Course Review – Palm Valley Golf Club
The Arthur Hills-designed golf course is one of the most popular championship courses in the Valley of the Sun. Built in 1993, over the original cotton fields of the Goodyear Rubber Company, Palm Valley spreads out in an open, traditional fashion, with a desert landscape. The immaculate fairways vary between being hilly and flat, and both the fairways and impeccable greens are well bunkered. The best part about this links style layout is its playability. Palm tree lined fairways are generous, and tee shots require only minimal caries over natural terrain. Low handicappers will still be challenged by tournament tees that stretch over 7000 yards and wind usually comes into play.
Other Information – Palm Valley Golf Club
Designer: North / South courses designed by Arthur Hills. The West course was redesigned by Mickelson Golf
Year Opened: 1993/ Redesigned 2018
Awards: Rated among Arizona’s best public courses by The Phoenix Business Journal
Clubhouse: Full service clubhouse and pro shop with friendly staff. No locker room facilities.
Practice Facilities: Driving range and a well manicured putting and chipping green with large sand bunkers provide a great way to tone your skills.
Range Balls Included: No – $5 for 35 balls or $8 for 65 balls
19th Hole: Fairway Grille. Restaurant open 6:30am to 3:00pm daily.
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 7
Comments by Meridian Guests:
The Drive: West of Phoenix, Palm Valley is about a 40 minute drive from Meridian CondoResorts and about 25 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. It is well worth the drive.