Papago Golf Course is a municipal golf course set in the heart of Papago Park and its picturesque Papago Buttes. Since opening in 1963, Papago has carved out an amazing legacy earning Top 100 Public Course honors for decades, as well as taking Top Public Course honors in Arizona throughout the years.
Famous golf course architect William Francis “Billy” Bell used Papago’s natural topography to accentuate the gently rolling terrain found throughout the golf course. The routing showcases the stunning views of the Papago Buttes, Camelback Mountain, South Mountain and downtown Phoenix skyline.
The par-72 layout now includes four sets of tee boxes and will play from 5,404 yards to 7,333 yards. The golf course sits on the borders of Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale, and is conveniently located less than two miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, providing easy access for residents and out of town guests alike. The newly opened Lou Grubb Clubhouse features a fully-stocked golf shop and Lou's Bar & Grill offering menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evie's event pavilion is available to host large special events, corporate events, fundraisers and weddings.
Papago played host to the 1971 U.S. Amateur Public Links National Championship, and was a regular qualifying course for the Phoenix Open. It also served as the neighborhood city course for some of Arizona’s most recognizable junior players, including Billy Mayfair and the Farr sisters, Heather and Missy. It became so popular that in its heyday golfers would park overnight in their cars to try and secure tee times. Papago Golf Course is now home to the men’s and women’s golf teams at Arizona State University.