One of the better values in the Phoenix area, Palmbrook Golf Club (formerly Palmbrook Country Club) is a very pleasant semi-private facility with a golf course that's extremely playable and enjoyable. The par-72, 6,853-yard course has palm trees and hardwoods smattered around a parkland layout that features a meandering brook and several lakes. Four sets of tee boxes means there's a right yardage for virtually every player. The front nine features several dogleg holes and strategic bunkering, while water comes into play more on the back nine with the aforementioned brook and lakes. The finishing stretch is particularly challenging. The par-4 16th is 475 yards from the back tees, while the dogleg left par-5 17th is 558 yards. The 18th is just 398 yards long, but there is a forced carry off the tee. The golf course, which was designed by Jeff Hardin and opened for play in 1972, is known for its terrific conditions and friendly service. Palmbrook Country Club also offers excellent practice facilities, which include a full driving range, short-game area with practice bunker and putting green. All-day practice passes are available. The club's golf shop is well-stocked with the latest in apparel, accessories and equipment. The clubhouse grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days. Menu items in the restaurant include breakfast burritos, Reubens and rib-eye steaks at dinner. Palmbrook Country Club is also a popular spot for weddings and special events.