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4.6
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
93.6%
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4.6
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.3%
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4.6
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.7%
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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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
959 Reviews (959)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 63
Drinks 59
19th Hole Scenic Views 42
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 90
Bunkers 72
Forced Carries 59
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 77
Advanced Golfers 70
A Weekend Splurge 47
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 91
In the 'Burbs 37
Convenient to the City 29

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Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great summer value

Course and the greens are in good shape, especially since it’s August. Green fees in the $20’s are great!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great day of golf!

Staff was friendly and very accommodating, pace was good and the course was in good shape..A great golf experience and we hope to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best inAZ

One of the best courses, especially for the value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great condition

The course is in better condition than most courses in the valley. A pleasure to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Come out if you haven’t yet. Greens are recovering from aeration, but course is in fairly decent shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Played twice and enjoyed both times!

I really enjoy this course! It’s beautiful, well maintained, great amenities, challenging course but not ridiculously hard for the average player.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day!

Course is in excellent shape and pace of play was great. 3:45 for the round. Good mix of challenging and easy holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

No Covid 19 safety measures!

We were greeted upon arrival and offered help to carry our bags which I immediately declined. As the gentleman continued to request my bag I continued to tell him that we would carry our own. He then grabs my hsbands that were sitting next to me telling me that it was his job.
I stated strongly again that I am immune compromised and will take care of our bags but he continued to strap my husbands onto the cart!!

I do not inderstand why carts arent available for an individual not living in a sMe home thus potentially spreading the virus!!

We have golfed Verrado for yrs and todays experience has hurt!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Don’t slice

Great hot Arizona afternoon. Too hot for my wife, she only played 5 or 6 holes. Seems to play longer than the scorecard. I had a very good day off the tee, but still hit a lot of woods and hybrids to the greens. The greens seem to get faster as the round went, but rolled true.
The back 9 started with me following a group playing a scramble. I waited on them for 4 holes, and while they looking for their in the brush (again), I skipped a hole and went by.
We ate a great lunch after the round. Everyone seemed pleased to be back to work. They take precautions to avoid the spread of viruses off and on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

tough, tough course

tough desert course. hit the ball down the middle or the desert comes in play. traps need work, hardpan, and greens were slower than expected.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Great course / Miserable Pro Shop Person.

Firstly how about trying to smile or at least make some effort in communicate in a friendly manner with people that play, first impressions last.
The counter guy must hate his job, it wasn’t a pleasant experience what so ever.
On course, Wendy the cart lady was awesome, so friendly and helpful.
Maybe she should work in the pro shop!!!!!
The course itself was fun to play, greens and bunkers in great condition plus the fairways were perfect.
Sorry only gave it three stars as the start of the experience which is key made the round feel like, well I can’t put the word in I want.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Course was great staff was friendly pace was perfect. Will be back again and again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Absolutely stunning

Beautiful course with a friendly staff and adventurous layout. Desert surrounding makes this course optically challenging, but still a fun time with some friends. The staff and amenities were superb. Would recommend 10/10

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Played Verrado Founders course yesterday. Course was in above average condition for this time of year. Some fairways had burned out spots, but overall the course is in very good condition. Greens were quick and held well. Course is challenging for every level of golfer's ability with numerous tee boxes to fit every handicap level. Pace of play was less than 4 hours despite a steady flow of golfers. Beautiful scenery awaits you on most holes. Overall a fun, challenging course that is definitely worth the current green fees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Bob and Tim

Excellent time playing this course, some holes very tough, greens very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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