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ASU Karsten Golf Course

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Address: 1125 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480-921-8070
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Located on Arizona State University campus, this 18-hole championship golf...

Located on Arizona State University campus, this 18-hole championship golf course offers plenty of mounds and water, plus a good mixture of hole lengths and doglegs for a challenging game.

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Still good but not Top Level

Had a chance to play ASU last week for the first time in many years. Pretty good shape with dormant rough and perimeters. Good conditions, pace of play, and weather made for an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Deane P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Salto, SP
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was used to babysit I took my little girls so many times for a long ride in the stroller along the golf course. There are many trees around, the sidewalks are always clean, there are people around exercising...

Thank Caroline L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a chance to play ASU last week for the first time in many years. Pretty good shape with dormant rough and perimeters. Good conditions, pace of play, and weather made for an enjoyable day. This is a tough course that would be a good choice for a discounted deal. Otherwise there are many superior golf choices available in the... More 

Thank Deane P
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really love ASU Karaten Golf Club Word is that they are tearing it up to make room for more campus buildings for the u Too bad; what a great track If it's still there, go play it before they rip it up...

Thank BeachBob_9
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a very interesting course with lots of unusual lies due to the many man-made hills that line the fairways. On the plus side, the layout presents unusual challenges and it is unlike anything else I've played in the valley. On the downside, the proximity to PHX can be distracting, and the excessive use of Bermuda grass creates unnecessarily... More 

Thank Robert R
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We liked the golf course itself but there is nothing special about the environs. Planes take off over you head nearly every minute. No great views unless you like hydro towers and an oil refinery / storage unit. There are by far better and more picturesque places to play around Pheonix. Cheaper too.

Thank Burd825
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with this course...depending on my play. While that is true for most courses I play, this one is only hate because it is a tricky course. Be sure to look over a mound for hidden sand traps. Seriously, it is a fun course and different from the other numerous courses in the area. It is... More 

Thank BaracudaWisconsin
Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Beautiful course but very challenging. Played their on the recommendation from a local in Scottsdale. The fairways were vert narrow and if you missed them you payed the price the first cut off rough was deep! The greens were awesome very true and fun to putt on

Thank Dbrown3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

First class golf course that is part of Arizona State U and not far from Sun Devil Stadium. course was in excellent shape and very challenging with undulating greens and rolling fairways. The tees, fairways and greens were all in great shape.

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Brick, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

nothing else was even adequate. We've play a ton of courses in the Scottsdale area and this was, by far, the worst. Bad range balls, no short game area in sight, can't even chip on the putting green, tee time was delayed because no carts were available, "Bob," our starter was unfriendly, the course is poorly designed with tons of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Every trip to Phoenix is not complete until I play here. The hospitality is always first class. The course is always in top condition and the greens always putt true. My only gripe about this course is the driving range but I understand their lack of land to put in a first rate range. A true Pete Dye course. It... More 

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