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4.3
844 Reviews (844)
5 Stars
406
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
28
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
90.3%
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761 out of 844 reviews
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4.5
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.8%
Recommend this course
61 out of 65 reviews
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4.4
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.1%
Recommend this course
116 out of 126 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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Spa, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

4.3
844 Reviews (844)

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful Views and Setting

Great golf course with fantastic views Well maintained and manicured. One of my favorite courses to play. Highly recommend.

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
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Rancho manana

Difficult test of your swing. Beautiful surroundings, easy to lose multiple balls. Definitely for more advanced players. Fairways tight and undulating. Greens irregular.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A fun day at a very scenic course

Enjoyed a 12:30 tee time with 2 other very friendly players. Bad note first: group ahead of us were pretty certainly PGA tour players...ready golf not in their vocabulary. Now the good notes: course in good shape. The greens were recovering from being aerated but putted very nicely. Lots of challenging shots on this course so bring your A game...you will use every club in your bag. Always a good day when I play here...will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

This was first time playing this course. It is really majestic backing up to the mountains. Not a terribly long course so those who are shot placement people or just cannot consistently hit 275 yd drives will love it.

The staff was over the top friendly. The rangers at the starter box were extremely helpful and cheerful.

I have nothing negative I can say about this course. It was a fun day of golf- by the way, other golfers are very friendly and helpful.

Lastly, on GN got a rate that was in low $30's.

I have played plenty of area courses that are $10 more at 1/5 the fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Enjoyable Round

The course is really unique, great views, great conditions (fairways and greens), blind tee shots, elevated greens, narrow fairways and layout is fun as the fairways and cart path serpentine around the property. Strategy is a premium. Will definitely return. For a summer rate under $40 this is an excellent value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 66
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Punched greens

These were large holes. The greens were punched likely no more than a couple of days. This rendered 1/2?of the game was missing, ie no putting game. There were no warnings when booking the tee time. We definitely would not have played here had we known about the greens conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A really nice layout, in decent shape

First time playing. We plated from the blue tees which were only 6000 yds. The greens had recently been aerated which would have been nice to know, so quite bumpy. Other than that it was a fun track.

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

fun little course with lots of elevation changes

takes a little getting used to fairways are hard and dry in summer favors i high shot flight but if you can play the bounces right , good scoring. a bit short.
everyone is relaxed and freindly

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 24
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great little course

Even though course is shorter than most, it gives the avg. golfer all they can handle. Lots of desert comes into play if you don't put your tee shot in the right place.

I played when they had arreated the green, even so the greens ran true, if slow.

Marshall was terrific, helped me get a cactus needle out of my arm, be warned.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful round of golf

5th time playing this course. The people are exceptionally nice and the course was in very good condition. One of my top 10 favorite courses in Arizona.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
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 4
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 5
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 28
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
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