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Golf Course Review Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club Miracopa Arizona

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

Golf Course Review Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club Miracopa Arizona

Reviewed by: Itslikeimsayin, Aliso Viejo

ALERT: Overseeding
Will be overseeding 10/14 – 10/31, reopening 11/1 and likely cart path only for 2-3 weeks.
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Playing Conditions 8.48 GREAT
Playing Conditions 8.48 GREAT

Played here today with a 9:00 “Deal” time from Using 20% off promo code, I paid $63 plus tax. Arrived pretty early and it was oddly much colder than 45 minutes north in Mesa, where I’m staying. Lots of cloud cover until right around our tee time, when the sun started to break through. Service was exceptional all around, as it often is at Troon facilities. (They have a wood-burning outdoor fireplace right at the first tee that made that whole area smell amazing.) We started just a few minutes late and POP was predictably a bit slow due to the course currently being cart path only. The starter said they are typically CPO through Thanksgiving, but this year they’re checking the roots of the grass in hopes of possibly clearing carts on fairways earlier.

Conditions are excellent. I gave it all 9s and 8s. Greens were great, very smooth, medium-fast and more firm than soft. Fairways are really good, very green and lush, and I suspect they’ll get just get even better over the next couple weeks. Same for the rough, which wasn’t too penal. Tee boxes were fantastic. The plentiful bunkers were in really good condition.

This was my first time here. I’d heard a lot about the course and it pretty much lived up to my expectations. They promote it as “pure golf” and that’s very true. It’s a sprawling course with wide fairways and lots of really nice contours, and no homes or anything else in sight. Maybe the only knock on it, personally, is that it lacks any significant elevation changes. As I said on Instagram, it reminded me of a hybrid between Goose Creek and Primm Valley (Desert), but on a much larger scale. The tips can stretch to 7600 yards here! Unfortunately I played terribly, so I’d love to get another shot at it again sometime.

After the round the range still had balls all over it so it seemed #minidunes wasn’t open.

Highly recommended!