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Ocotillo Golf Resort

Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ

Panoramic View of the green at #4 on the White Course

The Stats

Tee Time: September 3, 2012, 9:10, 102 F, Calm

Designer: Ted Robinson (1986)

Playing Partners: Pat Spomer, Golfer X

Tees: Blue/White course, Copper Tees, Par 71 (71.3 rating/130 slope/6,782 yards)

Course Handicap: 13 (11.7 index)

Stats: 91 (47-44); 32 putts; 4/14 fairways; 2/18 greens; 6 penalty strokes

The Course

With all the mounds, hazards and nasty desert conditions of Arizona golf, Ocotillo Golf Resort is a welcome change of pace from the other high-end tracks in the valley. Feeling more like it belongs in the Grapefruit League than the Cactus League, water, palm trees and bermuda grass define this course. There are three 9’s to choose from, the Gold, Blue and White. The White played easier than the Blue, which are the two courses we played. Just eyeballing the scorecard looks like the Gold holes might be the toughest of the 3. Bring at least three sleeves of golf balls, I would recommend. I lost 6, but also I’m not very good. You might have better luck. Continue reading Ocotillo Golf Resort