The Duke at Rancho El Dorado

3.6737000000 3.7 stars from 5 (334)
  • 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 334 Reviews
5 stars:
65
4 stars:
150
3 stars:
74
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

266 out of 332 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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"Poorly maintained"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While the Duke has a great layout and lots of potential, it appears that only minimal effort is put into maintaining the course and making both the playing and visual experience enjoyable. The new carts were nice and needed.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

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 04/25/2017:

Thank you Brnewton for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you enjoyed the layout and we apologize the course conditions as we are working hard on getting the course back in shape. Please come back and see us again soon once all the new changes have had a chance to settle.

"Good afternoon"


Jim6276964's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our aftrnoon at The Duke ... considering what we payed it was worth it. Generous wide fairways and good sized greens make for the possibility of scoring well. Fairways are getting dried out and getting patchy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 04/25/2017:

Thanks Jim for the review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and we love hearing you enjoyed the wide fairways and good sized greens. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"Fun at the Duke"


sandiejohn1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really had a great time. Got teamed up with one of my daughters high school teachers and his long time friend. Lone Tree is my home course and I love both of these courses.


Pace of Play: Good

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


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 04/25/2017:

Thank you sandiejohn1 for your 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Nice day!"


lizardluvs27's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was great. No one pushing us. Open fairways. First time playing there. I would go back for sure. It turned out to be just as far as foothills, or Club West from south Chandler so I will play again. Only issue which seems common amoung many courses is cart girl leaves early and when it's the hottest part of the day there's no one to bring drinks or snacks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 04/20/2017:

Thank you lizardluvs27 for your review and feedback of our golf course. It is fantastic to hear pace of play and open fairways was an all day occurrence. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!


u749360317's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
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


Response from The Duke At Rancho El Dorado on 04/25/2017:

Thank you so much for you 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Great Conditions and Nice Layout"


fmazzf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course is hands down better then previous months. Seems they are putting some money into the course. Staff was excellent as always, food was great and can't beat the patio for drinks.


Pace of Play: Good

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 04/13/2017:

Thank you fmazzf for the fantastic 5-star review of The Duke at Rancho El Dorado, We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

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 04/13/2017:

Thank you Nikkitops for the great 5-star review of our golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon!

"Good value"


RMAndre's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a good time as the course is challenging but kind.


Pace of Play: Good

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 04/11/2017:

Thank you RMAndre for the 3-star review. We are so happy you had a good time on the course and found it it be a challenge. We hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the year and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Slow Play"


Tim5594788's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Course In decent condition, practice facility in great condition. After first hole, waited 10 minutes on every tee box and from fairway on every single hole. Played as a twosome, but on front nine had another rude twosome in front, played at their own pace, which was a complete hole behind the group in front of them. Back nine was worse, stuck behind extremely slow foursome, eventually went around them on 14th hole.

Did run into Marshall on 10th tee, he claims he could not tell the slow foursome to speed up because they were keeping pace...how could that be...us and another twosome had to pass them.. Would come back to cause, but not to sit and wait all day. Better course management would help.


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 04/03/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are appreciate you taking the time and we apologize for the slow play. We are always monitoring this out on the course and we hope you will come back and see us again very soon, this time for a much faster round of golf.


u226695802's avatar
Gender:  Male

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/28/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review of our golf course. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will come back and see us again very soon!

"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


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 03/20/2017:

Thank you Giddyup for your review and feedback of our golf course. It is fantastic to see you had a good time on the course and enjoyed the greens. Our staff is working on all aspects of the course and we hope you will come back and see us again very soon.

"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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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