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Address: 8251 E Irvington Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730-4657
Phone Number: 520-791-2539

Located in southeast Tucson, Fred Enke offers a challenging, scenic desert...

Located in southeast Tucson, Fred Enke offers a challenging, scenic desert golf experience for an affordable price. Enjoy the native plant life while taking aim at large, undulating greens on this semi-arid, limited turf design. Fred Enke also offers a driving range and extensive practice facility.

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Great course, especially for municipal.

We played this course for the first time. It is a beautiful course with nice desert and mountain views. It can be a little challenging for beginners but is still playable for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We played this course for the first time. It is a beautiful course with nice desert and mountain views. It can be a little challenging for beginners but is still playable for beginners. We had 2 beginners in our foursome. Lost a lot of balls but also found a bunch. We accidentally played hole #9 after #2 because of lack... More 

Thank Todhing
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a older municipally owned course in south Tucson. The course is well maintained considering the generally dry conditions. Fairways are tight and not as well kept as the greens. Tee boxes need some tlc. Don't be in a hurry to play...because it's a tight course, play can be slow. Reasonably priced compared to other offerings in the area.... More 

Thank StanleyandMarie
Troy, Mi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is more of a links course. The fairways are all dry and hard to hit from, however the greens were in good shape. We played 9 holes with 2 pretty good golfers, but it took a long time as we had to wait on every hole. We did see lots of wild life - road runners, coyotes and prairie... More 

Thank Darlene K
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Played early January, the fairways and rough were dormant Bermuda. The greens were green. Very tight lies on the fairways. The greens are very undulating, getting on in regulation is no guarantee of two putting. The course layout is what I would call tight. This is not a course that you pull out driver on and pound away. Many of... More 

Thank tigerlilykelly
Leavenworth, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We played 18 holes and were totally impressed with the course, the beauty of the setting, the care given to the greens and the joy of being out on a glorious day in Tucson. We are so fortunate to have this asset in our community. We will back as often as we can and enjoy golf at Fred Enke.

Thank Karen T
Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

First we went on "golfnow" for info, then found we could book our tee off time through the Tucson City Golf page. This worked well as we only had our cell phone's with us it was easy to do once you made an account, you could start booking cheep tee off times. The course itself was well maintained, when they... More 

Thank Christine L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Fred Enke is a municipal golf course in southeast Tucson. It is a desert style/ target course. Since the management has been in the hands of OB Sports there has been a huge improvement in the course and the conditions. It is not a easy course. You really need to hit your target off the tee. It's worth the trip... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

great to get the desert experience and usually not too busy. You do have to hit your target or you are going to lose a lot of balls. Have seen Javelinas on the course which is a real treat. The cart paths are in rough shape and will shake your bones. we always have fun at this course though.

Thank victorian5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm a high handicapper, but now that I've been playing this course for a couple of years, I'm coming to appreciate it more and more. There are good reviews of the course online, from the Fred Enke Golf Club, who keep a regular record of handicaps, local tournaments, local golfers, etc. Anyway, if you want to know how to play... More 

Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is definitely a desert course and it is not a course for everyone. There were a few holes where it was very confusing where the green was. The cart path was not paved which is just fine as long as it is well signed which this wasn't. Staff were friendly and the pace of play was good. Decent value... More 

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