Grand Canyon University GC: #18Grand Canyon University Golf Course

Grand Canyon University Golf Course
5902 W Indian School Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85033
Maricopa County

Phone(s): (623) 846-4022
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Grand Canyon University Golf Course (formerly known as Maryvale Municipal Golf Course) shares the same designer as San Diego's famed Torrey Pines, William F. Bell. Although not as challenging as Bell's more famous design, this championship course still offers an enjoyable round for players of all skill levels. The golf course is mostly flat with wide, tree-lined fairways and elevated greens. There are generous landing areas that make Grand Canyon University Golf Course player friendly, but sand bunkers flanking nearly all of the greens guarantee a challenge. The layout features frequent doglegs that bend in both directions and large greens that slope from back to front. Water hazards also come into play on seven holes.

Grand Canyon University Golf Course
4 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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View from the 18 fairway at Grand Canyon University Golf CourseA view of a tee at Grand Canyon University Golf Course.A sunny day view from Grand Canyon University Golf Course.View of the 14th hole at Grand Canyon University Golf CourseView of the 13th hole at Grand Canyon University Golf CourseAerial view of Grand Canyon University Golf Course

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: John Fought, Mike Gogel, William F. Bell
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1961
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Purple 71 7239 135 74.3
White 71 6127 120 68.4
Black 71 6728 128 71.5
Gray 71 5704 115 66.5
Red 71 5104 107 63.6
Gray (W) 71 5704 123 71.7
White (W) 71 6127 129 74
Red (W) 71 5104 115 68.2
Black/White 71 6396 123 69.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Grand Canyon University Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Jeff Combs
    on August 04th, 2016 20:56
    I have played this course hundreds of times, when it was Maryvale.It is now a different course...and for the better! You would be hard pressed to find better greens anywhere in valley. This time of year (August), the superintendent is just trying to keep the greens "alive", GCU deserves "two thumbs up" as these greens are quick, true, and will "hold". They have added a ton of bunkers, not only around the greens, but in the fairways also, demanding some strategy prior to "gripping and ripping". Treat yourself and play this course, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the restaurant/bar is superb.
  • Grand Canyon University Golf Course
    3.5 stars out of 5
    by Cliff H
    on April 21st, 2016 09:25
    We played it yesterday. April 20th. I have played this course many times when was the old merryvale. This was the first time with the new design. Wow what a change, is a real challenge now. I think they went a little overboard with the fairway bunkers. Almost unfair. On some holes you can drive long and straight down what should be middle of the fairway, and still be punished. Fairway bunkers should be on sides of the fairway.some holes punish what should be a great or good drive. The greens will not hold a ball so if you hit over the bunkers protecting the greens and land on the green your still punished as the ball will run off and chances are into another bunker. I will go back and the course is in void shape and is real sand in the bunkers. Not normal hard as brick bunkers like cave creek. But over all I think they went overboard on fairway. Bunkers.
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