GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY GOLF CLUB (623) 846-4022
Arizona Golf Course Review
Previously owned by the Municipality of Phoenix and known as Maryvale Golf Course, Grand Canyon University Golf Club is now an integral part of the Grand Canyon University golf
program and is in the process of being re-designed.
Designed by William F Bell - creator of San Diego's fabled Torrey Pines golf course and located on W. Indian School Road, this course has been the frequent home to the Phoenix
Open Qualifying, and features mature trees that line Bermuda fairways which are over-seeded with rye grass in the fall. The dormant rough contrasted with the color of the greens
and fairways provides a two-tone effect during winter months.
The topography is quite level, and the fairways are lined with native trees. Most holes present ample room off the tee, and the green complexes are slightly raised, and often have
sand traps on either side. The putting surfaces are large and often slope from back to front. In total, there are 37 sand bunkers located near the landing zones or greenside, and
water comes into play on seven holes.
Frequent doglegs bending in either direction provide a challenge for golfers of all skill levels, though as the slope ratings indicate, this is a very player friendly layout that can be
enjoyed by beginners and high handicappers. There are three sets of tees that play to distances and slopes measuring 6646 yards/119 slope, 6216 yards/115 slope, and 5664
yards with a slope of 113 from the front tees.
On property is a grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus two putting greens. There also is a snack area/lounge serving hot and cold sandwiches, beverages and
other lunch items. On course yardage markers are provided at 100, 150 and 200 yards, and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the green. Color coded flags
indicate front, middle and back hole locations.
Grand Canyon University Golf Club is a great course offering visitors and residents alike the opportunity for a great round of golf. It is also very affordable. For more information on
the golf course and direct link to their website click here.