Verrado Golf Club - Founders Course

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4.6
696
5 Stars
455
4 Stars
200
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
98.0%
Recommend this course
672 out of 696 reviews
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Average Rating
4.8
74
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
74 out of 74 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
200
5 Stars
146
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.0%
Recommend this course
196 out of 200 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7258
Slope 139
Rating 73.9
Type Public
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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4.6
696

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
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

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
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

AWESOME

My wife and I had a truly wonderful experience. Challenging layout in fantastic condition with many spectacular views. Cannot wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This is a beautiful course.

This is not an easy course but the views and condition were excellent.

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

Always a challenge

Good layout and friendly staff. Pace of play a little slow but overall a good round.

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

Verrado

Course in great condition. Play it soon before overseeding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

All around great course with amazing value!

Came out to play a few courses in Arizona and this one was highly rated and I can definitely see why. Course was in amazing shape, the facilities were in great shape. Staff were all very friendly from the pro shop to the cart return guys. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the course, end to end up there with some of the best courses I’ve played. Definitely one of the best values in golf. Will definitely play again if I’m in the area.

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

Probably My Favorite

Always a great experience here. Course is crazy good and always in great shape with no maintenance drama that impacts play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course!

Beautiful course, challenging, fast greens, thick rough, rewarded for staying in fairways. Highly recommend.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

I golf this course a couple times a year. It is in my top 3 courses in Phoenix. I live on a Nicholas designed course and I feel the Founders course is better. I recommend this course to any true golfer. The facilities are nice and the restaurant is relaxing.

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

Beautiful Couse

Great course, scenic and in great shape. Friendly staff

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

Founders

The course is very challenging but forgiving at times. Great course to play!

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

Excellent course

The course was in a super great shape. Staff is very pleasant and wonderful service and tips.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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 day

Great course in great condition makes for a great day.

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
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Still One of My Favs

Founders is a fantastic layout, with a good mix of elevation change/desert golf. I’ve played it a couple times and this time it was not in the best condition I’ve seen it in.

The fairways were too soft.....no roll on any tee shot......and subsequently the greens were very dry and hard......not the best combo of conditions for scoring but puts still rolled true. The bunkers were horrible......I don’t know if it was from the monsoons, but geez they need some sand and TLC.

I’m being picky because I hold Verrado in the same light as courses like We Ko Pa, Troon North, Wildfire etc

Hopefully it’s dialed next visit.

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