Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course

4.5109000000 4.5 stars from 5 (458)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7258 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 4242 N Golf Dr, Buckeye, Arizona 85396, Maricopa County
  • (623) 388-3000, (623) 388-3008
  • (623) 388-3030
  • www.verradogolfclub.com
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Year built: 2004
Architect(s): Tom Lehman (2004), John Fought (2004)
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7258 yards 73.9 139
Black/Silver 72 7036 yards 72.8 134
Silver 72 6833 yards 71.9 130
Silver/White 72 6561 yards 70.7 127
White 72 6228 yards 69.3 123
White (W) 72 6228 yards 74.4 134
White/Gold 72 5734 yards 67.2 119
White/Gold (W) 72 5734 yards 71.7 122
Gold 72 5403 yards 65.7 114
Gold (W) 72 5403 yards 70.0 117
Green (W) 72 5142 yards 68.6 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 458 Reviews
5 stars:
284
4 stars:
141
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

438 out of 458 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers forced carries   Great for patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Course is good test. Bar and Grill needs to be more customer oriented and ensure if there are specials posted on golf carts that they are in effect."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2021
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Reviewed on

Our group played the Saturday before over seeding at Verrado. Even though the fairways were being prepped for over seeding, the course was still beautiful and great fun to play. The scenery is breathtaking as you travel the path through the mountains. The only problem we had occurred after play when we went to the restaurant. While we were playing we commented on the large signs posted on the back of the carts advertising happy hour with 1/2 price appetizers and we had decided to stay and eat there rather than going elsewhere. We ordered drinks and inquired about happy hour and we were told there was no happy hour on Saturdays. When we asked why the cart advertising specified happy hour was on Mondays thru Sundays, we were told that it was no longer true. One of our group then went to the pro shop to inquire why it was posted on the carts and he was told also that it was not true and nothing could be done about it. Ten minutes had since gone by and we were still waiting for our drinks. When another ten minutes passed, and as we watched one person after another walk to the bar to get drinks, we decided that the chances of getting anything to eat would be pretty slim. We left and found a very nice Italian restaurant in the town square to eat in. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat after playing Verrado. I would also suggest that management take the time to remove the cart advertising while the course is closed.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Pedro2401326's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful course with great views and amenities."


u000006686183's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The title says it all. We loved this course. We played 9 holes at about 7:00 am on a gorgeous Sunday morning. the greens were quick, and the fairways were a little wet, but other than the slow group of old men in front of us, we had a blast.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



GT7316035's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderful find of a New course for Me !"


MarkyVoftheCOP's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WoooHooo that I came across this "Hot Deal" from Golf Now -AGAIN ! Weather was still sorta' mild temp-wise & I seemingly had the place to Myself. Mark in the shop was quite cordial to be sure and Jake at the bag drop was certainly helpful on My way to the practice area. A wonderful looking spot w/plenty of space to hit warm-up shots prepping to play.

Condition was very nice indeed as only 1 green had some mild blemish from the strong Sun and the bunkering is exemplary, especially in this time of year. Big undulation throughout course sure does add challenge to the round and the putting surfaces rolled really well !

Some of this Great experience is from the people I came across there, Maggie W/the refreshment cart just iced My cups in the cart Her 2nd time She came up on Her own. Christie at the Restaurant did plenty to help Me get the wings "just right", so I ordered a 2nd batch !

Thanks Verrado, U've got it VERY Right out there & I can't wait to be back SOON ! Enjoy.


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



u000003745379's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had a great time playing the Founder's Course for the first time. It is a beautiful track the winds it way into the surrounding mountains, and down into community of Verrado. Challenging enough to keep you interested, and the views are spectacular. Played with a nice couple who lived in Verrado, and were good company. Pace of play was slow at first, but got quicker on the back nine. Cart girl came around 4 times during the round. Pro Shop staff very friendly and helpful too. If you don't mind the heat, you can get a great deal on green fees on a very nice course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mcdaddy42's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hot desert golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This time of year the courses are starting to get a little heat damage. For the most part it was kept green. The greens were a little bit Sun beat .This course must be a real gem in Prime season. Awesome bang for the buck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"WOW....What A Course"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Founders Course did not disappoint. I have played a lot of similar prototypical DESERT style courses in and around the valley such as Quintero, Boulders, etc and in my opinion this is the best!

The views of the valley are absolutely amazing and the course was in perfect shape. Excellent bunkers, sand, fairways and greens. The course is challenging but is a very playable design. The clubhouse and practice facility are second to none!

It is easily a top 10 course in the valley and the new Victory Course which opened last year should be just as nice!

I will be back to play both again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004805637's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



xoticrabbit's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tired and Threadbare in Buckeye"


Bobemac's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Texas Advisor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course gets lots of play and will get a lot more during the summer because they are shutting down their new Victory course until the fall.

They have three leagues here every week. Today is the old men's league. That means they play slow. Always check with the course to find out if it's a league day before you buy a tee time.

We started on hole 10 today and encountered the old guys playing slow.

The fairways are hit or miss here. Some are green and some are mottled and many are brown.

The greens are worn out and bare and there's sand and old ball marks all over.

This Tom Lehman design is not very imaginative and he does focus on long par fours. Comparing Verrado to most of the upscale desert venues leaves Verrado way behind.

The vegetation here and the plantings are wilted and brown.

Marcus did a great job wearing many hats, including the starter.

Crystal in the pro shop was a help.

They protect the greens to a fault here and it delays the pace of play. Not allowing carts

closer than 100 yards is unwieldy.

A nearly 5 hour round on a weekday is not a good thing. There was no ranger sighting

on this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"J.B"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice coarse.Staff appeared to be new or weekend crew. Overall a good experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fantastic"


u000005752734's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

First off I play 3 times a week and have for years, booked 256 rounds of golf last year through golfnow and this is the first time ever I rated 5 stars all the way through. I've had customers in town the past 2 weeks, last week we played Troon North and TPC Stadium, I have to say playing Verrado Founders was a far better experience, forget that is was a fraction of the price if I had the choice to play any of the courses again it wouldn't be close, absolutely loved this course, both my wife and I fell in love with it and the staff was fantastic, can't wait to play it again, best course in the valley in my opinion and best value by far


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course to play with wide open fairway to hit ball with driver freely."


u000006724175's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very windy day and it was very challenging, but enjoyed playing golf with good friends. Very helpful and friendly staffs in pro shop and restaurant.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Day!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, views are amazing. We all really enjoyed our day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great elevation changes"


slbechtold's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a couple of blind tee shots but had some great views of the valley. Would recommend to friends.


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


"Little Gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the coarse, except the blind drive on 9. Plays much like Whirlwind with quite a bit more elevation change.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003670034's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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