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Golf Course Review Ocotillo Golf Resort Chandler Arizona

Ocotillo Golf Resort

Golf Course Review Ocotillo Golf Resort Chandler Arizona

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Reviewed by: jciapa02, Mesa, AZ

Golf Playing Conditions 7.95 GREAT
Golf Playing Conditions 7.95 GREAT

Played on a beautiful September 6th Friday for a 10:48am tee time. Booked off the course’s website for $37 which does not anymore include range balls. The bag drop assistant was present and pulled the cart around near the pro shop after we paid. The starter told us we were playing Gold to Blue combination and we were off on our way. The course was empty except for about 5 groups or so, but the cart girl was servicing us until after 1:00 pm which was near the end of our round. We finished in 3 hours and 40 minutes. Good pace for midday.

The Review

The course conditions were far exceeding what we experienced when I played a few months ago. The tee boxes were all pristine setting up a great visual into green and lush fairways and rough surroundings. The fairways were all very clean, sitting any ball that found the fairway up in a great lie. The rough was long all day; they even seemed a bit layered in the way the US Open has graduating rough the more you miss the fairway. I noticed that about 10 yards from the fairway the rough was reaching up to the top of my shoes, I loved the look and play. The fairway bunkers and green side bunkers were all superb with no over-watering present and they didn’t seem hard at all (I wasn’t in one all day thankfully but my dad was, he never complained of unplayable conditions). The greens, wow. I remember playing this course a year or two ago and they were horrendous; one day they’d be burnt out and covered in bare spots and the next they’d be shaggy and running at around a 5 on the stimp. Not today, they were clean, fast and receptive to every shot imaginable. Any putt stayed on the line it started on and was a joy to putt on all day.

Parting Thoughts

This course is amazing when it’s in the shape it was in today (Friday). Every hole looked how the course’s website presents itself. We were both amazed at the shape it was in as we’ve been playing this course for over a decade now and it WAS on the decline these past few years, but today. Man. I’d pay over $50 in September if it stayed in this shape. Bravo to the efforts and money put into this place and hopefully in the fall/winter they don’t lose it because I’m looking forward to returning quickly.

Editor’s Note:  This course could use a few photographs to help showcase their facility and conditions.  Click HERE to upload photos to