Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course

4.5460352941 4.5 stars from 5 (549)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 549 Reviews
5 stars:
345
4 stars:
166
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

527 out of 549 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



joe25l's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very nice course. Great valley views"


Zack3688546's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Grabbed a great hot deal on golf now. Fairways and greens were in great shape. For desert golf the fairways are generous and pretty wide. Some amazing views of the valley and mountains. Greens putted very true and putts held there lines. I would recommend playing this course and putting on your list, a must play. Food in the restaurant was fantastic, loved the fish tacos. Had a great day at Verrado.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Long drive used to be worth it"


Michael5704215's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Started off with a rude ranger yelling our last name on the practice facility telling our group to hurry up to the first tee box (which was actually the 10th tee that day, but the pro shop didn’t tell us upon checking in). When I asked him what time it was, he snapped back “8 minutes till your tee time’”. Of course we had to stop 20 yards before the tee boxes because the group ahead of us was still teeing off. So instead of hitting another dozen balls on the range for the next 5 minutes, we get to talk to the nice ranger. What a jerk.

The greens looked like the surface of the moon. Either no one fixes ballmarks anymore or the greens keepers do a poor job of fixing them. It’s a shame because this is easily one of the best publicly accessible courses in the state. Sand traps were fine, fairways were in good shape, challenging but fair, although pace of play could’ve been better. I’d play it again. Maybe after the ranger returns to the Monterey Penninsula with his attitude.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always fun"


Rob1575011's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Play here as much as I can. I live in the East Valley and the drive can be frightful at times. I'd play here much more if traffic could disappear.

Quality venue.

Never disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
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Poor job by starters by allowing twosomes out one after another.Why not pair them up?


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



1w2k0d0c's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff had decided it was a cart only day due to rain the night before, but did not inform anyone until the 1st tee starter mentioned it. Not good. Smells of greed. Many would NOT have played due to that fact. The starter/pro shop even said as the day progressed the cart only rule would go away, but the ranger said that was a lie as the decision was made in the morning early that all day would be a cart only day. Too bad for this poor management and greedy "give us your money no matter what" buisness starategy they practice..


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2018
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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


"Great views"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy this course. Very challenging, variety of holes and fun to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2018
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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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/03/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great as usual"


1kanaka27's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Scored a Hot Deal rate that we could not pass on. The course was in great shape and the greens were excellent. I just wish some would learn to repair their ball marks. The cart girls seemed to appear on every other hole. Overall, great customer service and great day.


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


"Great course"


jackanderson22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Top 2 I've played here, and I've played quite a few. Conditions, views, challenging but fair. 10 handicapper.


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


"The usual"


Grantcole's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always great conditions on a good track. No surprises . What you can always expect of this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Verrado Founders course"


goinlow67's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
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Reviewed on

One of our go-tos in the Valley. Always in good shape and the views are awesome. Far superior, imo, to the new Victory course.


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


"beautiful"


Gary2977519's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is beautiful and has a great layout. It has everything from desert, some water. mountain views and beauty all around you. The greens rolled nice and reasonably fast.

Overall a great course which I will play again, especially with friends that are coming for a golf trip in February. I know they will truly enjoy the course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course..."


u3884206's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Fast, firm greens.....but in great shape. We recommend it !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Windy"


headstander's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately the day I played it was cold and windy, very uncomfortable , I hope to play again in better weather conditions . Great course with great views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Challenging Course at a Great Value"


Rdolan56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Only minor complaint is the greens had been recently aerated and were a little bumpy. Otherwise the staff was great, the rest of the course was in great condition, the pace of play was excellent and we received a great deal on the cost. Course seemed to played harder than rated or maybe I just had a bad day.

We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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