Aguila Golf Course is located at South 35th Avenue in Laveen, Arizona and is approximately 12 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport via Interstate 17 N. This 210-acre facility features an 18-hole par 72 championship course and a nine-hole par 3 course, which were designed by Gary Panks and created at a cost of $6 million. The course operates half an hour before dawn until half an hour after dusk throughout the year, including public holidays.
Aguila Golf Course takes its name from the Spanish for eagle and the logo adopts an ancient Aztec design of this bird of prey. It is also the site of the former Alvord family farm and now both courses are decorated with bunkers and flanked by native grasses and wild flowers. The 18-hole course features three lakes coming in to play on five holes as well as continuous cart paths and four sets of tees, while the nine-hole course includes two teeing areas per hole, a driving range and practice greens.
Individual and group golf lessons are provided by PGA and LPGA members as well as clinics for beginners, intermediate and advanced golfers. Many tournaments are hosted here throughout the year and organizers should book a year in advance for weekend dates. There is also a 1,000 square foot state of the art Youth Learning Center equipped with teaching aides, video, audio visual, library and computers where children are taught the basics of golf for free.
There is Pro Shop located here too where players can purchase various items of apparel, shoes, bags and golf accessories. The Eagle's Nest Cafe is the course restaurant with a breakfast, lunch, beer and wine menu. The restaurant is also suitable for special events and dinners with indoor seating for 50 people and outdoor tent facilities that can accommodate up to 144 people.
It is recommended that golfers familiarize themselves with the course rules prior to playing at the course. For example players are expected to bring their own clubs and bag, not bring any alcohol to the golf course and they must have a valid green fee receipt. Golfers are also responsible for all damage caused by their shot or actions to other people or property on or off the golf course.
Reviews provided by people who have played both the 18-hole and nine-hole courses are very favorable, stating it is very good value for money and the longer course provides an excellent challenge. There are few places located in the city of Phoenix providing accommodation approximately 11 kilometers from the golf course. These include the Comfort Inn, Las Palmas Inn and Hampton Inn.
Golfers looking for a lunch or dinner after playing a round will find Italian cuisine at the Native New Yorker about three and a half kilometers away or Duners Pizza both in Laveen. Back in Phoenix visitors to the area may like to visit South Mountain Park, which is the largest municipal park in the United States and a popular place for hiking, cycling and horse riding.