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“One and Done !” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Papago Golf Course

Papago Golf Course
5595 E Moreland St, Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602 275 8428
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Ranked #42 of 105 Activities in Phoenix
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Affordable municipal golf course provides tree-lined, rolling fairways - atypical for the majority of desert courses in the area.
Phoenix
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“One and Done !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

As an avid golfer here in Phoenix, I was very disappointed by Papago. I had not played it for a couple years and I was excited about seeing it after the "rennovations". The Clubhouse and the Cartbarn were not completed yet, but that's not why I think this is a bad course to play. The reason is the Fairways are bumpy, full of rocks ( gouged my 9 iron ) and very hard. The rough is extremely bumpy, with exposed roots and water ruts, over dormant grass this time of year. The greens were VERY hard (stuck a SW from 95 yds four ft from the pin and bounced 15 yds over the green), bumpy and FAST. A horrible combination! Also, the layout is exactly as it used to be. Removing the trees was a nice improvement and the bunkers were in good shape, but for the 6 Million they spent I was not impressed.
For the money, there are many other courses to play that are a much better value than Papago.

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Buckeye Country
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2009

Course supposedly had a multimillion dollar renovation. My question is: Who's pocket did the money go into?????

This place wasn't worth the $49 paid to play it. No grooming whatsoever and the greens were lumpy with play being putt and hope all day.

Don't golf here for another couple of years at least. Perhaps by that time it will have matured and been groomed better.

Played this course February 8 and won't be going back for a long, long time.

Dink

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Do Not Play”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

This place is JUNK...
Save your money/stay away.

5.8 million renovation-PLEASE
Only thing we saw done
is a half built chitter......

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