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3.7
369 Reviews (369)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.6
79.6%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Traditional
Par 70
Length 7002 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.8

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in May 2019.

ASU Karsten Golf Course features a Pete and Perry Dye-designed links-style course characterized by design features that challenge, such as Dye's mounding and bunkering - making it important to pick the right golf clubs if you don't want to run up that score. Big-name PGA and LPGA Tour golfers like Phil Mickelson, Billy Mayfair and Grace Park have all played this course.

ASU Karsten Golf Course offers several holes one could call "signature," such as the short par-4 fourth, the tough par-4 ninth, the daunting par-3 16th (248 yards from the tips) and the challenging par-4 final hole. The water on the left side is the reason this is called one of Arizona's most difficult finishers.

After a round at the ASU Karsten Golf Course, check out the 21,000-square-foot Sun Angel Clubhouse, which tempts players with its Southwestern and American fare in the Trophy Room.

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways TiffDwarf Grass
Greens TiffDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (1989) Perry Dye (1989) Forrest Richardson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "PING Learning Center"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared golf shirt, shorts if worn must be mid-thigh and hemmed, no denim, no tee shirts or athletic wear.

Reviews

3.7
369 Reviews (369)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Patio Dining 21
Brunch 14
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 71
Water Hazards 51
Narrow Fairways 35
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
Locals 41
Playing Multiple Courses 21
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 64
Convenient to the City 62
Near the Airport 60

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Commented on 05/30/2019

We love hearing from our golfers, but we apologize for your negative experience. We are happy that you took the time to leave us some feedback so we can improve in the future. We hope to have you back.

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Windy

20+ winds so....
180 8 iron with the wind
177 3 hybrid into the wind

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable, challenging

We played the Champions tees (gold) with the front 9 a whopping 500 yards shorter than back. Loved the front 9 as most par 4’s reachable in 2. Back was another day altogether-wind picked up and last 4 were directly into a. A real challenge coming home

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

SO SAD TO SEE THIS BEAUTY GO!

Very happy that I was able to get out and play this gem a couple more times before she’s gone! As one of only 3 Pete Dye Design courses ( one private) in the valley.........it’s really sad to see it go. I have always loved playing this track and I think it is a perfect mix of challenge and playability.

Cudos to the greens crew for not just giving up on the conditions......the course from Tee to green was in phenomenal shape and the greens rolled beautifully.

If you have the opportunity you have to play it...............Sun sets the first week of May.

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

Great weather, good greens

For a course that is to be bulldozed in the next month this place was in great shape. Some of the smoothest greens i have played. Also a great playable speed.

Get out here while you can.

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

I Wish I Had Played This Course Sooner

First time I played ASU Karsten course and really enjoyed it. Course was in very good condition, especially when you consider that it’s closing in less than 30 days. The first 9 play a bit shorter than many other courses, but using strategy is not a bad thing.
Great prices, condition and layout, it’s a shame it’s days are counting down quickly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Businessmen

Okay day of golf, i played yesterday because its closing down for good at the end of may and wanted to play it one more time. The value was good because I believe that this time of year you should be able to play most courses for less than $100

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slowest of 12 rounds played this month. The ranger knew it too

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A real shame!

Just heard that they are bulldozing this course on May 5th. A real shame! Played this course every year when we have come down for spring break. Great Pete Dye Track! Will be missed!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still Time

If you’d like to get one more trip around Karsten before it’s gone forever; now is a good time. The greens are great, firm and fast. Be warned, only quality shots from the fairway will hold. Played in 4:20 which isn’t bad for Sunday.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

ASU Karsten

Course was in great shape if you hit the fairways/ greens. Dormat Bermuda was pretty rough and bare. Greens rolled great and held pretty good. Was told Course is closing in 2 months. Pretty pricey for a Wed am round but we did play during Spring Season so all prices are jacked up.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great time

Took two friends who had never played here before and we all had a great time. It's a fun course with moderate difficulty. Too bad it is closing in May.

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

Great value

Had a blast. Course was more challenging than expected. Would play this again next time I travel down from Alberta.

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

Fast greens

We played after the holiday and the course was quiet. The greens were fast . Rough was dormant so you can’t get a real feel for the course . Layout is decent and would like to play again . Sand traps were not done not sure if it was due to frost or if this occurs often ? Other reviews have mentioned traps not done

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