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4.1
739 Reviews (739)
5 Stars
257
4 Stars
289
3 Stars
127
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
23
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
82.8%
Recommend this course
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4.2
110 Reviews (110)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
83.6%
Recommend this course
92 out of 110 reviews
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4.2
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
82.1%
Recommend this course
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 71
Length 6833 yards
Slope 126
Rating 72.0

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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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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Reviews

4.1
739 Reviews (739)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 41
Patio Dining 22
Brunch 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 96
Undulating Greens 51
Plays Long 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 55
A Weekend Splurge 50
Locals 50
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 86
Convenient to the City 78
Near Local Attractions 41

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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

I PLAYED THE COURSE THAT HAD NO SHADE. THEY AIRRATED LAST WEEK , SO THE GREENS WERE BUMPY . THERE WERE A LOT OF DRY SPOTS IN THE FAIRWAYS AND AROUND THE GREENS. THE GREENS WERE PRETTY TRICKY TO READ. OK COURSE .I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO PLAY IN THE SUMMER , BECAUSE THEIR IS NOT ENOUGH SHADE.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

summer golf

Best course conditions I have played since the end of June. Fairways are better than the greens but all in all great conditions for summer golf in AZ

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value & Course in Great Shape

Green fees were very reasonable and included balls on the driving range. Staff was very personable and course was in great shape. I hadn't played there in the past few years but will definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Played the Oodham course. Fairways were excellent for this time of year. Greens were good with some areas a little sandy. Pace of play was fast and completed the round in less than three hours. Course is a very good challenge and have enjoyed playing it for the last 6 years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Oodham

Good course Plenty of dog legs and greens that punish shots that are left or right more than distance

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great value and challenging course

Played on Friday afternoon. Pace was excellent until we arrived at 11th hole but we finished in 4 hrs. Course is in very good shape and green speed was fast. Certain Par 5s are challenging as long as you keep the ball in play. Staff is very friendly but wish the cart girl would have visited us frequently. Overall, I like the course and wouldn’t mind playing in the afternoon.

Thanks

Abhay

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great to play a real course again

It was great to play a real course again. From the bag drop off to check in to the starter, they were ready to treat every golfer as a special guest. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were top notch. The greens were slower than normal but with the amount of play, this was a good thing. Variety of holes makes this a nice course for all abilities of players. Will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun round in the desert sun

I played in the late afternoon, temperature was well over 100. Fresh drinking water was available on every other hole and it was a good thing, as the beverage cart was already done for the day. The course was in good shape tee to green although the greens are still showing some after affects of recent punching. Would have been nice to know the practice range is closed on Thursday afternoons for maintenance. Staff was friendly, as were the other patrons I encountered.. If in the area, go play it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Happy Friday

Had a good 18. It’s a tough course on some holes. Always a nice workout, saw a wild horse & a coyote. So you get free nature too. Pace was somewhat ok, had to wait at every tee box. But definitely a fun time in a Friday!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 68
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Punched greens

Greens have been punched and they’re pretty rough. Fairways are in nice shape, a little long but it’s the summer. I’d give it a week or so before coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Staff

Was yelled at by a guy for driving. He was rude and inconsiderate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great for novice

Wide open fairways, greens ran true. Friendly staff and plentiful. Good, clean facilities. Very good course appropriate for my ability. Glad that I played it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Are you kidding!

This course charged my credit card when I didn't even play. Stuck at another course booked through Golfnow... pace of play MUCH longer than posted. Tried calling talking stick to let them know, guess they didn't care. Be careful!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

It is a really nice well maintained course with great staff. It is a hard course to lose a golf ball and I managed to find plenty of trouble when I hit a poor shot. Good shots were rewarded. I look forward to playing it again. For the price I paid it was a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well conditioned course

This 18 at Talking Stick(North) is a relatively easy course that’s in very good condition. Greens putted true. Bunkers had plenty of sand in them. The fairways are relatively generous and also in excellent condition. The fact that there are no houses along the course and you have wide open vistas to take in makes the experience very enjoyable. Just wish the yardage markers were more noticeable in the fairways. Maybe a small bush or stake for the 150 yard marker and something for the 100.

The range is huge but does lack a practice pitching green/bunker.

All in all a great place to play in the Phoenix area.

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