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4.7
788 Reviews (788)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
98.5%
Recommend this course
763 out of 788 reviews
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4.7
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.9%
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91 out of 92 reviews
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4.7
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
99.4%
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165 out of 166 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Desert
Par 72
Length 7258 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.9

John Fought and Tom Lehman collaborated on the course at Verrado Golf Club, a voluptuous design that meanders through the old Caterpillar bulldozer proving grounds. It's up and down for 18 holes and that doesn't mean "chip and a putt." The course is good test with chances to score and a handful of memorable and scenic holes.

Where Verrado Golf Course will eat you alive is in the bunkers. Some bunkers are hard to carry, others collect wayward shots. But the fairways are wide enough to avoid trouble, and what appears to be the safe shot off the tee will often bring greenside bunkers more into play. So pick your poison.

While the back nine is far superior to the front, going out still has its fair share of memorable holes. A huge boulder 30 feet tall on the par-4 eighth jets out from the left side around which the fairway shapes itself. A perfect line from the tee box is to take the ball five yards right off its edge, but hitting the boulder is certain death by desert. The boulder was scheduled to crumble via dynamite, but stood up to the TNT and was deemed an immoveable object. Open and playable for all skill levels, the Verrado Golf Club is a sublime experience.

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Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7258 yards 73.9 139
Black/Silver 72 7036 yards 72.8 134
Silver 72 6833 yards 71.9 130
Silver/White 72 6561 yards 70.7 127
White 72 6228 yards 69.3 123
White (W) 72 6228 yards 74.4 134
White/Gold 72 5734 yards 67.2 119
White/Gold (W) 72 5734 yards 71.7 122
Gold 72 5403 yards 65.7 114
Gold (W) 72 5403 yards 70.0 117
Green (W) 72 5142 yards 68.6 113
Scorecard for Verrado Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.9/139 423 397 222 478 588 178 540 477 382 3685 515 422 442 310 184 588 464 154 494 3573 7258
Black/Silver M: 72.8/134 423 379 193 454 588 178 540 457 382 3594 515 411 418 310 184 544 449 154 457 3442 7036
Silver M: 71.9/130 386 379 193 454 559 166 506 457 364 3464 492 411 418 291 168 544 449 139 457 3369 6833
Silver/White M: 70.7/127 386 354 172 421 559 166 506 428 364 3356 492 375 393 271 168 544 402 139 421 3205 6561
White M: 69.3/123 366 354 172 421 518 147 435 428 337 3178 449 375 393 271 150 466 402 123 421 3050 6228
White/Gold M: 67.2/119 366 279 154 350 518 147 435 355 337 2941 449 347 322 242 150 466 338 123 356 2793 5734
Gold M: 65.7/114 W: 70.0/117 291 279 154 350 480 125 371 355 310 2715 414 347 322 242 131 427 338 111 356 2688 5403
Green W: 68.6/113 291 279 131 350 419 125 371 311 284 2561 380 313 322 203 131 427 338 111 356 2581 5142
Handicap 13 5 15 3 9 17 7 1 11 10 14 4 12 16 8 6 18 2
Par 4 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 4 36 5 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 15 1 11 5 7 17 9 3 13 12 6 2 10 16 14 8 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Lehman (2004) John Fought (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

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4.7
788 Reviews (788)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 62
Drinks 58
19th Hole Scenic Views 41
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 89
Bunkers 71
Forced Carries 58
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 76
Advanced Golfers 69
A Weekend Splurge 46
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 90
In the 'Burbs 36
Convenient to the City 29

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3.0
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Course is good test. Bar and Grill needs to be more customer oriented and ensure if there are specials posted on golf carts that they are in effect.

Our group played the Saturday before over seeding at Verrado. Even though the fairways were being prepped for over seeding, the course was still beautiful and great fun to play. The scenery is breathtaking as you travel the path through the mountains. The only problem we had occurred after play when we went to the restaurant. While we were playing we commented on the large signs posted on the back of the carts advertising happy hour with 1/2 price appetizers and we had decided to stay and eat there rather than going elsewhere. We ordered drinks and inquired about happy hour and we were told there was no happy hour on Saturdays. When we asked why the cart advertising specified happy hour was on Mondays thru Sundays, we were told that it was no longer true. One of our group then went to the pro shop to inquire why it was posted on the carts and he was told also that it was not true and nothing could be done about it. Ten minutes had since gone by and we were still waiting for our drinks. When another ten minutes passed, and as we watched one person after another walk to the bar to get drinks, we decided that the chances of getting anything to eat would be pretty slim. We left and found a very nice Italian restaurant in the town square to eat in. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to eat after playing Verrado. I would also suggest that management take the time to remove the cart advertising while the course is closed.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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ONE OF THE BEST COURSES

VERRADO was a very nice course, great conditions, easy plan, no waiting, challenging, but not too much.

