The Phoenician Resort

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Ted Robinson in 1988

Cost:  Varies by season, Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (480) 423-2530

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Phoenician Resort's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Photos:  See additional photos of The Phoenician

Accolades:  Recognized by several publications as one of the best golf resorts in the country.

Signature Hole:  3rd (Desert) - 303 Yard Par 4

3rd Hole at The Phoenician (Desert) (303 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at The Phoenician (Desert) (303 Yard Par 4)

What to Expect:  Featured as the centerpiece of the 5 star resort, The Phoenician features 27 holes near the Phoenix and Scottsdale border on the southeast side of Camelback Mountain. Each set of nine offers a unique setting and challenge with plenty of water and desert that comes into play. The courses are quite short with each nine tipping out just over 3000 yards with conditioning being great with several moments that will have you reaching for your camera. In addition to golf, The Phoenician offers a plethora of activities that include fine and casual dining, tennis, spa and exercise facilities, swimming, shopping, and a fine art collection. While the golf courses are not extraordinary in Arizona's ultra competitive environment, the overall experience at the resort is.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship 70 6210 69.4 129
Phoenician 70 5802 67.5 126
Forward (Women) 70 4810 68.4 114


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  8th (Canyon) - 132 Yards

8th Hole at The Phoenician (Canyon) (132 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at The Phoenician (Canyon) (132 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  7th (Oasis) - 396 Yards

7th Hole at The Phoenician (Oasis) (396 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at The Phoenician (Oasis) (396 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  9th (Canyon) - 525 Yards

9th Hole at The Phoenician (Canyon) (525 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at The Phoenician (Canyon) (525 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  9th (Oasis) - 321 Yard Par 4

9th Hole at The Phoenician (Oasis) (321 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at The Phoenician (Oasis) (321 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  5th (Desert) - 443 Yard Par 4

5th Hole at The Phoenician (Desert) (443 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at The Phoenician (Desert) (443 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade C+

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