls because we just couldn’t find them also some tee boxes needed a bit tlc. altogether i would play it again not bad for a short course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, if a little slow on pace of play

A nice course and generally in descent condition given the temperatures which are over 100 every day in the summer.

The pace of play was quite slow particularly on the back 9 which was a little frustrating, particularly as the course did not seem fully booked.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value, fairways average to poor condition

I’ve enjoyed playing this course since it was the Scottsdale Country Club. Great location, good value, greens are true and well maintained.
The fairways, however, need work. Several of my tee shots landing in the fairway had me hitting my second shot from brown grass or dirt as often as I was hitting from grass. Starfire has a well. C’mon guys use a little more water and fertilizer and give us respectable playing conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Second rate citizen.

I had a 12:52 tee time and the weather was quite hot. I was there a hour early and there were many open slots ahead of me but they did not want me to start early because I used Golfnow to make the reservation. I guess I was not a valuable customer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent

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