Golf Course Review Viewpoint Golf Resort Mesa Arizona
Reviewed by: jciapa02, Mesa, AZ
Played this course on Sunday, June 2nd for $16 at 10:15 am with a booked threesome. This course does have a practice range, putting greens without a chipping green and some water/drinks prior to heading to the first tee. We checked in with ease as the cart guys offered us our carts. When we approached the first tee we were notified a single had just booked last second with us and we were off.
The course was set up (from tips it plays 6,224, ladies at 4,774) fast and firm from tee to green. The tee boxes were trimmed well and allowed any peg in the ground and didn’t have much visible wear (yet, it’s early in the summer season). The fairways were green and bounced well with a limited amount of approach-shot divots. The rough and surrounding areas weren’t anything to hide your golf ball from but they did impact the spin into the green, which was very important taking into account the greens.
NOW, for the greens. First off, this is a retirement “resort” for snowbirds and the older crowd with cheap prices, however these greens were amazing. Fast (at least an 11 on the stimp by my reckoning) and firm. No wedge I hit made an indentation on approach no matter how high I hit them. Every putt was true and tough. The slope on some of the pin placements may have been illegal but playing on these greens made for a fun day.
I’ve written a review each of the past two years for this course. Unfortunately no other Greenskeeper member other than myself has written a review for this course. It’s a value oriented course — you get mileage for the money you spend here. The price, the time it takes to play 18 on a Sunday with a foursome playing from 3 different tees (under 4 hours) and the ease of which an enjoyable round appears is outstanding. I’ve played my handful of Nationally recognized courses in Arizona and other states. Most notably I’ve played in South Carolina, the mecca for great courses. However I find myself continually smiling as I leave from this course due to its staff, quality of shape and price.
Play this course, shoot low and enjoy a day in east-ish Mesa.
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