18 Holes | 6,716 Yards | Par 72 | Slope 135 | Bermuda Grass | Bill Phillips (1993)
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Taking a short drive from Sky Harbor Airport, Arizona State University, Downtown Phoenix, or Old Town Scottsdale, puts you right on the first tee at Kokopelli Golf Club. This Bill Phillips designed 18-hole championship course offers a challenge to the advanced player while still allowing the novice player to experience an enjoyable round of golf. Highlighted by seven serpentine lakes, Kokopelli favors accurate tee shots while the fairways are cut through series of moguls and bunkers that lend a links-style feel to the golf course. Great conditions and an even better location make Kokopelli Golf Club one of the East Valley's best golf destinations!
Dress Code: No Denim, Collared Shirt And Bermuda Shorts Required
I really enjoy playing this course. It one of my favorites in this area. Greens were in good shape,carts were clean, GPS worked well, and it has enough variety to make it challenging. Everyone that I introduce to this course for the first time agree that it is fun to play and want to play it again.
Kokopelli is not an elite course, but it does have some nice things about it: Kokopelli is an okay course with decent greens. There is a fair amount of slope and undulation to the fairways, which makes for some challenge and interesting lies. There are also some interesting holes like numbers nine and ten (shot par 4’s) where you can leave the drive in the bag. The pace of play was not that great and a fair amount of hackers seem to be on the course that day… The one issue I have with Kokopelli is; hitting your ball in the fairway and not being on grass?? There are some bald spots, where you either land on “clay like” mud or dormant grass. For what they charge, I felt that the upkeep could be significantly better. They was fairly courteous and they do have a nice practice facility… I would rate it a notch or two better than course like; Western Skies or Las Colinas. During peak season, it can get extremely busy and the pace of play can get very slow...
Reviewed by dpullano on 6/3/2013
Last played on Thursday, August 8, 2013
conditions were decent as is the layout. Greens very undulating and faster than average. it is not a layout that comes easy and can be enjoyed by most better players. beginners and high handicappers should come prepared. Does make for slower play, as a result.
The course is well maintained with lots of hills, lakes and deep bunkers. The par five 18th hole is disappointing as the fairway close to the green is littered with hundreds of range balls which make good balls lost.
Kokopelli has made great strides over the last 18 months or so since new ownership arrived. Much effort has been given to growing more grass in the peripheral areas. This gives it more of an appearance of a real golf course rather than a recreation area squeezed between a bunch of houses. It has also reduced the amount of mud that used to border the fairways, as Kokopelli has always put a ton of water on the course to keep it green all year. On my last trip, the course was in excellent condition from tee to green. Staff is always friendly and accommodating to singles. My only complaints are that they seem to have permanently abandoned the back tee on #10, where the water carry always made the hole more interesting. And they also seem to have permanently moved the gold tee on 17 way forward. I don't mind playing it there, because I'm not a big fan of long par threes, but I also don't like posting a score when I know the course played much shorter than the scorecard.
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