Pros: Not very busy; friendly staff; decent mix of interesting and forgiving holes
Cons: Bunkers are lousy; Lots of Construction/unfinished areas; Fairway conditions are hit-or-miss
I'm a relatively new golfer, and so when I'm looking for a course, I tend to look for two things: a course that's a good value and won't beat me up too much. Phoenix does a good job of fitting the bill.
I don't know all the history, but as I understand it, the course was built relatively recently on a reclaimed landfill. Some area golfers like to make snide jokes about that, but the course does a pretty good job of recapturing Scottish Links-style terrain what with its lack of trees. The fescue is unforgiving, though, although so many golfers abandon balls hit into it that if you're patient, you can play a round with a net gain of golf balls (key tips for success as a student... (read more)