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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Golf courses at Talking Stick Resort & Casino

Reviews

4.1
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not the best experience

Overall, the conditions were fair but not good value for the course. Hadn't played in awhile and likely greens fee were lowish due to aeration but not worth it. Disappointed that got charged for a no show since other player had come. Had not had them do that previously but things changed. Won't be back in forseeable future.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

summer golf

Best course conditions I have played since the end of June. Fairways are better than the greens but all in all great conditions for summer golf in AZ

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value & Course in Great Shape

Green fees were very reasonable and included balls on the driving range. Staff was very personable and course was in great shape. I hadn't played there in the past few years but will definitely play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 51
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

Played the Oodham course. Fairways were excellent for this time of year. Greens were good with some areas a little sandy. Pace of play was fast and completed the round in less than three hours. Course is a very good challenge and have enjoyed playing it for the last 6 years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Oodham

Good course Plenty of dog legs and greens that punish shots that are left or right more than distance

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value and challenging course

Played on Friday afternoon. Pace was excellent until we arrived at 11th hole but we finished in 4 hrs. Course is in very good shape and green speed was fast. Certain Par 5s are challenging as long as you keep the ball in play. Staff is very friendly but wish the cart girl would have visited us frequently. Overall, I like the course and wouldn’t mind playing in the afternoon.

Thanks

Abhay

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 40
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great to play a real course again

It was great to play a real course again. From the bag drop off to check in to the starter, they were ready to treat every golfer as a special guest. Tee boxes, fairways and greens were top notch. The greens were slower than normal but with the amount of play, this was a good thing. Variety of holes makes this a nice course for all abilities of players. Will be back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun round in the desert sun

I played in the late afternoon, temperature was well over 100. Fresh drinking water was available on every other hole and it was a good thing, as the beverage cart was already done for the day. The course was in good shape tee to green although the greens are still showing some after affects of recent punching. Would have been nice to know the practice range is closed on Thursday afternoons for maintenance. Staff was friendly, as were the other patrons I encountered.. If in the area, go play it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Happy Friday

Had a good 18. It’s a tough course on some holes. Always a nice workout, saw a wild horse & a coyote. So you get free nature too. Pace was somewhat ok, had to wait at every tee box. But definitely a fun time in a Friday!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 75
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great Pace of Play

It was a great 4 th of July morning. The early tee time made for fast greens nice fairways. Pace of play out or this world. No one in front or back pushing or pulling us. Just an all around great morning on a great course. Can’t wait to play the North course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Punched greens

Greens have been punched and they’re pretty rough. Fairways are in nice shape, a little long but it’s the summer. I’d give it a week or so before coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Staff

Was yelled at by a guy for driving. He was rude and inconsiderate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great for novice

Wide open fairways, greens ran true. Friendly staff and plentiful. Good, clean facilities. Very good course appropriate for my ability. Glad that I played it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Are you kidding!

This course charged my credit card when I didn't even play. Stuck at another course booked through Golfnow... pace of play MUCH longer than posted. Tried calling talking stick to let them know, guess they didn't care. Be careful!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

It is a really nice well maintained course with great staff. It is a hard course to lose a golf ball and I managed to find plenty of trouble when I hit a poor shot. Good shots were rewarded. I look forward to playing it again. For the price I paid it was a great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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