The Boulders Resort Golf Club
Great Desert Course
Great facility and two challenging, fun, desert courses. Greens were really soft, on the verge of over watered. But still fast. It is a pricey day of golf compared to some alternatives, but there is little that makes you regret the investment. Some holes it seemed hard to find a yardage, marking was inconsistent. But overall, a great place.
November 18, 2013
Scenic course, slow play
Played the Boulders south course. The pace of play started out good until number 4 where we found ourselves behind two groups. There was a two-some in front of us and another two-some a hole ahead. Why the pro shop didn't pair them up I have no idea, but it slowed the pace of play down significantly.
Finally, on the tenth hole, the two-some in front of us skipped a hole to pair up with the other two-some. That helped a little but if they did that from the beginning we could've played in 4 1/2 hours. We finished in 5 hours.
The course is in great shape. It is NOT cart path only anymore. I think the north course is though. In my opinion, it is not completely target golf as the course offers a good amount of par 4s and 5s where you can use driver and let it rip. However, if you don't hit to an exact area, you will find yourself in trouble.
Greens are in great shape. They were rolling a 10.5. Putting up hill you really have to hit them, which surprised me. My only complaint is that the pin placements were way too hard. A lot of pins tucked in the back corners or right on a hill. It wasn't just a couple holes but seemed like every other hole was a ridiculous pin placement.
I recommend playing the south course. It is much more scenic.
November 16, 2013
WOW....Almost every hole is a picture hole
Played the South course which is way more scenic than what I remember from the North course. I have played almost every public course in the Phoenix metro area over the 14 years of visiting for golf vacations and this a probably the most scenic of all. Every hole was unique and many had that wow factor. The gigantic boulders were usually used as scenic backdrops or were right at the tee boxes. Course was in good shape but was cart path only from overseeding with the greens on the slow side. A slow twosome in front let us through and played quickly until hitting a backup on the last 4 or 5 holes. Got a good price on golfnow since this course is at the high end in prime season. Will return when I can get a reasonable price again.
October 19, 2013
Great layout in a beautiful setting. A must.
The course offers a great layout, with beautiful surroundings. Excellent playing conditions.
October 15, 2013
Beautiful views, rewards accuracy
This course is a great place to play. It is very scenic, and while the course is not very long, accuracy is a must as any ball more than 5 yards off the fairway is lost in the desert brush. Staff can be a bit difficult and think they are doing you a favor to take your money to play this course and the on course refreshments are limited, but I would still recommend this course for a nice day of golf.
October 9, 2013
I will return
I love this place and would always take our clients and visiting Executives from our company to The Boulders. As for the peak season, I tend to stay away until summer rates are back.
September 12, 2013
it was good golf course
The Bloulders golf club has two course North course and South course so I went many time Bloulders golf club South course is awesome golf course , such as rocks and anmals but North course was so so...... if you want playing golf to bloulders I don't feel like nominating to North course..
September 10, 2013
We played in September when rates were down, but acuatlly booked on GOLFNOW, otherwise, this course is not affordable for the common man....it is without a doubt a 5 Star, quality golf experience....player friendly....beauty of the desert & boulders...great greens....ambience galore....a must play for all golfers when you can get an affordable rate....we played after a 3 inch rain--the course drains well but had cart path only....still a great golfing experience
September 10, 2013