Dobson Ranch Golf Course

3.7006000000 3.7 stars from 5 (157)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6593 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

  • 2155 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85202, Maricopa County
  • (480) 644-2291
  • (480) 644-4262
  • www.dobsonranchgolfcourse.com
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Year built: 1974
Architect(s): Red Lawrence
Type: Public
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6593 yards 71.0 117
Middle 72 6176 yards 69.1 113
Forward 72 5598 yards 71.34 116

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 157 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
83
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

126 out of 157 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport in the 'burbs   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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"One of my favorite courses"


jgolferlady's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
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I have been playing Dobson Ranch since they opened in l974. It's always in great shape, challenging, but fair and a very friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u00000668687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



John7342936's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great value for your money. The course was in fantastic shape for the end of April. Nice open Parkland style course very similar to Encanto and Biltmore adobe. Great course for my wife who is in her first year of golf and there was some good challenging greens for myself.

We definitely will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Dobson deal"


James8698235's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Dobson ranch is a good golf course with very tough greens. The greens are quite undulated and smooth . Fairways were in very good condition. Getting off fairways presented some challenging lies which is fine, and the tree lined holes were always present to keep you thinking. I have played Dobson many times in the past and finally got back there and enjoyed it very much. If you have not played it, you won't be disappointed. This 3 handicap had his hands full. Dobson offers enough challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"yuck"


Gmills65's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
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I'll never play there again. Driving range balls all over two fairways and members firing balls at you to make you play faster.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Dobson Ranch"


Mike3197693's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
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Course was good practice area good pace of play was slow. Ranger was on course but one group in particular was slow all day


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



uICGM7048RV's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great greens but that's all"


u291472768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
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Terrible pace of play! It took us 5 hrs 15 mins for 18 holes. Never saw a course marshal. Sometimes there were 3 groups waiting at the t-box. Greens were great but fairways were hard as concrete, even my wife was driving 225 yds because of the bounce and roll.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Jametsa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Greed slows pace of play"


Fisherman573's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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The course is in decent condition. We played two weeks ago and were done in 4 hours. The pace today(Sunday) was slow. Had to wait over 5 minutes at every tee on the front nine. The course marshal said they were using 7 minute intervals. The pace picked up on the back nine but it took FIVE hours to play. That is unacceptable and just shows GREED. Come on, City of Mesa, space out the tee times so your residents can enjoy the game.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"DO NOT GOLF HERE!!!"


Michael6039536's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
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Worst course I've ever played! The only positive I can say is the grass was mostly green. The staff was rude, and had tee times set up 2 hours prior to any drinks being available. Staff was extremely rude! Ranger was harrassing everyone! Drink cart did not start until 9am! Will NEVER play here again!!!!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



robertborgen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Experience"


u000006699948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
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Everything was great, it was Monday, so we didn't experience some of the delays that other reviewers experienced. Course is in great shape, including the greens, would even be better if people repaired their ball marks.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course."


u000006670975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
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Fun. Nice greens. Good staff. Would definitely recommend and go again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



vroo55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
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Older nice track, greens are in good shape and fast.

Pace of play was good, a good value for this time of year.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Disappointing!"


rjnchris's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
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This course was recommended as a good public course in the area so we booked a time for two. Range was crowded but in good condition. Joined two local players which were friendly and enjoyable but the round was an agonizing five hour experience. The foursome ahead of us were hitting multiple balls, doing straight shots off the drink cart and playing music that could be heard much of the round. Behind at least a hole or more most of the time. Course marshall came by several times but didn't seem concerned with their pace. Maybe 5 hours rounds are typicial for this course but unexceptable when we strive to keep a 4 hour pace. Agonizing to be waiting on every shot. Fortunately there are much better options for play in the area. Wouldn't ever considler playing this course again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

My experience was very similar except for multiple balls and music, just slooooooooooooooooow



u000008213419's avatar
Gender:  Male

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



uLFYJ4636LF's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



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