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

MINT CONDITION

The course is in absolutely amazing condition right now. Fairways are near perfect, the greens are beautiful and rolling true. Hats off to the superintendent, usually in AZ you gotta pay $175 to $250 a round for greens like these.

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

Best bang for the buck in the entire valley

Second year I’ve played this course and it’s incredible. Great practice facility, smooth carts, fairways l, greens and overall grooming of the course is amazing. Plenty of tee’s to test all skill levels, please play the appropriate tee’s to your skill level. Greens rolled true and pure. It’s worth the drive from Scottsdale and rivals courses that charge 4 times as much. Can’t wait to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

will be back...

What a great place to play and a nice value....
the pace was a little slow, but the ranger was on top of it and let us know where the problem was and got things moving along.
Staff was excellent and everyone made sure we had a great time!
will be back to play again!!!!

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

What views!!

Very scenic and well kept golf course! Always in great condition! Generous fairways but do demand your attention! There can be some mean pin positions!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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

Great Verrado Golfing!

First time playing the Founders Course. We had heard great things about it from other golfers. We had a nice day for golf, were paired up with some fellow Canadians, and had a great round. Challenging course that was in great condition. Pro shop had some nice new golf outfits for Ladies and Men. We would definitely come back again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great example of Desert Gold

Great golf course in general. Pretty fair and with great views from the top of the hill looking back towards Phoenix. The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is that there are some other courses in the area that feel similar, cost a similar amount and are more memorable. So if you are visiting from out of town, I’d say it’s not a must play. Also some of the locals can be a bit rude.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course!

Very nice facility, awesome course and a great layout. Will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Both courses (Founders and Victory) in Verrado are great. I personally think that the Founders Course is the better of the two courses. It is always in great shape. Fairways are immaculate and greens roll fast and true. Lies can be a little tight around the greens so a putter will work or bring your A game with the wedges. There are many tees or combinations of tees so play from the right ones for an enjoyable round.
We have played this course many times and the staff is first rate. You are welcomed from the moment you pull up to the bag drop until you are loaded in your car to leave. Would highly recommend this course to anyone.

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

Pro shop first impression

I went into the pro shop to check in. Gave him my name but was unsure, within minutes, of my tee time. The pro repeated my inaccurate guess and seemed put out to look two lines further to find my name . I told him my phone was in the truck and it had all my details. He was too busy watching golf on TV to respond. I would have given the course a low customer service rating , but the restaurant bartender was fantastic and friendly!!!! The course needs to evaluate the place of first impressions!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable!

The course is extremely fun to play. Having some knowledge does help on a few holes, but for the most part there are no surprises. The location and beauty of the course are some of the best in Phoenix. The course doesn't play as long as some other courses over 7000 yards due to elevation changes on some holes, but there are a few very long par 4's and par 5's.

Most fairways are fairly wide and forgiving, but bunkers are strategically placed at times such that positioning off the tee is important.

The only reason the course didn't receive 5 stars is the lack of overseed in the rough. You will not be penalized at all for missing the fairway. While many other courses in the area overseed the rough this was a disappointment. Dormant bermuda just takes away from the enjoyment factor for such a great place.

We will return if we are ever in Phoenix as the views of this course are awesome. The holes are spaced so you do not feel crowded.

One last negative. Do not expect towels so bring your own. For the cost they should have towels. The ball washers and club washers on the carts are not adequate. They never work well...if at all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

The condition if the course was amazing. Great setting.

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

GREAT......

I was amazed at the condition of the course compare to the ones we played this past week; staff was friendly and the trek through the desert was breath taking... A MUST TRY VENUE! Thanks again..

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fantastic Course

Absolutely great course, I highly recommend it to all

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