The Duke at Rancho El Dorado

3.6800294118 3.7 stars from 5 (394)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7011 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

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  • 42660 West Rancho El Dorado Parkway, Maricopa, AZ, 85239
  • (480) 844-1100
  • thedukegolf.com

Year built: 2002
Architect(s): David B. Druzisky
Type: Public
Style: Desert
Greens: TiffEagle 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
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Collared shirt, no cutoffs, denim ok.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7011 yards 72.6 126
Gold 72 6536 yards 70.3 118
Silver 72 5914 yards 67.5 110
Silver (W) 72 5914 yards 73.5 124
Copper 72 5136 yards 68.7 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 394 Reviews
5 stars:
83
4 stars:
180
3 stars:
81
2 stars:
37
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

320 out of 392 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals seniors advanced golfers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Great value"


radium29's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition and is interesting layout.

Staff very friendly and great pace of play

Will be back next week.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 12/08/2017:

Thanks radium29 for the 4-star review and feedback. We love seeing you had a great round of golf on the course and we look forward to seeing you back again!

"Nice trac."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
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Reviewed on

Great buy at Golf Now's $10.00+fees. Not so much at regular rate.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 12/08/2017:

Thanks willardstory for the review and feedback. We love seeing you had a great round of golf on the course and we look forward to seeing you back again!

"Great course and great weathet"


u139113430's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Very nice track for the money

Staff was very pleasant. I will play this course again


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


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 12/08/2017:

Thanks for the 4-star review and feedback. We love seeing you had a great round of golf on the course and we look forward to seeing you back again!


Gerald17's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 12/04/2017:

Thank you for your 4-star rating! We are glad to see you had an enjoyable round. Book another round with us soon for more of the best golf in town.

"Just Finished 18!"


u000006796179's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great weather and a nice afternoon on the course!

Course played well and the pace of play wasn't to bad for a Saturday! We just got in 18!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/27/2017:

Thanks for your 4-star review and feedback on our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon here at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
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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


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/27/2017:

Thanks for your 5-star review and feedback on our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon here at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.

"Great conditions"


ezpar3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
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Reviewed on

Course had recently been over seeded and was in fantastic shape! Greens were the best I’d ever seen them.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/27/2017:

Thanks ezpar3 for your 5-star review and feedback on our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon here at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado.

"Thumbs Up"


djcat57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The good out way the bad. The only thing bad was the putting green was in better shape then the greens on the course ( but they were still nice ) wide open fairways and best part was the staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/27/2017:

Thanks djcat57 for your 4-star review and feedback on The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in the area.

"The Duke's Top Notch!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I got paired with (2) awesome locals. Dirty Randy and Markey Mark. The course was in great shape the greens were a bit slow due to the morning dew but by noon everything was reading & rolling true. The bevvy girl was great and he timing was perfect. The four of us shot between 85-95 so it was competitive and our pace was great. The Duke is long so even at a good pace we were still 5 hours to complete the round. If you have never played the Duke your missing OUT!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/22/2017:

Thanks Iluminate for your 5-star review and feedback on our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Great course"


u643387981's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
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Reviewed on

Played with a group of young men having a wedding get together.

Great young men, really enjoyed the course and the companionship.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/13/2017:

Thanks so much for your review and feedback on our golf course. We hope you will let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/10/2017:

Thank you so much maugsdorfer for your 4-star review and feedback. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"THE COURSE IS IN TRANSITION SUMMER TO WINTER GRASS"


mckmik1963's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

THE COURSE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION CONSIDERING THE WINTER GRASS TRANSITION. THE FAIRWAYS WERE WET FROM THE OVERWATERING. THE GREENS WERE SLOW BECAUSE OF THE TRANSITION. BUT ALL IN ALL THE COURSE WAS NICE.

THE COURSE SHOULD BE IN GREAT SHAPE IN A MONTH OR SO.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/06/2017:

Thanks mckmik1963 for your review of our golf course and facility. We are working hard on getting the course back in shape and up to par for our guests. Please come back and see us again very soon once all the new changes have settled in.

"Good Time"


uCTJN1663CT's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Off before 7:00 am

A little wet

90* carts

Less than 4 hrs for our 4some

Greens slow to start with= dryed up on back nine

Nice conditions


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/06/2017:

Thanks for the fantastic 5-star review! Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

"Duke lives up"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
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Reviewed on

This was 1st day carts were allowed 90 degree after over-seeding. Course looked and played well after overseeding. We had early morning tee time and pace of play at less than 3 1/2 hrs. Met up with 2 local guys and had a great time. Look forward to next round at the Duke.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/06/2017:

Thank you jmdeterman for your 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and we are thrilled you had a good time minus the overseed. Come back and see us again soon once all the new changes set it.

"handicapped"


jolong2's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on

the staff really knows how to take care of their customers


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/06/2017:

Thanks jolong2 for your 5-star review of our golf course. We love hearing the great feedback about our staff and we hope to see you back again for more of the best golf in Arizona.

"Over seeding grass in excellent shape"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Over seeding grass has grown quite well, making the fairways & Tee Boxes real payable. Course in real good shape. The sand traps could use a little work! Some very crusty on surface.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/06/2017:

Thanks ddmeier for your 4-star review of The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We love seeing you enjoyed your round of golf even with the recent overseed. Please come back and see us again soon once everything has had time to settle in a bit.

"no range, cart path only, and slow greens"


garryhill's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is still in the over seeding phase.. cart path only, very wet, and slow greens. Many holes have water and mud in front of the greens, several tee boxes were over saturated and you can easily slip attempting to hit your tee shot. Then the greens haven't been cut running really slow. But what really made me give a poor review is the lack of communication. Driving 45 minutes to get there early to warm up and the driving range wasn't open. A note or message on their web site or some communication with golfnow would have helped. Showing up an hour early to sit around and wait was a waste of time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 11/01/2017:

Thanks garryhill for your review of our golf course. We apologize for having the range closed. We will work to better communicate these details so you can be better informed when arriving at the course. Please come back and see us again soon once all the new changes have had a chance to settle in.


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 10/30/2017:

Thanks dennyyard for your 4-star review and feedback. We love seeing you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Hairy greens"


u744181332's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens one inch long sand traps a lot of rocks and not groomed rock hard! But they have been watering this year you can put tee in tee box without a hammer!,


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 10/27/2017:

Thanks so much for your review. We apologize for your experience with us on the course and we hope you will come back and see us again once we make some of these changes.

"Fun course"


Shypoke55's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoy the Duke friendly staff great restaurant . Wide fairways houses are not a real issue here if you hit a little off the fairway!! I am sure you will enjoy it!!


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


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 10/25/2017:

Thanks Shypoke55 for your fantastic 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you back again very soon for more of the best golf in the area.


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