Ranch at Tonto Verde Golf Club

4.4915000000 4.5 stars from 5 (295)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6988 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 72.0
  • Layout

  • 18402 El Circulo Dr, Rio Verde, Arizona 85263
  • (480) 471-2710
  • (480) 471-0402
  • www.tontoverde.org
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Year built: 2002
Architect(s): Gary Panks
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Desert
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
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6988 yards 72.0 130
Blue 72 6649 yards 70.9 128
White 72 6251 yards 69.1 122
Red 72 5715 yards 72.2 127
Red (W) 72 5715 yards 72.4 131
Gold (W) 72 5287 yards 71.4 124

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 295 Reviews
5 stars:
175
4 stars:
97
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

279 out of 294 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers forced carries undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views patio dining  

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"Good course"


damrbj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always had good experience at this course. On time and pace of play is excellent. Fees are compatible with other course in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Tonto Verde = Ranch"


p13485's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Nice flat tee boxes. Excellent greens. Fairways lush with great lies! Play it, you'll like it!


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



Ingwer62's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tonto Verde - Ranch, A Hidden Gem"


buzzdg's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My visit to Tonto Verde reminded me of the gem this course is. It is nestled in a residential community in Rio Verde, so every hole is adjacent to homes. Fortunately, they are not so close that they feel intrusive or in play on your errant shots. The setting is very serene, with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. The course itself was in wonderful condition. The fairways were green and well kept, and the greens were fabulous. Except for a handful of unrepaired ballmarks (players' fault, not the club's) the greens were smooth and rolled true, but quick. The bunkers, which I visited often, and are in good numbers on this course, were great. Nice, soft, white sand. Not hard dirt that is found so often at courses out here. The hole layouts were not particularly difficult, but presented a fair challenge, forcing you to choose the proper approach to the greens. The driving range is also wonderful. And, the staff was very friendly. Finally, if you visit this course, take the drive through Fountain Hills, up Pinnacle Road. It's one beautiful ride. I highly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tonto Verde Peaks course"


Kurt4560936's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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Reviewed on

We'll maintain, beautiful Views, and fun to play. Highly recommended.


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



CoryRMiller'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 04/06/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course


"Great course."


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Everyone from the pro shop to the starter was very nice and professional. Course was in fabulous condition. Worth the price every time!


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


"Very nice, but you better have hit your driver straight"


cdudeck82669's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very good, solid course. Great condition. Challenging, but fair. With that said, you better hit the tee ball straight or it will make for a long day. Good greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ScottC78's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very nice, great views, nice amenties, challenging course"


rrjohnson's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the Rance Course (first time). Course was in excellent shape, greens in great shape and rolled true. Lot of challenging holes, some with target golf. Would like to play the Peaks course next time. Highly recommend this club.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



DocDav92's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is in great condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course, the fairways and the greens, was in the best condition of any course I've played yet this year. Our only complaint was we were waiting sometimes up to 5 minutes on a tee box. I am not sure if this is the norm out there, or if we just had a really slow group in front of us. I think it may be the latter. The clubhouse is closed on Mondays so we didn't get there. We will definitely be back. We thought it would take a lot longer to get there and it's not that far. The scenery is gorgeous.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding golf course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition other than the greens being a little slow. Normally quite expensive but with the golf now price very reasonable.

Had meal in restaurant after and it was outstanding


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


"Always a Wonderful Experience"


Harold7580838's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
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Reviewed on

My wife and I come out to the area every year around this time. We always incorporate at least one round at Tonto Verde. The course is always immaculate and the staff is there to make your day a real joy. The drive is definitely worth whatever you pay.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Under 4 hours to complete, the course was in excellent condition, the surrounding area was great. The size of some of the cacti! Wow! Had a great time!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
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


"Nice staff - beautiful course"


u000004310777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was slow, but we were 2nd to last out. But no one came around to try and speed things up. Beverage cart finished early, so no certain service after 2:30 or so. Course needs to be marked a little better heading to a couple of holes, or maybe we all missed it?? Happy hour ends at 5:00, so if you play late, you miss it. However the course is in amazing shape and we really enjoyed it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Ranch review"


rathke's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Tonte Verde played the Ranch 18 with 3 regulars. Nice course in excellent shape from tee to green including real sand in the bunkers. Would recommend to anyone but try and get a hot deal from Golf Now. Pace of play a little slow (4:15) due to a large number of member couples playing in front of us. Only other drawback is that the location is quite a bit out of town and would be quite a haul for anyone on the west side of the valley.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course Management"


u000006251450's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Four (4) holes into the round our foursome encountered seven(7) women golfing together! Called the golf shop to seek intervention to no avail. Finally allowed to play through after two(2) additional holes. At the thirteen hole we encountered a women's college golf team with 3-4 foursomes that were taking up to 15-20 minutes per hole resulting in four(4) foursomes backed up behind them. We expressed our frustration to a "rude and insensitive golf team couch" who ignored our request to speed up play.

After the round the golf pro came out to apologize and the coach of the women's team continued with her rudeness and desire to completely misrepresent the situation. She said that" they paid as much as we did". HIGHLY UNLIKELY!!!

Although we enjoyed the course in the past with no problems, this brings to light the need for more attention being paid to course/scheduling management, especially when there are two(2) 18 hole courses. It is inexcusable to have college golf teams playing to qualify for a tournament on a course, with members and playing guests trying to finish in a timely manner! NOT 5 1/2 -6 HOUR ROUNDS!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u5336488's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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