Played as a single on May 13th at 11:22 am for $45 off GolfNow, comparably the website has a tee time reservation system through EZLinks(?), same pric... » More
Played as a single on May 13th at 11:22 am for $45 off GolfNow, comparably the website has a tee time reservation system through EZLinks(?), same price. This course is inside of a community (more accurately described as a snowbird resort RV Park) but doesn't play that way as many course in Arizona fall into. Approaching the pro shop and carts there's usually ample staff, I didn't see anyone immediately and helped myself to a cart. Walked inside, notably they are still strict on masks inside the pro shop (they did close for 14 days last year in the midst of the height of COVID due to an employee catching it) and I checked in quickly, bought small range balls of $5 and was told to tee off when I'm finished warming up.
Onto the course, the driving range is between the 18th hole and the 8th hole a bit away from the 1st tee. It was quite ample, lot of open stations and trimmed grass to warm up with a handful of target greens with different distances. As I made my way to the 1st tee I noticed the fairway looked a bit more brown than usual. Seemed to be the first fairway only though as the rest of the course was fairly maintained. The rough was pretty minimal, nothing to hide your ball but would result in possible flyer into the green. The bunkers were machined raked, no available rakes to players but I didn't experience any difficult lies there. The fringe and areas around the green were lush but bare spots were visible on some holes. The greens were firm but slow(?) which is a weird combination. The roll was true though and was a pleasure to knock some birdie putts in.
This course is definitely fun to play and super walkable. You can count 5 holes that share the edge of the course with houses, the rest of the holes are adjacent to another hole (or two holes) which is unique to courses here in the valley. This course keeps its maintenance throughout the summer more than nearby 'cheaper' courses which makes it a good value most of the time. Perhaps golf is changing because this time of the year you can usually find it for sub-$30 however we're still in surge it seems. I'd say it's worth the price for now but if the rest of the course turns into the brown seen on hole 1...I'd venture to say it's not worth $45+ in 100+ degree weather. Personally.» Close