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Papago Golf Course (Phoenix AZ)

Papago Golf Course logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade C+

Quick Facts

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.

Photos:  See additional photos of Papago Golf Course

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

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7333 75.0 143
Blue 72 6771 72.0 138
White 72 6382 70.0 133
Green (Women) 72 5777 72.7 125
Gold (Women) 72 5404 70.5 122

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

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