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Old 11-29-2009, 06:50 PM   #51
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

best course..sunridge canyon by far.. the sanctuary is good also.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:26 PM   #52
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Those replies seem legit, and the pics make it seem legit as well. Seems like a no-brainer, although it's kinda weird that you have to check in at Tonto Verde - I wonder if it even has carts?

Definitely a course I want to play soon, haven't really heard anything about it.
they do have carts, they are stored inside a rent-a-fence and there is a Tuff Shed on site. I heard they do now have a beverage cart. You check in and pay at the Tonto Verde pro shop which is about one mile south then drive your car over. Pace of play is usually very good out there.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #53
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

Regardless this course is definitely on my must play list. Please let me know how it goes.

I'm excited about the beverage cart from an ice-getting standpoint but since we tend to smuggle our own drinks onto the course it doesn't do a whole lot more than that for me.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:53 AM   #54
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meh I think my friends are going to ***** out
1 doesn't want to play a tough course cuz he likes playing Silverado/Starfire etc cuz they are so much fun aka. so easy that they can shoot low.
The others are bitching about paying $50.

Are there any good courses out here for $40 or less...
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #55
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

So how many 2+2ers live in Phoenix and play golf somewhat regularly out here..besides Tuq obv
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #56
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

Not too many given the size of the city. I've played with two of them: Bitcho when he was passing through (has family here) and a semi-lurker who has posted in this forum, we have a mutual friend IRL and all played Papago together about a year ago.

It's possible that some of the other 2+2 posters from here golf but I wouldn't know since they don't post in this forum that I am aware of.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:18 PM   #57
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yeah...i kinda of thought that as i posted.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:59 AM   #58
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So how many 2+2ers live in Phoenix and play golf somewhat regularly out here..besides Tuq obv
I live in mesa and used to golf 4+ times a week since I was 14. Haven't touched a club since December of last year when I quit my job working at a golf course.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:11 PM   #59
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

I work a regular M-F, 8-5 job but play golf every weekend. I'm a legit 3-5 handicap depending on the day can be much better.

I usually play with my buddies who still are degening around working at golf courses like Kierland, Biltmore, OrangeTree, Phoenix CC.
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #60
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I'm here for the winter, playing the Raven at South Mountain almost everyday. Thanks for the help tuq!
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:17 PM   #61
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u get off for free sippin? I have some connections at the courses mentioned above and would be willing to trade free rounds if you can get it....you invite me out for free and I invite you along with my buddies

I'm 25
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:07 PM   #62
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

If anyone hasn't played it yet, Gold Canyon Dinosaur course is >>>>>>>>>> than any other course I've played in the valley, including Troon, TPC Stadium, etc. It's a long drive but well worth it. Check golfnow.com for good rates, we were able to play for $60 in the summer and you can still find rates in the $80 range. Long drive out to Apache Junction (obv depending on where you are...it was a solid 30 min from Old Town Scottsdale where I am) but well worth it.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #63
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u get off for free sippin? I have some connections at the courses mentioned above and would be willing to trade free rounds if you can get it....you invite me out for free and I invite you along with my buddies

I'm 25
I'll have to ask I'm not even sure if I get a guest rate or anything but I'll find out and get back to you.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:40 PM   #64
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Gold Canyon is definitely a must play regardless of location. I still prefer either course at We-Ko-Pa, but it's a good value and holds its own against the Scottsdale courses. It also probably has the best collection of par-3s on any course in the state, three of them with huge elevation drops and great views.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #65
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Quintero if you can get on out there has some of the most ridiculous collection of elevated and fun par 3's I've ever played.

Side Note: Almost all of the courses are in pretty good shape right now because we are finally out of our overseeding months. They usually let the grass grow a little long coming out of the reseeding, but you should be good to go anywhere you play.

I played Orange Tree and Kierland last week and both were in good shape. Kierland is obviously way better but is $160/person versus probably like $45-50 bucks a player at Orange Tree
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:58 PM   #66
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Oh FML, how could I forget Quintero? Only candidate I can think of that I've played to rival Gold Canyon. Three extremely elevated par-3s and the fourth one, while flat, is still a good hole. Funny thing, they are both technically in Phoenix but could not be farther from each other, one in the extreme SE part of town, the other in the extreme NW part. Must be a 90 minute drive between the two.

