TPC Scottsdale - Stadium Course
It was an honor to play on a PGA, TPC course. The only way I could have played the course was thru Golf Now @ a discounted rate. Just knowing I was putting on the same greens as the professionals just a month or so ago was an awesome adventure.
Steve, from Baltimore, Md.
February 19, 2015
Played the Stadium course and enjoyed it very much. Many of the gallery structures erected for the WM Phoenix Open were still in place, even the structure around the famous 16th hole. It was totally cool to play the course. Course conditions were excellent. Bunkers filled with sugar white sand. Whole course was beautifully manicured.
Several holes were cart path only, so it involved some walking. The sand bottles on my cart were empty.
The starter, Ken, got us started earlier than our booked tee time which was great because we were able to get all 18 holes played before it got too dark.
This is a course that's worthy of being a golf cathedral.
February 11, 2015
Golf Now Receipt Problem
I played Stadium it was great problem is when you buy a prepaid tee time with GolfNow they don''t put the amount on the receipt - just paid in full. When I do my expenses it is a problem. Eventually you can get a receipt but it takes MUCH time.
January 25, 2015
A lot of activity on the course due to the upcoming waste management tournament. I couldn't appreciate the change in course design because it was my first time playing. Greens had a nice speed. Staff was courteous, polite and informative.
January 15, 2015
Ton of Fun!
When we golfed the weather was absolutely miserable. This did lead to the course being basically empty. It was a great experience to have the course to ourselves. When we played they were almost done construction of all the stadium. Teeing off on the 16th hole with the stadium fully constructed was a little like entering the coliseum. The front nine is nothing spectacular but the back nine is definitely one to remember. It was very cool to be able to tee it up from the same places from the pro's and watch it a few weeks later. We were able to snag a great rate off of golf now otherwise we wouldn't have played. If you can get a deal I'd recommend everyone play this course. Only complain were the greens were rock hard so you couldn't hold very many approach shots on them.
January 5, 2015
Course was in great shape. Cart path only. We were a three singles paired up and we each had our own cart.
December 16, 2014
1st timer on the Stadium course but not my last!
Wow! Being from Minnesota and a frequent visitor to Phoenix to visit my mother who winters there, I had never played the Stadium course. I had always heard that for the money, it was way overrated and so I avoided playing in the past. This year, with a discounted rate after the minor renovations they made, we decided to give it a try. I am very happy I did. The only negative or what I had thought was a negative was they forced a Forecaddie to join us on our round. I was skeptical at first, but after a mutual understanding of what I needed for help, we were happy to have the assistance. The added help looking for errant balls and the raking of bunkers was extremely helpful and allowed for a quick pace of play. The conditions were as close to perfect as you can get as we were playing only 6 weeks away from the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Playing only 6 weeks before the WM Open, they were building all the suites and stands including the stadium on the 16th hole. (See pic) This made the experience that much more fun as we got to get a taste of what the Pros are seeing from inside the ropes. We played one set of tees up from the tourney boxes and it seemed like a great comparison to what the Pros look at for yardages for us weekend warriors. The course is very fair with no blind shots at all. The entire experience was a treat. While this is very pricey for 18 holes, I will definitely play the Stadium course again!
December 10, 2014
Beware of GolfNow
Just an FYI, although GolfNow will advertise that their Hot Deal times at the TPC include a forecaddie...it actually will not. The course does not provide the forecaddie to discounters.
Course was in good shape (the new bunkers are great). Cart path restriction is so burdensome. I think you would walk less if you carried your own bag (which they don't allow).
The back 9 is more interesting than the front 9.
December 2, 2014