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ASU Karsten Golf Course1125 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480)921-8070Fax: (480)784-4836
This course has the look of a lunar landscape because of the mounding that defines the fairways. The familiar Pete Dye railroad ties are around the #9 and #18 holes. The golf shop is outstanding, being rated in the top 100 for the country for three years in a row. This course is named after Karsten Solheim, the founder of the Ping Golf Company. "Golf for Women" rated this 9th best of "America's best "women-friendly" courses.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Tidwarf Grass||Fairways: Bermuda Grass|
|Dress Code:||Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim OK|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Number of Reviews: 2
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| 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Not a course for beginners (like me :) ), Jun 04, 2005
from Scottsdale, AZ USA
|But still a great course. The previous reviewer was correct - you MUST stay on the fairway. The rough isn't too bad, but the mounds are killer. The fairways are narrow, but if you stay in them, the hitting surface is pristine. The course designers put in plenty of fairway bunkers, and there is always the ever-present desert to suck up errant shots. Water figures into some of the holes, but it doesn't get into the way if (stop me if you've heard this before :) ) you hit the ball straight. Even the "easy" holes are tough. The practice facility and pro shop are large and well-kept, and the staff is friendly. The course isn't a bargain, but it is definitely a good value (I paid summer rates - $35 for the round, including the cart). There is cheaper golf in metro Phoenix, but none of those courses rank with this one. It is easy to see why ASU sends so many players to the PGA and LPGA tours - if you can score well here, you can score well anywhere. I heartily recommend this course, just bring plenty of spare golf balls.|
| 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Phil Mickelson`s College Course..., Feb 09, 2004
|reviewer: Dean Buffoni
|If Phil Mickelson honed his game here then you can imagine why hes so good. This course is very difficult if you dont hit the fairways, and if your drive is a little off your in trouble. This is a very tight driving type course, you must be in the fairway at all times, some holes are not as bad as others but some are hazardous to your golf game. I did not play well here, I am not a great player so after playing here I decided unless I get much better at this game I should avoid this course. The greens are extremly fast, I mean like putting on marble. The first hole is a good opening hole, if you hit the fairway your fine buuuuut, go left or right your in trouble. I hit my drive to the right as I am a lefty, i pull hooked my tee shot on to a mound, when I addresed the ball to hit it my right leg was up so high that I popped the ball straight up in to air and it went maybe 75 yds. already I was looking at bogie at best.... not a good beginning to my golf day. A great course non the less, your putting will be severly tested here...Have fun.....|