Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course

4.5091000000 4.5 stars from 5 (440)
  • 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

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: 4.4 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 440 Reviews
5 stars:
273
4 stars:
135
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

420 out of 440 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


"Great Day!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
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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
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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


"Slipping a bit"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
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Reviewed on

Greens had been mico plugged and were not up to standards overall. Been playing there for years but probably the weakest condition I have ever seen.

The marketing dept. needs to do something about those lanterns they use for their logo. Very Lame.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Douglas4918024's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was very interesting and challenging. Greens had a little ball mark damage. Rate was off GolfNow and was very reasonable for what you get. A good course, I play it again. There are others you can play that are better, I. E. Quintero or Copper Canyon. Also, GPS directions from Google Maps is wrong, so maybe call pro shop for directions.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Getting even better with time."


MrAnderson18's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Founders golf course is your classic desert style golf course with no two holes alike. Tom Lehman and John Fought are two reputable names in golf course design. They further prove so with the Founders course. Challenging, but enjoyable. Great scenic views and the last 3 holes are a great finish in either competition or with friends. All around the Founders course is an established wonderful golf course. No question... a must-play.

*Love the sleek and cool fighter jets flying over head from time to time. A mini airshow on a golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good track with Excellent Views"


Gregory5281752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Founders Club is a Good track and I found it quite playable despite the wind this day. The layout is awesome. Long rides between some tees. Staff was okay could be better considering the area and what you pay. Greens in good shape and very fair. I think I like the Victory Course better but will need to mature.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000004970720's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u714665484's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Best course I've played in Phoenix"


Chasmo46's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

High end facility, but staff was very welcoming. The course was in great shape. The prices for drinks on the course were fair. Very scenic. Would definitely play it again at the discounted rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging course"


u784332584's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Beautiful course, great views. Bring more then a dozen balls when you come.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"1st time at Founders"


Brad8367168's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed course There are some really nice design features here Several par fours were hybrid and short iron in. Visually some second shots were intimidating. Par threes had some nice views. One drivable par 4. 271 uphill but had demanding second shot into a difficult green. Would play again


Pace of Play: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


bcscooter31's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the bag drop to the first tee, I had a great experience at Verrado. The young lady who checked me in was very friendly The practice range was very nice also. Definitely playing Verrado again, great Az course.


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


"Excellent course"


Pizazz84's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

From upstate NY. First time in Phoenix. Played Founders because of the ratings and it did not disappoint. Course was challenging and in good shape. Would recommend but if you get a chance try the Victory Course. Worth the experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Test your handicap here!!!"


Leger3771211's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very good course to challenge yourself... bring extra balls.. views are excellent.


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


"Sleeve"


sooner90's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

The course meanders along the side of a mountain with lots of desert. This course is one of those you need to play couple of times to play well. There are lots of blind shots that requires accuracy and local knowledge. Any seemingly good shot could easily end up in the desert. This course is not for the faint of heart or those that are ball frugal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course, very impressed. Thanks for a fun experience.


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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