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

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4.1
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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Course is in great shape and the layout is not terribly difficult but fun to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Cart drop to club drop

Something need to be done about the cart return area and getting your clubs up to the car pickup! What a pain...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Too Many Bugs this time of year

The South course is a fun challenging time. Bring your bug spray as the bugs are everywhere. Everywhere. I always forget this course is in the middle of the desert. Greens were lightning fast and very burnt already. fairways had minimal grass and the rough is non existant.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WE-KO-PA CHOLLA 18

Exellent course . Great design , excellent course conditions, staff helpful and considerate during this Covid 19 pandemic. 1 person per cart .
Pace of play exceptional (3.5 hrs ). Course was open with very few golfers.
Great time to play golf , like a private CC !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Firm Greens!

I really didn’t see anything special about the course or layout outside of a couple dogleg holes. There seemed to be quite a few bunkers that do t come into play no matter which tees you are using. They were so out of play that they didn’t influence shot choice at all. I found that curious. The greens were so firm that it took I high, spinning shot to have any chance of holding them. It did t help that it was pretty windy that day. Overall, it’s not worth the money or drive to get me to go back again.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The North course was in good shape and the customer service and amenities were excellent considering COVID 19 restrictions. We appreciated all their efforts as it made for an enjoyable round of golf. The practice range is huge so no waiting. Family members still allowed to ride in same cart. We played North (O’odham) which we were told was the more challenging (longer) of the two courses and had more of a desert feel. Despite seeming wide open off the tee and fairways we still managed to lose a few balls to the desert;) Would definitely play here again and recommend it

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good track

Staff was on top of the social distancing and very friendly. Played the old North Course and it was fun. Tricky greens. Crenshaw.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Staff

Great staff friendliness, starter and bag guys...
Course is great layout ..but those greens are hard to hit and stick from the fairway....great fun...me and 3 buddies...great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 73
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Walked

Talking Stick Oodham Course

The course is in great shape right now and there is hardly anyone on it. I got to go out earlier than scheduled. The people running it are doing a great job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
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 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Boring

Very ordinary design sadly lacking imagination.
Many holes looked exactly the same.
No reason to return.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Just okay

Played OOdham. The layout is a bit underwhelming. There is just not much to write home about. The course is in okay condition. Greens were rolling well, and fairways were in good enough condition. I was the first group off, so pace of play was obviously great. I wouldn’t avoid the course, the people here are nice and welcoming, but there are some better options close by.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Great course. Challenging layout. Course in good shape. Staff was friendly and efficient. Excellent value. Definitely worth playing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

The south course has a great layout, fast greens, nice fairways

Played the south course. Great layout, fast greens, fairways in great shape. The Pace of play was a little slow but overall it was a great day. We saw the cart girl 3 times during our round, that was great good service. I was able to score a hot deal on my t time so I was able to save money on round. Over all great place to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Track

Wide fairways and good greens. Good place to play for the average golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Track

Played during CoronaVirus week. Pace of play was fast as few golfers. Long course with challenging Greens. The par 3s require precise tee shot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Golf Now gave me the wrong tee time

Golf Now showed I had booked for 2:09 when I arrived the course had my tee time as 45 minutes later!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PiiPash/South

More difficult than the O’Odham/Norrh course. Subtle rolling fairways that bend naturally. Back nine has several fairways lined with water. The conditions were excellent and they took precautions with Covid-19 with the foam in the holes and bunker rakes and ball washers removed. Greens rolled true and medium fast. A bit over priced as there are not as dramatic views as say Tapatio Cliffs, Biltmore Links, Troon North or Phoenician. Still a fun and challenging course that is fair.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

UNBEATABLE!!!

Course is in perfect condition right now. Can not believe how nice it is. I just played TPC the other day and I think this is in just as good of condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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