Course Review - Coyote Lakes Golf Course
This course was built in 1993 alongside the Aqua Fria River with its rolling
terrain. Five tranquil lakes and desert sand dunes provide endless serenity and
breathtaking vistas. The course combines Arizona landscaping with Scottish-
links design. The greens are large with a lot of contour and will challenge
golfers of all skills. Coyote Lakes has optimum landing areas that are always
in clear view from elevated tees. Generally, the approach shots are to modestly
guarded and elevated greens. The few mandatory forced carry tee shots over
natural arroyos are very manageable but are more challenging from the
championship tee box. The front nine is good; but, the back nine is even
better. In a setting resembling a desert park, water constantly comes into play
on the back nine. Don’t let the short distance of Coyote Lakes fool you; the
creative Par 71 layout will challenge all levels of golfers. In order to score
well you’ll need tee box accuracy, fairway strategy, dexterous irons, a
practiced sand wedge, and a finely tuned putter. There are several holes on the
back nine that could be considered signature holes , especially the
fabulous 18th finishing hole. The most unusual hole is number 6. The 546 yard
par 5 has a 12 foot cobblestone retaining wall that cuts across the entire
fairway about 50 yards before the green, combining anticipation with paralysis
on the approach shot.
Other Information - Coyote Lakes Golf Course
Practice Facilities: Driving range with limited flight balls, putting & chipping green. Range balls are extra.
19th Hole: Coyote Café serves food and there is a snack bar and drink
Clubhouse: A full service golf pro shop.
Designer: Jack Snyder
General Manager: Rowland Cole
Grass type: Greens: Bermuda. Fairways: Bermuda
Recommended handicap: Anyone with under an 18 handicap should play from
the tips which are only 6159 yards. The course plays longer than the actual
yardage. The back tee boxes are strategically laid out in a much more
challenging location. With the short yardage and beautiful scenic views this
course is usually a favorite among seniors and women.
1 -10 Course Rating by Meridian’s Golf Specialists: 7
Comments by Meridian Guests:
- “The back nine was just fabulous.” “It felt a lot longer than 6100 yards
from the championship tees.”
- “The fairways are tight, yet fair.” “With all that water on the back
nine, I still didn’t lose a golf ball.
- It was a fun, playable golf course that doesn’t beat you up.”
The Drive: It is 35 minutes to Coyote Lakes
To make your round quicker and more enjoyable Coyote Lakes includes The ProLinks GPS system on your cart at no additional charge.