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773 Reviews (773)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
89.8%
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694 out of 773 reviews
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4.3
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.7%
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4.3
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.2%
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101 out of 112 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
773 Reviews (773)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 63
Patio Dining 62
Amazing Food 48
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 129
Narrow Fairways 87
Bunkers 66
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 119
Locals 74
Advanced Golfers 54
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 108
In the 'Burbs 44
At a Resort 42

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Maintenance!

I've played Rancho Mañana for many years. This is the absolute BEST I've seen it.

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

What a good day

We had a foursome and started around noon. The round took just under 4 hours and the pace of play was steady with little to no waiting. The staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you for the great experience.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is worth playing.

This course is a bit narrow and the greens are a bit small but even from the back tees it plays fairly short. It is a great value for the money and I will play it again. I would recommend it highly If you are a very low handicap player, you would probably be bored with the overall length, but for the average recreational player, this course is great fun. Give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. The greens are quick enough and they will hold a shot quite well. Strong bang for the buck. If you are tired of flat valley courses, the elevation changes here will hold your interest.

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

Rancho

Great as usual, great views, great staff, great amenities! We play here every year, women friendly and still challenging. We will be back!

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

Amazing

This course is a MUST for us every year we travelto the area. It is so challenging, and the views will never disappoint. Be sure to bring extra golf balls!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome Course Awesome Staff!!!

This course was awesome!!! I've played a lot of nice courses but none in Arizona to this point. The change in elevation and narrow fairways were such a fun and welcome challenge and the course conditions couldn't have been better. Also, I had bought a bag tag in the pro shop and unfortunately misplaced it prior to heading back home to Chicago. I contacted the staff and they were kind enough to replace it for me after looking around the facility. Great value!

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

Excellent course. However, was surprised to find out that it would cost no more to have this tee time set up directly with the club. Would have save the service cost as well. I thought Golf Now would save money not cost more

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Great course

I always love this course, it has great views and a great variety of holes. You don’t have to hit it a mile in order to score well so that is definitely one of the things I like. Took a couple visiting from Montana and we got the views and experience without breaking the bank.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sneaky

When you first see the scorecard and realize it’s only 6000 yds from the blues it appears to be a fairly mundane layout. However don’t let that fool you. The course is tight , the elevations changes are significant, and the greens are hard and small . Overall it’s a decent resort type course , friendly staff , but lacking in amenities like free range balls, driving range is small and not well kept etc.
I would play it again but keep the driver in the bag and save yourself both penalty strokes and golf balls !! You don’t want to go messing around in the desert weeds and brush as there are known to be snakes around so be careful there too.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice course

Although a little challenging with some narrow fairways and small greens, we would definitely play again .. great price ans well as staff ..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played

Great views over great golf

This course has 6 par threes and four par fives - one on the front and three on the back. We hadn’t played in a couple years and had forgotten about a few of the less traditional features but we enjoyed our round even though it was very slow on the second round as we had the time to do a replay. Staff was wonderful and the facilities attached like Tinos restaurant and the spa are wonderful. Course was in great shape. So if you like views - this a one to go to.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2 1/2 hour frost delay when temp was in the 40’s.

We canceled
2 1/2 hour frost delay when temp was in the 40’s.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
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Commented on 11/06/2019

Hello,
You played on November 1 of this year and had a frost delay?
I’m going in mid November. Crap

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Great Course to Play

The course was still cart path only until Nov.1. It is a very scenic course with great elevated views of the surrounding area. Although not a long course, it can be challenging for the average golfer. The greens can be narrow and protected by bunkers. The greens were on the fast side. The is nice variation among the holes. The course was in great condition. It is a course that makes you think about what club to play on a particular hole. On some holes, it's best to keep the driver in the bag. The staff are very friendly, and they truly want you to have an enjoyable golfing experience. You won't be disappointed.

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

Visually spectacular course

The. course was a treat for the eyes. Some of the holes were on the side of a mountain with amazing elevation changes. Only three tee boxes, which could be troublesome for some. Was in good shape with true greens. A fun course to play

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

Awesome course!

Amazing views and in perfect shape. Course had been open for 4 weeks after overseed. Green already starting to get quick.

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

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