Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek, Arizona, is well known in the southeast portion of the Valley of the Sun as a favorite tee among golfers looking for a fun round with inexpensive green fees. Players of wide ranging skill levels enjoy this dogleg-laden layout that twists through a housing development some 40 miles southeast of Phoenix. Course architect Mark Asmundson laid out Las Colinas Golf Club in 1982. Though houses extend along both sides of the fairways, the playing corridors are wide. Mature trees (including many cottonwood trees), native grasses, and desert washes define the holes, and the mountains in the distance provide an appealing backdrop. You ll notice some movement in the land and a bevy of different shapes to the holes at Las Colinas Golf Club, but overall, the golf grounds are predominantly flat. Asmundson utilized bunkers sparingly to keep the emphasis on a player-friendly game and help with course maintenance. Nonetheless, rough and desert dirt and rocks lurk beyond the fairways. Narrow, dry desert washes also cross in front of several greens at Las Colinas Golf Club. Water factors into the fray near the right side of the green on the no. 1 handicap par-4 4th hole, on the tee shot on the par-5 5th, and on holes 10, 17 and 18. On most of these holes, players have some leeway only a very errant shot will wind up in the hazard. The greens are considered a strength of Las Colinas Golf Club. They present inviting targets and typically roll medium-fast with some noticeable slope. Las Colinas Golf Club s signature hole is a dogleg par 5 backdropped by mountains. The round concludes on a high note with one of the few holes that is free of fairway houses. Las Colinas Golf Club, a par-71 test, has just three sets of tee markers. They measure 5,014 yards, 6,032 yards and 6,655 yards, respectively, so many players may be challenged for distance. Even so, the player-friendly elements of the course often give golfers a feeling of optimism about their game when the round is done. If you want to warm up before your tee time at Las Colinas Golf Club, practice facilities include an impressive driving range, chipping green and putting green. The clubhouse has a bar and grill. Fun is a word often echoed by players who have tee times at the inexpensive Las Colinas Golf Club in the Southeast Valley.