Dobson Ranch Golf Course

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3.8
234
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
10
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
80.6%
Recommend this course
191 out of 234 reviews
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Average Rating
4.0
20
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.8
85.0%
Recommend this course
17 out of 20 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
68
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
3.9
83.8%
Recommend this course
57 out of 68 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6593
Slope 117
Rating 71.0
Type Public/Municipal
Dobson Ranch Golf Course is an enjoyable track suitable for all ages and abilities. The course has generous fairways and large greens. There is an abundance of forestry; not only are there trees lining the fairways but they are also situated throughout, making accuracy top priority. There are also water hazards and bunkers to look out for. Dobson Ranch Golf Course has a reputation for being immaculately kept and consistently being in excellent condition. On the premises there is also a convenient lighted driving range as well as other practice facilities. There is also a pro shop that carries a full line of discounted professional golf equipment.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 72 6593 yards 71.0 117
Middle 72 6176 yards 69.1 113
Forward 72 5598 yards 71.34 116
Scorecard for Dobson Ranch Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.2/125 548 434 384 183 506 403 175 408 569 3610 363 417 193 492 197 352 385 213 490 3102 6712
White M: 68.9/119 W: 74.7/125 516 407 352 149 478 388 146 391 549 3376 333 350 164 465 166 333 358 168 468 2805 6181
Red M: 66.0/112 W: 70.8/117 504 364 330 125 470 360 118 358 387 3016 301 315 149 438 157 308 339 151 418 2576 5592
Handicap 5 3 13 11 15 9 17 1 7 8 2 10 12 14 18 4 6 16
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 37 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 5 35 72
Handicap (W) 3 7 13 15 1 11 17 5 9 8 6 14 2 16 12 10 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.8
234

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Brunch 9
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 32
Bunkers 30
Water Hazards 29
This course/club is great for:
Locals 44
Walkers 35
Seniors 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 51
Near the Airport 11
Worth the Drive 8
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

last day before over seeding and day after rain storm very busy city course

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

pleasantly surprised

The course was in very good shape and the greens were beautiful. Had a great round of golf with a friend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice course- a little too long but

Course in good shape

Weather was hot and sunny 108F

No ice coolers on carts and no refreshments

carts on course

Asked restaurant for styrofoam cups with ice

Charged us 50 cents per cup!!

Charged us a dollar for power cart key - was returned when key returned

I have never encountered this before

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun day

Course was very nice and in great shape. Played long for its yardage . great grass , cant wait to play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dobson

Dobson Ranch is a great city course, especially in the off season. There are plenty of trees and hazards to keep you challenged, and white fairways for the errant shot. Don’t hook left on the ninth hole, you’ll end up in the driving range. Unfortunately the driving range uses white balls.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Still a great track

I used to play Dobson Ranch regularly in the early 2000’s but have only played once since then. The course is still a great challenge and in excellent shape. The best compliment I can give is that my playing partners that never played the course before were amazed by how it played. Sneaky tough was the consensus with the greens being in great shape and hard to score if you’re in the wrong spots. The shop staff needs a lesson in customer experience but that’s not uncommon for a muni track. We were one of the first groups off so pace of play was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good old Dobson Ranch

For those of you who have played here you know how Dobson Ranch is. For those who haven’t I’m about to tell ya. Dobson Ranch is a blast when it’s not overbooked. Luckily my round today was on course for a good pace of play. The ranger made quite a few rounds around the course which is kind of annoying but he’s there for a reason. The greens were sorta fast and pin placements were devilish. The fairways were rough due to them aerating the bad spots out but was still playable. The kid behind the counter was slow. Dobson Ranch is a fun course to play don’t get me wrong. I grew up playing this course and know it like the back of my hand. I suggest at least trying it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Muni course.

I’ve always liked this course. Played with a friend whom was his first time. He really enjoyed it. The greens are rolling true. I made a 40 ft birdie putt that started on my line. If you want to score low on this course you need to be able to work the ball both directions off the tee box. Still very playable if you can’t. The course is in good condition for our transition period.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Might have been better

Home of the 5 1/2 hour round, not a bad layout but the overall conditions were just fair. Staff in club house should look for jobs where they don't have to deal with people.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Good experience however the staff was not very friendly. The carts did not include a cooler which is a must in the Arizona heat and they also charged for a cup of ice on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

play this course many time over.

the first time I played was tough shot my worst game but after playing it again shot my best, differences the greens very challenging have to play slopes, angles. it was fun playing here will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

My Favorite

This is really a great course!!..it’s always in great condition and fun to play. I live fairly close so it’s definitely my “go to”. Cheers Dobson Ranch!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Long day!!!

We waited on every single hole! I've never had a round of golf last so long! Too expensive for an average course!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Grass everywhere - no desert.

Fun course. Couple of challenging holes - #16 in particular. Beverage cart came by frequently. On course snack bar was very nice. Clubhouse had very cold beer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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