How To Play

Signing up for a Tee Time

Each Tuesday, there is a 3 ring binder with sign up sheets for the next week’s play, along with a list of members and their current handicaps on a table near the Monitor in the club house. The sign-up sheets are broken into a range of tee-times, and each row on the sheets provides for entry of up to four names and SCW Recreation Center numbers (Rec #) to build each group.

To sign up, enter your name and Rec # in one of the blank openings for the block of time you wish to play.  You can consult the handicap list if you wish to play with others with a handicap similar to yours.  Once a block of time fills up, you cannot add a new row – you must go to the previous or subsequent time block to enter your name/Rec #.

IMPORTANT NOTES:  1) You may sign up others for play in your group – but you are limited to only signing up ONE group out of courtesy to other Club members. 2) You may not erase anyone’s request to enter your name.

These sheets are then used by the Club’s Monitor to book tee times into the SCW Tee Time Reservation System.  Once the Monitor has booked a tee time for you, and if you have provided a unique email address for your account in the SCW golf reservation system TOTALEGOLF, (, you will get an email notice from the reservation system telling with your tee time and the names of others in your group.  In addition, you can go to the Weekly Tee Times & Results menu item on this web site and view a list of the next week’s pairings by time and alpha by name or you can log into your TOTALEGOLF account and look up your tee time under “Booked Rounds”.  Under normal circumstances, tee times for the next week’s play are established by end of day on Wednesday.

If you didn’t sign up on Tuesday at the club house, you can email the Monitor (Phyllis Holmes at and request that she book a tee time for you.  The Monitor will notify you by email of the tee time she has assigned.  You can also check your TOTALEGOLF account for ‘Booked Rounds”.

Cancellations & Late Sign Ons

Each player is responsible for checking her tee time prior to the day of the event either on the club Web Site Weekly Tee Times & Results, the SCW Golf Operations reservation web site ( or by calling Deer Valley club house at 623-544-6016.

A player who needs to cancel MUST inform the Monitor via email if at all possible, and notify the Pro Shop if canceling on the Tuesday day of play.  Emails can be sent to the Monitor at 

Weather Related Delays

You can sign up to receive text messages on weather related delays by going to the SCW Rec Center website using the button below, and providing you mobile phone number and agreeing to the policy. 

Alternatively you can text “scwfrost” or “scwgolf” to 555888 to subscribe to text messages alerting you when there is a weather issue at our golf courses. Get signed up now to be informed the next time we experience frost or have to close a course or courses due to rain!

Rain Check Policy

The Rain Check Policy is defined by Sun City West Recreation Center policy, and is as follows:


Rain Checks will be given when:

– Rain has lasted more than 1 hour, or has the possibility of lasting at least an hour

– Cart path restrictions are put in effect due to ground conditions

– Specific holes are closed for play due to flooding or wet ground

Rain Checks will be given as follows:

– Rain checks will be given on a prorated basis for the holes that were not completed.

*There will be no refund of a paid round – Rain Check only.*

Weather Updates:

Call the weather hotline @ 623-544-6175 (1=PB, 2=TR, 3=DV, 4=GV, 5=EM, 6=SD, 7=DT)

There is no restriction on redeeming the Rain Check with regard to course or time limit.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call any of the 7 RCSCW golf courses at:
623-544-6010 PB; 6015 TR; 6016 DV; 6013 GV; 6012 SD; 6017 DT

Day of Play

You are encouraged to arrive at the club house to check in, pay your green fees and sweeps, at least 30 minutes before your scheduled tee time.

If you are the Captain, you will check-in with the Starter at the course and pay green fees plus ‘sweeps’ (your contribution to the competition payout pot).  Then check-in with the Monitor, pay the Monitor fees for your group and pick up the scorecards.  

If you are not the Captain, you will check-in with the Starter and pay green fees plus ‘sweeps’.  Then find your Captain and reimburse her for the Monitor fee.

There are four other ‘side games’ you can participate in each Tuesday – ‘Chip-Ins’, “Blind Bogey’, ‘Birdie’ and “Ringers.

