The Takeaway: Grade C+
Designer: William F. Bell in 1963
Cost: Varies by season, Click for current rates
Phone Number: (602) 275-8428
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Papago Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Accolades: Host of the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1971
What to Expect: Papago is one of the most celebrated municipal courses in Arizona's history and a staple in the city of Phoenix. Bordered by scenic Papago Park, the course enjoys views of unique desert rock formations found on its neighbor while also boasting fairways framed by trees; a rarity in the desert. The William Bell design is what you would expect from a course that has hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links; a no gimmicks course with traditional parkland shaped bunkers and a stout but fair challenge. The course features gentle undulation in the terrain and thus lends itself to a comfortable walk if you want to save on the cart fee. The course is convenient to the airport and priced reasonably year round which makes it easy visit when in the area.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 11th Hole – 187 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 4th Hole – 233 Yards
Best Par 4: 13th Hole – 402 Yards
Best Par 5: 15th Hole – 585 Yards
Birdie Time: 12th Hole – 322 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 8th Hole – 253 Yard Par 3