Course Review – Coyote Lakes Golf Course
This course was built in 1993 alongside the Aqua Fria River with its rolling terrain. Five tranquil lakes and desert sand dunes provide endless serenity and breathtaking vistas. The course combines Arizona landscaping with Scottish- links design. The greens are large with a lot of contour and will challenge golfers of all skills. Coyote Lakes has optimum landing areas that are always in clear view from elevated tees. Generally, the approach shots are to modestly guarded and elevated greens. The few mandatory forced carry tee shots over natural arroyos are very manageable but are more challenging from the championship tee box. The front nine is good; but, the back nine is even better. In a setting resembling a desert park, water constantly comes into play on the back nine. Don’t let the short distance of Coyote Lakes fool you; the creative Par 71 layout will challenge all levels of golfers. In order to score well you’ll need tee box accuracy, fairway strategy, dexterous irons, a practiced sand wedge, and a finely tuned putter. There are several holes on the back nine that could be considered signature holes , especially the fabulous 18th finishing hole. The most unusual hole is number 6. The 546 yard par 5 has a 12 foot cobblestone retaining wall that cuts across the entire fairway about 50 yards before the green, combining anticipation with paralysis on the approach shot.
Other Information – Coyote Lakes Golf Course
Designer: Jack Snyder & Forrest Richardson
Practice Facilities: Driving range with limited flight balls, putting & chipping green.
Range Balls Included: No
19th Hole: Coyote Café serves food and there is a snack bar and drink cart.
Recommended handicap: Anyone with under an 18 handicap should play from the tips which are only 6159 yards. The course plays longer than the actual yardage. The back tee boxes are strategically laid out in a much more challenging location. With the short yardage and beautiful scenic views this course is usually a favorite among seniors and women.
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 7
Comments by Meridian Guests:
The back nine was just fabulous.” “It felt a lot longer than 6100 yards from the championship tees.”
“The fairways are tight, yet fair.” “With all that water on the back nine, I still didn’t lose a golf ball.
It was a fun, playable golf course that doesn’t beat you up.”
The Drive: It is 35 minutes to Coyote Lakes To make your round quicker and more enjoyable Coyote Lakes includes The ProLinks GPS system on your cart at no additional charge.