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Las Sendas Golf Club 4th hole

The challenging yet scenic approach to the 4th hole at Las Sendas

It had been enough years since I last played Las Sendas Golf Club that I had forgotten the details of it, other than it was a tough test from the back tees. I recently got back out there to tee it up and I’m glad to say Las Sendas was more enjoyable, playable and also more scenic than I remembered.

First off, unless you’re going pro soon or just want to get your ego beat up, play from a forward set of tees. The course will still provide plenty of challenge but also a more playable experience. There are a number of tough holes, some of which can be all the more difficult if you’ve never seen the course before. But the starter provided yardage guides on the first tee which makes the first time through the course much easier to navigate.

Though Las Sendas winds through a residential area, the houses never seem intrusive, as they can on some courses, and the course and scenic desert are still in the forefront. The approach shot to the green at the 4th hole (pictured above) and the sweeping views of the valley on holes 7 and 18 (pictured below) are especially memorable. A number of holes also provide views of nearby Red Mountain.

Las Sendas Golf Club 18th hole

Aim for Camelback Mountain in the distance on your final tee shot at Las Sendas

The greens fees were a very good deal at $40 on an August Sunday morning. Las Sendas is in Mesa, away from the hub of premier courses in Scottsdale and Phoenix, but it’s definitely worth the easy drive down the Loop 202.

7555 E. Eagle Crest Drive
Mesa, AZ 85207

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