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4.6
875 Reviews (875)
5 Stars
577
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
94.9%
Recommend this course
839 out of 875 reviews
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4.2
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
83.6%
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46 out of 55 reviews
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4.5
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.3%
Recommend this course
152 out of 163 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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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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4.6
875 Reviews (875)

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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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Phenomenal.

Beautiful golf course, excellent condition, incredible pricing, amazing experience!

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
Previously Played

A course in great condition

The course is in great conditions. Never a bad lie anywhere, sand traps fair and well raked and even paced greens that were true and flat. You can’t ask for more

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Used cart

Verrado the Founders

WE are member at Verrado which have 2 golf courses in excellent shape with beautiful views

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

Golf week in Phoniex

Best course of our trip. Everything was great including staff a facility.

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

Excellent Fairway and Green Conditions

Verrado Founder's Course in Buckeye, AZ is in excellent condition for this time of the year. Because overseeding was done some 14 days ago, golf carts needed to stay on the cart path. But that didn't dampen the enjoyment of playing a challenging 18 holes where smart club play matters. It was also a beautiful day! I highly recommend trying out this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in perfect condition, great service from the staff.

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

Must Play

Great conditions and layout . Cart path only , however still a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Unprofessional

The course conditions are actually pretty good. A little fuzzy on some greens, but nothing drastic.
My complaint is that we had some kid screaming at us that the course was "Cart Path Only" while we were playing. No one told us this. It wasn't listed as cart path when I booked the round. No one said anything at the bag drop. No one said anything in the pro shop when we checked in. There were no signs and the starter did not mention this either. We watched two groups ahead of us in the fairway from the first tee on. The ranger past us a couple of times and never once said anything to my group or the groups ahead of us. When I said this to the kid he said "Oh, the old man? He doesn't know anything." Well, there's respecting your elders.
The kid may have been right, but he handled it poorly. He said he worked there and he knew. If so, then he should have called the pro shop and had the Ranger explain it to the players, not yell it out during someone's back swing.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Wonderful

Great course, picturesque. Fairways, greens in great shape.. bring your camera.

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

West Valley Gem

Love playing founders. Course was just over seeded. Grass is coming in well. Greens were hairy but rolled true. Everything is in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Overseed

Coming from CO, no idea about this overseeding thing. Turned out I had one of the last tee times before they closed. Course was very dried out and not in greatest shape. You can tell in prime season this would be a great layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience at Verrado... Again!

Everything about the facility, the staff and the course is A+ awesome!!!

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Course

4th time playing this gem. Staff is always classy and friendly. Greens and fairways are always consistent and a great course for long and short hitters. One of my top 5 in the valley and trust me, it’s worth the drive.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Challenging but beautiful and the views are worth the price. Can only afford to play it when we find a deal but love the entire facility!

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