Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course

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4.0
901
5 Stars
271
4 Stars
373
3 Stars
163
2 Stars
60
1 Stars
34
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
81.3%
Recommend this course
708 out of 901 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
69
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
84.1%
Recommend this course
58 out of 69 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
143
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.4%
Recommend this course
115 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6833 yards
Slope 127
Rating 72.1
The Talking Stick Golf Club, designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, offers two uniquely different courses that each offer many options according to your playing skill. The Piipaash course (previously known as South at Talking Stick Golf Club), with its tree-lined fairways and raised greens defended at the sides offers a more straightforward style of play than the O'odham Course (formerly known as North at Talking Stick Golf Club). A round of golf on the Piipaash Course at the Talking Stick Golf Club kicks off on a par-4 hole that measures 405 yards from the Black tees. Three long par-5 holes ensures that power golfers will get their kicks, with the fifth hole coming in at 516 yards, the 1fourth measuring 541 and the 16th playing to 548. The round of golf concludes on a relatively shorter par 4 that measures 323 yards. After a round of golf on the North Course at the Talking Stick Golf Club, head back to the Wildhorse Grille for drinks and a bite to eat.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6833 yards 72.1 127
Gold 71 6430 yards 69.9 121
Gold (W) 71 6430 yards 75.2 130
Gold/Jade 71 6040 yards 67.6 116
Gold/Jade (W) 71 6040 yards 72.0 123
Jade 71 5331 yards 65.4 111
Jade (W) 71 5331 yards 69.1 117
Scorecard for Piipaash
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: 72.1/127 405 419 228 327 471 386 516 476 177 3405 404 392 441 152 541 443 548 184 323 3428 6833
Gold M: 69.9/121 W: 75.2/130 391 397 195 309 447 363 496 455 155 3208 384 358 417 136 521 417 520 162 307 3222 6430
Gold/Jade M: 67.6/116 W: 72.0/123 391 351 125 309 402 363 496 388 155 2980 384 358 343 136 489 361 520 162 307 3060 6040
Jade M: 65.4/111 W: 69.1/117 332 351 125 288 402 278 411 388 106 2681 273 276 343 102 489 361 400 118 288 2650 5331
Handicap 13 3 7 17 1 15 9 5 11 10 8 2 16 6 4 14 18 12
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 35 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 7 9 17 13 3 11 1 5 15 14 6 10 18 4 8 2 16 12

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
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, rentals available
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared Shirts & No denim

Reviews

4.0
901

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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4.0
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First Time Playing

Weather shortened round

Nice to play on a course not surrounded by housing. South course conditions were excellent, staff were great. Only negative was getting our round on the GolfNow “hot deal” pricing. It was raining when we started and raining really hard when we quit part way through. The fine print says the only refund available is when the course is closed. It might as well have been closed with the number of golfers remaining when we quit. The only ones left must have been the “ hot deal” people who couldn’t cancel. Ah well, live and learn.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Let's tee off

Staff very friendly and helpful. Course was in good shape but a little overpriced for a basic layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and friendly staff.

Beautiful course, rate of play was perfect and the staff was awesome. Would recommend to anyone in the Phoenix area to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play and noisy

Over a 5 hour round. They let people ride that aren’t playing and play their music very loud.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play

Pro shop staff outstanding. Starter was rude. Pace of play was awful, 5 1/2 hours to play, waited on every shot for 18 holes. No ranger to speed up play. Course was in great shape. Loved course and layout but will probably not come back to play because of slow play. Par 3’s all had 3-4 groups on them. 19th hole was best of the day and great service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Traditional Course in Desert Setting

This was a traditional course in the desert. Played the South course. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Course was in good condition. Only complaint was that it took 4.5 hours to play. There was a Marshall but it didn't speed up play any. Would play again...maybe not on a Sunday of a 3-day weekend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow Day

Course was in good shape.

Fairways had some very sparse sections where the ball was resting on hard ground.

Greens are very tricky. grain is a big factor, more than many other local courses.

Pace of play on the weekend was 2hours 45 minutes for the first nine holes.

Back nine time was better, but over 5 hours for the entire round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Talking Stick going done hill

The course is not in good shape and took almost 5 hrs.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough but fair

Papiish was a treat. Tough greens, fast and firm. You have to know this to play the course well. Interesting par five combos. Lots of variables in how to attack them.

Great staff, friendly and very helpful. Micheal at the bag drop was a true peach.

I would Play this time and again.

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

A fun round with a friend

Always enjoy playing Talking Stick. Great service and great conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too much traffic

Course conditions were very good to excellent. As there was too much traffic,

at the back nine we were held up frequently so that it took us 2 1/2 hours to finish the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day of golf

Enjoyed the course and conditions very much. Tough but not insane. Played longer than it looked.

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