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Thursday, July 21, 2005

 

44 Courses Ranked by Mr. Science & Cactus Dave, so far

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Phoenix Golf Courses -- So Far
NameYardsParSlopeCactus Dave RatingMr. Science Ranking
Gold Canyon Dinosaur Mountain66537014311More challenging, Ken Cavanaugh
Las Sendas 68747114521Hardest public course in Phoenix
The Boulders South Course67267113921Jay Morrish
Troon North Monument70287213921
We-Ko-Pa 72257213621Very scenic, desert, challenging
Del Lago 72067214222Vail, AZ (E of Tucson) very nice
Eagle Mountain 68027213922Beautiful course, beautiful views
Gold Canyon Sidewinder65097113022Scenic, challenging Ken Cavanaugh design
Grayhawk Raptor Course71357214322Tom Fazio design
Grayhawk Talon Course70007214022
Legend Trail 68157213522Rees Jones
Rancho Manana 60167012822Very scenic, interesting, somewhat mountainous
Raven at South Mountain70787213022David Graham & Gary Panks
Sedona Golf Resort 66467112822Very scenic, mountainous
Talking Stick South Course68337112522Ben Crenshaw
The Boulders North Course 68117213722Jay Morrish
The Pointe at Lookout Mtn. 65357113522Fabulous views, Marble Rest Rooms!72
TPC of Scottsdale Stadium Course72167113822PGA Tour venue, pricey, difficult; Weiskopf/Morrish
Wildfire Faldo Course68467112723somewhat linksy, good
Coyote Lakes 62137112033Short but entertaining
Kokopelli 67007213533Nice course, good price
Legacy 68167112833nice timeshare resort, classy
Oakwood Golf Club Palms / Sonoran65677212933
Orange Tree 67757212133Resort, nice
Sanctuary 66247113933
Sun City Grand Cimmaron33Newest of 4
The Foothills 69687213233Lopsided design, best Breakfast Burrito in the Valley
The Phoenician Desert / Canyon60687013133Best views in Phoenix; course has poor layout & ugly landscaping; Maintenance lacking
TPC of Scottsdale Desert Course33Much easier, nice little track
Wildfire Palmer Course71457213533more American style, desert course
Raven at Verrado7258721323
Trilogy at Vistancia 7269721343Gary Panks
Camelback Golf Club Club Course70147212243Flat, Old Fashioned, non-desert course
The Duke 70117212043
Coldwater 67587212144short front, long back "best course to play on a budget"
Great Eagle 66467212444
Painted Mountain 60217011444Mesa, short, OK
Estrella Mountain Golf Course 68667111845hidden values; best fried egg sandwich in Phoenix; raggedy, NOT Estrella Mountain Ranch
Starfire King-Hawk60007012054Nice course, good price
Western Skies 67447212354We both birdied 8, a short par 4
Legend at Arrowhead 69697213155Interminably slow, maintenance lacking
Phantom Horse 63367112555poor shape, excellent vistas
Silverado 63137011655Interesting track, no range, no frills
Viewpoint 63247111655Easy, short, good for walking
Apache Wells 6038711145Flat, short, & ugly
Scottsdale Country Club Starfire6073701235
The Pueblo 6596721255
Camelback Golf Club Resort Course690372131
Cactus Dave's Ratings
1: The one and only best course in Phoenix
2: These could be # 1 . . .
3: These are good, but could never be # 1
4: Just not as good as a '3'
5: Dog Tracks
Mr. Science's Ratings
1: Outstanding in every way. Pristine condition, fast and true greens, interesting and challenging design, courteous and attentive staff
2: Excellent condition, well-run, nice course
3: Very good course, playable, but lack something to be #2
4: OK, but not as good as a '3'
5: Too short, too easy, too flat, too slow, poorly maintained, or something else that makes it less enjoyable than it should be. Won't go back.
Executive Courses
El Caro 335760802
Continental Driving range
Mountain Shadows

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