The Duke at Rancho El Dorado

3.6605000000 3.7 stars from 5 (324)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7011 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

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

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

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 324 Reviews
5 stars:
61
4 stars:
147
3 stars:
71
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

256 out of 322 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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"once in a lifetime..."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

cuz I'm never doing that again... course was in bad need of water - fairways were dried out and in general looks like the course had not had any attention paid to it. Greens were not smooth, quite slow. Won't be making the drive to Maricopa for the Duke again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"The Duke (John Wayne) would be proud!"


Richard6134064's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have abosolutely enjoyed EVERY game I have played here. The course is challenging and forgiving at the same time. The staff has always been top notch. Never an issue here, will continue to return. Ok, gotta give some negative feedback. You need another beverage cart or get a bigger one for the drivers. They have stuff stashed all over the place just to keep up, give them some help.

Thank you,

Richard Anderson


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


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/14/2017:

Thank you Richard for the 5-star review and feedback of our golf course here. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed every round and our staff takes such good care of you, as that means everything to us. Please come back and see us again very soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/06/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself on the course and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the year!

"Very nice course"


u970828973's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
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Reviewed on

The course layout was very good and the par 3's were outstanding. Great staff as well. The pace of play was a little slow however it was on a packed Saturday. Overall I'd recommend this course and will definitely be playing it again.


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 03/06/2017:

Thank you very much for the 4-star review and feedback of our golf club. It is fantastic to hear you had such a good time on the course and our staff took such good care of you. Please come back and see us again very soon as we would love to have you back!

"a Little ragged and unkept"


duncanE4473's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We paid $90 which was way more than the course was worth. Fairways and greens were in good condition but real scruffy around the edges of the fairways and tee boxes. We had fun though.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/06/2017:

Thank you Duncan for the review and feedback of our golf course. Our staff is working very hard on course conditions and we hope you will come back and see us again soon with all the new changes in place.


u4770560's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in terrible condition fairways cut way to close rough was dead grass


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/06/2017:

Thank you for your review of our golf club. We apologize for the conditions as our staff is working tirelessly on getting everything back up to par. Please come back and see us again soon once all the new changes have set in.


dfolk's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was good, the staff were excellent.

I enjoyed the game!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable round"


jrada59's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Even with all the rain the week before the course was in great shape. The greens and fairways were in good shape. Staff was very friendly. Would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

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 03/06/2017:

Thank youjrada59 for your 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback and we are thrilled to hear you found the conditions and staff to be up to par. Please come back and see us again very soon.


clarence1753546's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/06/2017:

Thank you Clarence for the 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the year!

"Great Staff, Great Weather"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As always, the course was what we love about the Duke. Food was excellent, Staff was courteous and friendly and course was in Good shape, much better than a month ago. Can't wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 02/14/2017:

Thank you joeldavidenglish for your review and feedback of our golf course. Please come back and see us again soon as we would love to have you back!


bob48kathy55's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

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 02/14/2017:

Thank you bob48kathy55 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you had a good time on the course and we hope you will come back and see us again very soon for more great golf in the Phoenix, AZ area.

"Has potential"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This could be a nice desert course. It has little grass on the greens, the fairways are well worn. It really could use some tlc. No towels, no tees, no buckets to clean irons in, driving range was more like a pasture. The range balls when hit were like they had been in a pond for 2 years. Mostly junk balls. Not worth the $10 for a large bucket.

The young man in the pro shop was very kind, and knowledgeable :)


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 02/14/2017:

Thank you JudyWallace for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the range conditions as our staff is working hard on getting the facilities back up to par and hope you will come back and see us again very soon for more golf in the Phoenix, AZ area.

"Thay need to work on the greens."


uYQCH9371YQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course had great visuals and a great layout. The pace was good. Great service at check-in and the bar at the turn. The greens need work, too many bare spots. But, I would play it again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

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 02/10/2017:

Thank you for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you had a good time on the course and enjoyed the layout, pace of play and service you were given, as our goal is to provide an all around fantastic golfing experience for you and your guests. Please come back and see us again soon as we would love to have you back.


buckgolf24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairway nice--- Green were bumpie & in bad shape!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 02/10/2017:

Thank you buckgolf24 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for the course conditions as our staff is working very hard on getting the course back up to par. Please come back and see us again soon once all the new changes set in.

"Nice course for the money"


ndjaz67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was in decent shape and a good value. The starter John was great. Food was also good. I would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 02/08/2017:

Thank you ndjaz67 for your review and feedback of our golf club. We are so happy you had a good time on the course and found it to be a good value and John took such good care of you. Please come back and see us again very soon for more golf in Phoenix, Arizona.


u1456852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 02/02/2017:

Thank you very much for the 4-star review of The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. We are so happy you enjoyed the course and had a great experience. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"Don't waste your money or time here"


Afosi20's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is below par on several fronts - staff friendliness, course condition, pace of play and management of course. Arrived 30 minutes before tee time - no carts available. Had to drag clubs to practice area and back to bag drop. Person who checked me in was unfriendly and didn't ask if I wanted range balls (which I had to pay for). Found out at the range I had to buy balls and had to walk back to the club house to buy some. Pace of play, especially on the back nine was extremely slow. There were three groups (12 players) on one par three. I called pro shop to find out if they had a ranger and was told they did not. They asked if I wanted to cart guy to check out the delay - why are they asking me! I have played over 100 rounds in the greater Phoenix area and this was the worst experience. I will not go back and do not recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke At Rancho El Dorado on 01/30/2017:

Thank you Afosi20 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We apologize for your experience here at The Duke At Rancho El Dorado, as this is not how we want our guests to feel. Please send us an email at ranchoeldoradomanagement@gmail.com so we can further discuss and invite you back for another round. Thank you for your time and we hope to hear from you soon!

"First timer at this course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The back nine was slow due to a couple groups of 5 somes playing ahead of us, when I asked the cart girl to call a Marshall, she responded that the course allows groups of 5 to play together.

Not a big fan of this as it took us 3 hours to play the back nine.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke At Rancho El Dorado on 01/30/2017:

Thank you Donkerr for your 3-star review and feedback about our golf course. We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused you with slow play on the back nine, as we are always monitoring pace of play for our guests. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and come back and see us again soon, as we will make sure the golf course is better monitored for you.

"Skip The Duke"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Greens were awful. Looks like a failed overseed. I like the layout but overall conditions were poor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Duke At Rancho El Dorado Golf Course on 01/27/2017:

Thank you chelseaalex for your review and comments about our golf course. Our staff is working very hard on course conditions and getting the course back up to par. We are pleased you like the layout and hope you will come back and see us again very soon with all the new changes in place!


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