Dobson Ranch Golf Course

3.6836529412 3.7 stars from 5 (214)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6593 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 71.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 214 Reviews
5 stars:
36
4 stars:
117
3 stars:
35
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
9

recommend this course

174 out of 214 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport worth the drive   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks brunch watching the game  

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HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



HotPinkGolfBall's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Poor

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



Gord246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Overbooked"


ahicks's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
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Sunday’s round took over 5 hrs. At the first par 3 (hole 4) there was 4 different 4somes waiting to tee off!!!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course mediocre. Staff very unfriendly."


Herbie2's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
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We had lunch at the course before the round & that was the only good thing about the course. Dry, dusty fairways & poor greens. Pace of play slow. Staff are worst ever - definitely not a place we would okay ahain.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



rainer412's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Fun course, pace of play a little slow. Greens in good shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
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Tees, fairways and greens are in very good condition. However the rough is almost non existent and in areas almost just dirt. I think it’s just early spring conditions and should improve once the bemuda grass returns.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Never Again"


McClements's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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The area around the greens was so hard that it made chipping very difficult. There is not enough sand in the Sand Traps so the Sand Wedge bounces off the sand and blades the ball. Fairways were good but you need to get more live grass around the greens for chipping.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Sand trap issues."


Kangaroo1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
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The fairways are green and well manicured. The greens are well kept and have challenging slopes with some pin placements. Sand traps in many cases have little or no sand in them. There are three or four lengthy par threes that are a difficult par. Overall, the course is well kept and good value for your green fees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course was in good shape"


u834325537's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
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Nice course. A lot of trees. Pace of play was a little slow. Course in good condition, good grass where it is supposed to be. This course needs better separation between driving range and course as there are a couple holes covered with practice balls and can be a little hazardous with practice balls flying into the hole you are playing. No cooler on carts. Lady at snack shack off 12th hole very nice, good hot dogs.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Green"


u000001302239's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
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I really enjoyed playing here I live in BC Canada and am used to all our courses being plush and green this was as close as I have seen since arriving in ArizonaThough dry in rough it was still very playable and the price was right I will be playing it again on Monday and am looking forward to it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"5.5 hours to play"


second50's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course is cheap to play, park style course, greens are very severe, they seem to favor pin positions in the side of slopes and near the edge of the greens. Overdressed area around the greens is minimal so most chips are off rock hard dead grass awful condition.

In January you could play 18 in just over 4 hours, now it is always 5 plus. I would guess they need to go to 10 minute tee intervals. I am not going to play it again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
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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


"Aj"


u641367416's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
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Greens were very good and fairways nice. Pace of play was 5.5 hrs, we quit after 13 holes. We’re almost hit by balls from other fairways twice.tee area on the range was beat down to minimal grass by 11:00. Layout is fine.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Cancelled tee time"


rezabfw's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
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I booked this round on golf now and the round was somehow cancelled requiring me to call the course and rebook the round. This required me to prove that I had paid online or pay the full rate - off to a bad start.

The course was in good shape but not great. The greens were hard and fast requiring a lay up and roll on. In addition, the snack shop was closed. Hopefully, the next time I play Dobson the course will be in better shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jeffbal100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Very slow play. Do not play after 2 pm because you will not finish 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Good course for price"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
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Pace of play was rather slow. Course in good shape and a great deal for the price. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Somewhat of a short game challenge"


u000002862416's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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A beautiful day. It will challenge your short game. Sleep with your putter and wedge the night before. You will need them . Great and challenging greens. Straying from the tee box won't hurt you that much. You can recover . The course is crowded because the price is fair. Tee boxes really need work and manicuring.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001467706's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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