Because of its location and unfortunate time of development Quintero is probably a great value these days. Not cheap but still an incredible course.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:50 PM   #67
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Anyone ever played Vista Verde? I've heard really good things about it but its a drive north of where I am in Scottsdale...but the price in the afternoon($50) is good if the reviews I've heard are legit.
I played it in the summer time at 7 AM for $25. We were the only people on the course.
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:52 PM   #68
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

I received an email from Sanctuary for unlimited golf for $49 until 12-25-09.


Nice course for $49.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #69
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best course..sunridge canyon by far.. the sanctuary is good also.
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I received an email from Sanctuary for unlimited golf for $49 until 12-25-09.

Nice course for $49.
It's OK but let's not overhype it. It's mostly set in a waste area that is otherwise inhospitable because of power lines. It's punitively narrow and has some Mickey Mouse holes. I suspect the reason that it was mentioned in the top post along with Sunridge is that both are managed by SunCor and he probably got some sort of deal to play both. But it is a pretty good golf course management company and the course is always in nice shape. For $49 it's worth it regardless.

(Several years ago on the shortest day of the year daylight wise, December 20 or 21, a friend of mine and I squeezed in 54 holes at Sanctuary. 18 with two other guys and then after lunch he and I went back out, jumping all over the place and playing some holes no more than twice and some 4-5 times. We ended up hitting both the first shot and the last shot on the course that day. The staff was very accommodating of our spaziness.)
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #70
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How do u get on a private course for cheap Tuq? Quintero looks like it requires a membership

We should probably get a 2+2 Phoenix Golf Outing going sometime
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #71
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I'm pretty sure Quintero is still semi-private. They are private in name and concept but starving for members - the economy and their inability to build and sell homes right now is no doubt the main culprit but the fact that they are so far out in the middle of nowhere contributes to that - but I think they will allow people on year round. I didn't mean it is "cheap" to play there but it is good value for what you get, which is a generally amazing golf course.

Having said that, our hookup over the years has been a friend who had a connection so we were usually just a phone call away. But at basically an hour drive each way we usually stick to something closer.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:44 PM   #72
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Re: Golf in Phoenix

Anybody played Superstition Mountain Lost Gold or Prospector courses?
Worth the fees?
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:57 PM   #73
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Depends on what the fees are.

Played there probably dozen or more times, about the same amount on each course. Layout wise it isn't nearly as interesting as its neighbor Gold Canyon but at least when it was private it was in absolutely immaculate condition no matter what time of year. Not sure which I prefer, the consensus is that Prospector is quite a bit easier though, mostly because of wider fairways and less punitive bunkers. Prospector is also the one where the LPGA event has been held for years and prior to that one of the Sr. majors.

An added bonus is that they have a very nice clubhouse facility with a great locker room that has sauna/hot tub etc. as well as a full bar and a dark room with couches and a big flat screen TV. Not sure if they're limiting some of the access to members only or otherwise dumbing them down.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:01 PM   #74
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Depends on what the fees are.

Played there probably dozen or more times, about the same amount on each course. Layout wise it isn't nearly as interesting as its neighbor Gold Canyon but at least when it was private it was in absolutely immaculate condition no matter what time of year. Not sure which I prefer, the consensus is that Prospector is quite a bit easier though, mostly because of wider fairways and less punitive bunkers. Prospector is also the one where the LPGA event has been held for years and prior to that one of the Sr. majors.

An added bonus is that they have a very nice clubhouse facility with a great locker room that has sauna/hot tub etc. as well as a full bar and a dark room with couches and a big flat screen TV. Not sure if they're limiting some of the access to members only or otherwise dumbing them down.
$80-$100 after 1pm
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:27 PM   #75
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A little bit of a brag....going to play Seven Canyons in Sedona this weekend (http://www.sevencanyons.com)

My buddy is a member and owns part of a villa there and it's AMAZING. Barely anyone out there and you are basically playing golf in the middle of an IMAX theater. The course is only 6800 yards, but it's fairly narrow and greens rolling about a 12 this time of the year (no joke). I feel like I'm putting on Augusta greens everytime because what I think is usually a solid putt usually trickles 6-8 feet by.
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