The Duke at Rancho El Dorado

3.6936000000 3.7 stars from 5 (346)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7011 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 72.6
  • Layout

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

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 346 Reviews
5 stars:
69
4 stars:
157
3 stars:
75
2 stars:
35
1 stars:
10

recommend this course

278 out of 344 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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"Wide open & in great condition"


drumshtik101's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

The Duke was totally worth the drive down from Scottsdale! My wife and I have been playing all over the valley steadily for the last three weeks and this course was in as good of shape if not better, than the top rated courses!

Don't get me wrong, this course is a very playable track with very wide fairways and not a lot of trouble......but it has decent length from the tips and if it is in this type of condition for the second week in June then I would definitely make the trip down again in the future.........The bunkers could use a little bit of TLC though.

Apparently the course Hired a new maintenance manager a couple months ago......which has helped dramatically according to regulars ......if they put time into the bunkers going forward it will help dramatically.

The open style is great for any intermediate/beginning golfer. Definitely give the course a go for a great relaxing round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 06/12/2017:

Thank you drumshtik101 for your 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and it is so great to see you think it was worth the drive and you had such a great time here at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado. Come back and see us again very soon!


Mark9356444's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course very playable and was in remarkable shape. They were top dressing the greens but they still rolled great. This is a course everyone can enjoy. The staff was friendly and very helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 06/09/2017:

Thanks Mark for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and love seeing you enjoyed the course and our staff took such great care of you. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"Too Many Doubles!"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was hoping for the 70's but had to settle for the 80's!

Had a lot of fun and didn't loose any money but I didn't make much either! Course played fairly if you kept it in the fairway but if not ... as usual there were some challenges! Birdies...yes, pars... yes, but too many bogey's and double bogey's! worth the time and money...nice new carts and some new range balls too!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

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 06/02/2017:

Thank you for your review and 4-stars about our golf course. We love hearing you had a lot of fun and we hope to see you back again!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 06/02/2017:

Thank you for your review and 5-stars about our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again!

"Enjoyed Playing Here Once Again"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We usually visit Arizona for a two week stint every year and during that time always play The Duke a couple times. The.staff are always cordial and as intermediate level golfers we find the course challenging but not too challenging. Whenever friends are visiting the area we always recommend this course. We will keep coming back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 06/02/2017:

Thank you Bill Hales for your review and 4-stars. We are so happy our staff took such good care of you and your guests and we hope to see you back again very soon!


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

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 06/02/2017:

Thank you mcardenas for your review and 3-stars. We love seeing you had a great time and we hope to see you back again for more of the best of in the area!


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

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 06/02/2017:

Thank you Carlyspapa for your 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time and we hope to have you back again soon!

"not bad no one really playing course"


desertgolfer55's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

played the duke today was in pretty good shape,greens looked ok but had a few bumps in them not bad fairways not again in bad shape no one was playing today and it was perfect weather for the phoenix area for this time of year played in about 3 hours 2nd group off today,staff is great and very freindly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke at Rancho El Dorado on 06/02/2017:

Thank you desertgolfer55 so much for your 4-star review and feedback of The Duke at Rancho el Dorado. We appreciate you taking the time and love to see you had a fast round and our staff took such great care of you. Come back and see us again soon!

"Good Course/Friendly Staff"


dragon678's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
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Reviewed on

Beautiful day to play this great course. Very friendly staff. Well kept greens and fairways.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

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 05/16/2017:

Thank you dragon 678 for your 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 season!

"Fun course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course to play for beginner and intermediate players wide fairways and receptive green. I would have rated the course higher if the greens were not sanded. The balled rolled forever on the fairways which was great for my wife. The best part about this course was lunch at the restaurant. Excellent food and service.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from The Duke At Rancho El Dorado Golf Course on 05/12/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review! We are glad you and your wife enjoyed your round and that you got a chance to try out the restaurant. We look forward to your next visit!


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2017
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Reviewed on


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 Golf Course on 05/12/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! We agree--the course is looking great!


u000001399500's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

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 Golf Course on 05/12/2017:

Thank you for the 5 stars! Come play again soon!

"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!


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