Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course

3.9757529412 4.0 stars from 5 (762)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7133 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 9998 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, Maricopa County
  • (480) 860-2221
  • (480) 850-7297
  • talkingstickgolfclub.com

Year built: 1998
Architect(s): Bill Coore (1998), Ben Crenshaw (1998)
Type: Public
Style: Links
Greens: MiniVerde Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda/Perennial Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No, rentals available
Dress code: Collared Shirts & No denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 70 7133 yards 72.7 125
Gold 70 6510 yards 69.7 120
Gold (W) 70 6510 yards 75.6 127
Gold/Jade 70 5945 yards 66.4 115
Gold/Jade (W) 70 5945 yards 71.6 119
Jade 70 5532 yards 64.9 113
Jade (W) 70 5532 yards 70.2 116

The Talking Stick Golf Club features two golf courses designed by the architecture team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, who created distinct golf courses with enough choices to accommodate all levels of golfers. The golf club sits on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reservation, a spot that provides the serenity necessary to endure a testing day of golf.

"Talking Stick's O'odham (formerly known as North Course) course, with its broad, angular holes rewards thoughtful play through the rise of its many options according to one's level of skill. Its low-profile, slightly crowned greens and close-cropped approaches encourage running as well as aerial assaults." -- Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

The second hole is a par 5 that measures 552 yards from the Black tee and is one of two long holes, with the 17th being a par 5 that plays to 582 yards from the Black tees.

The 18th hole on the O'odham Course at the Talking Stick Golf Club is shorter, relatively speaking, a par 4 that measures 471 yards from the Black tees.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 762 Reviews
5 stars:
227
4 stars:
315
3 stars:
136
2 stars:
51
1 stars:
33

recommend this course

596 out of 760 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens plays long   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Mediocre"


RandyBMC's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Reviewed on

There are a lot better courses in the area for the money paid.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"A must play course"


Jerry7997535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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If you have not played this course put it on your list.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful afternoon of golf."


StephenMerz's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

While it was chilly, the course was in great condition. For early season it was forgiving with the generous fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Average course great playing partners"


u000002934971's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good but not great. I was a single teamed with 3 others, a husband and wife and a young man. They were great playing partners. The round was a lot of fun. For a golfer on a budget, it is a good course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course facilities."


u000005395308's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Good course and location, except for the greens needing divot repair. But for $150 let a single have his own cart. Rode with a regular who did not know how to drive a cart and very figity! Downer!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005395308's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not worth the price"


dwsask's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Was expecting a bit more from this course. For the price, we left a little disappointed. Conditions were okay. Greens were good and pace of play was fine. Just think the $100 green fee was not worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"had fun"


John9938317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Waited on every single tee box yet finished in 4 ½ hrs. Probably normal nowadays, though it's annoying to wait on every hole. Fun course however. Resort layout with wide fairways and you don't lose balls. Most players will appreciate both. Greens were great. Hard to get a reasonable green fee.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fair challenge:"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
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Played from the gold tees. Course was a decent challenge with receptive greens. The greens ran fast enough but we're a bit bumpy. I'd play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course




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

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Walkable And Under 4 Hours On a Monday"


AceGerard's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Walked Windy weather

Reviewed on

Played on a very windy Monday morning and course was walkable friendly and next tee box never too far from previous green. Fairways fairly wide, although somewhat tricky in where to aim - best to play with a local or regular if it´s your first time. Golf pro shop very friendly and gave us member discount to walk, when usually same fee to walk or ride. Greens were fast due to wind and dried out, they rolled true. I´d like to stay at the Resort sometime and play both courses. Close proximity to the Waste Management Phoenix Open / TPC Scottsdale - played here and done by Noon, then went to watch the practice round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were excellent. Fairways fairly hard. Would have preferred softer fairways. Staff very friendly. We played the South course and much prefer it to the north course. South course is more like my idea of a golf course and less like the north course which is more a desert course. We had such at the club and thought is was a very good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Little windy but beautiful"


Ryan8614803's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Who is my dad and friends birthday Golf North course for the first time lush grass well kept up green..unfortunately it was a little windy when we went still a very beautiful course would recommend playing at specially the price we got


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Dalehahn34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Customer Service Fails"


Liz9202194's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

4 Women played this course for the first time on a 5 day golf trip in Phoenix. We were met with unfriendly, curt service from start to finish. The staff at the front desk was matter of fact and unwelcoming. The cart staff (5 people just standing around) directed us to the wrong path to #1 tee. They said a starter would be there. When we got to the first tee there was no one around. We noticed that we did not have scorecards and went back to the cart area and were told that the cards were at the starting area under the umbrella. Since we had been directed to the wrong path there was no umbrella. We were treated as this was our fault. Once at starting area, we were "man-splained" how to find the forward tees. We all felt that this was not a "women welcoming" course. Did not see another woman golfer during the day. When we mentioned the rude service to the beverage cart women, she apologized and offered free drinks. She was very kind to us. Yes, women only make up 25% of golf participants but contribute billions of dollars to the global golf economy. With participation of golf decreasing, customer service is imperative to keeping golfers returning. We played 4 other courses in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and encountered top notch service from each and every course. We will not return or recommend Talking Stick to fellow golfers - men or women.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Players having fun"


u000008203756's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went to this course to meet up with some friends and catch up Play was so slow that we almost did not finish the round never saw a Marshall all day must’ve been some slow groups in front of us


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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