POSTON BUTTE GOLF CLUB (520-723-1880)
Arizona Golf Course Review
Poston Butte is one of the latest courses to open in the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area, and is a Troon operated golf facility that offers one of the most reasonably priced desert
golf opportunities in the region (prices top out at $90 prime time in 2010). Located in the southeast valley of Phoenix, this Gary Panks design is nestled in the newest Anthem
master planned golf community, and features a quality golf experience with spectacular par threes featuring an island green, stacked stone walls and sand bunkers that stretch
from tee to green.
Forty nine strategically placed sand traps, varying in size and shape are situated near the landing zones or greenside, and water comes into play on two holes, including the
beautiful par three 17th which features the signature island green. Landscaped desert areas are consistently in play, and there are several forced carries from tee boxes which are
sculpted from the desert.
The course is player friendly, with wide fairways flanked by desert designed with bermuda grass (rye in the winter), and manicured Tif Dwarf putting surfaces. There is ample room
for driver off the tee, as 5 sets of tees play to distances and slopes measuring a formidable 7282 yards/127 slope, 6820 yards/125 slope, 6321 yards/123 slope, 5803 yards/122
slope and 5303 yards with a slope of 114 from the front tees.
On course yardage markers are posted on the cart paths and fairways every 50 yards from 200 in (250 on par fives), and sprinkler heads are also measured to the center of the
green on all par fours and fives. A daily pin placement sheet mounted on all carts provides information on the day's hole locations.
On property is a clubhouse with pro shop, plus snack are serving breakfast and lunch items plus beverages. Practice facilities are comprehensive, and include a double ended,
targeted grass range, short game are for chipping and sand play plus 10,000 square foot putting green. Lessons of all types are available.
Poston Butte is a little out of the way - but the fine conditions, service and interesting golf course set up make the trip worthwhile. Memberships are available for individuals,
twosomes and families. For more info, visit our page for the course, with map & directions plus direct link to their website by clicking here.