ASU Karsten Golf Course
|Champion (W)||70||7002 yards||76.1||132|
|Regular (W)||70||5671 yards||72.8||127|
|Forward (W)||70||4765 yards||67.7||115|
|Professional M: 73.8/131||402||323||423||420||493||209||155||380||446||3251||498||410||209||350||527||457||248||581||471||3751||7002|
|Champion M: 70.3/124 W: 76.1/132||341||296||373||389||462||176||134||323||399||2893||478||363||161||308||488||419||217||537||424||3395||6288|
|Regular M: 67.4/115 W: 72.8/127||301||259||333||366||421||157||117||323||352||2629||440||363||146||243||456||383||175||438||398||3042||5671|
|Forward M: 62.7/103 W: 67.7/115||255||208||266||288||363||131||89||268||284||2152||409||300||106||199||402||308||132||417||340||2613||4765|
Monday morning post overseed
Course came back really nice from overseed, greens repaired nicely since summer. No pace of play issues for a Monday am. 90 deg rule in effect but probably ending soon enough.
A little surprised
For a University sponsored course I thought it would be in better playing shape. Although fairways have been over seeded recently I expected a more manicured course overall. A nice layout
Just needs more TLC to be a top eschelon golf course.
Going down hill
Unfortunately this course has been in continual decline for a few years. Which is too bad because it was a favorite of mine. If you get a great price maybe give it a try, other wise I would play somewhere else.
Course in excellent condition. Played the Champion (black, in front of the tips and behind the gold) tees. For some of these tees there was no yardage but not a problem with a rangefinder. However the total yardage for the course from these tees is incorrect. Still a neat course to play.
So loud you can’t hear your partner! Great conditions, but not worth the extreme headache! Never again..
Don't believe the negativity
ASU Karsten has received many bad reviews online lately. I have seen that the course has let itself go, is in disrepair, and is in general horrible shape. I can tell you this is not true.. I played yesterday 9/25/18 and had a wonderful round. Karsten, for the time of year is in just as good, if not better, shape than many courses in the valley. There is a tad bit of brown here and there, but for the most part the tees, greens, and fairways are very green. The only thing I noticed was a few greens had a sizeable repair area. But, the hole was cut no where near this. I landed in it a couple of times and putted through it and my ball rolled true. I do not understand the lunar landscape reviews I have read. Karsten is still a great track to play.
Really nice course, look forward to playing again..
Never made it a priority to play Karsten and now I am kicking myself for that. Great price to play summer golf at ASU's old stomping grounds. Fairways are in great shape. Greens have some bare spots but didnt take away from the round. Very hilly course and driving the ball well is a must. You really have to think your way around this course. Staff was great and I will be back to play again real soon.
Great Round of Golf
Had a great day. The course was in good shape for summer golf in Phoenix. The greens were a bit fuzzy due to the course was scheduled to punch them later in the day. Still the rest of the course was great.
The greens were quite long and didn’t play very true
Don't do it !!!!
I have played there many times in the past 10 years,this is absolutely the worst conditions I have seen in a Arizona golf course in a long... long time.the first problem is the price,then they charge $8 for range balls,that are sub par to say the least.then you tee off.... which is ok ish !! Then you get to the green,which only half of it has something close to grass,maybe the next hole won't be so bad... wrong.... the front 9 holes on this course should be closed down,not even worth trying to play.conditions were ridiculous at best.the cart paths are all buckling up,you need to slow down to get over the humps.then you get to the back 9... I have to say is a little better than the front 9... not much... but a little.a very little.... then I looked at the score card and realized that Pete Dye designed that course,unbelievable,I guarantee he does not know the condition it's in now,nobody would put their name to that course at all,not even me !!! Anyone paying more than '$20 including practice balls,should assume they have been ripped off.i will never play this course or recommend it to anyone ever again.
About to be abandoned?
I had heard the ASU course will be developed into a non-golf use in the near future. As such, I wanted to play a college course. I figured the price would be reasonable since late May in Phoenix can be hot and since it was ASU’s course, it seemed too good to pass up. I was prepared for baked and hard conditions but not for greens missing half of their turf. Like most public available tracks, I’m not surprised by unfixed divots, ball marks on the greens, and unrated bunkers, but I do expect greens to be mowed. Some were shaggy, others bare. It looked like the decision has been made to cut maintenance to a minimum.
I liked the layout. Lots of short but tight holes requiring well placed shots. I could see where the greens used to be a challenge when the place was in its prime. A significant amount of water hazards make some approaches intimidating.
Overall, I found the course neglected.
A once hallowed course is not even a shadow of itself.
I have never seen such poorly maintained/burnt out greens.
Sell the thing already and move on
Do not waste your money
What Happened to Karsten?
I am an ASU alum, avid golfer and have been playing this course since it opened.
I was shocked at how neglected and decrepit it has become. The greens are horrible and bare in places. It looks like they water this course with an eye dropper.
I booked this because the $55 green feel looked like a bargain. It was not. It was July Encanto conditions at a price four times higher.