Talon at Grayhawk Golf Club
|Palo Verde||72||6391 yards||70.8||134|
|Terra Cotta (W)||72||5867 yards||73.6||133|
|Terra Cotta||72||5867 yards||68.3||122|
|Heather (W)||72||5143 yards||70.1||126|
|Talon M: 73.3/146||428||346||505||427||153||459||402||206||562||3488||454||175||449||303||524||450||416||126||588||3485||6973|
|Talon/Palo M: 72.1/139||385||346||505||402||153||422||402||189||507||3311||422||175||405||303||524||419||416||126||552||3342||6653|
|Palo M: 70.8/134||385||309||465||402||133||422||366||189||507||3178||422||161||405||277||519||419||383||114||552||3252||6430|
|Palo/Terra M: 69.6/126||357||309||465||363||133||392||366||172||507||3064||401||161||376||277||519||393||322||114||522||3085||6149|
|Terra M: 68.3/122 W: 73.3/136||357||284||426||329||117||392||323||172||473||2873||401||137||376||254||487||393||322||102||522||2994||5867|
|Terra/Heather M: 66.1/117 W: 70.5/124||316||284||426||296||117||339||300||153||445||2676||360||137||328||254||406||324||322||102||454||2687||5363|
|Heather W: 69.3/118||316||263||387||296||85||339||300||153||445||2584||360||108||328||206||406||324||289||84||454||2559||5143|
First Class Arizona Golf
Talon at Grayhawk is a first class Arizona golf experience. Outstanding practice facility, great pro shop, friendly people, fantastic breakfast and lunch, all supporting a course that is challenging while still being very playable. Greens were firm, rolled very true, were quick but not extremely so. Fairways were wide enough that we were not afraid to pull out the driver at all.
Phenomenal Desert Golf
Went out as the first time of the day on a Thursday - finished as a foursome in under four hours! Every green and every fairway were perfection. Some fun risk reward holes, some challenging par 3's - Grayhawk is my kind of track for sure. For what it's worth, practice facility was world class too.
Great Clubhouse/ Course not spectacular
We had to play the Talon because the Raptor was closed for overseeding and the Talon also getting ready for overseeding. Just looking at the Raptor which was set to open two days after we played, it looks green and spectacular.
Back to the Talon. Simply said, there was really nothing to distinguish this golf course from any I've played in the area. It reminded me a lot of Florida golf courses with homes lining the fairways and nothing really memorable. The fairways are generous and players of all types can have fun. Long hitters can bomb away and the middle tees can get challenging with 5 of the par 4's measuring more than 400 yards.
The signature hole is #17 which is an island green very similar to #17 at TPC Sawgrass. Other than that, I was still happy to be playing golf but don't need to go back again.
I was impressed with the clubhouse and it's setting as it is a great place for meal and to hang out after you're done playing. I could easily spend an afternoon there watching a game, eating, socializing and taking in the AZ weather.
This is what Arizona golf is all about
If you were to look up "Arizona Golf" in Websters...there would be a picture of Greyhawk. This is Arizona target golf at its best. The landing areas were still generous and the greens were receptive. You can score here and if you can manage the par 3's which oddly were all 160 yds spot on - it can salvage a good round. I had birdie putts on all and couldn't convert- settled for pars. The greens require a slide rule....they break towards the mountain and are fast. Break away from the mountain and they are slow. We played with a local and that was very helpful. If you go play both Talon and Raptor.
The Talon is tough!
The day we played it was cart paths only so it was a tiring day, yet we played as a twosome in 3 1/2 hours. This is a good golf course that players better than I will enjoy. I would not recommend this course to beginners OR intermediate players. The greens are sectioned into small landing areas and if you are not on the correct part of the green, Good Luck! The Talon is not too long from the appropriate tees, but you had better be accurate.
I loved this course, I only had the chance to play the Talon but will be back in a few months to play the Raptor. I loved every aspect of this course. Clubhouse is incredible, the bar and restaurant area is extremely nice, great tees and greens. Booking my tee time was easy on their website and they treated us like we were at the Ritz. Private club feel at a public course. I love the rock n roll driving range, its a very neat piece to the course and something I look forward to checking out again. Perfect tees and greens, bunkers were top notch and I couldn't recommend this course more.
Awesome course, great restaurant
I came out to play this course while visiting family and also played Troon, as well as Sunridge Canyon. The course was great, staff was friendly for the most part. Food and restaurant was amazing. Greens were a bit slow, pace of play was not bad but paired with a threesome and was stuck waiting on last few holes.
I believe both Grayhawk courses are overrated. I have never played a course where at least once per hole someone in my group says "you should play a provisional" and I have been playing golf for 43 years. I played with a guy who took 5 unplayable lies on the same hole. I get more mud balls here in one round than I get playing during an entire winter in Seattle. This is course is over rated and I will never play this course again when there is better alternatives and challenging courses in the valley such as Southern Dunes and Quintero.
Do Not Recommend this Course
Grayhawk has placed signs up on the course advertising that they conserve water. You would not know this by playing the Course. I have played this course 3-Times in the past nine months and the fairways are saturated to the point they are impossible to make clean contact with a golf ball. On impact an Iron embeds itself into mud. I would not recommend this course to my worst enemy.
The best in AZ
Grayhawk 'gets it'. A golf course for golfers brought to you by golfers. Make sure you play when you are in town.