Top 50 Spotlight: #50, Papago Golf Course

Papago Golf Course, made famous by the Cart Barn Guys, is a staple when talking about the Phoenix area. The course is centralized in Greater Phoenix, being close to the West Valley, Sky Harbour, and Scottsdale, and is next to the Phoenix Zoo and Papago Mountains. The course is designed by William Bell, responsible for both courses at Torrey Pines. The course plays at a long 7333 yards, with a 73 rating and 136 slope.

The tee shot at the par 4, 5th

Best Par 3: Hole 11, 187 yards

Best Par 4: Hole 3, 467 yards

The Approach to the par 3, 4th, one of the longest par 4’s on the course.

Best Par 5: Hole 1, 561 yards

Worst par 3: pick one—hole 4, 233 yards; hole 8, 254 yards; or hole 17, 243 yards.

Worst Par 4: Hole 18, 464 yards

Worst Par 5: Hole 9, 542 yards

Looking up at the par 5, 9th. You can’t see it, but the whole right side is flanked with water.

  • Ranking: T-50 out of 148
  • Total Points: 60.250/100
  • Playability: 11/20
  • Shot Value: 13/20
  • Fun: 14/20
  • Memorability: 10/20
  • Architectural Values: 12.25/20

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