Papago Golf Course Review – A Phoenix Arizona Tradition

Papago Golf Course Phoenix AZ

A Gem in the Desert

Papago Golf Course Phoenix AZ

Owned by the City of Phoenix, Papago Golf Course has presented a challenging course since first opening in 1963.  Course architect Billy Bell (of Torrey Pines fame, among others), created an absolute gem with Papago that has withstood the test of time and remains one of the top courses in the area.  The course had a major restoration in 2008, but managed to keep its old charm with a smooth layout and strategic bunkering.

Papago recently received national recognition by Golf Week, being named to their top 50 municipal courses in the country!  You can read the full article here.

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Papago Golf Course Phoenix

The course is centrally located (about 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor), making it exceptionally convenient to the masses.  It is easily accessible from Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Chandler, and other nearby cities.

Papago Golf Course Phoenix AZ Map

Papago plays long at 6,382 yards from the white tees, and 7,333 from the back tees.  The four par 3’s on the course average 187 yards from the white tees and a whopping 230 yards from the tips.

As with many City owned courses, the green fees are very reasonable, making Papago anunbeatable value for golfers in search of a championship caliber golf venue that won’t dent your wallet.  The old saying “you get what you pay for” certainly does not apply here as Papago is very well maintained and presents the golfer with an immensely challenging round while providing spectacular views in every direction.

What sets apart Papago from most in the Valley of the Sun is it’s unbeatable value coupled with stunning landscaping with magnificent desert backdrops, creating an entirely different feel than many of the major corporate resort courses in town.  At the same time, the course presents a seamless mix of fairway & greenside bunkers, large greens and water hazards.  The course appears to naturally blend into the surrounding landscape, and its charm will draw you back to the course over and over.

Papago Golf Course Phoenix Beauty

Course Highlights

Visuals taken from the Birdie Apps Golf GPS App

Get Out And Play Papago

As municipal courses such as Torrey Pines, Bethpage Black and Chambers Bay are deemed worthy to host a U.S. Open, the bar of quality for such courses has been raised to extreme heights — And Papago is no different.  In a golf crazed metropolitan area, home to over 4 million residents, Papago Golf Course is a destination for serious golfers and beginners alike.  While Papago doesn’t get the national attention of some other courses in the area, the quality of this course is no secret to Phoenix area residents, and perhaps they may want to keep it that way!

Come on out and play this gem in the desert and see for yourself.  While you do, use the Birdie Apps golf GPS app which has Papago Golf Course professionally mapped.  It is completely free and works on all gps-enabled phones and tablets.

Call the pro shop at 602-275-8428 to book your tee time now!

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About Papago Golf Course

Papago is a premier public golf course conveniently located in Phoenix, Arizona.  It boasts a beautiful 18-hole track along with an all-grass driving range to fine tune your game.

Papago Golf Course
5595 E. Moreland St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008


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