Encanto GC, Phoenix. William P. Bell, 1935.


Another example of an excellent Bell routing making the best of a flat site in the middle of the city, but a restoration that really brought out all the classic Bell features would warm my heart. Old aerials suggest this course may have originally featured an island green, but it’s now a peninsula tee for a mundane par 3 across the lagoon from the small amusement park. The bunkers are pretty worn down, but this is still a nice easy walk and set of playable but not boring holes in an area where palm trees and big buildings make for a unique skyline.

Arizona 8th Decile [2019]


Encanto GC. Nine hole par 3 course by William F. Bell and William P. Bell, 1954.

Tucked over in a corner of the property away from the main course’s clubhouse, this seems like a perfectly decent place to learn the game, if not much else.


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