Wednesday, May 23, 2007
They Say: "Nestled at the base of South Mountain, Vistal Golf Club offers eighteen holes of championship golf along with amazing views of downtown Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun. In 2000 the golf course was completely re-designed and built by PGA Tour Design Services in consultation with local PGA Tour players Tom Lehman, Billy Mayfair, and Howard Twitty. The course opened to rave reviews in November, 2001. Four sets of tee boxes let golfers choose to play yardage from 5235 to 7013.
Listen to a Course Review by Greg Leicht, Vistal Director of Golf!
This par-71 course features a variety of challenging holes that test your shot placement with over eighty well-placed bunkers. The course includes desert hazards, water features, and mountain-side elevations. Just as important as the course is the atmosphere, we believe having a good time is most important. Classic rock music is piped throughout the facility and the practice area to set the tone. The Blue Pig Patio is often full of guests enjoying an ice cold beer and a fresh grilled hamburger. At Vistal Golf Club, we hope you enjoy a day of golf with friends in a beautiful setting at a great value while having a really good time!"
Another Review (This Course was originally called the Thunderbirds Golf Course because it was built under the auspices of the Thunderbirds who run the FBR Tournament over at the Scottsdale TPC -- note that it originally included the 1st Tee course that is across the Street. I infer that it was built over the original Vistal club built by Johnny Bullough (Bulla?) in 1958. They had a little economic setback, and so now it's called Vistal, again.)