Talking Stick Golf Club - O'odham Course

3.9549529412 4.0 stars from 5 (825)
  • 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 825 Reviews
5 stars:
243
4 stars:
340
3 stars:
152
2 stars:
56
1 stars:
34

recommend this course

646 out of 823 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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"Talking stick north"


u000002156675's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Had fun they had a beverage cart. Green grass and sand.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"No cart girl, slow play"


lovelecs's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is always in decent shape, even when it's dried up in the summer. And the layout is fun. But I've probably played here 7 times in the last 3 or for years and never had a round that was under 5 hours. it seems like they really pack you in on the weekends. And this time, we saw the cart girl once on the first green.. then never again. It's not the kind of setup where is easy to grab a snack at the turn either.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Talking sticks"


mhudson62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very nice golf facility, tough at 70 for the average club golfer, had a great time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not a good experience"


u000004215361's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I do have to say that the course itself was in pretty good condition. Wide fairways. Greens in decent shape. Staff was pretty friendly. The reason for the low rating is the pace of play. Ridiculous. Not sure why they have a Marshall driving around because he did nothing to help.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


u3733547's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall good experience. Only problem was the beverage cart only came once per 9 holes. Service was a little slow. I would play the course again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tried it Once Mote"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here about four years ago and I said I’d never waste my money again. Conditions far inferior to other courses in the area. I don’t like the layout. Pay a few bucks more and play We-Ko-Pa, Wildfire or Kierland.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Binnar's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course many times in the past even in 100 degree heat and course was always in good condition . However, this course today was totally stressed out by the heat although greens were in good condition.

Being 107 degrees, water ran out at holes 14,15,16,17 which made last holes unbearable.

Even though the deal was $29, you kinda get what you paid for


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u868012965's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not so easy"


u000001422952's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Bunkers came into play for me often. Played the golds, maybe should have played the jades. Guy I partnered with would have been below par if he had made some 3'-6' putts. Large greens in good shape. Can't wait to get back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value this time of year"


Sacfog's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens rolled true. Fairways in good shape. GPS on carts big help. Cart service came by frequently. Traps pretty dried out only negative but it was 103 teeing off at noon which gave us a great rate for a course this caliber but also kicked our butts by the back nine


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



fatchance42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good place of play. Course in pretty good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ok"


Ron6448189's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nothing to write home about. Very average desert course.

I won't play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



rkazanji's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in nice shape. Challenging pin positions.

Definitely want to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course used to be in great shape now it's just average. The pace of play was slow on the weekend. you can hear the music from the hotel pool on the whole course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"It’s okay"


u000006113517's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is nothing special. Great for all skill levels.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Talking Stick"


u108435077's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great morning at Talking Stick. Everything was very enjoyable. Would recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



few2mny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Jacob3536516's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in amazing condition for this time of year


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



chihawk67's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Women Friendly Course"


Allen2343344's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed this course with 2 couples. Very woman friendly course. Course was in great condition.

Not as picturesc as some but excellent value for the cost


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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