Golf Club of Estrella

11800 S. Golf Club Drive,

Goodyear, Arizona 85338

  • Office

    +1 (623) 386 2600
  • Pro shop

    +1 (623) 386 2600
  • Fax

    +1 (623) 386 1110
  • Golf pro

    Trevor Finton (PGA, Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Desert-style. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee walks.

  • Surroundings:

    Desert and residential.

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus II

SSS or slope






How to get there:

25 miles SW of Phoenix

From I-10 in Goodyear, to the west of Phoenix, take exit 126 and head south on Estrella Parkway. After approx 9 miles turn right onto San Miguel. After 300 yards turn left onto Golf Club Drive. After 100 yds turn right into golf.

Golf Club of Estrella

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1999

Golf Club of Estrella: Tucked away in the south-western outskirts of Phoenix, and formerly known as Estrella Mountain Ranch, the quality of this Nicklaus design and its majestic closing stretch makes it one of the region's "must play" courses.

Occupying pristine, nicely undulating, open desert terrain, and starting from the par-4 15th, the final four are as good as you will find anywhere in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale area. The 17th is an exquisite par-3, longer than, but perhaps influenced by Royal Troon's 8th, the famous Postage Stamp hole. From the wonderfully elevated back-tee of the testing par-4 18th, you are offered the most spectacular view on the entire course, desert hills and mountains stretching away as far as the eye can see.

The build-up to the closing stretch is a top-quality desert course, with plenty of stylish jig-saw shaped bunkering, and many greens severed from their fairways by desert wash areas passing through. Water makes a brief appearance at the par-4 5th hole (Mirage) and longer par-4 6th (Oasis), but for most of the time it's the prolific bunkering you'll need to watch out for, and not straying too far from the generally good-width fairways.

The flatter sections of both the front and back-nine pass alongside some of Estrella's housing development, although most of the real estate is discreetly tucked away. The quietness of this natural desert environment, and the chance to see every imaginable shape and size of saguaro cactus, reinforce the many excellent reasons for golfing at Estrella.

List of courses: Phoenix / Scottsdale


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance (up to 90 days ahead permitted).

Green fees

Contact club for golf rates.

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Previously known as Estrella Mountain Ranch, the Golf Club at Estrella is managed and operated by Troon Golf, a world leader in golf course management. >> Less than five miles away, although not connected to the Golf Club at Estrella, is the Estrella Mountain Golf Course. >> Estrella is the Spanish word for "star".


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    +1 (623) 536 1313

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