Carefree Arizona Golf Courses

Boulders Golf Club & Resort - North Course
Boulders Golf Club & Resort - South Course
Desert Forest Golf Club

Featured Golf Course Review:
Desert Forest Golf Club -- It Hurts so Good
Review by: Michael Beronja Desert Forest is the finest natural golf course in the West. It is not for every golfer. Those that typically hit the ball directly at the pins will find that this does not work. In the winter the greens are hard and fast. Anything hit onto the green without proper spin or placement will not hold or run off the back or sides. The greens are typically as fast as Augusta. The members take great delight in having a 5 handicap snowbird come out and not break 100. This is like making love to a 400 pound women "it hurts so good". You love how this course plays as it eats you up. Leave the driver in the bag for the majority of the holes. The course is not long but accuracy is so important. The members play everything as it lies so if you miss the fairway and rough you are looking a double boggy at best. This is a great course without equals.
From Green Bay, Wi.

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Granite Falls at Sun City -- Solid value
Review by: Craig I played the North Course as the guest of a resident for $30. The course is well-maintained with wide fairways and a fairly forgiving rough. However, if you hit into the desert or into someone's yard (this course, like the South Course, winds through a housing development) you may have some difficulty getting back onto fairway. The fairways are hilly, and the greens undulate, and they are FAST (at least today they were). Lots of fairway bunkers and bunkers around the greens, so while this isn't a difficult course, it isn't easy, either. The toughest for me was the 18th. It's a 500+ yard par 5 with water in front of and behind the green, and bunkers on the sides. Most people have to lay up their approach shot, then chip over the water onto the green. Then there's me. At 170 yards out, I went straight at the pin. The ball bounded off the green and into the backside water. Oops. :) Should have listened to the other folks in the foursome. As with most courses, there is a decent proshop (nothing spectacular) a restaurant/snack bar, and a practice area. The housing development caters to retirees and near-retirees, so the snackcart girl was 'mature' (but really pleasant). My biggest complaint with the course was the distance between the holes, necessitated by houses. Overall, a good value for the money - the course is challenging yet forgiving, and some of the views are great. While there are better courses in metro Phoenix, there are more that are worse.
From Scottsdale, AZ USA