Preserve Golf Course

4.2236705882 4.2 stars from 5 (740)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7006 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

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Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Dick Bailey (2004), Wadsworth Golf Construction (2004)
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Zinc 72 7006 yards 72.5 139
Zing/Gold 72 6710 yards 71.8 134
Gold (W) 72 6418 yards 77.1 144
Gold 72 6418 yards 70.0 130
Gold/Platinum 72 5983 yards 68.1 126
Gold/Platinum (W) 72 5983 yards 74.6 136
Platinum (W) 72 5495 yards 72.7 131
Platinum 72 5495 yards 66.0 120
Platinum/Cooper 72 5135 yards 64.0 114
Platinum/Cooper (W) 72 5135 yards 70.8 123
Copper 72 4920 yards 63.1 110
Copper (W) 72 4920 yards 69.3 120
Cooper/Short 72 3647 yards 59.6 101
Cooper/Short (W) 72 3647 yards 61.4 105

Also known as The Preserve at SaddleBrooke

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 740 Reviews
5 stars:
359
4 stars:
296
3 stars:
46
2 stars:
30
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

681 out of 734 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers locals   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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u00000333479's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Under Construction"


bbpars's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has been taken over by the HOA. Lots of maintenance going on. Greens and surrounds have been punched. Fairways punched as well.

At this time the course is not in good condition. Perhaps will be better in the fall. Skip at this time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Course is burned out, greens were terrible."


brghtnjm's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Although greens are normally slow, now they are burned and very little grass. Fairway's are also sparse

. Hope they have the water and know how to get this course back to what it could be.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Terrible course conditions"


Ventura4640112's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First it takes at least one hour travel to get to the course. No big deal if the course is even in okay conditions. The course is so beautifully laid out that it shames the owners how bad the course conditions really are. On every hole the fairways are down to bear earth, even around the greens there is not one good lie. The greens are shamefully groomed. There is almost no water available for drinking except for about four locations, not even coolers or bottled water. The staff should have been required to inform each golfer of these conditions. Had I known beforehand how bad the course was I would have saved my money and played in the desert. Shame on you GolfNow for not reviewing this situation on your sight.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tough conditions"


Robert2988839's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Summer conditions here course has just reopened after a week to start transition and there is little grass in the fairways and the greens are like a sandbox. Best to give this place a month at least to get back into shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Poorest condition ever"


NHLWT's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been playing the course for three years and this was the worst condition the course has ever been in. there were dry spots on every fairway and the greens were not in playable shape. It was a shame to find the course in such bad condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Just amazing"


simmons7080's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm jealous of yhe course architect that was able to work with this land. Easily the most beautiful layout around. Only reason PGA tpur plays scottsdale and not here is because obese golf fans couldnt walk this course. If ypuve never played this beauty you're missing out. We played Sunday at 11 and had the course to ourselves. Tees and greens were very good. Fairways were patchy (ive played here a dozen times and this was worst ive seen them) BUT they were closing next day for aeration and over seeding. Course was still very worth the HOTDEAL price. Had a burger and a brew after round. Staff was great even tho Course was empty. Let them get punching/over seeding done and get your butt out here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"One of my Favorites"


u000002599283's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A friend invited me last summer to play this course, we played it two times in 2017. This summer we plan to play at least two times. We live in Mesa, but this course is well worth the trip and we love to play later in the day as all the resident animals start to come out about an hour before sunset. Great views and a great course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice views and friendly personnel"


JON70164's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the Preserve at Saddlebrooke and was impressed with the service by the pro shop and the awesome views from the course. The course fairways were a bit dry but the greens were in good shape as well as the sand traps. It was pretty hot but the winds made it more tolerable. Nice to have ice and water machines on a few holes as well. I will be playing this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Views!"


u1807870's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time playing here since moving to the area in April. I really enjoy the course and how diligently they work to take care of it. The course is fun to play, but if you are playing now through summer just realize it’s the desert and that it is a challenge to keep the courses in perfect shape ( Mother Nature is s beast) I hate reading reviews that talk about how bad a course is in disrepair when it’s obviously a seasonal issue. Really like the preserve and will be back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Preserve"


markrosema's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really like the layout of the course. We ran into some slow groups towards the end of the front nine. Back nine was slow and there were not many players. Otherwise, I love to play there. I will go back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LanHy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u033516139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Local knowledge"


dgutkaes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of hidden hazards. Play your round with someone who has local knowledge for a more enjoyable experience if you've never played the Preserve at SaddleBrooke


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u457421581's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uZNEV9675ZN's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



SMWolfe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The golf course is excellent but the views are magnificent"


u457421581's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The entire course was in very good shape. The greens rolled well though a bit slow. It’s hard to keep your eye on the ball when experiencing such views at multiple elevations. The desert can bite if your not straight.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Layout/Conditions/Staff/Value"


Greg7410792's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not a must play- but if you’re in the Saddlebrook area, the Preserve is a good choice. Good but not top notch conditions. Can usually find a discounted tee time. Fun and challenging to play. Excellent views, as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Preserve Golf Course"


Richmudd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape. Fun course fun to play.

With Golf Now, I was able to play it at a good price.

Purchased round as a single. Was part of a foursome. The other 3 gentlemen were fun to play with. Don't lose your swing on this course. One gentleman shot a 35 for the first 9. He had a 42 on second 9.

Only negative was starting out on the back 9 holes. I prefer to start out on the front 9.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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