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4.3
830 Reviews (830)
5 Stars
398
4 Stars
309
3 Stars
80
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
89.8%
Recommend this course
747 out of 830 reviews
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4.6
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
Recommend this course
56 out of 60 reviews
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4.5
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.0%
Recommend this course
111 out of 122 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Desert
Par 70
Length 6016 yards
Slope 128
Rating 66.7

Rancho Manana Golf Club has one of the prettier courses in Cave Creek-Scottsdale, located high in the Sonora and combining vistas with testing golf. It offers a par-70 championship golf course laid out over elevations that change dramatically right up alongside the untouched desert and the indigenous wildlife that comes with that, as well as an old-school dude ranch that has been incorporated into the golf resort. Low-handicap golfers will be challenged by the golf course, but it's not so tough that other levels of golfer will be turned away.

The Rancho Manana Golf Club offers golf to the public and is conveniently located just 20 minutes off the highway.

After a round of golf at the Rancho Manana Golf Club, stick around for around and maybe some eats at the Tonto Bar & Grill, which has received several awards and is listed among Arizona's top 100 restaurants.

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Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tiff-Dwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Johnston (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
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
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No
Dress code Collared shirt and bermuda shorts required. No denim.

Reviews

4.3
830 Reviews (830)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 62
Amazing Food 48
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 130
Narrow Fairways 88
Bunkers 66
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 120
Locals 74
Advanced Golfers 54
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 108
In the 'Burbs 45
At a Resort 42

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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Ranch Manana is AWSEOME!

Love playing this course.......there are two really cool downhill Par 3's and the views of Carefree & Cave Creek cannot be beat!

Philip H
Carefree, AZ

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course I’ve been to in awhile

Welcome to the oasis! This course is amazing. So many elevations changes. Tight fairways and small green. You better come with your A game and camera for the many beautiful views. We will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging but fun

What a beautiful day to golf at Rancho Manana. First time to the course. The Marshall was fantastic! Funny, informative, and patient with us newbies
The course was outstanding! Well groomed and the out of bounds areas kept your game tight. It’s about how to really capitalize on the first swing; don’t rely on the driver to set the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfect Day!

Always a great experience at this course. My absolute favorite course ever. Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this place

Best views, lots of wild life and the staff is amazing. Best place to golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First time I’ve had a complaint

I love this course, but here’s my issue;
I brought my wife with me to hang out. They charged me $20 for her to ride in the cart. I’ve never heard of anything so absurd, and I’ve never heard of this being done at any other course in 45 years of play. Obviously this is some resort charge they’ve come up with, and apparently a long time ago. Yep. Still angry about it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great conditions, beautiful vistas

Very interesting golf course in superb conditions with superb views. The front 9 is very tight, with elements of target golf, so bring plenty of balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun in the foothills

Strong layout, many elevations changes. Fun tees. Grass in top shape, green smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short but all you want

Teed off early because of 100° temp. predicted for later. Course in great shape, greens quite slow but do hold..Pace of play excellent. Pay attention to back of scorecard to hole layout as many blind holes and you may want to keep driver in the bag.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rancho Manana Golf Course

One of my favorite golf courses. Course condition was very good. The scenery is spectacular. Saw many quail, some roadrunners and ducks.

Will definitely go back and play again. If you hit good shots you will be rewarded, but errant shots will cost you in golf balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Views

Short and tight golf course placing a premium on hitting it straight or bring a lot of balls...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

April 19, 2020 - great conditions

A spectacular day and a gorgeous course in great condition. Water running through course and ideal playing conditions. The course will leave your head shaking for first timers. Driver isn’t necessary and downright dangerous on several holes starting with #1.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Strategy Plus

Love this course. It is in the best shape I’ve ever seen it, beautiful conditions. I really enjoy the layout, really a course that makes you think. If you play here & automatically grab your driver, you had better bring a bunch of extra golf balls. A totally enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Overpriced

This course is not worth the $100 price tag. The tee boxes and fairways are long, and the greens aren’t the best in the area. Save money and golf elsewhere for $100.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Manana and the virus

I have played here fairly often. Today, they were extremely accommodating. Individual carts and allowed to play alone. The virus is affecting everyone. Slow time for them in an otherwise very busy time of the year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

A little pricey

This course is fun and not overly challenging. The elevation changes make for some fun shots and great views! I was expected a little nicer condition for the price I paid. This course could be great, but it’s current state seems a little unkept.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good

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