Paradise Valley Country Club
This course is what I call a 'fill in' course. This is somewhere you play only when your favorite courses are booked and/or you can't find a good deal anywhere else. Every course does become 'worth it' at some price point and this one is around $20-25 for PEAK times.
The course layout isn't terrible, the trees are mature and can offer some challenging holes/shots. It's a par 70 with the front being a little shorter, more par threes and you won't need a driver on more than 2-3 holes. The back is much more challenging and has more distance. Most tee boxes and bunkers need a lot of work/grass, but the greens & fairways are in decent shape.
The facilities appear to have not had a dime invested in them since perhaps the Reagan era. The upstairs bar/restaurant has a bit of a stale odor to it and at night could probably host a wake. There's plenty of potential though if they'd start over -- but I guess they are hoping people ignore the lack of investment and feel like they might be at bushwood from caddyshack. Also don't expect too much from the staff. They obviously have driven by nicer courses and see how life 'could be'.
All that said, it's a good course if you can play for cheap. Perhaps a great course for kids to learn? I wouldn't drive too far to play it though.
September 14, 2014
Worth the Drive
Course was wide open with limited number of players. Great price from a hot deal. Greens were in great shape. Fairways were well maintained. We plan to return soon.
August 6, 2014
Good local course
This is a great place to play after noon on a week day. My wife and I played on a Monday and had the course to ourselves and only let one single go through. The course is in good shape with great greens.
August 6, 2014
I think this is one of the best courses close to 270 in south county, and certainly one of the best values. Variety of shots and challenges. Great bartender.
August 1, 2014
Will play again
Well maintained with significant degree of difficulty, especially the back 9.
Lots of duffers as am I, but I was a single and they were kind enough to let me through.
This is a shot makers course as fairways are narrow and greens are not large.
I'm 69 years old and will play again.
Time to play 4 hrs
Score 87, from whites.
July 10, 2014
OK for the price
Fairways and greens were in good shape but most of the tee boxes were rough. Starter/pro shop worker allowed us to start on the back nine to avoid league golfers when making the turn, which allowed us to complete our round in less than 4 hrs.
June 27, 2014
last minute decision .teamed up with 2 nice gentlemen who could ay better than i can but i enjoyed their company
June 17, 2014
Course was fun but most of the par 3 t boxes didn't have any grass on them and because of recent rains they were just mud.
June 14, 2014