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4.0
948 Reviews (948)
5 Stars
293
4 Stars
389
3 Stars
169
2 Stars
62
1 Stars
35
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
81.9%
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4.2
80 Reviews (80)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.5%
Recommend this course
66 out of 80 reviews
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4.1
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.7%
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116 out of 142 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 70
Length 7133 yards
Slope 125
Rating 72.7

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.

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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
Scorecard for O'odham
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.6/124 394 552 450 433 391 223 457 153 446 3499 437 261 392 391 445 461 194 582 471 3634 7133
Gold M: 69.9/119 W: 75.8/130 379 509 417 390 356 187 427 143 412 3220 390 217 358 356 410 425 161 534 439 3290 6510
Gold/Jade M: 67.0/116 W: 72.6/123 379 509 375 337 356 147 325 118 331 2877 390 182 358 356 357 389 161 484 391 3068 5945
Jade M: 65.2/111 W: 70.0/116 312 449 375 337 277 147 325 118 331 2671 353 182 245 316 357 389 144 484 391 2861 5532
Rust M: 61.4/105 W: 66.4/110 235 393 326 280 277 147 259 118 331 2366 275 121 245 271 280 277 144 372 326 2311 4677
Handicap 15 13 1 3 11 5 9 17 7 12 6 2 16 8 14 18 4 10
Par 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 35 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 4 35 70
Handicap (W) 5 1 3 9 13 15 11 17 7 6 16 10 14 12 4 18 2 8

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda/Perennial Rye Grass
Greens MiniVerde Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Coore (1998) Ben Crenshaw (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No, rentals available
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirts & No denim

Reviews

4.0
948 Reviews (948)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 60
Patio Dining 30
Brunch 24
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 130
Undulating Greens 72
Plays Long 49
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 76
A Weekend Splurge 71
Locals 68
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 123
Convenient to the City 117
Near Local Attractions 56

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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Wideest fairways in the valley!

The fairways and greens were huge and the course was very fun to play!

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

Great day Great value

Have played Talking Stick dozens of times over the past five years and have never failed to have a great round. It gets pretty slow in the winter, but now that the snowbirds are gone, it’s back to a good track. A special shout out to the drink cart lady - she saw us five or six times over the round and since it was a hundred degrees today, she was a welcome sight. Two excellent courses and great service!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Talking Stick South

Course was in great shape and pace of play was just over 4 hours. The track is a well designed layout with tough greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Above Average - Suits my Game

I liked this course because it suits my game. WIDE fairways....LOL. The course doesn't kill you if you miss a fairway which gives non-perfect players a chance to be in play and have a shot at the green. Greens were is good shape and speed but generally well protected. Missing the will require a skilled short game. Staff was average friendly and the food in the clubhouse was just OK. We played both courses......enjoyed them both. Free driving range, GPS carts, and great practice area. I'd recommend this course,

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

So so conditioning

Sorry to say the course conditions are a. 6/10 particularly fairway and cart paths. Electric carts are in mediocre shape making strange noise and a bit of lurching.. no big hurry back for me.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Municipal course conditions with municipal course pace of play. Brutal 5 hr round on Friday afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good round

Played the Gold tees... a bit longer yardage than we usually do.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day of Golf

Relatively cool day at the end of April so it was a wonderful day for golf. Course conditions were excellent. We played the North course. Greens were a little hard; and therefore difficult to hold.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

Had a great time and would highly recommend to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

One of My New Favourite Courses

First time playing and I will definitely be returning often.
I played the North Course and I have no complaints. I liked the layout, there are a few holes where you have to place your ball for the next shot. I’m sure many golfers would like to “speak” with mr.Crenshaw about #12. Mostly nice wide fairways, some VERY contoured greens. Practice facilities are good, staff excellent.
I’ll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible

Didn’t have our reservation from golf now, cold breakfast, warm beer and 5-10 minutes waiting at each hole. We stopped at 9 because there were 2 foursomes waiting before we even started 10.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

25mph winds not a good thing

Course was in good shape overall, lack of water in layout & dirt everywhere between fairways not good in windy conditions ! Dust flying everywhere entire time ,. The range was nice , employees were courteous , minus wind condition would have been enjoyable

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable Course

Nice condition - both fairways and greens. Desert is playable, which is good for us who are taking a break from the northern winters.. Staff very friendly at all contact points...bag drop, pro shop, starter, beverage cart, and restaurant. Would play there again. Perhaps not best bang for the buck at full price. Only drawback the day I played was the 5:05 pace of play. A bachelor party was having a good time a couple groups ahead of us, and they must have had a great time on the back 9 as the pace was nearly intolerable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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