Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort – Casa Grande AZ
It was back in the mid – summer of 2018 that Myra and I decided that we would try an RV holiday. After a 2 day “trial run” that we enjoyed close to our Vancouver Island home we felt we were ready to take on a much longer trip in miles and duration. After a few renovations to make our 23 footer more homey we began the process of selecting places to stay in proximity with golf courses we were going to review.
As the time needed to contact and secure numerous golf courses was far greater than choosing RV sites, a minimum amount of time was devoted to booking RV sites. It was a simple process, I would look up “RV sites” for the areas on the internet we were going to, read a few reviews and select the ones with the best ratings. Cost was not really an issue and we would have a quick look at the website they had and then make the booking. When we arrived at Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort we had no idea what we were in for and upon arrival we were almost shocked at what we had chanced upon. As we turned in to pull up to the guard house we were beaming with delight at our initial view, beautiful palm trees lined the entrance road and the lush green fairways of the golf course. A friendly fellow was our host and escorted us into the clubhouse to reception where the” A” team of gals welcomed us. We were positioned in the perfect spot, site # 509 on Desert Willow Drive less than 80 yards from the sprawling clubhouse. Kathy at the front desk along with Gabriela made sure we were located in close proximity to the washrooms (for Myra) and everything else really.
When full the resort was like a small town with upward of 3500 people living here from short stays like ours (10 days) to all winter and full time year round residents. One nice old gal we met had lived here for 18 years. Our golf review trips are typically dedicated to reviewing full length par 70 -73 golf courses and we had not really considered reviewing or for that matter even playing the Par 3 course here at Palm Creek. That changed when we went for a stroll around the course late one afternoon and it was obvious that the golf course was not an after-thought or just something that was just thrown together willy nilly.
As you can see by the photos I took, many of the holes could easily be included in the layout of the nicest and most noted of full length courses. The creek that meanders through the entire back nine right from the 10th tee box to the 18thgreen is remarkable. The small ponds that are connected to it had so many beautiful ducks and birds splashing about on the bright warm sunny day. Myra and I typically spend 90% of our days golfing and on our off days will go to a museum or local attraction. There is no need to really do that at Palm Creek as the amount of other activities and pursuits on site are staggering. For me having an athletic background I could see playing pickleball at one of the 16 courts, joining in for a game of slow pitch and using the fitness centre every morning. A few laps in the pool and a hot tub late at night would end the day. If by chance it did rain here and you were forced to stay inside the pool room with its 6 tables is a fine spot and card game groups playing bridge, cribbage and Texas Hold Em poker gather regularly.
There’s line dancing, ball room dancing, aqua fit and yoga, concerts on weekends oh my the list goes on. For those more inclined to learn a new hobby or just continue with what they have always enjoyed there are dedicated rooms for pottery, stained glass and lapidary. I get the feeling if they don’t have what you want you could start your own group. Golf carts drive around everywhere also people on bikes, walkers, it’s hustle bustle and one big happy group. Everywhere you look the resort is spotless and cleanliness is of the highest priority.
So we made a tee time and joined up with Phil from Kansas and Dave formerly from Michigan for 18 holes of golf. It was wall to wall golfers on this beautiful layout, yes the greens are a little slower than we are used to but that’s not a bad thing, they rolled true and held the ball on long approach shots.
What a wonderful outing, we loved the course and so will you, it’s great for all levels and really suited for the older generation who perhaps don’t hit it that far. The holes range from 90 yards to 190 yards so there’s plenty of challenge. So whether you’re an artist or jock, a fast mover or a sun worshipper you have come to what most say is the number one RV Resort in the US. Enjoy!
The best way to see the entire list of features refer is to the Palm Creek Golf and RV Resort website below..Along the top scroll over to “Gallery” and see the myriads of great photos of residents and activities.