Anthem Golf & Country Club - Persimmon Course

4.8333333333 4.8 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7234 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.9
  • Layout

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

Year built: 1999
Architect(s): Greg Nash
Type: Private
Style: Desert
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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 7234 yards 74.9 141
Blue 72 6806 yards 72.6 139
6493 Combo 72 6493 yards 71.1 131
White 72 6256 yards 69.5 131
Red 72 5380 yards 65.8 65

Anthem Golf & Country Club offers two 18-hole courses, the Ironwood Course and the Persimmon Course. Both golf courses feature are settled on a beautiful, rolling landscape of natural washes and canyons with a scenic mountain backdrop. The layouts are characterized by their large, undulating greens and dramatic elevation changes. Many of the greens are also multi-tiered. Water hazards and bunkers come into play on both courses. The Persimmon Course is less demanding than the Ironwood Course, but it still provides a good amount of challenge. A notable hole is the par-5 16th, which features a number of tricky elements including a natural wash and a bunkered green.

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
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

2 out of 2 reviews


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"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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