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ASU Karsten Golf Course

1125 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281-2110
+1 480-921-8070
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Enjoyable and playable golf course

We enjoyed our round on this wonderful golf course in January 2018. The fairways and greens were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Foreranger
,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Not in good shape

I’ve heard from many people that this used to be one of the nicer courses in the area, however I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travis L
,
Madison, Wisconsin
via mobile
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Located on Arizona State University campus, this 18-hole championship golf course offers plenty of mounds and water, plus a good mixture of hole lengths and doglegs for a challenging game.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“pete dye” (6 reviews)
“sand traps” (3 reviews)
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1125 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281-2110
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+1 480-921-8070
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our round on this wonderful golf course in January 2018. The fairways and greens were in good repair although with dormant Bermuda grass it was somewhat brown. The layout is very playable at a reasonable length. Our playing time was good in about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve heard from many people that this used to be one of the nicer courses in the area, however I don’t think that is the case anymore. The course was not in good shape, for example the sand traps needed sand badly, and the greens...More

Thank Travis L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst course in our trip. Not well maintained and the restaurant was poorly managed. I would not return here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ASU should be ashamed to have this course have their name on the title The front 9 was a joke, the greens and the fairways hadn’t seen water since the last Monsoon. The back 9 was a little better, but certainly not worth more than...More

Thank michaelbkolsky
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

One Star is too much! The worst golf course I’ve ever played in my life. We all know it’s closing but at least give the golfer a heads up that it’s terrible. Honestly how Pete Dye has his name on this still is amazing and...More

Thank hawksboy
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Played the ASU Karsten course as a four some, first time for us and would recommend playing somewhere else. From the beginning there are no bags drops, someone did come out and haul the clubs but after the round there was no one in sight...More

Thank Celeste G
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Home of the ASU Sundevils this course, especially front nine is a joy to play. This course is being moved to Papago at some point in near future so be careful how far out you make plans.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

- Staff presents completely different and opposing facts just showing lack of knowledge in addition to acting without any respect; - Greens are poor; - A lot of trash and cans on the course/pathways; - Planes fly over the course every few minutes; - Management...More

Thank Inese M
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I believed this to be a decent course, but I never suspected the unbelievable unprofessionalism and lack of knowledge of employees. They all are telling you different and contradicting things. Whether it relates to membership pricing, terms or general course details. Instead of admitting ones...More

Thank Jack D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Continuing my quest to golf all of Metro Phoenix.... This course is located in Tempe on the ASU campus and is managed by ASU.  I wanted to make sure I got out to play this course before it is closed.   ASU plans to utilize Papago...More

Thank CrankyGolfer
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