Papago Golf Course

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

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's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 5595 E. Moreland Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Photos:  See additional photos of Papago

Accolades:  Host of the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1971

Signature Hole:  11th - 187 Yard Par 3

11th Hole at Papago Golf Course (187 Yard Par 3)
11th Hole at Papago Golf Course (187 Yard Par 3)

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

Best Par 3:  4th - 233 Yards

4th Hole at Papago Golf Course (233 Yard Par 3)
4th Hole at Papago Golf Course (233 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  13th - 402 Yards

13th Hole at Papago Golf Course (402 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Papago Golf Course (402 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  15th - 585 Yards

15th Hole at Papago Golf Course (585 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at Papago Golf Course (585 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  12th - 322 Yard Par 4

12th Hole at Papago Golf Course (322 Yard Par 4)
12th Hole at Papago Golf Course (322 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  8th - 253 Yard Par 3

8th Hole at Papago Golf Course (253 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at Papago Golf Course (253 Yard Par 3)

Final Cut:    Grade C+

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