Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course

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4.0
918
5 Stars
278
4 Stars
379
3 Stars
166
2 Stars
61
1 Stars
34
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
80.6%
Recommend this course
721 out of 918 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
78
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.8%
Recommend this course
63 out of 78 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
145
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.0%
Recommend this course
116 out of 145 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
918

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 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect Day

From start to finish everything went smoothly.
The guys in. the pro shop were very friendly as was the starter. The fairways were in beautiful
shape as were most of the greens.
The course was busy but still moved pretty well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A little wind makes a big difference

A flat course without any really outstanding challenges or holes. Just a pleasant outing in the Phoenix sun. The wind kicked up a bit of challenge since I hit my irons very high, but the course itself was pretty forgiving and the greens receptive.
The greens though were not in very good shape. Pock marked terribly, and bumpy near the hole. I had an eagle putt tracking to the hole when it hit a HUGE crater and bounced straight up. Don't know how I missed fixing THAT ball mark, but a bit of a downer both for condition of course and of my attention span lol. I'll play it again.
Clubhouse was good, lots of attractive merch. Got a head cover with a cool native design and comfortable, great looking shirt.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overrated.

Course was ok but is very overrated. It’s a $50 course not a $150.

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

WEEDS

The weeds were so VERY AGGRAVATING!!! They were 2 ft. I should have complained to know end.

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

Excellent

Fairways are immaculate. Very nice staff and course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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
Previously Played

Delayed start

Course was a good shape given all the rain over the last few days. Biggest issue was tee times delayed 1 hour. Instead of 2:08, tee off was 3:05, therefore was unable to play 18 holes. This was frustrating.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Good Track, Great Experience

Played the North and South courses back to back. Great setting, views, and really great staff.
Frost delay the one day made it hard to judge pace of play as they were scrambling to get groups out.

Range is huge.
Clubhouse well stocked.
Lounge small but great outdoor viewing area

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

cold windy day at talking stick

Haven't played it in a while. I'll be back. Great layout, challenging course, lots of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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
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