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4.4
904 Reviews (904)
5 Stars
438
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
30
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
90.7%
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4.4
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
79 out of 85 reviews
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4.5
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
88
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.7%
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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

4.4
904 Reviews (904)

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
3.0
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Hot weather
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very short, but pretty good course at a reasonable price, other better options

Rancho Manana is easy to get to in Cave Creek AZ. Most notable about the course is that it's very short...even from the tips. It's target golf that does require you pay attention to where you are aiming more than some other courses do. The front 9 is far more scenic that the back 9 with more elevation changes and interesting holes. My main complaint is that out of the over-seeding period, they had really not mowed anything. You couldn't really tell the difference between rough and fairway. The sand traps were not in the greatest shape and the tee boxes were a mess of mostly dirt with hardly any grass. Perhaps in the Spring, things are better in terms of conditions. Service was adequate, but nothing great. Is this course better than your typical municipal in your home town? It probably is, but with so many choices in the Phoenix area, it would be down my list quite a bit.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 92
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love it!

A slice of heaven! Amazing course, scenery and staff. An amazing place to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always nice

I play here 5 or 6 times a year. It is consistently in good shape and a fun experience

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The fairways were in good shape but the greens are small, slow and they were in patchy. However they were in the process of over seeding the course. The views are beautiful and overall it is a nice but short course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rancho Manana right after overseed

The secret is to not try to over play this layout. You have to play to the course, and not try to hit long shots on short holes. Plenty of trouble for anyone who tries to outsmart the layout.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout.

Enjoyed the course. In great shape right now, just open after overseer. If you keep it in the fairway a very gettable course. Will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

There seemed to be a photo opportunity at almost every hole. Fun layout with lots of elevation changes. I will remember this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful track, great value

This was one of my grandpa's favorite courses 40 years ago and now I know why. Beautiful desert landscape, amazing views, great layout, fast greens and well maintained. Staff was accommodating and restaurant was delicious. Would definitely recommend!

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

Fast course

Getting ready to overseed ball rolled fast but great course

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