Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Course

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3.9
840
5 Stars
246
4 Stars
348
3 Stars
155
2 Stars
57
1 Stars
34
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
81.9%
Recommend this course
658 out of 838 reviews
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3.8
66
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
79.1%
Recommend this course
53 out of 66 reviews
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3.9
143
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.6%
Recommend this course
119 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 6833
Slope 127
Rating 72.1
Type Public
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

3.9
840

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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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Course conditiins

range and putting green closed, bunkers were hard as rock, course in bad shape due to rains...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What’s wrong with this GPS

Got there early and the driving range was closed so we went out right away. There were a couple of holes where

the ground was under repair before the greens. That was not a problem, our biggest concern was the cart gps. The graphics were like a bad video game. The distances took forever to get close to what they really were and to show where the flags where. I had my own gps, but did not take it because they were on the carts. I would play either course again, but would avoid using there gps because it would only push my handicap further up then what I am playing at.

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

THE RANGE AND PUTTING GREEN ARE CLOSED

Was very disappointed when I showed up 45 minutes early before my round on the day off and was looking forward to hitting some balls and putting prior to the round just to find out at the range and all practice facilities were closed! BULL

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

Great Fun, manicured, pleasurable round

People super, and customer focused The grounds keeping crew do a super job. Super green. Fast play...and fun with generous fairways. .

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

Very good course

We played the south course which was in very good condition given its summer. The fairways were exceptional. We found playing off the gold was more challenging than the black due to the hazard placements. Although insignificant I also liked having water coolers at every other hole. Would definitely play again.

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

Talking Sticks

The course was in great shape. The greens were good a little sand on them, but over all good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course, but bunkers unplayable.

First time playing at Talking Stick. Played South/Piipaash for around $40, great summer deal. Was surprised by how nice the course is and the fun layout. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes were all in great shape. Unfortunately the bunkers basically don't have sand and are filled with packed dirt. I know bunkers are hard to maintain so I usually don't complain, but the complete lack of sand at Talking Stick makes them almost impossible to play because most of the greenside bunkers have high overhanging brims. After a 6-shot bunker experience we started taking a drop for all bunker play. This really changed the feel of the game and was pretty sad given the quality of the course. It would be a favorite place for me as I live so close.

Practice area and facility is top notch. Was suprised. Pace of play was rather slow, and this seems to be a constant theme in the reviews. Was playing in a two-some and we got through in just over 4.5 hours, waiting at every tee. Not sure if they need to space out the tee times more or what.

Will probably return to give it a second chance because this place is so convenient for me, and has a uniquely fun/playable desert layout. Please work on the bunkers and update the public so we know!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Wait a month before you play

this time of year I always call to check on the condition of the greens. Which I did the operator was somewhat confused about the timeline. (that should have tipped me off)

Well long story short she informed me wrong and Monday was the first day of off of aerification!

So the greens were awful

the kid in the shop tried his best to tell us they were going to be great but they weren't.

Probably won't ever play there again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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