Links at Queen Creek

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2CentGolf Rating: ★★½☆☆

Course Information

Course Name: Links at Queen Creek
Address: 445 E. Ocotillo Rd.
City: Queen Creek
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85242
Phone: 480-987-1910
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $20.27 (SW Pass)
Month/Year Played: December, 2009
Public/Private: Public
Par: 69
Yardage
Ladies: 4635
Mens: 5218
Pros: 5860
Rating
Ladies: 65.8
Mens: 65.1
Pros: 67.1
Slope
Ladies: 109
Mens: 103
Pros: 113

Play Information:
Tees Played: Pro
Time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: N/A

Comments

QuickBuck: Tough course, you must use the right club. You will never know which one until you play it. They take good care of it. Every fairway was green. All the tee boxes are domed, and it will mess you up. No sand traps! What a treat. The greens are tricky. Pin placement can be challenging if they want it to be.

Malibu: Nice inexpensive golf without any sand traps to contend with. Overall condition of this course is good. Fairways were in nice shape. Greens were in very nice shape, but hard to read. For the money, fun experience.

Bone: Difficult course to review. Played with only three clubs to celebrate our 100th golf course review. Only 5860 yards from back tees, changes strategy dramatically. Make sure you play with someone who has played before; can’t tell which way holes go sometimes. Retirement course.

Stone: Interesting course. Restaurant/patio dining outside. No real clubhouse, but okay pro shop with some nice sales in progress. Nice people, tricky course which will eat your lunch with narrow fairways and lots of water. If you have not played here before, bring lots of balls as some of the water is hidden or deceptively close. Many right and left doglegs and trees so even though the course is short and may have an easier slope/rating, it is much more difficult than you would expect. Having said all that, the course is fair but can be frustrating; four of us started with three clubs each, one of us left with only two and it wasn’t because he forgot it somewhere on the course…

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


Arizona Traditions Golf Club

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2CentGolf Rating: ★★★☆☆

Course Information

Course Name: Arizona Traditions Golf Club
Address: 17225 N. Citrus Rd.
City: Surprise
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85374
Phone: 623-584-4000
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $38.00
Month/Year Played: December, 2009
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Yardage
Ladies: 5412
Mens: 5908
Pros: 6073
Rating
Ladies: 69.8
Mens: 67.3
Pros: 68.1
Slope
Ladies: 116
Mens: 110
Pros: 111

Play Information:
Tees Played: Pro
Time: 4 Hours 45 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: QuickBuck

Comments

QuickBuck: OK course for a subdivision. The price is right for the conditions if you don’t mind the drive. Can’t make any recommendations because this is a retirement community course, and all that would happen is the price will go up.

Malibu: Located west of Phoenix, in Surprise, Arizona. A nice course for the money. There are few trees to contend with, fairways are open and in nice condition. Greens also were in nice shape. Overall fun experience.

Bone: A good course for mid to high handicappers. More of a retirement community course. Wide fairways, large greens. Back tees a bit over 6,000 yards. Seems to have a lot of retirees. Nice staff.

Stone: Nice short course with a few twists and turns to make it interesting. Course in good condition. You can score well here, so good for the ego. Very large greens, can get a hot dog or hamburger, but that is almost it as the restaurant is part of the pro shop. Next door bar, more of a retirement community golf course with some pretty exotic golf carts on the course. Not a destination course unless someone you know lives there.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★½☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★½☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - No


Camelback Golf Club Indian Bend

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2CentGolf Rating: ★★★☆☆

Course Information

Course Name: Camelback Golf Club Indian Bend
Address: 7847 N. Mockingbird Lane
City: Scottsdale
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85253
Phone: 480-596-7050
Type of Course: Traditional
Price Paid: $45.00 (SW Pass)
Month/Year Played: December, 2009
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5808
Mens: 6486
Pros: 7014
Rating
Ladies: 71.5
Mens: 69.6
Pros: 72.6
Slope
Ladies: 118
Mens: 119
Pros: 122

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 3 Hours 50 Minutes
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: Stone

Comments

QuickBuck: Easy course! They overseeded the tee boxes and greens. We were told the fairways will not be overseeded, they are going to paint them green! Until they decide to take care of the course stay away. There are nicer courses to play for less money.

Malibu: This course is located in a very nice Scottsdale are with large beautiful homes. The condition of this course is in poor shape overall. Greens were okay, sand traps were in good shape, fairways were tree lined and in poor shape. This course needs some TLC.

Bone: Old Arizona course not in good shape. Two courses at Camelback and only one was overseeded. Play it from back tees, more interesting. Surrounded by beautiful homes but otherwise not much to see.

Stone: The sister course to the “Padre” course, which was overseeded. Told the course extends out for miles through a wash between the multimillion dollar homes, which I can believe. Mostly straight fairways it seemed because the course bookends a very long wash. Tall trees, course is typical winter non-overseeded condition. Expensive for the condition of the course, even this time of year. The restaurant, on the other hand, was outstanding and they have a great patio for post golf war stories. Updated May, 2013 This course closed for a complete (and I mean complete) renovation. Graders and other large vehicles moving dirt everywhere. No grass to be seen. The goal is November, 2013 I am told, but it looks like they are completely starting over. Look forward to playing the new version when it opens. Updated June, 2014 This course is no more – now called Ambiente – See Ambiente review.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★½☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★½☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★★☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★½☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - No

Play it again? - No