foothills
2CentGolf Rating: ★★★½☆

Course Information

Course Name: Foothills Golf Club
Address: 2201 E. Clubhouse Drive
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85048
Phone: 480-460-4653
Type of Course: Desert/Mountain
Price Paid: $40.00
Month/Year Played: January, 2009; Updated June, 2011
Public/Private: Public
Par: 72
Yardage
Ladies: 5441
Mens: 6410
Pros: 6968
Rating
Ladies: 68.5
Mens: 70.2
Pros: 72.6
Slope
Ladies: 117
Mens: 122
Pros: 128

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 5 Hours 00 Minutes
Walkable: No
Snake Holder: QuickBuck

Comments

QuickBuck: In great condition. I don’t agree with all the handicaps assigned to each hole. Don’t let them fool you. Pay attention to the bunkers. The slope of the fairway tends to direct the ball to them. The grass around the fairways was ball deep, but not heavy. The ball sailed out of the grass much farther than you planned. Updated June, 2011: Okay for the price ($25.00). Conditions were deteriorating. By mid-summer the condition could be so bad you may want to avoid this course. Pro shop was closed for the summer. You have to pay at the lower building at the 10th tee. Restaurant and bar closed before 4:00 p.m. They are cutting costs everywhere. Some Arizona courses may not survive this economy.

Bone: Well kept semi private course in South Phoenix. Fairways and greens in very good shape, but traps were thin-sanded! Greens were fast and at times difficult to read. This is a nice course in winter but can get very hot in summer as many holes are down in valleys between desert hills. Play if you get a chance!

Malibu: This course is in very nice condition with large fairways and few trees to deal with, which helps. Fairways were in good condition, greens were fast and hard to read, but in nice condition. Sand traps were okay! Overall fun time. Updated June, 2011: For the money ($25.00), I can’t complain too much. The fairways were in bad condition. Tees were ok. Sand traps had ample sand in them. The greens and trees were in good shape, course condition overall in rough condition. I will look forward to an improved course in the future.

Stone: Nice course, very good condition except for the sand traps. Runs through valleys surrounded by homes, and can be tricky if you are not paying attention! Nice (but small) restaurant and bar, but closed early, so must go elsewhere after 5 p.m. during the week, or at least the day we were there. Friendly staff and a good rate for the season and this course. Well worth the trip and a very enjoyable day. Updated June, 2011: Transition period, but even so the fairways were in bad shape. Malibu had sand in his bunkers, but mine were so wet they were solid. Cart person left at 3:00 p.m., but was a frequent visitor before she left for the day. No starter, and restaurant was closed when we finished. It appears this course, like many others, is cutting down on maintenance and employees. Not a spectacular course with views; just a solid course with wide fairways (which I appreciate) and previously good greens. Hope it comes back to its usual condition this fall.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★½☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★★★★☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


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