Talon at Grayhawk Golf Club

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4.5
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6973
Slope 146
Rating 73.3
Type Public
The Talon at Grayhawk Golf Club, designed by past U.S. Open champion David Graham and architect Gary Panks, offers excitement and drama. It ranks among Arizona's top daily-fee courses and is one of the Top 10 You Can play in the U.S., according to Golf Magazine. Several top events have been played on the golf course, including Andersen Consulting World Championship semifinals and finals, FBR Open pro-ams, and the Hospice of the Valley Pro Am. The Talon at Grayhawk Golf Club delivers vistas of the McDowell Mountains and Phoenix and Scottsdale skylines. The course blends into the desert. The back nine plays around box canyons, while Saguaro cacti and Mesquite, Palo Verde, and Ironwood trees, along with indigenous flowers, are the scenery. After a round on the Talon at Grayhawk Golf Club, recharge at Quill Creek Café, with Southwest-spiced American eats and vistas of the course and those McDowell Mountains from the dining room and patio.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Talon 72 6973 yards 73.3 146
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
Scorecard for Talon
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 9 13 5 7 17 1 11 15 3 4 16 2 14 10 8 12 18 6
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Tifdwarf Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

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

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, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt required

Reviews

4.4
29

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Undulating Greens 13
Forced Carries 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Playing Multiple Courses 7
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Wisconsin Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Incredible

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Overrated

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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