Desert Springs Golf Club

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4.4
86
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
98.9%
Recommend this course
80 out of 86 reviews
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4.4
5
5 Stars
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3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
5.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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4.5
10
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
100.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Desert/Traditional
Par 72
Length 7006 yards
Slope 122
Rating 71.8
Desert Springs Golf Club offers a challenging championship course with seven sets of tees so golfers can truly personalize the game to their individual abilities. The golf course is located in the Northwest Valley, bordered by the White Tank Mountains. It is a desert-style course with wide fairways and relatively large greens that have slight undulation. An astounding 17 water hazards come into play on the course as well as strategically placed sand bunkers, both putting a premium on accuracy. Desert Springs Golf Club has practice facilities for golfers to use as well, including a chipping area and putting green.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7006 yards 71.8 122
Grand 72 6306 yards 69.1 117
Vintage 72 5791 yards 66.7 111
Vintage (W) 72 5791 yards 72.3 117
Forward (W) 72 5283 yards 68.8 113
Executive 72 4233 yards
Scorecard for Desert Springs Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.9/123 402 382 152 552 425 211 509 384 398 3415 412 592 398 363 217 439 435 206 529 3591 7006
Blue/White M: 71.0/121 402 382 152 552 376 173 509 384 398 3328 377 592 398 363 191 391 386 170 529 3397 6725
White M: 69.3/118 373 352 143 506 376 173 474 355 351 3103 377 524 347 338 191 391 386 170 479 3203 6306
White/Gold M: 67.6/113 W: 73.8/124 312 352 143 489 351 173 474 325 351 2970 351 494 347 338 191 365 360 153 479 3078 6048
Gold M: 66.7/110 W: 72.2/122 312 330 116 489 351 152 409 325 330 2814 351 494 323 314 166 365 360 153 451 2977 5791
Gold/Red M: 65.3/105 W: 70.4/117 312 292 116 489 319 152 409 303 284 2676 324 494 323 314 141 365 335 112 451 2859 5535
Red M: 63.9/102 W: 68.4/114 303 292 91 456 319 128 391 303 284 2567 324 467 277 295 141 349 335 112 416 2716 5283
Red/Orange M: 61.8/97 W: 65.9/106 303 227 91 385 236 128 341 303 284 2298 273 393 277 215 141 275 335 112 329 2350 4648
Orange M: 60.2/94 W: 63.8/101 266 227 77 385 236 91 341 258 216 2097 273 393 226 215 101 275 233 75 329 2120 4217
Handicap 7 11 17 3 1 15 9 5 13 4 2 12 10 18 14 6 16 8
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 3 17 1 13 15 7 9 11 6 2 14 12 16 10 8 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirt, no denim

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Reviews

4.4
86

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 14
Water Hazards 12
Plays Long 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 18
Seniors 18
Playing Multiple Courses 12
This Course's Location is:
In the 'Burbs 16
Worth the Drive 13
Convenient to the City 7

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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good pre over seeding round

Course in good shape just 2 weeks before over seeding. Played in 4:15 4:20 which I only rated average as there is not much trouble to slow a round down.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful round on a Sunday afternoon

Have played course many times. And as always in excellent condition great value for the money

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Quality and playability

One of four golf courses in the Sun City Grand neighborhood, and you can always count on a great golf experience. Conditions are generally top-notch, and the courses offer a fair challenge balanced with playability for everyone. It seems they are prepping for overseed, so fairways and greens are a little firmer/faster than a week ago.

Local tip--combo tee boxes are available online. I don't understand why they aren't on the scorecards.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Solid Track & Layout

Enjoyed the course, green & fast; plenty of water on the course. Sand in traps was a little hard. Really enjoyed my round there. Fairways were nice and green, rough was nice and fluffy. Plan on playing the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great shape

this is a fun layout and it definitely has its challenges especially from the back tees, which are listed at just over 7000. but for this time of year the course is really in terrific shape. def worth playing and will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

greens

Greens the best of the sun city courses they will hold a shot and are very fast. love them !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course and cheap beer

Nice golf course and fairly good condition despite early prep for overseeding. Beer at 1.75 a can is awesome and a second good reason for returning.

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

Good course at a great price

End of summer so great price on GolfNow but two weeks before overseeding so starting to dry out.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Time

The course was in very good shape. The greens held well but they were grainy and a little slow (I had played Corte Bella the day before and those greens had perfect speed). Faster greens would have made this a very nice experience. It was a nice layout with beautiful landscaping. This was my first time playing here, but because of the green speed and pace of play I don't know if I would play it again. It took 4 hrs and 40 minutes to play. Saw the ranger go by twice but he never stopped to see how we were doing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Desert Springs Golf Course on 09/27/2017:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Desert Springs Golf Course, and for the 3-stars. We are glad to hear that the course was in good shape when you played and that you enjoyed the scenic layout. It sounds like the poor pace of play may have put a damper on you round, and we are sorry to see that. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Phoenix area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, Great Place

Super course at a phenomenal price. I'll take advantage of this opportunity anytime offered.

Conditions Excellent
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Another good Sun City Grand course

Course in good shape from tee to green. Showing some signs of heat fatigue on the fairways. Played with another Golf Now advocate who was paired up with me. Pace was okay given the number of players on the course (quite busy for a Tuesday). Would recommend course to anyone venturing over to the Sun City area but get there before all the residents of Grand return when the availability will become limited and the cost will become expensive.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good value this time of year

Fairways in some areas were very soft so your club would come through like a bunker.

besides that great value

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

Greens were the worst

I played as a single but was trying to hook up with a threesome , but they would not let me join or play through, but the greens were the slowest due to this time of the year. I could not get the ball to the hole. I went to a 8 iron for chipping.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Desert Springs

Pleasantly surprised by course conditions in late May, fairways and greens were fantastic. Front nine layout has much more character than back nine. Our foursome played in 3 hrs 45 min on a Saturday morning, very enjoyable.

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