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“Granite Falls golf courses are the heart of Sun City Grand”

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Granite Falls Golf Course
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Surprise
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Surprise, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Granite Falls golf courses are the heart of Sun City Grand”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We live in Sun City Grand and play the 4 courses built there by Dell Webb as part of a marvelous retirement community. Two of our favorites are Granite Falls North and Granite Falls South. Both are meticulously maintained. While the holes are bordered by homes, the houses are far enough off the course so as not to detract from the open feeling you will get on the course. Both present an ample challenge of golf regardless of one's handicap. They are playable, beautiful, and fun courses that will not make golfers wonder why they even tried. Residents get a discounted greens fee but even the guest/or non resident fees are reasonable by today's standards. Water comes into play more than one might imagine on a desert course. The fairways are generous, the greens are large (two or three clubs difference from front to back) and undulating. The palm trees that lend to the beauty of the course are not going to interfere with shots that are well placed. But, hit the ball off line and be prepared to lose it in a water hole, find it behind a cactus or lose it in some long tough rough that surrounds some of the greens. Call the course for tee times or questions. There is a single pro shop manages both the North and South courses. The staff at Granite Falls are friendly and most willing to help.

Visited May 2013
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Arizona
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11 reviews
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“Great Golf Courses in Arizona”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Granite Falls Golf Course is located in the far Northwest Valley of the Phoenix area in the community of Sun City Grand in the city of Surprise.
In fact, there are really two courses, the North and the South. They are beautiful courses with stunning views of the White Tank Mountains. I like the South course the best, but my brother-in-law, who is a much better player than I am likes the North course the best.

Visited May 2013
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Surprise, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Two of the best in the West Valley”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Granite Falls has 2 18 hole courses and is located in Sun City Grand. There are also 2 other 18 hole courses within the community. I disclaimer: I am a resident of the community and play these courses year round. However, I also play many other West Valley courses regularly, so I think I can give a fair review. These are two really good layouts that are in great shape most of the year. Like most other area courses, Granite Falls closes for about 3 weeks in the Fall for overseeding and there is a period of about a month in late June and July when the courses are transitioning from winter to summer grass. This is not the best time to play here since there a lot of bare spots and the greens are being aerated. The rest of the year is great. The public is always welcome, although tee times are hard to come by during Spring Training Season. Surprisingly, it is easier to get tee times on the weekends. If you are here in the summer, the rates are a steal. Also, after 3 PM kids play free with a paid adult.

Visited July 2013
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Surprise
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A+ For Both North and South Courses”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Both courses are outstanding. Very well laid out and maintained perfectly. #3 on the South course is my favorite. Par 5, water on the right that is a real "ball grabber". Be careful!! Green fees are very reasonable, especially during the Summer months.

Visited May 2013
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Surprise, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
658 reviews
197 attraction reviews
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“Good community resort type course”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Granite North and South courses have equal challenges however I think North is a bit tougher and a straighter hit. You will be following through the Sun City Grand community which provides nice views.
Would prefer water tankers on every other hole makes it much easier than the sparse fountains and bathroom sinks trying to fill a large bubba that won't work.
There are always an extra 2 holes cart path only restrictions total 4 holes on each front and back. Kind of makes no sense for the price and when that slows play down. Have to say there are other courses that let everyone ride on each hole.

Visited June 2013
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