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7 Best Public Golf Courses in Mesa, AZ

Are you looking for the best public golf courses in Mesa, AZ? If so, I’ll take you through the landscape of Mesa golf to help you book a tee time at the right course for you. 

Mesa is close to Tempe, Phoenix, and Scottsdale and has some great golf courses. They’re usually cheaper than ones in Scottsdale and have a few hidden gems in the valley.

Keep reading to learn the best places to play and which courses to avoid. 

Sunset at longbow golf course

Best Public Golf Courses in Mesa, AZ 

1. Longbow Golf Club

Location: 5601 E. Longbow Pkwy, Mesa AZ

My favorite golf course in Mesa and one number on the list is Longbow Golf Club. It’s a par 71 course that is 7,050 from the tips and a great test of golf. The golf club opened in 1997 and redesigned in 2003 making it a true championship course.

It’s almost always in good shape and a good test of desert golf. If you do hit in the desert, you’ll still be able to play it most of the time. The 1st and 18th holes are great par 5’s that are sure to test your game with a good mix of holes throughout the rounds.

They also have one of the best practice facilities in Mesa, AZ with a TopTracer driving range, large chipping green (with bunker), and putting green. If you’re a local, look into their men’s leagues too.

Read my full review of Longbow Golf Club now

2. Las Sendas Golf Club

Location: 7555 E. Eagle Crest Dr, Mesa AZ

Las Sendas Golf Club is a great course if you’re okay with some desert golf. The course opened in 1995 and the Robert Trent Jones Jr. design is sure to test all aspects of your game.

This championship course is a par 72 and tips out at 7,004 yards. The layout is different from most golf clubs, with five par 5’s and five par 3’s.

This golf club also offers private memberships as well but open for public play. They claim to be switching to fully private, but there is no timeline.

3. Dobson Ranch Golf Club

Location: 2155 S. Dobson Rd, Mesa AZ

Dobson Ranch is a staple in Mesa and one of the most fun golf clubs you can play. It’s a shorter course at only 6,586 yards (par 72) but a very fun layout.

It’s a very casual vibe (complete opposite of a private country club) with a TopTracer lighted driving range, chipping green, and putting green. The layout is very flat and easy to walk too.

4. Red Mountain Ranch Country Club

Location: 6425 E. Teton Circle, Mesa AZ

Despite having Country Club in the name, Red Mountain has public tee times as well. Many holes have the signature railroad ties coming into play like so many Pete Dye golf courses.

Here’s how they described the course on their website. “This spectacular Pete Dye Signature Course (the only one in the state of Arizona) features 18 championship holes with fabulous elevations and contours, undulating greens, challenging bunkers with some of the most breathtaking views of the Arizona Valley.

With 6 different tee combinations Red Mountain Ranch Country Club offers play for beginners, juniors, ladies, men’s, seniors and scratch & tour level players.”

It’s on the shorter side (6,653 yards from the tips) but a good deal for the money.

5. Toka Sticks Golf Club

Location: 6910. E. Williams Field Rd, Mesa AZ

Toka Sticks Golf Club is right next to the Mesa airport and a course that should boost your confidence. It’s pretty short (5185 to 6,900 yards) and very flat, both fairways and greens. 

While it is flat, they do have some well positioned trees and water coming into play on several holes. It’s one of the better deals in Mesa and easy to walk as well. 

If you live close by they do offer annual memberships (~ $3,000) and seasonal memberships (~ $2,000) or a Toka card for discounted green fees. They also have a driving range and decent short game area too. 

6. Augusta Ranch Golf Club

Location: 2401 S. Lansing, Mesa AZ

Augusta Ranch Golf Club is an executive golf course in Mesa, AZ (San Tan Valley area) that is a ton of fun to play. It is an 18 hole, par 61 course that measures at 3,846 yards from the tips. Most of the holes are par 3’s, but there are some good short par 4’s too.

