"A good course to seek out in the area, worthy of a full day out:"
After years of playing golf in PHX and having heard good things, we finally decided to venture into the SE to play Southern Dunes. The drive is long enough to have thoughts of "This better be good". It was.
Freddie Couples created a course with wide fairways, cool bunkering and difficult greens. I would also describe Southern Dunes as a well balanced golf course where I didn't feel like there was a hole that was only there to get you from Hole A to Hole B.
While I hate reviews focused on how somebody played... For a guy struggling with his tee game and keeping it together with wedges and a putter... I couldn't get up and down to save my scorecard (15 bogeys, no pars). I feel that it is more commentary on the design of the green complexes than how I played.
For someone that stays Old Town Scottsdale - North PHX this course is a drive, but like Gold Canyon, it is worth it for a round or two per year.
We had a lot of fun.
Date: November 23, 2020