Papago Golf Course


Papago Golf Course

I didn't quite know what to expect from Papago but we needed a course close the airport and I had viewed plenty of interesting pictures and videos from the The CartBarnguys. I was pleasantly surprised! But not by the looks of the place... The clubhouse is a modular and has been for the last eight years according to one of real Cart Barn guys. The staff looked cozy in there, baking cookies and telling jokes. Cart Barn guy went on to explain that the Arizona State University golf teams will soon use Papago as their home facility and when they do, they will build a new clubhouse. At this time though, no visible clubhouse construction. Anyways, once you get past the modular clubhouse and the unkempt desert areas, the red rock views and immaculate condition of the tees, fairways, bunkers, and greens made Papago a memorable experience. The course was a classic competition course with a great mixture of long and short holes according to their par. There were plenty of scoring opportunities on a few short par 4's and plenty of opportunities to make mistakes with properly placed bunkers. Overall, though far from a resort, Papago was a great track and a place that I would be happy to call home if I lived in the area. The round cost roughly $85/person with cart.

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