We play this course in the Arizona Golf Association each year and am always impressed with how well it’s maintained. The greens are always solid and it’s a good way to play 18 holes in four hours or less. Since it’s short it’s easy to walk as well and they have unlimited golf season packages for $2,500 to $3,000/month if you’re a local resident. 

Augusta Ranch also has a great practice facility with a TopTracer lighted driving range. There are 21 bays and they are open at night as well. Small buckets are $10, large buckets are $20, and they offer range punch cards too. 

They also have a good-sized chipping green and putting green too. If you live in Mesa, this is a great spot for a casual round and perfect for practicing different parts of your game.

Read my full review of Augusta Ranch now. 

Augusta ranch entrance

7. Painted Mountain Golf Resort

Location: 6210 E McKellips Rd, Mesa AZ

Rounding out our list of best golf courses in Mesa is Painted Mountain Golf Resort. The Par 70 championship golf course is a good test of golf.

The front nine is a lot of fun, with three par 5’s (par 37). The back nine only has one par 5 and a par 33, but also has some good holes as well.

It’s one of the easier courses (66.3/110 slope rating from the tips) and pretty flat. It’s a good course for beginners and intermediate golfers. Not to mention it’s one of the better deals in the area as well. 

Additionally, they also have weekly golf leagues, men’s leagues, and women’s leagues too. 

Other Mesa Golf Courses

Not every golf club could make the list of best courses in Mesa, AZ, but they are still worth considering: 

  • Superstition Springs Golf Club: I’ve played this course hundreds of times over 20 years, but sadly it’s gone downhill. I’m not sure if it’s the city’s fault with the lack of water or Arcis taking over tp blame. Which is a bummer because it has a great layout and tons of potential. Read my full review of Superstition Springs Golf Club here
  • Mesa Viewpoint RV Resort and Golf Club: A par 71, 6,374 championship course with tree lined fairways and great panoramic views. Four sets of tee boxes at the RV Resort makes it a good test for all types of golfers.
  • Desert Sand Golf Course: A par 65 golf course that has been around since 1969. Great for beginners and junior golfers.
  • Stripe Show Golf Club: This is a 9-hole executive golf course that you can play in about an hour. They also have a driving range, disco golf, and even offer foot golf courses.
View from superstition springs golf course

More Courses Nearby

Mesa is located near Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, Gilbert, and Scottsdale so there are tons of courses close by. Check out these reviews of other top-rated courses:

If you know someone that is a member, you can also check out Mesa Country Club and Alta Mesa Country Club as well. Other private clubs with breathtaking views nearby include Superstition Mountain Country Club, with 36 holes of incredible golf.

Top Questions About Playing Golf in Mesa

Do you have more questions about playing golf in Mesa, AZ? If so, keep reading through some of the most frequently asked questions and answers now. 

What are the best places for golf courses in Mesa?

If you’re an avid golfer, it’s hard to beat Longbow golf course. Dobson Ranch is also a fun track with a flat layout, good prices, casual atmosphere, and amazing practice facility. Las Sendas is a fun course but a lot more challenging thanks to the desert golf layout. 

Does Mesa have good golf courses?

Yes, there is a golf club for every type of player. With Mesa golf courses you can play executive courses, championship courses, and tons of different driving ranges.

Is Alta Mesa a private golf course?

Yes, Alta Mesa is a fully private club in Mesa, AZ. It’s one of my favorites as it’s very well maintained year round, all grass driving range, chipping greens, and huge putting green. 

The course itself is a fun challenge as well, with fast greens, water, and well-placed bunkers. If you can find a member to play with, I highly recommend Alta Mesa. 

Closing Thoughts

As you can tell, there are some great courses in Mesa, Arizona and the entire Phoenix area. Playing golf in Mesa is usually a little cheaper than Phoenix and definitely cheaper than Scottsdale too. 

Also, don’t forget to read our best golf courses in Phoenix.

What’s your favorite golf club in Mesa, Arizona?

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