For Chip-Ins, put $.25 in the pot for ‘Chip-Ins’ by the Starter’s desk and print your name on the list near the pot before you start your round.  If you have one (or more) Chip-Ins during the round, print your name, hole # and Rec # on the ‘CHIP INS” sheet found on the counter outside the club house before you leave the course.  Depending on how much money was put in the pot and how many Chip-Ins were recorded, the pot is shared among that week’s winners.  NOTE:  you must both a) sign up and put your $.25 in the pot BEFORE your round AND b) record the chip-in on the sheet on the counter BEFORE you leave the course to be eligible for chip-in winnings.

To participate in the weekly Blind Bogey, put $1 in the Blind Bogey box located on the Monitor’s desk and take a blank Blind Bogey slip.  At the end of your round, if your net score is within the range identified on the Blind Bogey slip (for play at Deer Valley between 65 and 80), fill out the slip and return it to the Blind Bogey return box also located on the Monitor’s desk.  Numbers are pre-selected until there is a Blind Bogey winner or winners.

Everyone who plays is eligible for ‘Birdies’ – there is no money involved.  If you have a birdie on one or more holes, you print your name, score and hole # with a check mark if this was your first birdie ever at Deer Valley on the ‘BIRDIES’ sheet found on the counter outside the club house.  For your first birdie you will find a small gift in an envelop with your name on it in the box by the Starter’s desk on the next Tuesday.  Note you can also mark Eagles and a Hole-In-One on this same sheet.

All Deer Valley Club members, playing from the “red tees” and  who have previously joined “Ringers” are eligible for participation.  Scores are entered weekly onto a spreadsheet by the Ringer Chairman.  (Spreadsheet is posted monthly in the Ladies Lounge.)  Monetary awards are distributed at the December holiday luncheon.

Be sure that you are not keeping your own score during play – swap cards with others in your group.  During play, you should play “ready golf’.  Putt out all putts – there are NO GIMMEES.  Observe cart path rules and stay to the right of the greens.

At the end of the round, complete the score cards for each player (gross, adjusted (if necessary) and net), sign the score card that you have kept plus the score card that contains YOUR score.  If you are Captain, you are responsible for giving the completed and signed cards to the Monitor.  Depending on the ‘game’ that is being played that Tuesday, you may or may not enter your adjusted gross score on the computer in the club house where you can enter your score using your SCW Rec # (i.e., Local Number) or your AGA GHIN number.   Make sure you post your Birdies and Chip-Ins at the outdoor counter, and if you are participating in Blind Bogey, fill out the slip and drop it on the tray at the Monitor’s desk.

There will be notes and signs posted to let you know if you should not post your score.

Following the day of play, the Monitor compiles the results and the payouts for the competitive golfers.  The results are posted on this web site under the heading Weekly Tee Times & Results.  Any ‘sweeps’ money ‘won’ is placed on your SCW Rec Center account (which is shown as a “Credit Balance” on any receipt you get from the Rec Center).  If you put money in the pot for ‘Chip-Ins’ and ‘Blind Boggy’ – those winnings are in alphabetized envelopes at the Starter’s counter. You should check the box of envelopes for one with your name on the following Tuesday.

Green Tee Regulations and Procedures

adopted January 2019

The purpose of these regulations and procedures is to make members more comfortable playing and enjoy their round of golf.  As we age our ability to hit the ball the distance we used to in our younger years lessens and we become discouraged with our game.  As beginning golfers playing from the green tees is a great way to work on our game.

We want to continue having higher handicap members enjoy Deer Valley Golf Course and continue to play with all their friends at Deer Valley Women’s Golf Club.

In order to have an actual Green Tee flight we will need to have at least 6 to 8 members playing the Green Tee’s.

The Regulations and Procedures can be found in the link below:

Deer Valley Golf Course Information

For information about the Deer Valley Golf Course.  Weather related course conditions hotline – 623-544-6175

Book a Tee Time

To book a tee time at other courses in Sun City West and/or for other than Tuesday play at Deer Valley Golf Course, register with and log-in to the Sun City West Golf on-line reservation system Sun City West Member Portal

NOTE: You must have a unique email address to register with Sun City West Member Portal and to receive email notices from SCW Golf Operations.

Post Your Scores via AGA

You may post your scores and review your handicap at the computer in the club house. 

Once you have an AGA Membership, you can review your handicap and to post a score for a Sun City West golf course, or any other accredited golf course in the USA or territories, by going to Arizona Golf Association to register and log-in.