Anthem Golf & Country Club - Ironwood Course

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7244 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 74.8
  • Layout

  • 2708 W Anthem Club Dr, Anthem, AZ 85086, United States
  • (623) 742-6210
  • (623) 742-6204

Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Greg Nash
Type: Private
Style: Desert
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7244 yards 74.8 148
Blue 72 6712 yards 72.2 137
Combo 72 6498 yards 71.1 135
White 72 6108 yards 69.5 130

The Ironwood Course at the Anthem Golf & Country Club is one of two courses that the club offers, the other being the Persimmon Course. Both golf courses were designed by Greg Nash and feature large greens and dramatic elevation changes. The Ironwood Course is the more challenging of the two Anthem courses with a high risk/high reward layout. There are seven water features that come into play as well as numerous bunkers situated throughout the course. The 10th through the 12th holes on the Ironwood Course, called "Anthem Alley," feature notoriously difficult water hazards that have been known to drive up scores.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.8 stars from 5
Value: 5.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 5.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Golf Oasis in the Foothills of the Sonoran Mountains"

Bobemac's avatar
Top 50 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

This was our first visit to the Anthem country club.

There are two beautiful championship golf courses here with some amazing clubhouse and grounds views.

Anthem is like a large oasis in the Sonoran desert surrounded by the majestic Sonoran mountains. There are beautiful vistas everywhere here.

Our encounter with Mark in the proshop was Meh, but Andrew from Elkhart, Indiana and a PGA Pro in training was inspiring.

Andrew was playing starter this time and he was a great personality and so helpful we visited for a while before our tee time.

The Persimmon course is in fine condition with some of the fastest and deceptive greens in the area.

The fairways were green and plush with just hints of browning in the rough. Green number six is huge and needs watering badly.

Almost all the greens and fairways here are extra large and wide.

There are only two holes with forced carries, and they will challenge

most players on a windy day.

This course is what you expect from a private club. It's quality golf with a relaxing and classy atmosphere, quick cart service before and after the round.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

"Not long, but challenging"

FlyingChief's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Visiting the area and played through my Clubcorp membership. Really enjoyed the round. Course in excellent shape. Looks like they overseeded tees, greens, and rough, but not fairways. Fairways were dormant bermuda with good coverage. Huge greens, with a LOT of ridges and undulations. The posted sign said the stimp was 10.9 and it felt like it. That means you are left with a LOT of long puts with multiple breaks. Spend some time on the practice green to get the pace down. Some blind shots off the tee - I'll play better the next time.

If I have a complaint it is that you can't always see where you're going or hitting off the tees (blind shots or hidden hazards). No hole maps or diagrams on the scorecard or on the hole markers on the course. Unless you play with a local member, you are going to be at a serious disadvantage. Suggest the course do something to help folks who are strangers on the course have a clue about where and how far to hit the ball.

Enjoyed the round and would play again if in the area.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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