Dobson Ranch Golf Course

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3.8
246
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.7
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.6
82.7%
Recommend this course
202 out of 246 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
17
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
3.6
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
55
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
3.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 55 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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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
246

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Dobson

Course in good shape. Pace of play OK but could be enhanced if par threes were not as difficult (Always slows down at #12.} Greens very firm requiring roll up shots. Weather and company excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great condition but really difficult pin placements

The weather was cold and windy and the pin placements were extremely difficult on a course that was in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

better than expected

Good course for the money, front desk clerk was more interested in watching king of queens. No personality at all. Didn't tell us there was a half an hour frost delay.....very unprofessional.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent course!

Enjoyed a nice game with Alex and Cody, two regulars. Course is in great shape and greens were nicest so far on this trip. Got windy which increased the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course - worth a second look

The course - fairways and greens were in good shape. A canal ran though the course giving some interest to the holes. The round was 4.5 hours - we waited on most holes on the back nine. .It was cart path only so we walked. Course is very walkable. The course is 5592 from the forward tees. We intend to golf here again.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions

In town for the WMPO, was looking for an inexpensive round where tee times were still available.

The rough was brown and dead, but that made it easier to play out of. Tee boxes, fairways, and greens were all great.

I needed to rent clubs so I called to make sure they'd be available and Louie seemed incredibly annoyed that I'd even bothered because it was so obvious they would (despite there being very few tee times available on the Thursday of WMPO weekend, when there's a lot more out-of towners around). The clubs were meh (driver, wood, hybrid, 5-S, putter), driver had a dent in it but I'm no good anyways so it didn't matter. Bigger issue was that unlike most courses, there were no balls, tees, divot tool/marker etc in the bag. Had to buy all that.

I'd probably play here again with my own clubs.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Busy but fun

Headlines; Course in good shape; very busy; great staff and decent simple food.

Had a 9.49 tee and started on-time. Sadly while they call tee times there is no tee starter which results in bunching from the off - overall round was 4hrs10 which is ok but we seemed to stand over most of our shots all the way round. I suspect the course is jamming too many groups onto the tee?

Range, tees, fairways, greens and bunkers all in very good shape. Greens running at about 9, but they have big slopes and borrows, so they would be unplayable if they were set too fast. Not sure I had a single flat putt! Nice variation in hole shapes and good mix of short and long par threes.

Course is not particularly difficult, but would suit mid to higher handicappers looking to improve their game. Is set on flat ground in a housing area - so no dramatic visuals.

Pro shop and clubhouse staff really friendly and the lunch menu was good solid simple fare - I had a great Philly cheesesteak.

I'd recommend the course as a decent value budget course, just don't expect visual drama.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Recommended

Course was very busy but we moved along at a reasonable pace and finished a 2pm round before dark. Conditions were good for time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

ranger danger

First of all I have played this public course 100+ times and belonged to their men's club for a few years. Two of the players in our group do not play much golf and shot 105 and 115 respectively and that was not counting them all. On the first tee one of our guys shanked his tee shot and hit another. The ranger promptly informed use not to hit two tee shots on any hole as he had a tournament starting with 2 groups behind us. First we had heard that. Played the front in 2hr 10min but then on 13 were told we were holding up the tourney because we were a hole behind the 4some that had turned into a 2some at the turn and we may have to skip a hole. I told the ranger absolutely not but that took all the fun out of the day. 4hr 10 minutes from teeing off we were 1/2 way to the parking lot. In this day and age of slow play a 4 hour round is rare on a public course and we did that and still were harassed by the ranger.

Will never go back there too many better places to play in the phoenix area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great conditions and weather

The course was demanding and played fairly. A good pace and a very enjoyable round.

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

Dobson Ranch Experience

Played here 6 weeks ago prior to overseeding and again yesterday. The golf course is in good shape and it was pleasurable to play except for the slow pace of play. Ranger going around the course did little to speed up play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great conditions

Receptive greens, wide, lush fairways, not overly difficult.

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