The Takeaway: Originally opened as a private course, Quintero made the switch to public and quickly rose up the ranks of places to visit in Arizona. The huge elevation changes provide memorability for first time visitors but that is countered by an extreme design that would be difficult to embrace on a daily basis. Grade B-
Designer: Rees Jones in 2000
Phone Number: (928) 501-1500
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Quintero Golf and Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 16752 W. State Route 74, Peoria, Arizona 85383
Accolades: Ranked 22nd in Arizona on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Quintero is a big course located in the hills of Peoria about an hour from Phoenix's Sky Harbour Airport. The course features several elevation changes and a dramatic set of par 3s, three of which play WAY downhill. If you are familiar with Rees Jones courses then you'll feel right at home with the bunkering style and strategy involved at the course. For the most part you can stand on the tee and know exactly where you need to place your tee ball, but there are some holes where some of the fairway isn't visable. Overall, Quintero is a dramatic course due to the elevation changes and overall length (over 7200) with par 3s that you won't forget and par 5s that present a variety of excellent challenges.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 9th Hole – 212 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 6th Hole – 219 Yards
Best Par 4: 3rd Hole – 406 Yards
Best Par 5: 8th Hole – 586 Yards
Birdie Time: 1st Hole – 388 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 8th Hole – 586 Yard Par 5