Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club

Dean Lowdon

  • Date Added: 7/6/2015
  • Theme: Desert
  • Type: Fictional
  • Par: 71
  • Yardage: 7194
  • Green Speed: Medium-Fast
  • Firmness: Medium
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Likes: 7

Course Description:

Located in central Scottsdale the Silverado Golf Club is a tour standard par 71 that offers a tough, but fair, challenge, as it winds its way through the desert landscape.

Member Reviews:

(Note: A newer version of this course, TGC@Scottsdale Silverado is now available, and by all accounts is a must-play)

The first impression here is that the course is very flat. If you take your eyes away from the playing surfaces, though, you will see that the exterior elevation around the holes is done with great care, making a very realistic looking rocky terrain. The planting is fairly minimal, and there is an abundance of heavy rough surrounding each hole. It's the default heavy rough, of the brown variety (which makes sense, considering the course was released before texture swapping), so it doesn't create the most appealing look for the course.

As you play the course, you will see that while the course appears flat, there and slopes and mounds around the greens which are all carefully placed in areas where you would prefer to land your approach shot. The result is lots of awkward chips and pitches from off of the green, and a deceptively challenging course.

Most of the holes are nicely designed from a strategy standpoint, and it makes for an enjoyable round. The only negatives I could pull from the experience were the increasingly narrow fairways as you progressed through the back nine, and the par 5 on the front (7th maybe?) where you played from one island to another within a large lake. That hole, while not a bad hole to play, really felt out of place with the rest of the course.

I think this one will have trouble keeping up with some of the newer desert courses with better textures, but it plays well enough to hold a tournament, in my opinion.

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

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Course Name Theme Par
Interlaken Alpine 71
Sierra Vista Desert 71
Dainton Park Harvest 72
Le Golf National Countryside 71
Windermere Country Club Countryside 72
Lac de Verde Golf Club Rural 71
Kilton Forest Boreal 71
TGC @ Kettle Moraine Boreal 70
Arden Hills 2015 Course Boreal 72
Lake Starnberg 2015 Course Alpine 72
Pine Mountain Resort (Winter) Alpine 71
Dallowgill Old Course Harvest 71
Cherry Lakes Resort Harvest 72
Sherwood Forest Retreat Harvest 27
Hook Island Delta 71
Lochmead Highlands Highlands 72
Kilton Paradiso Tropical 71
Sunset Valley Golf Club Desert 71
Doolough Manor Highlands 71
Doolough Manor Black Tees Highlands 71
Kilsbergen Skog Boreal 71
Interlaken Imperial Swiss 71
Whitefish Mountain Winter 71
Lac de Verde Club de Golf Rustic 71
Interlaken Imperial Black Swiss 71
Crooked Stick Harvest 72
TGC@ Scottsdale Silverado Desert 71
Clube Olimpico Rocinha Delta 71
Le Golf National 2016 Countryside 71
Tvismark Golf Klub Highlands 72
Karlstad Golfklubb Winter 71
Le Golf National Countryside 71
Harvest Hills Par 3 Course Harvest 27
Royal Doolough Highlands 71
Interlaken Imperial Swiss 71
Kilsbergen Skog 2017 Boreal 71
Wangsa Maju Resort Tropical 70
Crooked Stick Harvest 70
Clube Olimpico Rochina Delta 71
Le Golf National Countryside 70
Tvismark Golf Klub Highlands 72
Kota Kinabalu Resort Tropical 71
Dallow Hill Rustic 71
Windermere Farms Countryside 71
Cook Island Delta 71
Cherry Lakes Country Club Countryside 72
Dainton Village Autumn 72