A few weeks ago a buddy of mine posted a photo on Facebook. He was playing a course called Club West Golf Club, and I had no idea where it was. I had never heard of it, so I did some digging and found it was located in Phoenix. Wait… I’ve only lived in the Valley for a few years, but had never heard of this course before. His photo looked good, he said the course was in great shape, so I made a tee time. I grabbed a few buddies and we headed south.
On our way, my buddy Matt’s car almost ran out of gas. I know, right?! But we made it, and we played with another close friend, Jim. We got there early, grabbed a bucket of balls, and headed to the range. What impressed me the most was the customer service. The outside staff, and the inside staff, for that matter, went above and beyond to make sure we knew where we were going, and to make sure we were dialed in before we teed off.
The range at Club West wasn’t great, but it did give me a chance to get loose before my round. The practice putting green, while full of golfers waiting to tee off, was in perfect shape. The greens were smooth, fast, and the greens on the golf course held true to what we were putting on. When we were finally called to the first tee, I had no idea what to expect. The first hole was a short dogleg right. I hit a hybrid right, and was worried it found trouble… Nope, it ended up in the middle of the fairway!
The course was fun, the layout was unique, and there were some really hard holes out here. There are a lot of homes on the course, too, but it didn’t bother me much. The course was designed by Brian Whitcomb and Ken Kavanaugh and measures 7,142 yards from the championship tees. We played up one tee, but it still ended up measuring over 6,500 yards for us. I didn’t have any birdies, but I don’t want to talk about that!
Club West is a great municipal golf course, and they offer frequent player cards called the Gold Card. The card is reasonably priced, and gets you a wide range of discounts both on and off the course. It is a bit too far for me to drive to make it worth it, but I enjoyed the layout and look forward to my next trip down south.
Oh, and don’t forget about the Agave Bistro. We didn’t eat, but did grab some drinks before we teed off. The restaurant was packed, the bar was full, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. They have a great happy hours, too, offering discounts on food and drinks.
If you are looking for a great layout, good course conditions and a reasonable price, then check out Club West. Click here to learn more and to book your tee times today!