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3.9
295 Reviews (295)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
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3 Stars
45
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
89.1%
Recommend this course
248 out of 295 reviews
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4.1
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.2%
Recommend this course
35 out of 36 reviews
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3.9
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
93.7%
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59 out of 63 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6593 yards
Slope 117
Rating 71.0

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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Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Red Lawrence (1974) Jeff Hardin

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

3.9
295 Reviews (295)

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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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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4.0

Dobson Ranch is...

A great beginners course and even good for the intermediate golfer. I grew up playing here and still enjoy playing here. The management has changed hands but looks like they have done a better job of not stacking the course full that it turns into a 6 hour round (yikes I know). They recently aerated the fairways and greens and started replacing the trees that were lost in the monsoon storm last season. The greens were soft but rolled well and even with slightly patchy fairways it was in good shape. I recommend playing here at least once to judge for yourself.

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

Muni course truly

Boring city course with bad condition fairways like dirt piles

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Dobson Ranch Golf Course

For a City owned course, this is a diamond in the rough. For this time of year with the extreme heat, this course is in good shape. The fairways have some bare spots, but overall are good and would be better if the users would use sense to fill divots and fix hallmarks. The greens are in okay shape and quick. They have been aerated and sanded. This is good or the price
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always a jewel

Was worried by the cranky staff person checking people in but thankfully, that was the last employers we dealt with for the day. Was instructed we could tee off only if the tee box was cleared, it was by the time we had walked to it so his instructions were a bit strange. Never had to wait or even saw the group in front till the parking lot changing shoes. Played quickly and built an amazing pace. Fairways were soft making a nice challenge having to play an extra club or two today than normal. Greens were a little sandy due to greens maintenance but still rolled true. Played fast but not hurried. Finished 18 holes in 2 hours 15 minutes, walking. Fellow golfers, don’t except 5 hour rounds as normal at this course.

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

Aerated greens.

Greens aerated this week and was expected. Enjoyed playing the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Over booked

Normally a great place to play, not this time. The starter needs to take more control over when people tee off and create more of a gap. Also, the pace was terrible, front 9 took 3 hours and for 18 5 1/2 hours. Get people moving faster and picking up if they need to.

I play here regularly and I will play again but if the pace of play continues to be this slow I will stop playing here and go play somewhere else.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Dobson Ranch Golf Course

The course itself is in good condition. One of the few courses in town with enough sand to play in the bunkers. The Greens were firm and fast. The fairways and tee boxes were maintained and in good shape.

The pace of play was atrocious. At times there were 2 groups waiting at each tee box. The young starter was intimidated to some extent by the overbearing people who thought they were in the PGA. The second problem is as we see sometime the players who have the idea that they are better and hit from the wrong tees.
These are the same folks who do not rake traps or repair divots on the fairway and ball marks on the green. This course will eventually have issues because of this.

There needs to be course marshalls to deal with these issues. I would recommend this course but these issues need to be fixed.

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

Great changes

I have played Dobson for the past 30 years and the staff has never been better. They greeted us with a friendly attitude and were very helpful. This place is being run like a higher end golf course now not like a city owned course and it is great.

The course was in great condition and when we called about getting the group ahead of us to speed up the marshal arrived very quickly to move them along.

Keep up the great work, the changes have made Dobson my go to course from now on.

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

Father's day outing

Greens were nice but alittle slow. There were some challenges on the greens with the pin placements today.

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

Pace of play

The pace of play was 3 hours and 30 minutes. The staff was friendly and the conditions were satisfactory. We will play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

New Management

I play here about once a week and have always felt like the management team was subpar at best.
I went in last week to hit balls, thinking twice because the range and balls were always in such bad shape. I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted with a friendly salutation in the club house by Andrew who is new to the team and he informed me that the course was under new management! Wow... what a difference already. They have made massive strides in improving the practice facilities and if Andrews hospitality and likability is any indication of the future, I’m a huge fan!
New management for the win!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Real Nice expierience 2day.

Got there N was help.by Daniel I think & promptly checked in. Met up W/another couple of locals that COULDN'T have been more solid ! Sand, fairways N Greens played Very well & will look 4ward to gettin' back in the Summer 'cause of all the Shade providing trees ! TY Folks & B Well.

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

Best value in Phoenix metro

Given the convenient location, challenging but fair layout, and course conditions, you won't do better than Dobson Ranch for the price. The greens are large, undulating, in flawless shape with reliable/predictable speed. Bunkers are fluffy and consistent.

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

Intelligent staff common sense

The staff at Dobson Ranch exceeded with their accommodations. The staff canceled my tee time without charging me for it. The staff thought through and put the customer first. I will be back and play here many times over. If they did charge me I would have never gone back

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