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4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
97.8%
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4.6
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169 Reviews (169)
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Conditions
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Value
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Layout
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Pace
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4.6
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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
806 Reviews (806)

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
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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Just Excellent

Practice range was great.

Course was excellent. Pace of play was perfect. Greens were firm and ran true. Only complaint was that I lost 2&1 to my brother.

Can’t wait to get back there again.

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

Great shape and fast play

Course is in great shape. Staff friendly. Pace of play 4 hours. Third time I’ve played it and will be back!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Like the course and beautiful views

Course in good condition with a few exceptions. Greens fast. Beautiful course surrounded by mountains. Would recommend playing Verrado Founders course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course!

The views on Verrado are phenomenal as is the whole course. If you haven't played it, I highly recommend it!

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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Sent part of of foursome out first

The threesome in front of us where very slow the ranger told us and the pro drove by later and said what are they doing up there and drove right by them.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok not great

Course is long, fairways in good shape. Greens aren’t great - very hard & fast & didn’t seem to run true. Not worth the drive to get there

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Course was in excellent shape. Good practice facility. Nice restaurant.

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

Verrado founders course.

It’s nicely maintained in very good shape. This can be a very penal course. If you flirt with the edge of the fairways you can kiss your ball goodbye. They have a “desert” rule that allows you to drop on the closest grass if you can even find your ball.anywhere in the desert. Greens are hard so you have to plan for roll on your approach shots. Overall it was a nice day. It can be a little tricky to get around the course. The entire course is hard so you have to plan for the roll out and f every shot you hit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Plays Once 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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Gem of a course

First round of the year in warm weather! Staff was terrific. Facility was oustanding. Looking forward to playing the Victory course on Friday.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Perfect morning

Made a last minute booking. The golf course is in very good shape. The greens are quick and the fairways firm. Really liked the layout. Played with two high handicapped players, they played the forward tee box. It worked for them, the course was playable. Great day, can’t wait to play the Victory course on Thursday.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Solid but tough layout based on conditions

Upon arrival I was greeted and guys outside at the pro-shop, range, and starter were all awesome guys. Front nine was challenging good mix of holes solid layout. Greens were extremely hard, i wouldn’t say firm because it was pretty much impossible to make a ball mark even with an 8 iron from 165 out. Given how challenging the areas around the green and bunkers are, it’s pretty unordinary how there’s no forgiveness because of how hard the greens are. This takes a little bit away from the course IMO since you can’t stop the ball or control spin at all, while even being penalized for hitting the center of the greens from 150 out.

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

played 3 courses in metro phoenix area this was the most enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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
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