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2CentGolf Rating: ★★★☆☆

Course Information

Course Name: Longbow Golf Course
Address: 5601 East Longbow Parkway
City: Mesa
State: Arizona
ZIP: 85215
Phone: 480-807-5400
Type of Course: Desert
Price Paid: $27.00 (With Pass)
Month/Year Played: April, 2007; Updated April, 2010; Updated September, 2016
Public/Private: Public
Par: 71
Yardage
Ladies: 5830
Mens: 6472
Pros: 7003
Rating
Ladies: 70.2
Mens: 69.9
Pros: 72.7
Slope
Ladies: 124
Mens: 125
Pros: 132

Play Information:
Tees Played: Mens
Time: 4 Hours 0 Minutes
Walkable: Yes
Snake Holder: Malibu

Comments

Bone: Pretty scenery for snowbirds. Good, soft approaches were not rewarded. Greens very hard. Traps had little sand. Pro shop staff was sub-par. Beer cart quit around 1:30 p.m. Water fountains worked sometimes, sometimes not.

Stone: Pro-shop made error in tee time, then unapologetic and unfriendly. Later, on hole 14 QuickBuck called the pro-shop as beverage cart had not been around since 6th hole, said they would tell pro-shop manager, and still did not see beverage cart the rest of the day even though temperatures were around 100 degrees. A beautiful course, restaurant hamburgers excellent, but somehow the total experience unsatisfying. Updated April, 2010: Pro shop still unfriendly. Had a friendly beverage cart for the full round, though! Still not much shade on course, so avoid on hot summer days. But course was in excellent shape and the greens rolled true. A nice desert course and as challenging as you want to make it. Updated September, 2016: Pro shop much nicer now. No beverage cart service after 2 p.m. midweek. Course in great shape!

QuickBuck: Great East Valley location, no houses to damage. Well maintained decomposed granite areas outside the rough. Greens were very fast, cut too close, like putting on hard dirt. Water fountains had warm drinking water. No beverage cart back nine. Updated April, 2010: The course is growing up. Everything is in great shape. The fairways and greens are difficult from any tee. Straight is good. Shaping shots will get you in trouble until you know the course. Not Pete Dye fairways, but close!

Malibu: We played on a hot day, greens were hard and dry, shedding shots. The fairways were in good shape. The fountains were not working in most cases, cart girl not seen after front nine.

Course Ratings

Course Condition - Rating: ★★★½☆

Fairway Condition - Rating: ★★★★☆

Greens Condition - Rating: ★★½☆☆

Sand Trap Condition - Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Rough Condition - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Driving Range - Rating: ★★★½☆

Practice Green - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Playability - Rating: ★★★★☆

Scenery - Rating: ★★★★☆

Fun Factor - Rating: ★★★☆☆

Restaurant - Rating: ★★★★☆

Beverage Cart - Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Pro Shop - Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Friendly Staff - Rating: ★½☆☆☆

Difficult? - Yes

Play it again? - Yes


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