Tatum Ranch Golf Club

3.8667000000 3.9 stars from 5 (90)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6856 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

  • 29888 N Tatum Ranch Dr, Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
  • (480) 585-4909
  • (480) 585-3197
  • tatumranchgc.com
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Year built: 1987
Architect(s): Bob Cupp
Type: Private
Style: Desert
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
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
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt required, no denim
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 6856 yards 72.7 135
Blue 72 6601 yards 71.7 127
Gold 72 6344 yards 70.9 122
Black 72 5851 yards 68.4 114
Black (W) 72 5851 yards 74.3 131
Copper (W) 72 5384 yards 71.4 117
Silver (W) 72 5081 yards 69.6 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 90 Reviews
5 stars:
26
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

73 out of 87 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers  

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"Great short par 4s"


Mike424's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting course in housing development where the houses don't intrude on play. Varied design of holes makes for some different challenges each time you play. Some great short par 4s. Greens have many big borrows.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tatum Ranch a Gem"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff<br/> Nice layout impeccably maintained. Lush fairways, thick rough and fast greens. Had a real enjoyable day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"So So......"


Flight1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was the first time I played there and I found that their was little or no signage. Confusing, most fairways did not identify which hole I was about to play. When I arrived their also was nobody around and no direction on where to go for the club house. (no staff at the bag drop location)<br/> They were getting ready to over seed and the course was a mess so I might give them a break on that (for now) I would consider trying it again later but for now I will stay away.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


rsmozilo's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is in fabulous shape and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. There are many tee boxes to accommodate every level of golfer. I am 72 years old and a 21 handicap so I played from the black tees. I would recommend this course to any level player. In my younger years I played from the blue tees at 6600+ yards then the gold at 6300+ yards. There are also green tees at 7200 yards for the really good players.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful and well kept. 5 tees to choose from. This confirms my preference for using Golf Now to get $100 courses for half or more off, rather than $50 courses for $30.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"It was OK"


deronb67's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2014
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had heard good reviews about the course and was looking forward to my round. When I arrived, there was no one at the bag drop area. Someone did appear and loaded my clubs within a minute or two. I parked and returned to the unmanned bag drop and my cart and clubs were gone. There were no signs or directions on where to check in. I found the golf shop and my clubs in the rear of the building. I felt a bit uncomfortable entering the building and looking for the shop in that the front door had a sign stating "Members and guests only." Check in was smooth and friendly. Driving range was closed for some reason but open later when we finished. Course was fine. There was way too many grass clippings around the greens. Seemed like it hadn't been mowed in several days. Greens and fairways were quite nice and smooth. Tee boxes were small and crowded with a foursome but well maintained. Also very close to houses on several holes. There were very few yardage markers on the course other than the 50 yard increment markers on the cart path. Thankfully, I was in only a couple bunkers but both were quite hard with little sand. I didn't use any food or beverage but it looked nice. I was told at check in that there was a beverage cart on the course but didn't see one all day. In sum, it was a nice place at a decent price but not a great place for a nonmember, which makes perfect sense for a private facility.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overall course condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast, excellent course condition, great time. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"July 21, 2014"


DenisGodin69's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is in poor condition, very dry and greens slow and yellow because burned by sun. This golf course is a 15 $ golf course, not a 30 $ golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Course good but Greens aerated"


RDEBUSK1's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in overall very good shape. The greens were still showing the aeration effects from the prior week. Bumpy a little slow and sand apparent on some of them. Still a very enjoyable experience


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"course is nothing special"


bara550's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Though it is listed as "private" they have opened a few tee times to the public.....course is nothing special and lacks any great character....just back and forth..only one hole has water.....with so many really good courses in the phoenix area I would not recommend this course...it was in very good shape but again none of the holes are really spectacular...pretty bland layout


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course conditions"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course plays very well and has a great layout. Staff was very nice


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The Ranch"


marc2083522's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to play in summer. Great practice facility. No bev cart so stock up at shack before headed out. Carts could use gps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Member atmosphere"


Vince2367143's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Wednesday was my first time playing Tatum Ranch and it was a good experience. Check in was easy. The dress code is strictly enforced at this course with the staff asking shirts are tucked in during the round.<br/> The tee boxes were level and in good condition. The fairways were a little dry but not in horrible shape. Drives would roll out a good amount of distance. Some areas of the fairway had been recently aerated but it didn't affect play too much. The greens were in good shape but firm. The greens speed was a 9 according to the course.<br/> The course wasn't overly crowded but did have quite a few people playing for a late Wednesday afternoon. I rated the F&B as poor because no beverage cart was out during my round. The course did have numerous water stations including ice.<br/> The course is in a good location and is fun to play. I will definitely keep it in the summer rotation.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Summertime Scottsdale Golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in quite good shape given high AZ temps (around 100) and fairway transition to Bermuda from winter rye grass. Greens were reasonably quick and got more so in late afternoon as they dried out. Tatum does not provide GPS so yardage often guesswork. Great value given lower summer prices.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"VERY NICE DESERT GOLF COURSE"


DIDIERV's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

VERY NICE DESERT GOLF COURSE<br/> GREEN VERY FAST<br/> A LOT OF SAGUARO A LOT DESERT<br/> WE'll come back with pleasure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pleasant reception and welcomed by staff upon our arrival. Booked online through their Discovery tee times and the course exceeded our expectations. Greens were lightning fast and true. The entire course was a pleasure to play. Hope to play again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not for the beginning golfer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course with narrow fairways and fast greens. Course was in great shape and the personnel were very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"*Pro golfer playing w/the public"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/08/2014
Previously played Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Boy was I was nervous on that first tee shot (just slightly popped up my five wood and missed a five footer for par) Hit an iron off of 2 + If someone wouldn't have talked in my backswing, on that first long Par 3, LOL (still made par) I think I would have holed it or hit to a foot + if I just would have made that short birdie putt after painting a 7 iron on the no. 1 handicap on the course along with all the other short birdie putts I missed on this day (which I still rate as a great practice round....but overall, loved the challenge and can't wait to play the course, again under tournament conditions (even though the members who were walking behind us seemed about ready to erupt like a volcano, go figure I just get mad thinking about throwing a great round away)_HSBK


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Really enjoyed our game"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the course twice. The pace of play was comfortable as was the weather. Is easy on the ladies if playing from the forward tees. The course was in nice shape for December. We would definitely play here again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is fair."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/30/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great experience with the golfcours and the staff.<br/> We are from Switzerland on vacation in Phoenix AZ.<br/> We will tell our friengs in Switzerland about this golf course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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