Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course

4.5667705882 4.6 stars from 5 (496)
  • 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 4.6 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 496 Reviews
5 stars:
309
4 stars:
153
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

476 out of 496 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
Verified Purchaser

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


"One of the most underrated courses in Phoenix"


Jeffrey8859416's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

If Verrado-Founders was in Scottsdale it would be more popular & more expensive. I prefer Founders over Victory. Founders is more challenging. 2nd shot golf course decently bunkered. Lots of great holes. I really enjoy Lehman/Fought designs. Playable for most levels.

Course was firm & fast b/c they were overseeding the following day. Greens were tough to read. In my top 10 public in Phoenix. I enjoy it more than TPC Stadium, Grayhawk & We Ko Pa Cholla.

Holes 12-14 may be my favorite 3 hole stretch in Phoenix. Verrado is a great town. If it weren't such a far drive I'd play Verrado-Founders much more often.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Verrado"


u859386279's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course! Staff very accommodating and friendly. I'd definitely play it again.


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


"Founders Course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Formerly Raven at Verrado a few years back, but changed name to Verrado Golf Club. Great course, friendly staff. Really nice cart paths, numerous water stations, awesome scenery, wildlife to be seen. The course was in great condition, maybe a little on the dry side and the greens were a little quick..... some holes requiring target golf, some holes with elevation changes, others offering generous fairways.

Weather was sunny all day, 90 plus temp. Pace of play was excellent, in fact we didn't wait once that round, dress code, clientele appeared to be golf savy and friendly. Great restaurant to eat meals. Guest service staff clean your clubs afterwards and cart gals were attentive and had great drink specials. Proshop at this time had great prices on clothing, and had a good selection of items. When driving from hole to hole, keep eyes posted along pathway desert area as we found numerous high end golf balls. One day on a future visit, i look forward to golfing their new course, the Victory Course. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"Interesting course - Hard greens"


trogersaz1's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

It is near the end of the season right before the courses are going to scalp the grass for over-seeding. Maybe that was why the greens were so hard. I had several balls skip or roll off the greens. That was my only real issue here. The course is interesting as it is a desert course. There were a lot of sand traps. Mostly in typical landing distances from the tee. This made club selection a primary concern.

The staff was friendly and helpful. I wish I could say the same for some of the guests. I think it was bring a curmudgeon to golf day. It was a Thursday and there were mostly retirees golfing. You'd think they would be happy instead of grumpy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A really great deal"


u617241656's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

From the minute you pull into parking lot you know you are in for a treat, friendly staff greet you and view of the club house is awesome. Golf course layout and condition in excellent shape. What a great deal


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun Round"


Phil2077's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play. Challenging without being a killer. Many beautiful views. Great shape. Welcoming staff. Worth a replay on next year's trip.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice"


u315799316's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

3rd time here... very beautiful... tough but fair.

Only complaint is greens ... putted very true but SO hard they did not hold an approach.

Never saw a ballmark from any player in my group and all pretty good golfers... very frustrating to hit so many greens just to have the ball bounce and roll off the greens.I rarely have trouble holding greens.

I'm assuming though that greens were so hard because course being prepped for overseeding..???

Hope so

Thanks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fantastic Course!!"


bcscooter31's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best courses in the West Valley. It has an upscale country club feel. The practice area is very nice. The course has a great layout, fair but also a good challenge for better golfers. This was my second time playing the Founders....there will be a third, fourth.....make the trip!


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



jayheintz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a little unorganized at our tee time but things got better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden west side treasure"


kappaman1990's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven't played this course in almost ten years due to it being in the opposite side of the valley from my home. The course layout was great . The fairways were well kept and the greens were rolling st about a ten. The summer rate is well worth the visit for me. If you plan on being in the west valley this course is a must.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jmt628's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding layout -out West !"


MarkyVoftheCOP's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Perfect weather with some breeze that day, ideal to play this challenging track. Conditions were really nice although some bunkers could use more sand/attention. Out there is real elevation change and the undulation on some of the greens are tough to figure out. For this time of year after a Summer in PHX, Verrados Founders course is impressive & a Huge value from Golf Now

Frank in the Pro shop is so nice and Jake at outside services is a solid component to making the drive out West of Phoenix WORTH IT -THANKS !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat this set up. Great course though a bit long for me. Enjoyed the layout and the views are incredible.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round"


Johnboy2JCPR2000JLMG's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the course to be in great shape. The greens were in excellent shape as well as the fairways. An excellent test of golfing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"In very good condition"


u1526616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For this time in the year in very good condition. Pace was quite slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Some great views to boot"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent value this time of yr. great condition. Even caught a cooler day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



CHRISJ231's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played 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



jayheintz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/15/2017
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

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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