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“So-so course with closed facilities”

Talking Stick Golf Club
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Owner description: The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has built two uniquely divergent courses; golfers looking for wide-open links will be as content as those looking for traditional tree-lined doglegs.
Vancouver
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“So-so course with closed facilities”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We went here for my company's annual golf retreat. There were about 50 of us and we were given a 1pm tee time...middle of the desert, so as you can imagine by about 330-4 we were to exhausted to continue the final 5 holes. Marshals didn't do a very good job of keeping people out of our shotgun start and we ended up behind a foursome that were waiting for their friends 'missing' bag. When we did decide to call it quits we still had two hours to wait for our bus to take us to dinner. We thought that we would go to the clubhouse and have a few drinks to get out of the heat, only to find the entire clubhouse and restaurant closed for a wedding! I'm all for weddings but as a "World-Class" facilitie, you would think that there would be somewhere to go besides the smoky casino or a tree by the parking lot. As to the course itself, it was okay. Very dry and brown so you had no way to know where your ball was going to roll. All in all, I won't come back here. Spend a little extra and go to TPC Scottsdale.

Visited May 2013
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Kahului, Hawaii
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101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Fun but just golf...”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We have played this course (North) twice on our annual Scottsdale visit. The course is nice but just "golf". The course was in great shape but the flat course does not have too many holes that are memorable, command your attention or require you to challenge your swing. However, it was fun to play and the facilities are excellent. The restaurant is also pretty good. But it just "golf"...

Visited May 2013
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scottsdale
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95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“tough course with great views”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This course offers all of the challenges a golf course should provide. 36 hole layout in great shape....fast greens with forgiving fairways... a fun place to swing a club!

Visited May 2013
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Aurora, Illinois
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201 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Well run facility, Great Staff and Convenient locations”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Did our annual Spring Golf Trip to Scottsdale this year and glad we played at Talking Stick. Both courses were in great shape, the range, clubhouse and restaurant were Great. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. The North Course is the star here. The Greens and Fairways are fast and firm and when the wind is up you have quite the challenge on your hands. The south course is ok, the greens and fairways play slower. Would play here again.

Visited May 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“fun track - oh and Casingaming on site too!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

On the Indian Reservation - so play 18 (or 36 as they have 2 full courses) and then play 21 inside. Forgiving desert golf with defined risk/reward teasers!

Visited January 2013
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