9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, US
(480) 850-7777
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About Talking Stick Resort & Casino

Just east of Phoenix-Scottsdale, Talking Stick Resort is owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. It among Arizona's largest golf and casino resorts with nearly 500 guest rooms in a 15-story hotel tower, six restaurants, entertainment and pools. Located off the Highway 101 loop, it is conveniently located near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and many of the area's best golf courses. In addition to nightlife and live casino action at the resort, A Topgolf was recently added to the property as well. The main outdoor pool is large and has live music and DJs during a summer series and cabanas for rent, while there are two smaller pools. Additional amenities include a spa, fitness center and a complimentary shuttle that can transport guests to area attractions. The golf club is located next door and feature 36 holes designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the Piipash and O'odham. Both golf courses are void of residential development and feature forgiving fairways and greens on native terrain.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres350
Year Opened1999
Number of Units300-500

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom, Suite
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
Golf School/AcademyYes
CasinoYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

Room ServiceYes
ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No
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Paradise Valley, AZ
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Golf courses at Talking Stick Resort & Casino

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Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice

Arrived early to find out the driving range and putting green was shutdown. The staff was kind enough to let me play early due to
openings in tee times. Some courses in Texas want let u vary off of ur tee time. The course layout was pretty wide open fairways but nice layout. I played senior tees and course was very fair. Fairways, greens and traps in good shape. Played ball down. I would play again if in the area. I'm from southeast Texas.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Piipaash Course

Spent less at the Phoenician and Boulders with better layouts and conditions. Fun to play but lacking in terms of strategic approach and overall condition. Great bones with potential.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Yes A must Play

Bunkers are some of the best in the Valley this time of the year. I don't agree with punching greens this late in the year and charge what one charges little pricey and over rated. Pace of pay was terrible and there was no one monitoring groups who hit too many shots. Yet, when you pack in as much as you can to get the $$$$ oh well. Course was in great shape -- bunkers ideal -- fairways right on. Greens were fast!!! But the greens were also bumpy and you took your chances on putts. I would have had 6 one putts if the greens were truer. Yet, this is a course everyone should play. views course conditions challenge

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

benign

first time playing this course, no problems to speak of but not very exciting. course in very good condition

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Everything was in excellent shape.

Both the fairways and greens were in excellent shape. Not a difficult corse fairways are nice and wide not a lot of obstacles, a good fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course!

Played at 7 am, and the pace of play was very good. FInished the round at 11:10 am obviously the people who joined me looking for balls quite often. Otherwise, it would be done little before 11am. Anyway Par 70 Gold playing @ 6500 yards. Course coniditon was amazing, Fast green speed and well maintained all around. That's a long course especially averaging par 4s in 420-440 yards. Playing one of my best round here in this extremely hot desert dry weather. Definitely would come back to play here if I come to Phoenix again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Registered to play south course but were put on north

We signed up to play the south course but we forced to play the north course. Not too happy about that.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Overall conditions were good although the greens were a little hard and bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great design.

Plenty of room off the tees, but have to be on the right side for a good approach. Bunkers & green complexes were excellent. Greens a little slow, coming out of aeration.
Overall, an excellent golf course. I get a lot of out-of-State visitors, and will put this on the must-play list!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 72
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Happy to get course we booked

Talking Stick offers two courses and our booking was for the Piipaash (South) course. Unfortunately this is not guaranteed and the course can change your choice, which they did. Fortunately, due to high temps and low golfer numbers the staff was cooperative and allowed us to play as booked.
Piipaash was in great shape from tee to green. Provided yardage guide was very helpful in determining hole layout since we hadn't played it before.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens

Fairways had some standing water due to the storm but overall great condition and greens looked great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

For summer time in AZ, this course is in really good condition....greens were a little bumpy, but not bad. Bunkers were in great shape..nice fluffy sand. Overall a great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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