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Papago Golf Course

Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 5595 E Moreland St, Phoenix, AZ 85008-3448
Phone Number: +1 602-275-8428
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Affordable municipal golf course provides tree-lined, rolling fairways -...

Affordable municipal golf course provides tree-lined, rolling fairways - atypical for the majority of desert courses in the area.

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Best muni greens ever

Great track for the price. Unbelievable greens and an interesting layout golf-wise. (There are lots of more expensive courses with more scenic appeal in the area). But this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 March 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Great track for the price. Unbelievable greens and an interesting layout golf-wise. (There are lots of more expensive courses with more scenic appeal in the area). But this sure beats other traditional Scottsdale tracks like Orange Tree and McCormick Ranch. Greens are unbelievable. Fast and true. Attracts lots of local mini tour pros (I played with three). Can be slow.... More 

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West Carrollton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I visited here on a weekend golf getaway with a friend. We should have realized something was up when we were greeted at the entrance by attendants to take our clubs. We came at a very busy time and no tee times were available but noting our circumstance, they worked really hard to fit us in with another twosome. Having... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Papago used to be a great muni and we could play ALL DAY for about 15- 20 bucks. Often we would play 36 or 54 holes in one day ! Fun and challenging golf course. Now, it cost about 38 bucks for only nine holes ! This is the number one reason golf is not growing. It has become much,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Worst golf course I have played in AZ. Poor conditions on fairways & greens. Save your time & your $$$!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I played here on a cold January morning. The course was full but we still got around in right at four hours. The course has so much potential to return to its former glory. I am hoping that when ASU golf moves over here they build a decent clubhouse and pump some additional cash into the course. The greens need... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

this is the best public, muni golf course in all of the Phoenix-metro area....but shush don't let the secret our or it will be harder to get a tee time...it pays to have a Phoenix card... this is a challenging golf course...from the tips or from any of the tee boxes assuming you play within your handicap...

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Great course for a reasonable price. Staff helpful. Able to walk the course w/ full fairways and well kept greens.. When we visited sand not available on carts since staff personnel were walking the fairways and filling in divots. Highly recommended as must play along w/ all the other resort type courses in the area. Small snack restaurant and small... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

As Abe Lincoln once advised "if you can't say anything good then say nothing". There are much better options to spend 4 hours.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Long lush fairways - you can practice all the long drives you want. Was a little strange that my twosome was paired with another twosome and they walked the course and we had a cart.

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TBay, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

I’ve played this course twice now and I really like this course. It is set at the base of the Papago Buttes and the scenery is really quite nice. On some holes, you can actually see people hiking up the butte. The course has been in excellent shape each time we played. The greens can be challenging. The fact that... More 

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