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“Better Back 9 Than Front”

Arizona Grand Golf Course
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Owner description: Awarded the Four Star Award by Golf Digest, Arizona Grand Golf Course is one of the most challenging golf courses in the Phoenix area and blends desert target golf with traditional links.
Dublin, Ohio
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Better Back 9 Than Front”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

Was staying at the resort on business, so figured I would try their course out. I had seen some of the reviews here beforehand, so I wasn't surprised by anything.

I got a fairly good rate, considering the time of year. The staff was helpful and friendly. Hole #1 goes off in front of the rather classy patio area of the resort lobby/restaurant. After clearing the hill, the balance of the front nine was just OK. Fairways were tight--houses were sort of jammed up to the course--and there was more water than one would think for a Phoenix-area course. Not real long, but did have some tough holes, again mainly due to the tightness of the course.

Back nine was a lot of fun. I like desert courses, and this one--while not We-Ko-Pah or Gold Canyon--had some very interesting holes. It opens up a bit on the back 9 too, and little water. The finishing 18th was a highly elevated Par 3, which seemed like a thousand yards away.

Course, for the most part, was in decent shape. Overall, it is a good play, but not a must play.

Visited March 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“golf”
Reviewed February 27, 2012

nice course,you must stay in the fairway because of the houses on the course.

Visited February 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice course for reasonable cost”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is not a bad course, and by booking ahead on-line, we paid only $44 each, including cart - not a bad deal at all. The course is not spectacular, but was in good shape and has some interesting holes. There are nicer courses in the area, but most come at a higher price. This is a perfectly decent course for a "warm-up" round before hitting the more challenging courses in the area.

Visited February 2012
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Cave Creek, AZ
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice course”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

At a great resort, nice and long, pretty flat, good views!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting challenges”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Played with a group and got a great rate. Back tees were 6288 yards. Lots of water to navigate around on the front nine,more typical desert-style holes on the back. Course in rough shape in a few fairways,but greens putted true. One criticism might be that three of the par3s were the same style-elevated tee shots of moderate to long iron shots. Another was 215 yards straight out- tough to reach for our foursome.
Overall,enjoyable and memorable. Some great views of Phoenix skyline,Camelback Mountain.

Visited January 2012
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