Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon Course

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8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
Maricopa County
Phone(s): (480) 502-1800

This facility has two dynamic eighteen hole courses. These desert courses have an ample amount of rough lining their wide-open tifdwarf fairways.

Grayhawk GC - Talon

Talon, designed by former PGA and U.S. Open Champion David Graham and architect Gary Panks, opened in 1991 measuring 6,973 yards at par-72. It's ranked No. 64 on Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can Play List."

On the Talon front nine, the par-5, 465-yard third hole, which doglegs left, is appropriately called the "Three Sisters" for the intimidating, deep bunkers, which are walled with wooden planks to the right of the green. But the back nine, with three potential water holes, fives holes over box canyons and a waterfall on No. 18, is where this course earns its high marks. The par-3 11th hole, "Swinging Bridge," requires you to fly a bunker to a long, narrow green with a panoramic view of the mountains in the background. "Heaven or Hell," the par-4 13th, is a mere 277 yards, but your tee shot must carry a box canyon and stay out of eight strategically placed bunkers.

Club representative and nearby Arizona State grad Phil Mickelson is honored here with "Phil's Grill" at the clubhouse as well as a PGA leader board with his score permanently posted no matter where he stands in the current tournament.

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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: David Graham, Gary Panks, Gary Stephenson
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Year opened: 1994
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Tifdwarf Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $79 - $114
  • Weekends: $80 - $114

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Collared shirt required
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Terra Cotta (W) 72 5867 133 73.6
Palo Verde 72 6391 134 70.8
Heather (W) 72 5143 126 70.1
Talon 72 6973 146 73.3
Terra Cotta 72 5867 122 68.3

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 2.5 stars out of 5
    by Steve
    on August 13th, 2014 21:43
    I was part of a party of 13 that played Grayhawk recently. Part of their promotion was a two for one dinner. After golf, we had a couple of drinks in Phil's Grille while awaking our wives for dinner. Five couples stayed. We asked for separate checks and were told the policy was no separate checks for parties over eight. Since we had dinner orders ranging from a salad to filets, we asked to speak to the manager. She explained the situation and refused to make an exception. Two of our party had restaurant and club management experience. Needless to say much of the dinner conversation was about how they managed our request. By the way, there were two other diners in the restaurant. We were at Grayhawk for about seven hours. The course was great. The facilities were top notch. But the restaurant service set hospitality back. Five couples will not dine there again.
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