TPC Scottsdale - Stadium Course
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
nice challenging course
very nice course with speedy greens, well manicured and friendly staff.
November 30, 2014
Ok... May be expensive but it was awesome playing at this mythical course! We went on Thanksgiving Day afternoon and had the course practically to ourselves! It was quite amazing!!!! Great condition... Preparing for Waste Management tourney so was cart-path only but that was okay... Easy to understand why they would want it to be at its best! Not sure it was worth over 200$, but for us, it was a perfect golf experience!
November 29, 2014
Awesome experience, if you can handle the heat
Played on a weekday, summer, Phoenix afternoon special. Other than the workers, saw maybe 6 other golfers the entire time. Played solo in 3 hours with no issues. Great layout and fun to play a PGA course. Shot a 76 and double bogeyed 18 but was nice to see how I could stack up on a pro big boy course from the tips. Only suggestion would be GPS on the carts or at least have yardage books (they were out when I played). Overall very satisfied,
July 26, 2014